Soon visitors to Red Rocks will have another meal option within reach of the concert venue and park. Along with the Origin Red Rocks hotel, Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden opens August 10 at 18485 West Colfax Avenue. Denver chef Christopher Medved (formerly the Campus Lounge, Steuben’s, Ace Eat Serve, City O’ City, and Watercourse Foods) helms the Nomad kitchen, which will put out Southwestern and Mexican foods.
Alamosa bass, adobo pork loin, tamales, and tlayudas are some of Medved’s planned menu items. He traveled all around Mexico and the Southwest’s Four Corners region for inspiration and research. Alongside the food, more than 20 Colorado beers will be tapped, and a cocktail menu will start with margaritas. The 175-seat dining room and patio is going to open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, so Red Rocks visitors can stop in for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night snacks.
Like the Origin hotel, Nomad is designed with the American Southwest in mind — all warm colors, leather, and wood, with picture windows and a big glass fireplace. The restaurant and hotel are located just off I-70, a 10-minute drive from Red Rocks Amphitheatre.