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Birrieria El Viejon Brings Authentic Mexican to South Federal

The new eatery opened quietly just before Christmas.


A small new restaurant opened its doors amongst the plethora of ethnic dining options on Federal Boulevard, serving traditional birria (a slow-cooked Mexican stew generally made with goat or beef) the week before Christmas, reports Westword. The quiet opening was succeeded by a sold-out weekend, a good indicator that the new spot is here to stay.

The ownership behind Birrieria El Viejon also runs Mariscos El Licenciado, a Culici style eatery located farther north on Federal. El Viejon was able to obtain a liquor license for the new spot, meaning that patrons can enjoy cervezas alongside clay pots of birria and savory, stewed taco fillings. Head in for lunch or takeout, as the small eatery has been running out of food midday in its opening weeks.

Birrieria El Viejon

3000 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80236, USA