Aurora's Ethnic Eateries

First stop: Korea, Ethiopia, and El Salvador!

With more than 200 independently owned restaurants in Aurora, the possibilities are endless. Here’s a handful of Aurora-based Korean, Ethiopian, and Salvadoran spots perfect for foodies and adventurous eaters alike. Follow our ethnic eateries journey as we uncover some of Aurora’s best restaurants from every region!

Korean Finds

Dae Gee

1910 S Havana StAurora, CO

Tastefully described as “overwhelming delicious”, Dae Gee is a must-stop place for authentic Korean BBQ complete with bold flavors, crunchy veggies, and balanced dishes. Diners rave about their sliced pork belly (samgyeobsal) and kimchi. Spicy, sweet, and savory flavors all have their place at Dae Gee. They’ve even been featured on the Food Network’s hit show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!


3005 S. Peoria St.Aurora, CO

Recently featured in Westword’s “The Ten Best Korean Restaurants in Denver”, Silla Korean BBQ has been in Aurora for quite some time (nearly 20 years!). They’re known for grill-top style BBQ with prime cuts of beef and a wide variety of veggie options. If you’re dining with a crew, feel free to give a call ahead of time. Their beautifully designed space compliments their tasty menu dishes, which include dumplings, seafood pancakes, hot & spicy stew, and so much more.

Ethiopian Eats

Megenagna Restaurant and Bakery

306 S Ironton St.Unit C Aurora, CO

Perfectly designed with bamboo tables and hut-style dining rooms, Magenagna doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. Their traditional restaurant serves up some of the best Ethiopian food in Aurora (and arguably the entire metro area). Diners fall in love with their awaze tibs and veggie combo which is bursting with tasty seasonings. Their popularity isn’t just with the locals! You can catch a spot to dine for lunch and dinner.

The Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

1951 S Havana St.Aurora, CO

Vegetarians rejoice, this place is for you! The Nile Ethiopian finds pride in their veggie dishes bursting with flavor and freshness. For more than 12 years, they’ve been serving some of Aurora’s top Ethiopian flavors complete with lunch, dinner, and appetizer options. Diners always love their hand-crafted sambusas!

Salvadoran Flavor

Pupusas Paradise

15462 E Hampden AveAurora, CO

Their name says it all. Pupusas Paradise offers tasty pupusas (corn tortillas with flavored fillings) and more. Typically stuffed with squash, cheese, pork, zucchini, their hand-crafted pupusas are the star of the show. Don’t worry! They also serve up tamales, empanadas, yucca, and fried plantains.

Still hungry? The City of Aurora boasts a handy eating guide complete with addresses to Aurora’s independent and ethnic eateries. Download it here. Stay on the lookout for more ethnic eatery posts here.



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