Want to taste the Best Green Chile 2013? Win a $50 gift certificate to Boone's Tavern

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We have one more $50 gift certificate to give out for Denver Restaurant Week -- and it's to Boone's Tavern, winner of our Best Green Chile award in the Best of Denver 2013! The restaurant has been remodeled and has a new menu, but the green chile is still on it (although not on the Denver Restaurant Week menu). Want to win? Here's how...

See also: Boone's Tavern unveils a remodel -- and a new menu

Just post your answer to this in the comments section below: What do you think is the Best Green Chile in Denver, and why?

Will the green chile at Boone's take top honors again this year? The next round in the Best of Denver 2014 poll is now live, so you can now choose between the finalists in almost 200 categories; deadline for voting is March 14.

And there are still five more days of Denver Restaurant Week, which runs through Friday, February 28 -- but for the first time, it will return for a week in August. In the meantime, to see all the multi-course, $60 (for two) menus from the restaurants participating in this week's eating orgy, go to Visit Denver's Denver Restaurant Week page.

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Boone's Tavern

1135 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

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My favorite green chili is from the Cherry Cricket. The green chili there is not too greasy and runny like some chilis can be. The chili also has a great savory rue which gave the chili a wonderful flavor that wasn't too overpowering or spicy like some other green chilis around town. There was also a nice amount of big juicy chunks of pork in the chili that which made every bite a wonderfully balanced green chili. This is my favorite green chili for overall flavor and green chilie heat.


Boone's was much better with the old BBQ-centric menu.  Too bad they bailed on that to go all-in on the green chile idea.


I love the green chile at Tacos Jalisco.  With its flecks of black pepper, plenty of green chile bits, and a fairly thick texture (without having that unappealing thickened-with-flour taste), no one else's green chile can quite compare, at least in my book.  It's got a perfect flavor spectrum, with a rich, meaty quality balanced by the brightness of the green chiles.  It seems that no one element in their chile overpowers another, and all the flavors blend seamlessly.  On top of all that, they've nailed a perfect medium heat level.  Just enough for a little burn, but not so much that you spend the entire meal with a kleenex attached to your face. 


I would have to go with Rocky Mountain Chili bowl, amazing service, fantastic chili bowl combinations, and hands down the best green chili breakfast bowl I've ever had. 

Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

I really enjoy Bonnie Brae Tavern's green chile. It's a little different that the others around town, but it goes so well with their #5 pizza. It has a nice level of spice and has some acidity to it that I really enjoy. 

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

For a restaurant that doesn't specialize in it, I have to say that the green chile at Newbarry's is pretty darn good.


Far and away the almost best green chile is from Tamales Moreno.  I buy four large containers of theirs, crock pot a pork tenderloin, drain off the grease, add spicy Select brand chiles and tomatoes, a little garlic, pour in the TM green chile and BAM!


Half and Half green chile in a Santiago's breakfast burritto after a hard night of drinking. It's a perfect level of heat to wake me up to start off a hard days work. I just got to go with Santiago's being a CO company and all.


Gotta go with the original Brewery Bar on this one... I do half hot and half mild.  Very flavorful with just the right amount of heat!

davebarnes topcommenter

"What do you think is the Best Green Chile in Denver, and why?"

The ones I make.
Different every time as I do not use a written recipe.
Convenient and inexpensive eating.

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