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La Loma began as a family-owned Mexican restaurant in a small brick house just a block away from what became its landmark location for over forty years, on 26th Ave in Denver. Sonny Brinkerhoff loved the original restaurant, and in 1981, he and his son, William, relocated La Loma from its small house to its flagship location where it resided until October of 2016. The building was created by combining three Victorian miners’ houses dating from the 1800s, called The Colonial, The Victoria, and The Cantina. The hilltop restaurant with a view of downtown soon became a Denver staple. Sonny and William, along with Savina Mendoza, created a menu of Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites that showcased the flavors of the Southwest, featuring award-winning dishes like our renowned green chili, signature margaritas, and fresh tortillas, which are made on display in the dining room. We recently relocated to 18th and Broadway in the heart of downtown Denver. We brought along with us everything from the former location that you loved including the tortilla machine, exposed brick, painting of Savina Mendoza, and more.

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La Loma Mexican Restaurant plans to move and expand
Denver, Colo. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Family-owned La Loma Mexican Restaurant has been serving Denver since 1973 from its home in Jefferson Park. In the next couple of months, the much-loved Tex-Mex staple will have a new home in the downtown area, and soon after that, construction will begin on a new flagship location near the Denver Aquarium. The downtown location will be announced soon, and construction of the new flagship building will be complete in the next year.

“We’ve outgrown our current location, and we want to serve our loyal guests more efficiently,” said owner Mark Brinkerhoff.  “We also want to bring La Loma to new neighborhoods.  We’ll continue to showcase our food, and appreciation for our guests, and honor the history of La Loma. The new locations will have many of the same features that are displayed in the original location, most likely the stained glass, fireplace, some of the roofing and bricks, and the infamous Grandma Mendoza painting — but in exciting, new spaces.”

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Tortilla Recipe

8 cups flour

3/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup sugar

3Tbls. baking powder

240z. water

La Loma’s Signature Margarita

740 ml of La Loma’s All Natural Sweet and Sour Mix

10 oz of 100% blue Weber silver tequila

5 oz of triple sec

Specialize your margarita by adding fruit purees such as strawberry, mango, peach, prickly pear, blood orange, or passion fruit

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