Denver, Colorado is home to an incredible food scene. Between quintessential date night spots and cultural cuisine to hole-in-the-wall restaurants and dive-ins, food fanatics come from far and wide to enjoy Denver dining. Whether you’re a Colorado-native or a tourist in town for the weekend, there’s one place you need to try if you like Mexican street food. It’s called Los Mangos.
And with a 5-star rating on GrubHub, you’re in for a treat no matter what you order. This tiny strip-mall snack and ice cream bar doesn’t just get attention for its orange and yellow storefront, fedora-wearing mango mascot, or famous Mexican-style hot dogs—although you really do need to try the Perro Caliente if you go—but rather for its one-of-a-kind Hot Cheeto burrito.
Loaded with steak, fresh guacamole, nacho cheese, sour cream, and Flaming Hot Cheetos, this burrito is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s as delicious as it is unique and we’re drooling just thinking about it.
Not a big burrito person? Or afraid you can’t take the heat? Los Mangos also offers street-style tacos, tortas, hamburgers, horchata, elote, churros, mangonadas, smoothies, chile-lime fruit, and plenty of other Mexican-style sweet treats.
Don’t just take our word for it though. Online reviews describe Los Mangos as “impossibly good,” “different and delicious,” and “MIND-BLOWINGLY GOOD.”
One customer even said, “I love this place to death.” Need we say more?
In all seriousness, if you’re craving Mexican food with a twist, Los Mangos should be on the top of your list. Family-owned and operated and located in the south of Denver on Federal Boulevard and Kentucky Avenue, the shop is situated along other small, locally-owned storefronts, many of which represent the area’s Hispanic culture.
Despite it’s growing success, Los Mangos stays true to the values of a family-owned small business. And if you stop in, you’re likely to see owners Jerry and Silvia or their family members hard at work bringing you some of the best Mexican food Denver has to offer.
So, what are you waiting for? Stop in or place an order to go today to try their famous Hot Cheeto Burrito!
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