Torchy’s Tacos in Denver told to pay fine, suspend alcohol sales after violations

Denver Department of Excise and Licenses suspended Torchy’s license Oct. 16 through Oct. 29 for two violations of serving alcohol to a minor within the last year.

2016's Neighborhood Gem winner: Torchy's Tacos. (Denver Community Planning and Development)
2016's Neighborhood Gem winner: Torchy's Tacos. (Denver Community Planning and Development)
Torchy’s Tacos near Broadway and West 11th Avenue. (Denver Community Planning and Development)

Torchy’s Tacos is serving food in the Golden Triangle neighborhood sans alcohol for the next week after having its liquor license suspended earlier this week.

Denver Department of Excise and Licenses suspended Torchy’s license Oct. 16 through Oct. 29 for two violations of serving alcohol to a minor within the last year. The popular taco shop out of Austin, Texas, was also slapped with a $1,564 fine for the violations, city spokesman Dan Rowland said this week.

Rowland did not immediately provide any other details about the suspension. Torchy’s did not respond to an inquiry Denverite sent this week about the violations.

Torchy’s opened last year in a former Arby’s space at 1085 N. Broadway. The company also has locations in Westminster, Northfield Stapleton and Greenwood Village.

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