Yelp users named their 100 best restaurants of 2021, and four Colorado destinations were on the list.
“Almost all of our top 100 are affordable places to enjoy a meal for $ 30 or less, and most are new additions this year,” Yelp posted on its blog last week.
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To compile the list, Yelp looked at user submissions, its own national restaurant reviews, and input from the site’s city officials.
Here are the four Colorado restaurants that made the cut:
Denver’s Pho House has 4.5 stars on Yelp from 435 reviews. Reviewers recommend leaving the menu and ordering the Phorrito, which wraps all of the traditional soup fillings in a burrito and keeps the broth on the side. You can also order hearty crepes or banh xeo; and Thit Kho, or caramelized pork belly with hard-boiled eggs. 540 E. Alameda Ave., 720-710-9918, phohausco.com
Latke Love in Littleton has 4.5 stars on Yelp from 175 reviews and specializes in three foods – Blintze, Knishes, and Latkes – in unusual combinations. Customers rave about the Oy Vey Caliente, a bed of four crispy potato pancakes coated with spicy pork from Hatch Green Chili, grated cheddar cheese and an egg that is too light. 699 W. Littleton Blvd., 303-995-9708, latkelove.com
Esters Neighborhood Pub
This Denver pub has 4.5 stars on Yelp from 714 reviews. Reviewers love the neighborhood pub atmosphere, house nachos, pizzas (including vegan and gluten-free), and all of the alcohol. Try the Prince Caspian Pie with garlic olive oil, mozzarella, gorgonzola, figs, caramelized onions, ham, rocket and parmesan. 1950 S. Holly St., 303-955-4904, estersdenver.com
With 4.5 stars on Yelp and 86 reviews, this Denver Thai street food spot is the newest of the best Colorado restaurants on Yelp. However, customers are already fans of pork dumplings, pork roti, OMG Pad Thai, red curry and Thai ice cream rolls dessert. One such bun combines coconut ice cream with sweet sticky rice, corn and sweet potatoes, and a brown sugar syrup. 1201 E. Colfax Ave., 720-917-1000, luckynoodlesdenver.com
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