Tuesday, July 31, 2012

El Olvido, Gone But Not Olvidado

Doomed from the start by the horrible location, El Olvido has finally shut its doors. True to its name, El Olvido was in restaurant oblivion, made worse by the constant Broadway construction so that even if you could identify it through the orange traffic cones, construction dust and seemingly always-idle construction equipment it made accessing it more than a little annoying. Coming from the north and hoping to make a left into El Olvido on a weekday afternoon? Olvidalo.

Pre-construction. That didn't last long. 

I ate there only once, with Denveater, and while it was eerily empty (forebodingly so) save our party, I was mostly impressed with the food and service if not by the decor and location. Still, a lesser restaurant would have given up long ago, and I hope the minds behind El Olvido are scheming up another plan, this time with a better location. Because where else in Denver are you going for carne en su jugo? 

Seriously, where else do people go? If you know another place in town to slurp down this Tepito classic, please email me or leave a comment below. All this talk about El Olvido is making me hungry. 

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