“La Adelita” is the story of a young woman during the Mexican Revolution who falls in love with a sergeant, leaves her humble home behind, and travels with him and his regiment. “La Adelita” became an archetype of a woman warrior during this era. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who took on various supporting roles to her beloved. She prepared meals, mended clothing, cared for the wounded, and even fought in battles against Mexican government forces. With the passage of time, the word “Adelita” came to be used for all the soldaderas, marking their place in history as a vital force in the Mexican revolutionary war efforts. The term “La Adelita” symbolizes a brave, altruistic woman with an abundance of strength and courage.
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina brings traditional Mexican fare and Agave cocktails to your Platte Park neighborhood. We are a Latin and Woman-owned and operated family restaurant. We have made a collaborative effort to bring you a relaxing, comfortable, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere, serving traditional Mexican food from the state of Michoacán, Mexico. We offer lunch and dinner 6 days a week and a late-night menu to satisfy your after dark cravings. We are a family-oriented restaurant but after 9:00 pm, we dim the lights and provide you with a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
We chose the Adelita name to pay tribute to our mothers. They have inspired us to share with you our traditional family recipes and refreshing cocktails in a relaxing and safe environment.
Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina is a passion project founded by matriarch owner and head chef, Silvia Andaya. Featuring the premiere selection of mezcal available to Colorado, a deep commitment to traditional Oaxacan fare and craft, agave forward cocktails, Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina brings to you an authentic oasis from the traditions south of the border.
I always judge a Mexican restaurant by their salsa. They offered 3 versions, I went with the house red. Tasty. This was my first visit and I will be back when in town. Authentic Mexican food, comfortable atmosphere, and great specials. I had the lengua tacos and they were perfect. If you like tequila, they have what the doctor ordered. I put this restaurant in my Yelp bookmarks for next time.
Personal go-to favorite that's always a good idea is the Carne Asada. DELICIOUS!! So flavorful and paired with a yummy enchilada 🙂 TACO TUESDAY!!!!! I cannot stress it enough!!!!! Most the tacos are a dollar except for the speciality ones (ex. lengua) but the CARNE ASADA ones (again) are so so so unbelievably delicious. Use the salsa in the tube on top of the table for em!!!
They have the most delicious food! I absolutely ADORE Taco Tuesday! Just thinking about those tacos makes my mouth water. At the end of every Tuesday, I'm instantly wanting every day to be Taco Tuesday!!! And their chips and salsa are so delicious! Everything they serve is masterfully seasoned, and the staff is really nice!!!
Absolutely love this place. We go at least once a week here. The ambiance and service are great. The food is legit! The flavors take me back to Oaxaca, Mexico and the drinks are awesome. The house margarita is a must. I keep inviting friends here and everybody has loved Adelitas.
Since the very beginning, the health and well-being of our guests and the Adelitas family have always been part of our core values. With the recent news regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this has become more important than ever.
To keep our establishment safe, we are following the guidelines and safety measures from only trusted sources: locally, The Colorado Department of Health & Environment; and nationally, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
As our entire team has created measures to keep everyone safe, we ask for your cooperation as well. If you have any doubts about how you're feeling, we ask that, for the protection of others, please join us when you can fully enjoy your experience with us. Stay home until you're 100% cleared!
Whether you choose to dine in with us or choose to visit another time, our staff is here to serve you. From our family to yours, we thank you.
This is an incredibly challenging time for everyone, and it is hitting small businesses especially hard. Thank you so much for your love and support. We’ve always felt it, but now we’re 100% sure…we have the absolute greatest community!
Thank you from the entire Adelitas team for your ongoing support!
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