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The Denver Iconic Cheap Eats Map, July 2015

These tried-and-true restaurants' cheap prices have stood the test of time.

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Many of Denver's mainstays have maintained low prices since they first opened. In honor of the first-ever Cheap Eats Week, Eater rounded up the most iconic and essential restaurants with inexpensive menus in Denver.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

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2505 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 855-8109
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The original Santiago's on Bridge Street in Brighton created a legacy of cheap, handheld eating in Denver. Now there are locations across the Denver metro area, including this buzzing spot on Federal Boulevard.

2. The Cherry Cricket

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2641 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666
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Cherry Cricket will celebrate its 70th anniversary in September. 70 years later, the burgers are still cheap and its vibe is still comfortably gritty.

3. New Saigon

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630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-4954
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New Saigon has been slinging no-frills, traditional Vietnamese eats since 1987. Don't miss the huge, $3 Bahn Mi's.

4. Brewery Bar II

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150 Kalamath St
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 893-0971
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This hole-in-the-wall circa 1954 is one of Denver's favorite, and most inexpensive restaurants heralded for its green chile.

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill

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1644 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 722-4121
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The Chipotle in the DU neighborhood was the very first in Denver, and is often credited for catalyzing the fast-casual trend.

6. Blue Bonnet

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457 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-0147
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It's no surprise that Denver's essential cheap eats map is packed full of Mexican restaurants. This South Broadway staple still serves bottomless chips & salsa, and sports one of the biggest happy hour bangs for your buck in town.

7. Jerusalem Restaurant

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1890 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-8828
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This Lebanese food restaurant is a hub for authentic and cheap late-night eats. Save room for baklava.

8. Hamburger Mary's

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700 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-1333
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Who doesn't want to watch a drag show while they gorge on a cheap burger?

9. Vine Street Pub & Brewery

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1700 Vine St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-2337
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Inexpensive craft beer, a robust crowd-pleasing menu, board games, and one of Denver's favorite patios... What's not to love about this classic Denver brewpub?

10. Atomic Cowboy

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3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-7900
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There's something about cheap eats and late night menus that go hand in hand. Atomic Cowboy was serving cheap pizza slices and inexpensive biscuits from Denver Biscuit Company long before Denver's East Colfax boom of bars and restaurants, and has since opened a second location on South Broadway.

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1. Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

2505 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
The original Santiago's on Bridge Street in Brighton created a legacy of cheap, handheld eating in Denver. Now there are locations across the Denver metro area, including this buzzing spot on Federal Boulevard.
2505 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

2. The Cherry Cricket

2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Cherry Cricket will celebrate its 70th anniversary in September. 70 years later, the burgers are still cheap and its vibe is still comfortably gritty.
2641 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

3. New Saigon

630 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
New Saigon has been slinging no-frills, traditional Vietnamese eats since 1987. Don't miss the huge, $3 Bahn Mi's.
630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

4. Brewery Bar II

150 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
This hole-in-the-wall circa 1954 is one of Denver's favorite, and most inexpensive restaurants heralded for its green chile.
150 Kalamath St
Denver, CO 80223

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill

1644 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
The Chipotle in the DU neighborhood was the very first in Denver, and is often credited for catalyzing the fast-casual trend.
1644 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210

6. Blue Bonnet

457 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
It's no surprise that Denver's essential cheap eats map is packed full of Mexican restaurants. This South Broadway staple still serves bottomless chips & salsa, and sports one of the biggest happy hour bangs for your buck in town.
457 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

7. Jerusalem Restaurant

1890 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
This Lebanese food restaurant is a hub for authentic and cheap late-night eats. Save room for baklava.
1890 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210

8. Hamburger Mary's

700 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Who doesn't want to watch a drag show while they gorge on a cheap burger?
700 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Vine Street Pub & Brewery

1700 Vine St, Denver, CO 80206
Inexpensive craft beer, a robust crowd-pleasing menu, board games, and one of Denver's favorite patios... What's not to love about this classic Denver brewpub?
1700 Vine St
Denver, CO 80206

10. Atomic Cowboy

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
There's something about cheap eats and late night menus that go hand in hand. Atomic Cowboy was serving cheap pizza slices and inexpensive biscuits from Denver Biscuit Company long before Denver's East Colfax boom of bars and restaurants, and has since opened a second location on South Broadway.
3237 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

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