When Rayme Rossello signed her lease at The Source, she was the first tenant of the now 15 businesses slated to open in the new urban marketplace located in River North. Comida at The Source is the Denver brick and mortar counterpart of a big fuchsia-colored taco truck named Tina that started roaming the streets slinging modern Mexican food in 2010. The first location of the restaurant opened at Prospect in Longmont in February 2012.
The Denver location sports the signature look of Comida - the hot fuchsia color- amid clean industrial lines that combine old brick and new materials at The Source. It's a bigger version of its Longmont sister with a patio holding up to 35 people and a mezzanine for group gatherings or overflow seating.
Comida at The Source will serve the same menu found on the taco truck and at the Longmont location - a lineup of antojitos, or street snacks, tacos and griddled tacos, tortas, tostadas, and gorditas.
"Street food aptly describes what we do," Rossello says. "What defines my view of our food is that it's made from scratch with simple, pure ingredients. It's a blend of Mexican and Southern flavors. It's comfort food that's not heavy— you only have four inches to play with - it's just a taco," she adds.
In addition to its high quality ingredients, Rossello says, Comida's à la carte menu is known for its low prices. Tacos run for $3, tostadas for $4, quesadillas for $8. After $12, you are full.
The Source is also the new home of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, CapRock Farm Bar, a floral shop called Beet & Yarrow, and a butcher shop named MeatHead, among others.
"We share air with several other tenants on this project," Rossello says. "To be involved in the whole building feels like we're a part of this great new community. We're a part of a family here. I'm an only child, so it feels really good," she adds.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.