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Red Rocks Gets a New Late-Night Dining Option

Longtime Denver chef Christopher Medved helms the kitchen at Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden

Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden is a Southwestern restaurant located at the Origin Red Rocks hotel
Ryan Dearth/Nomad Taqueria

A new restaurant opens Thursday near Red Rocks, just in time for the last concert stretch of the season. Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden will offer a Southwestern and Mexican food menu and margaritas until 1 a.m. at the base of the Origin Red Rocks hotel.

Its chef, Christopher Medved, has worked for years at Denver spots like City O’ City, Steuben’s, and, most recently, Campus Lounge. He traveled the Four Corners and Mexico to plan for Nomad’s food. The new restaurant will open almost all day every day, so diners can stop in before or after their morning Red Rocks runs or evening concerts.

Medved’s menu starts with burritos and guacamole toast for breakfast and includes tlayudas (crispy tortillas laid flat and topped like a pizza), chicken torta sandwiches, and adobo-marinated pork loin for dinner and lunch. Customers can order three tacos for $12 or three tamales for $14.

Twenty Colorado draft beers and a nitro Copper Door coffee are on tap, and margaritas start at $6. The beer garden is sprawling, across a 7,000-square-foot outdoor patio, while inside the restaurant, casual tables surround a glass-enclosed fireplace.

Status: Starting on Thursday, September 6, Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden opens from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. The restaurant is located at the Origin Red Rocks hotel, 18485 West Colfax. For more information, check the website.

Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden

18485 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401 (303) 215-2511 Visit Website