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The mile high skinny on Denver's Illegal Pete's

X marks the location of that lost shaker of salt; it's at Illegal Pete's!
X marks the location of that lost shaker of salt; it's at Illegal Pete's!
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Fast, fresh, healthy; this is the mantra of Denver’s Illegal Pete’s. A unique bar experience serving some of the best tex mex cuisine in the mile high city.

Here’s the legal truth and nothing but the truth.

Make no mistake Illegal Pete’s personifies its name. They can make a good martini or margarita but without the chrome of the cruise room. No shine except in the quality and the same goes for all their cocktails. Equipped draft is no problem-domestic, micro, or import-it’s here.

The food is so good it should be a crime; it is the best fast tex mex available.

The bill of fare is good and has something for everyone. Burritos, quesadillas, tacos and taquitos of all kinds and pork green chili that’s an understatement. And the vegetarian section holds its own against all offerings.

Illegal Pete’s is primarily a lunch and supper place; they begin at 11 am. But they also serve a rise and dine breakfast at some neighborhood locations. Be sure to call for details. On a weekday, a LoDo lunchtime is usually standing room only.

And the staff is friendly and bartenders skilled and some customers think Illegal Pete’s should be a perk incentive when taking a job in LoDo.

And this location is perfect for stops for a sip or a lunch break between metro adventures. Larimer Square, Union Station, and the Tattered Cover bookstore are foot steps away. Denver History walking tours often stop here for respite.

Illegal Pete’s makes TGIF every day in the mile high town. Check it out!


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