The Taco House is a Colorado classic
My husband, who moved to Colorado in the ’70s, recalls several Taco Houses scattered around the Denver metro area. Now there are two (South Federal in Denver and Wadsworth in Lakewood). Founded 55 years ago by one Gerald H. Bevelhymer, a name one would not associate with the creation of a Mexican restaurant, the remaining two are still family-owned and family-friendly. My husband and I stopped at the Lakewood location on Sunday, so I finally got to try the simple, tasty and inexpensive dishes, and I also give The Taco House lots of credit for serving on crockery, not styrofoam or paper that ends up in the landfill.
The Lakewood location is right next to the new rail station on the W-Line slated to start carrying passengers on April 26, and unless someone succeeds in buying the property and adjacent “under-utilized” parcels, as real estate developers put it, the quality and price should draw more and more customers to The Taco House for eat-in or take-out.
The lines will be the longest on Tuesday and the 20th day of every month (I’m sure there’s a reason), with all-you-can-eat food for just $8.95 per person. There are only limitations on guacamole.