Posts Tagged ‘Parker’

Las Delicitas IV, 19553 Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80138, USA

Las D outMy friends, my husband and I were enjoying a visit to the lovely town centre of  Parker, Colorado, USA. In the evening, we decided to stop for dinner instead of having to cook when we got home. Our friends suggested Las Delicitas IV, they had eaten there before and enjoyed it. This hidden gem has real authentic Mexican food. The food was pretty inexpensive and the service was fast so despite that recommendation, my husband and I did not have high expectations. We were wrong. The food was delicious! This is a bare-bones, family-owned local chain spot that serves delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Las D in

The decoration is simple but everything in Las Delicitas IV is spotlessly clean. Everyone in the kitchen had a hairnets. You could see them from the dining room. Also the members of staff were all friendly and helpful. We experienced great customer service. This really made us feel valued as guests: it was so good. Access for disabled people or those with mobility problems is easy too.

Las D foodFood here was also excellent. The salsa was amazing, very tangy and tasty. One of our friends had a burrito and I had the guacamole tostadas. I ate some of it with a spoon so I did not miss any of the delicious guacamole. My husband had a combo and loved everything. The portions were very generous too!  The different entrees had strong unique flavors and the beans were very good too. Despite the large portions we shamed ourselves and made room for fried ice cream puddings: lovely!

Las Delicitas IV is definitely a Mexican restaurant in Parker that produces delicious food and values their customers. I highly recommend it.

Valerie Penny



Tail Gate Tavern and Grill, 19552 E Main St, Parker, Colorado 80138, USA

tail frontMy husband and I joined friends for a wander around the town centre in Parker, Colorado, USA on a very hot summer afternoon in June. It is a delightful, traditional town and offers the best of two worlds: small town living within striking distance of the metropolis of Denver.

We stopped at the Tail Gate Tavern and Grill for a drink and to relax because it has a beer garden from which we could watch the world go by in the fresh air and the warmth, but shaded by the big blue parasols. The Tail Gate Tavern and Grill offers a wide tail outvariety of beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. It also serves American inspired food from breakfast until dinner and features live bands from time to time. Poker, karaoke, other diversions are also on offer in the saloon atmosphere.

tail drinksWe enjoyed our visit to the Tail Gate Tavern and Grill. Access for disabled people is easy and the restrooms were spotlessly clean. We were not rushed by the staff and the service was friendly, although a little slower than I would have expected, given that they were not particularly busy. We liked the Tail Gate Tavern and Grill  and look forward to stopping here again I am happy to recommend the Tail Gate Tavern and Grill.

Valerie Penny


Stone Gate Cafe, 16524 Keystone Blvd, Parker, Colorado 80134, USA,

On a recent visit to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, my husband and I stopped for brunch with friends at the Stone Gate Cafe in Parker. It was late in the morning during the week and the cafe was quiet, so we were shown to a booth right away by a friendly waitress who took our orders for water and coffee almost before we sat down!. The stone outsideStone Gate Cafe is a clean, bright, local establishment. The menu was varied. It included some Greek dishes, an Italian plate and dishes with Spanish sausage.

One of our friends and I both decided to have the spinach omelette. It was cooked to order exactly as we had asked. The home fries and toast were also fresh and tasty while coffee refills arrived without request. Our other friend ordered the hash browns, eggs and bacon, which he loved. My husband had scrambled eggs, sausage and home eggs etcfries. He enjoyed that very much too.

While we were having our meal several other people arrived. Amongst the groups were some older folks who were offered smaller portions for smaller appetites. There was also a larger family group with children. Although they did have to wait briefly for a table, space was made to sit them together and the children were also treated with as much courtesy as the adults. The cafe is certainly child friendly.stone inside

There is lots of parking available near the cafe. The Stone Gate Cafe offers good food at a fair price and without all the gimmicks of the national chain. We all thoroughly enjoyed our brunch and the ambiance of this little gem. It was a very reasonably priced meal. I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.

Valerie Penny


Casa Mariachi, 9771 S Parker Rd, Parker, Colorado 80134, USA

IMG_0525My husband and I recently visited friends who have moved to Parker, Colorado, USA. They have a beautiful new home with a lovely outlook. One evening during our visit we all fancied going out for a Mexican meal, but did not want to travel far. They suggested Casa Mariachi in the Parker Marketplace Shopping Center. We had never been there before, but we do enjoy Mexican food and were told the restaurant has a great special on a house margarita on we were willing to give it a try.marguarita

It was mid-week, well,a Monday evening, so the restaurant was not busy but our friends did mention that it can be difficult to get in on a Friday or Saturday without a reservation.

We arrived at the brightly coloured restaurant and were shown quickly to our table by a friendly hostess. Indeed, we found everyone working there to be really friendly and helpful. We were promptly served nachos and a red salsa dip which was fine, but not magnificent. However, since this was our first time at Casa Mariachi, but, hopefully, not our last, I hope, we took our time looking at the extensive menu. I found a few things on the menu that I rarely see in other Mexican restaurants such as the “ropa vieja”. Ropa ropaVieja is Spanish for “old clothes” and is a Mexican dish consisting of beef with vegetables.

We all chose different things. I had a vegetarian burrito. it was delicious, but far too big a portion for me to finish, with my husband had a plate of beef enchiladas which was served with black beans, rice and a small portion of guacamole all were cooked very nicely. He was very hungry and thoroughly enjoyed his meal. He cleaned his plate. One of our friends had the chicken burrito while the other chose the soft tortilla. Our friends have tried many things on the menu and have not had anything that they did not enjoy. casa-mariachi

It is certainly my favorite place to get Mexican food in Parker too.  Casa Mariachi is located in an old building that used to be a burger restaurant. We were in Parker and Casa Mariachi  was recommended by our friends. However, even if it had not been so convenient, this restaurant served good food and we enjoyed eating at Casa Mariachi.

casaThe restaurant offered us great food and good service at competitive prices. Casa Mariachi was easy to find and lots of parking spaces. We had a lovely evening and will be back to try other items on this menu and highly recommend this restaurant.

Valerie Penny