Founder and chef Jorge Aguirre has wowed Latin cuisine lovers with traditional Colombian dishes with a contemporary flair since 2013. Signature dishes like the classic empanada, handmade tamales, tropical juices and sweet and savory plantains have built a loyal following across the metro area.
“My cooking is inspired by recipes from my hometown of Bogota,” Aguirre said. “This town is so supportive of diverse foods and cultures, it just makes sense to bring the food I grew up with to the Denver restaurant scene.”
La Chiva’s new South Broadway location showcases Colombia’s vibrant colors and culture with a large mural, bright colors and an inviting, festive atmosphere. Arrow B Architecture helped convert the former sandwich shop and guide La Chiva through the complicated permitting process.
What: La Chiva restaurant Grand Opening
When: 5 p.m. Friday, June 23
Where: 1417 South Broadway
The popular La Chiva food truck will continue to serve Colombian favorites throughout the metro area at events and for catering.