Tocabe -An American Indian Eatery
44th and Lowell
Denver, CO 80211
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Years ago when I was traveling through New Mexico with the actress/dancer – make that – singer/dancer/actress, we stopped at a mall on Rodeo Road in Santa Fe and happened upon a restaurant that served Indian Fry Bread Tacos. It was a fast food outlet, just like a McDucks or The King, except for the fact that they sold Indian Tacos. Yes indeed, Santa Fe is a special place. I’ve only had access to this Native culinary treat a few times since.
Hallelujah, we stumbled upon an Indian Taco restaurant in Denver, Colorado: Tocabe “An American Indian Eatery” on West 44th Ave. serves a definitive Indian Fry Bread Taco. An Indian Fry Bread Taco is: a leavened, round, flat, deep-fried, dough base topped with: beans, lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, salsas, peppers, and meats like ground beef or shredded beef. Any standard taco ingredients can be used. A good Indian taco will have fresh ingredients. Tocabe serves good Indian tacos. Tocabe’s ingredients are absolutely, market fresh.
The restaurant is sparkling, bright and clean, California / modern with a serve-yourself counter, tables & chairs in the main dinning area and on a patio. 3 huge ‘Hand’ sculpture-lights on one wall defiantly claim the space for Native America. A painting of a human hand is often found on teepees, and on Native arts & crafts.
Visit Tocabe’s Official Website for the complete Menu
From that menu:
“American Indian Fry Bread.” “Choice of black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans. Your choice of meat, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, purple onions, sour cream, and choice of salsa.”
The meat choices are: Ground Beef ($6.25,) Grilled Chicken Breast ($6.50,) Shredded Beef ($6.95,) and Ground Buffalo ($7.25.) The Indian Fry Bread Vegetarian Taco is priced at $5.95.
“Stuffed Indian Tacos” – “Indian Fry Bread stuffed with your choice of beans, meat, cheese, tomatoes, purple onions, green chile and salsa” – similarly priced.
Or how about:
“Medicine Wheel Natchos,” “Little Osage Pizza,” “Dessert Tacos,” Kids meals, beer and wine and more.