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North County Serves a Mean Taco; Argyll Whisky Beer Needs Service TLC

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See what critics are saying about these two Denver spots.

North County
North County
Adam Larkey

North County brings California fare to Lowry with seafood specialties and fresh tacos. The Denver Post's William Porter boasts about what the taco hangout has to offer, "What you do go for is a good time and even better food and drink. North County delivers these in spades." Porter says some of the best tacos on the menu are only $3 - Da Baby el pastor features rotisserie pork, blackened pineapple and green salsa. He assures diners that any taco on the menu is a knockout and worthy of any SoCal taco joint. The shrimp and octopus ceviche, duck quesadilla, house margarita, and the Paloma are also not to be looked over. North County can satisfy a Denverites craving for SoCal flavor.

Uptown's Argyll Whisky Beer serves thoughtful and consistently great food, according to 5280 Magazine restaurant critic Stacey Brugeman. The beautiful dishes created by chef John Broening, however, only took her as far as a two and half star review because of multiple service issues. The beverage list is impressive, but the lack of knowledge and consistency with hospitality and bartenders took away from Brugeman's experiences. The English Breakfast pub snack shouldn't be passed up, with a crisp slice of sourdough; a cherry tomato; fried quail egg; white beans; and a small link of pork chistorra, it'll keep guests coming back. For dessert, the whiskey cake and trifle got a special mention. A little TLC in the service department and Argyll Whisky Beer could live up to its name.

Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

1035 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218

North County

94 Rampart Way, , CO 80230 (720) 532-0106 Visit Website