This Mexican restaurant has been in Denver for over 30 years. Some of the kitchen and servers have at The Blue Bonnet Restaurant just as long. With the only non-deep-fried chimichanga in the state and Yolo Rum, it’s the perfect location for Cinco de Mayo
The Blue Bonnet opened it’s doors in the 1930s and was one of the first restaurants in Denver to obtain a liquor license after prohibition. When the restaurant first opened for business, the Broadway streetcars ended at the restaurant’s corner. The Blue Bonnet was originally opened as an American Cafe started by the Bolte family who had a connection to Texas, hence the name, Blue Bonnet, after the Texas State flower. Arlene and Philip Mobell became the owners in 1968 and first introduced Mexican cuisine. Today, brother and sister duo Gary Mobell Marci Rosenberg operate the restaurant.