5 New Restaurants in Aurora

Known for international eateries and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado, explore these five new restaurants. From Pizza and sushi to vegetarian options and Ethiopian eats, you’re bound to find something for lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

A pan filled with tasty-looking Indian food.

The Madras Café
5422 S Parker Rd.

Prepare your tastebuds for a favor explosion. The Madras Café is an Indian-owned restaurant offering traditional eats coated with chilies, garlic, ginger, coconut, and more spices that add to the authentic dining experience. Madras Café boasts a vegetarian menu that highlights big taste and creativity. Order from their North Indian Curries section, like the Dal Makhani or Butter Masala with onions, tomatoes, and cashews. Dig in on (or two) orders of their house-made samosas filled with a mixture of spiced potatoes, onions, and peas. From dosais, South Indian Curries, and noodle dishes – you’re bound to find a few things to enjoy.

A plate filled with colorful fish, and sushi dishes

Shoyu Sushi
3571 S Tower Rd. Unit G

Known for their house-made soy sauce, Shoyu is a Japanese restaurant serving up sushi, noodle dishes, and poke bowls. Diners can indulge in the tempura appetizer made to order with shrimp, veggies, soft shell crab, and chicken. Order your own sashimi sampler or go big with all sorts of sushi entrees. Perfect on a colder day, heat up with a bowl of piping hot ramen or spicy seafood soup. Shoyu has so many menu options; you’ll be coming back for lunch and dinner!

A tasty-looking Greek flatbread pizza

ELITA Specialty Market & Kitchen
2501 Dallas Street

New to the Stanley Marketplace, ELITA is a Mediterranean inspired kitchen and deli serving up sausages, seasoned veggies, bread, and dips in addition to a custom fast-casual menu perfect for lunch. Discover flatbreads made with lamb sausage, lime hummus, tahini, and all the dressings. Or order a chopped salad made from fresh romaine, cabbage in addition to unique add-ons like chicken shawarma and prime steak. Since this is a deli, don’t forget the sandwiches! Their Ruben-Stein sits on an Artisan rye bread that will have you coming back for seconds.

Two pizzas and breadsticks that are filled with veggies and dipping sauce

Mondo’s Pizza
3751 Tower Rd.

Aurora diners can now enjoy artisan NY style pizza without flying to The Big Apple! Mondo’s Pizza is a casual dining chain complete with handmade pizzas in addition to pasta, salads, and sandwiches. Order their signature pizzas like the Alpastor Mexican Pizza topped with adobo chipotle, marinated pork, Monterrey jack cheese, yellow onion, and salsa verde for a hit of spice. Their build your own pizza feature is great for diners with picky eaters (or anyone who just knows what they like!)

A plate filled with meats and veggies

Portico Eritrean and Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar
1050 S Havana St.

This new Ethiopian restaurant just opened on the iconic On Havana Street. Diners can enjoy traditional family-style dishes, including Beyaintau, translated to “a bit of every type.” On the plate, enjoy stewed meats, veggies, spiced potatoes, and lentils that diners share and want with their hands. During your meal, enjoy a full-service bar complete with beers, wines, and spirits.