This review is for the location at Cherry and Colfax; there is a second location at Colfax and Wabash, which I have not tried. It has the same menu.
Ever since being spoiled at a restaurant with wonderful authentic Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food in Las Vegas many years ago, I've been searching for a place on the east side of Denver that could live up to that experience.
I've actually been driving by 7 Leguas at Colfax and Cherry for over 3 years without noticing it - even while stopped at the light at that intersection! OK, so their street presence is not particularly exciting. In fact it kind of disappears into the general chaos of signs and storefronts on east Colfax.
That said, when I heard about this place at a Christmas party, people were raving about it. I couldn't believe it was the place I drove by about 300 times. So on New Year's day I stopped there for dinner.
The first few pages of the menu have the typical burritos, enchiladas, tacos, etc. But then it gets interesting on the following pages of the large menu. Lots of chicken, pork, steak, seafood and fish dishes - with photos. I spent 15 minutes studying the menu before finally deciding on Camerones Envueltos a la Diabla - shrimp stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and cooked in a hot sauce.
The shrimp was incredibly tasty and the hot sauce was hot but perfectly so. I normally don't like the beans and rice that much at Mexican restaurants but both of those sides were really tasty. The avocado, tomato and lettuce helped cool down my mouth between bites of the shrimp. Needless to say I was a member of the clean plate club with this platter.
I've gone back twice to sample more items on the menu and enjoyed it both times. I've recommended this place to friends who like authentic Mexican food and they particularly enjoyed the seafood dishes.
The salsa is on the hot side but good. I haven't tried the margaritas yet. The service was attentive and everyone there seemed to be enjoying their food as much as I was.
Needless to say, this place is going to be on my short list of regular places to eat since there are at least 15 more items on the menu that look really good to me. Even the fajita combination selections are quite extensive.