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Work & Class’ mantra is “Food for People Who Can Eat.” Considering the fact that our mission here at The Infatuation is to write “Restaurant Reviews for The People,” we had a feeling we were going to like this place from the start.

Ever since Work & Class opened, the place has been packed with all types of people from Denver who most definitely know their way around a table full of food. The Latin-influenced menu is broken into three main sections: meat, sides, and breads, and is best designed for sharing and sampling among a group. Things like roasted goat and cochinita pibil come in quarter, half, or full pound servings, and will arrive at your table in a silver bowl. The idea is for you to get creative and customize your experience - order some tortillas, some Colorado lamb, maybe some fried sweet plantains (definitely some fried sweet plantains). But if that’s too much responsibility, they’ll happily suggest some meat/side/bread combinations. Just don’t be afraid to let loose a little bit. Embrace the goat.

With a small space and no reservations, waits at Work & Class can quickly escalate, but we like to drop in at the end of Happy Hour and ride on into dinner. Eating at the bar is another smart way to avoid 45 minutes between you and your meal, and the experience is exactly the same. As a matter of fact, we’re sure you’re going to like this restaurant no matter where you sit. As long as you’re a person who can eat.

Food Rundown

Blue Corn Empanadas

One of the most popular items on the menu and for good reason. They’re surprisingly airy despite being fried, and the smoky tomato sauce on the side is awesome. A must-order.

Green-Chile Cheese Fries

Only available on the Happy Hour menu, which means you need to get here at 4pm (until 6pm Tuesday-Friday and 5pm Saturday-Sunday). Thick-cut fries with melted cheese an excellent green chile on top. Great with a cold beer and worth making up a fake meeting to leave work early.

Roasted Goat (Cabrito)

Spicy and very hearty. The sidecar consommé is a nice touch, but it's so rich you’ll have to take it in tiny sips. Order with confidence.

Coriander Roasted Colorado Lamb

One of our favorite things on this menu. The lamb is perfectly tender and absolutely delicious.

Jalapeno Cornbread

An adorable mini loaf baked with whole corn kernels. Sweet and delicious.

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