Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives scout hits Mexico City Lounge

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Its menu boasts that Mexico City Lounge has been family-owned for over forty years -- and every year shows in the depth of flavor this modest kitchen gives its green chile (offered hot or mild), its fried tacos, its steak and breakfast burritos, even that squeeze bottle of salsa. Although this stretch of Larimer has become almost unrecognizable over the past decade, with costly loft projects going up on all sides and fashionable restaurants up and down Larimer, Mexico City remains a down-home cantina full of guaranteed good food and good times. But good enough for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

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A renovation job elevated Mexico City above true dive status years ago, and with the crowds that now fill the 2100 block of Larimer Street, it's tough enough finding a parking place; there's no drive-in here. Even the hours are more limited than at a typical diner -- on Saturday, the place closes at 3:30 p.m.

And an hour before closing, it was still packed -- with hungover hipsters, Latino families, and a scout from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, who went for the green chile plate and a single fried steak taco.

In recent years, the show has highlighted Steuben's, Sam's #3 and Highland Tavern. Will Mexico City make the cut?


Location Info

Mexico City Lounge

2115 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

I like how the same people who spend 100+ comments fighting over green chile scoff their nose at Guy Fieri. Not saying Guy isn't an obnoxious bigot, but really, don't act as if your palates are a beacon of purity compared with his.

John Martinez
John Martinez

He's an game show winning idiot...I could careless if he ate there or not

Josh Mishell
Josh Mishell

Hopefully guy doesn't fuck everything up

George White
George White

It'll probably be another case of only his camera crew filming in the restaurant and Guy not even there sampling the food like they did with Sam's No. 3. That was a fail.

Shawn Brndiar
Shawn Brndiar

If it helps a business, why does it matter? Good for them if they make the cut

Nick Andalex
Nick Andalex

Not likely in this lifetime, can't stand him

Donna Torres
Donna Torres

Haven't bern there in years. They had the best Menudo in town combine that with a red beer. ;-)

Jason Maybee
Jason Maybee

Fried tacos....best hangover cure, ever.

Jason Maybee
Jason Maybee

Guy is pretty cheesy but I'm glad Mexico City will get the publicity.

Jason Maybee
Jason Maybee

Guy is pretty cheesy but I'm glad Mexico City will get the publicity.

Ian StClair
Ian StClair

I give exactly zero fucks about Guy Fieri.

John Michael Alvarez
John Michael Alvarez

He ruins everything... I worked at The Cherry Cricket and since his visit, everything has changed and not for the better.

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

As long as I can legally punch him in the face while he's there, I'll go.

Matt Pierce
Matt Pierce

Makes me care just as little as I did before.

Alex Austin
Alex Austin

Never since that fuckin idiot is gonna go..hate that fucker

Kim Redd
Kim Redd

Neither. I love that place now and I'll love it as much after he goes

David Madrid
David Madrid

Already been there, how much are they paying him to go there for publicity? They shouldn't have to do that unless business is way down. I know a ton of people that love the place

Alex Danger Bruce
Alex Danger Bruce

If him going there impacts someone's patronage (i.e. not going) then he or she takes themselves way way to seriously. Go out and have some fun; get a life.

Jennifer Castillo-Lohmann
Jennifer Castillo-Lohmann

Gabriel J. Gonzales, you are hilarious as all get out. I cant wait to get out there. not soon enough. lol

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

I'll never go back to Mexico City, the food is gross!

Gabriel J. Gonzales
Gabriel J. Gonzales

Would be happier if king taco came in and showed Denver what tacos and burritos are all about.

Son-Risa Marie Blea-Karlstrum
Son-Risa Marie Blea-Karlstrum

not likely..anymore than usual. I'd listen to local Denverites (about the food) before I'd ask a guest Chef from somewhere else

Bob Armstrong
Bob Armstrong

once they clean the bathrooms and tabletops off after guy splits i'd be good with it

Si James
Si James

With all the great places we have, why would they go there?!

Sandy Cooper
Sandy Cooper

Well, I certainly wouldn't go when he is actually there!

Anthony Irlando
Anthony Irlando

What is he gonna make these tacos more famous? Good luck haha

Jack Gormley
Jack Gormley

I've been. This would have little impact if any.

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