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The Denver Cheap Eats Heatmap, July 2015

Denver's hottest restaurants right now are also some of the cheapest.

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Summertime means longer days and lingering on patios. Instead of running up the bill, head to one of these hot Denver restaurants for cheap oysters, pizza slices, burritos, tacos, and more. The best part about this list: all featured menu items are $10 or less.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Maria Empanada

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1298 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
It's not surprising that Maria Empanada has been buzzing since it opened on South Broadway— the casual restaurant serves up the perfect handheld snack for roaming the breweries and shops along The Green Mile. Try the Argentina or the Caprese, for only $3.19 each.

2. Sexy Pizza

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1018 E 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 830-8111
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On Wednesdays, Sexy Pizza offers $1 slices from 11am to 2pm.

3. Illegal Pete's South Broadway

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270 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 287-5233
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Illegal Pete's is known for its cheap burritos, great happy hour, and charming hipster vibe. This location of the Colorado chain has a huge, happenin' patio too.

4. The Bside

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1336 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 474-4960
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BSide serves up old-fashioned comfort food at approachable prices, especially during happy hour. Check their Facebook page for extra bargains.

5. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine

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1700 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 813-1700
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Humboldt serves dollar oysters all day Sundays (while supplies last) and killer happy hour snacks and drinks.

6. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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Happy Hour at Steuben's is unbeatable, especially late night when $7 gets you a cheeseburger, fries, and a cold beer.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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The patio at Ace is a Denver destination spot with cheap starter items like $5 bao buns, and ping pong to boot. Don't miss the Wings & Whiskey special on Tuesdays with rotating $1 wings and $5 whiskey specials.

8. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

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3300 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 502-4608
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Everything on the happy hour menu at the brick & mortar location of Pinche Tacos is $6 and under, including chipotle shrimp sliders ($3) and Pinche Palomas ($4).

9. Biju's Little Curry Shop

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1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205
The line for healthy, inexpensive Indian-style curry bowls is often out the door at Biju's in RiNo. The bowls start at just $9.

10. Cart Driver

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Everything on the Cart Driver happy hour is only $5. That includes Prosecco on tap, the mortadella hot dog, and the daisy pizza. Happy hour lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight daily.

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1. Maria Empanada

1298 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
It's not surprising that Maria Empanada has been buzzing since it opened on South Broadway— the casual restaurant serves up the perfect handheld snack for roaming the breweries and shops along The Green Mile. Try the Argentina or the Caprese, for only $3.19 each.
1298 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

2. Sexy Pizza

1018 E 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
On Wednesdays, Sexy Pizza offers $1 slices from 11am to 2pm.
1018 E 11th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

3. Illegal Pete's South Broadway

270 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Illegal Pete's is known for its cheap burritos, great happy hour, and charming hipster vibe. This location of the Colorado chain has a huge, happenin' patio too.
270 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

4. The Bside

1336 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
BSide serves up old-fashioned comfort food at approachable prices, especially during happy hour. Check their Facebook page for extra bargains.
1336 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

5. Humboldt Farm Fish Wine

1700 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80218
Humboldt serves dollar oysters all day Sundays (while supplies last) and killer happy hour snacks and drinks.
1700 Humboldt St
Denver, CO 80218

6. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Happy Hour at Steuben's is unbeatable, especially late night when $7 gets you a cheeseburger, fries, and a cold beer.
523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

7. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The patio at Ace is a Denver destination spot with cheap starter items like $5 bao buns, and ping pong to boot. Don't miss the Wings & Whiskey special on Tuesdays with rotating $1 wings and $5 whiskey specials.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

8. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

3300 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Everything on the happy hour menu at the brick & mortar location of Pinche Tacos is $6 and under, including chipotle shrimp sliders ($3) and Pinche Palomas ($4).
3300 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

9. Biju's Little Curry Shop

1441 26th Street, Denver, CO 80205
The line for healthy, inexpensive Indian-style curry bowls is often out the door at Biju's in RiNo. The bowls start at just $9.
1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205

10. Cart Driver

Denver, CO
Everything on the Cart Driver happy hour is only $5. That includes Prosecco on tap, the mortadella hot dog, and the daisy pizza. Happy hour lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight daily.

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