Originally Posted by bfoflcommish
im seeing new mexican food being recommeneded..NO DONT DO IT!! Denver has nothing that compares to actual true new mexican food. the closest is probably jack and grill and that is not even a drop in the bucket to true new mexican food. Hacienda is great but compared to true new mexican they serve whole beans instead of refried thats where the similarities end.
i've tried most the "new mexican" resturants and none remotely compare. they may have the menu but not the taste, others have good taste but not the menu.
maybe im just partial because i go to northern & central new mexico a few times a year and also get my families cooking from there as well.
I like Lil Anitas for "New Mexican" although I'm not sure how authentic it is. From what I hear the franchise is kind of looked down upon in New Mexico. I tend to like Colorado style green chile a bit more though anyway.