A dazzling interior, beautifully presented modern Mexican-American fare and the coolest restrooms in Denver await you at this emerging LoDo spot.Two tall walls of windows turn the streets of lower downtown into a fish tank for the patrons at Zi South, a ballpark neighborhood restaurant that offers up some prime people-watching in addition to its inventive twists on Mexican-American cuisine. Peering in from the outside and noticing the gorgeous modern decor and sleek ambiance, one could easily misjudge the character of the spot. Although it looks like it was transplanted to Denver from one of the hipper neighborhoods in Brooklyn or Los Angeles, Zi South's posh interior belies its Coloradan heart. The staff here is as friendly and approachable as they come, a quality also reflected in the pricing on the menu; how do $1 Mini-Margarita Mondays or $2 Taco Tuesdays sound?
Indeed, the strength of those tacos is already earning Zi South heaps of praise. Available in four different shell options and eight fillings like their tender mahi, there is sure to be a combo to satisfy your current craving. If you want the hallmark Zi experience, however, go with the house special quesorito. This marvel of gastronomic glory—half quesadilla, half burrito, and all red chili and cheddar cheese smothered perfection—will have you asking, “Como se dice 'awesome'?”
Smoked salmon quesadilla, $9
Ground beef quesorito, $9
Baja blackened chicken, $14
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
(Food served until 1 a.m.)