Mar 7, 2023 - Food and Drink

Machetes Gourmet food truck serves the longest quesadillas in Denver

Quesadillas as long as your arm. Photos: Courtesy of Machetes Gourmet

Axios Denver readers may remember my (odd) affinity for finding and measuring interesting food, like foot-long fish sticks and 3-pound street fries.

Driving the news: Well, over the weekend I tried what I'm pretty positive is the longest quesadilla in Denver — and it was bomb.

Details: Machetes Gourmet is a local food truck serving up some of Montbello's best Mexican food, like birria, steak and shrimp tacos.

  • Their signature dish, however, is the machete ($14): a 16- to 20-inch-long homemade corn tortilla filled with melty cheese, pico de gallo, and more than a half-dozen fillings of your choice.

🤤 My thought bubble: I ordered the shrimp machete to split with my fiancé and immediately regretted not getting my own order after the first juicy bite. I especially loved how thick and fresh the tortilla was, and how they didn't hold back on the cheese.

  • Despite the 25-minute trek from my house, I'll definitely be back.

Of note: Their machetes are gaining popularity through social media, thanks to coverage from local influencers including The Denver Foodie and Stoned Appétit.

  • "It's def worth the drive cuz the tacos are the length of your arm," Stoned Appetit posted on Instagram in January.

If you go: Machetes Gourmet is open 7:30am-3pm from Tuesday-Friday at 12050 E. 47th Ave.

  • On Saturday and Sunday, find them from 10am-5pm at 4824 Chambers Rd.

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