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Leon Brothers Close Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Sunnyside

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The restaurant closed quietly Saturday, just a few weeks after the opening of Latigo

Adam Larkey

Paxia, the second Mexican concept by brothers Cesar, Roberto, and Ignacio Leon, closed on Saturday at 4001 Tejon St.

The 5-year-old restaurant was the Leon brothers' more refined counterpart to their original taqueria Los Carboncitos, which opened first in 2004 and now has three outposts around Denver.

Earlier this month, chef Ignacio Leon debuted his latest restaurant Latigo at 22nd and Blake, in between Ballpark and RiNo. Located in the former Zi South, the space seats more than 300 diners in the chef's most upscale setting to date.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase authentic Mexican food in one of Denver's liveliest neighborhoods," Leon had said of Latigo at the time of opening.

It was not immediately clear why the chef and his family closed Paxia just two weeks later.

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