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8890 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
Really, Tacos Acapulco is only half Central American -- the joint serves a wide variety of Mexican dishes, and the tacos al pastor are reason enough to give that part of the menu your attention. But the owner's wife hails from El Salvador, and she's added a roster of fare from her home country, too. The Salvadoran pupusas are exceptional -- rounds of masa sandwiching meat, cheese, beans or loroco, a Central American flower bud, are griddled on the flat-top long enough that the outside gets crispy and golden and cheese oozes out the sides. The eatery serves the pudgy pouches with a pickled-cabbage coleslaw called curtido and watery tomato salsa.
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