BY FREDA MIKLIN
La Loma–A Mexican Kitchen is coming to the location that formerly housed Il Fornaio at 8000 E. Belleview Avenue in the Belleview Promenade shopping center in Greenwood Village. La Loma is owned by William Brinkerhoff and presently has locations in Denver and Castle Rock. Brinkerhoff told The Villager that what makes La Loma special is its unique recipes and all-fresh preparation, as well as highly trained staff that is strongly focused on customer service.
La Loma began as a small family-owned Mexican restaurant in the Diamond Hill area of Denver. In 1981, it was purchased by William Brinkerhoff and his father and expanded to a much larger operation in the same area on West 26th Avenue, where it stayed for over 30 years. It is now located at 1801 Broadway, near the historic Brown Palace Hotel. La Loma’s second location is at 6361 Promenade Parkway in Castle Rock.
The restaurant features Tex-Mex and Mexican foods and is known for its green chili, signature margaritas, barrel-aged tequila and fresh tortillas, which are made on site in view of customers.
La Loma in the Belleview Promenade expects to be open for business this fall.