Reader: I can make better green chile than Boone's on the hood of my car

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El Taco de Mexico: Better than Boone's?
The Best of Denver 2013 is out, with more than a hundred categories in our Food & Drink section. One of the most hotly contested categories is always Best Green Chile. This year, the readers voted for El Taco de Mexico, a many-time winner. Cafe Society's pick for Best Green Chile was a far more surprising spot: Boone's.

See also:

- Denver's Best Green Chile 2013: Boone's
- Boone's is now smokin' in the DU neighborhood
- Who has the best green chile in Denver? El Taco de Mexico

No way does Boone's win, according to Dano323, who comments:

Not even close to being anywhere near the Best...This is a total joke...I can make better on my car's hood..

Obviously, we disagree: Here's our award for Boone's:

Boone's Tavern -- a member of the Pour Kids bar group -- claims that its green chile is "famous," which may be a stretch, but, whoa, is it destined to become that way! The joint's verde, which is actually green -- not red, not orange, not neon, but green -- is prepared mild, medium or hot, and the latter is purgatory on steroids, a medium-thick, invigorating blast of blistering jalapeños, cumin and garlic that's peppered and salted and swamped with tender cubes of pork. And Boone's isn't even a Mexican joint: It's an all-over-the-map catch-all of this, that and everything else that just happens to devote a portion of its menu to Mexican staples, including a Pueblo slopper, which is the optimal canvas for that tasty green chile.

Have you tried the green chile at Boone's? What's your favorite green chile in Denver?



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Boone's Tavern

1135 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

El Taco De Mexico

714 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Mantonat
Mantonat topcommenter

Boone's is one of those places that surprises you with the quality of the food. Their smoked wings are awesome and they also do a smoked pot roast that's pretty tasty. It's kind of a dive, but in a good way, and the beers are usually cheap. Hard not to like a place where you can just go eat good food and watch sports without having to worry about fighting for bar space with the see-and-be-seen crowd. Oh, and those deep-fried cornbread things that come with BBQ orders are kind of strange and gummy, but totally addictive.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

Dano323 can go ahead and continue to cook green chili on his car's hood.  I'll continue to patronize Boone's.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

Haven't tried Boone's yet but plan to give them a shot.  IMO the best green chili in Denver is at La Loma (and my house).  Boone's will have a hard time beating Mama Mendoza's recipe!  

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