A few days after Denver’s spacious and attractive SOL Mexican Cocina celebrated its first birthday, the Baja-inspired restaurant rolled out new happy hour items and resized lunch offerings (smaller renditions of its generous dinner portions). I had the fortunate opportunity to join a couple of hours of sampling many dishes emanating from the glassed-in kitchen presided over by Cortland Collins, elevated from sous-chef to executive chef not long ago. And then, there were the restaurant’s award-winning margs.
Just about everything is made in house, save for the tortillas, which are made to SOL’s specifications by the esteemed La Tolteca Foods in Pueblo. At Cherry Creek rents, it would be foolish to have an in-house production set-up for the quantity they need.
Price check: At happy hour, $3-$6 for food and $4-$6 for drinks (plus $9 for that award-winning watermelon margarita).
Three other SOL Mexican Cocina locations are in Scottsdale and southern California. This newest is at 200 North Columbine Street , Denver; 303-953-2208.
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