We’re proud to say that Colorado has officially recognized Hispanic Restaurant Week, an initiative that has been in the works for a while now, and was formed by the Hispanic Restaurant Association. HPA was officially formed nearly 2 years ago and, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, you can enjoy the state’s first ever government-backed restaurant week dedicated to amazing Hispanic Heritage cuisine.
In the proclamation made by the State of Colorado, they said, “The State of Colorado recognizes the great contributions that Hispanic and Latino restaurateurs, chefs, and staff have made to the restaurant industry…” and finished it off with stating, “THEREFORE, I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim, the time period between September 22, 2022 to October 3, 2022 as HISPANIC RESTAURANT WEEK.”
The start of the week will kick off with a food truck festival, with participants like Luchador, Bits N Pieces Con Cerveza, Mi Rey Social, and Cilantro and Perejil. The festival will take place on September 22nd from 5pm-8pm at Greenwood Village, 6200 S Syracuse Way, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
While Hispanic Restaurant Week doesn’t act as a typical restaurant week in which there’s a set of participants, residents are encouraged to stop in at some local mom-and-pop shops rather than simply sticking to chains they may already know. For the next several days, you can participate in Hispanic Restaurant Week by trying out some local restaurants doing Latin food. We have a list of our favorite Mexican restaurants here if you need some inspiration.
To close out Hispanic Restaurant Week, the second annual Hispanic Top Chef will take place, with tickets that cost $65, and will feature chefs like Pablo Aya, the former executive chef of Masterchef Mexico; James Beard Award nominees Manny Barella and Dana Rodriguez; and Masterchef Mexico judge Betty Vazquez. The event will offer tastings of delicious food and wine and of course, mezcal and tequila. The event takes place on Oct 12 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Golden, 18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401. See you there.