Dec 7, 2021 - News

Find some of Denver's most delicious tacos at El Sampa Taquería Bar

A picture of two loaded fish tacos on a paper plate

Heaven on a plate. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

This week's Taco Tuesday tour takes us to El Sampa Taquería Bar in south Denver, where Alayna is already planning her next trip back.

Apart from the top-notch tacos and warm atmosphere, the family-run business specializes in authentic Mexican seafood, including fresh ceviche and shrimp cocktails, along with some seriously delicious snacks, like mangonadas and tostilocos.

  • The staff know how to make a mean michelada — a spicy Mexican sipper made with beer, lime and tomato juices — that is hands-down one of the best in the city.

What to order: Two fish tacos (but it's hard to wrong with anything).

  • Cost: $5.40 each
  • What makes them special: These babies are loaded — and two will leave you stuffed. Crispy pieces of perfectly fried fish are encased in two homemade corn tortillas and topped with fresh lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado slices and a generous drizzle of chipotle mayo.

Pro tip: Keep an ear out. Your name is announced over a speaker when your meal is ready, and drink orders are shouted from the bar.

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