KACHINA SOUTHWESTERN GRILL
10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO 80020
This same-name sibling of the original Kachina
Southwestern Grill—a staple in the Westminster suburb—anchors the new Maven Hotel on Denver’s Dairy Block, a mixed-use development in Lower Downtown (LoDo) that’s poised to become a flourishing culinary destination.
The Denver outpost, which also lays claim to a separate cocktail lounge called Poka Lola Social Club (the swanky, retro-romantic ambience calls for your cocktail-hour finest),
is atmospheric with a large neon-hued wall-length mural of a woman parading feathered earrings and sunglasses reflecting a dessert sunset.
The main dining room, a mix of
adobo accents, marble tables and orange and turquoise banquettes that pay homage to the colors rooted in the Southwest, is the perfect foil for the food, a creative (but not overreaching) cannon of tamales, empanadas, chicken, beef and seafood dishes, New
Mexican posole and green chile and the restaurant’s signature Navajo tacos.