located in one of the city's oldest buildings. It is named after
famed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo and is decorated with large
mosaic murals inspired by his work. But the real artistry comes
from chef Richard Sandoval's kitchen. Sandoval grew up in his
family's restaurants in Acapulco and, after graduating from the
Culinary Institute of America, he was determined to open a
Mexican restaurant that went beyond burritos...Tamayo has a nice
wine list but an even more impressive selection of more than 100
tequilas. Request a table on the rooftop patio to enjoy a
sweeping panorama of the Rocky Mountains with your dinner.
Service is brisk but helpful and good suggestions are offered
about pairing dishes with the specialty tequila drinks."
deserves an upscale Mexican restaurant, and here it is.
Nationally renowned owner Richard Sandoval grew up working in
his family's Acapulco restaurants, and in this richly decorated
space, he marries traditional foods with contemporary techniques
and ingredients. The soups are superb, the appetizer menu makes
for perfect grazing when paired with the extensive tequila
roster, and the desserts are unique. There isn't a more
authentic mole in town, either."