Chocklo serves Argentinian empanadas with a wheat-flour shell like this one as well as Colombian corn-flour empanadas.
Eating your way through the menu of Latin American street food at Chocklo isn’t just a feast filled with empanadas, arepas, tortas and fried plantains; it’s also an opportunity to experience the travels and personal favorites of chef/owner Alfred Rojas, who just opened his restaurant on April 28 in Centennial.
The name Chocklo is new to Denver, but you may have already eaten some of Rojas’s cooking at his food truck, Freddy’s Cuisine, at Civic Center Eats, in the Denver Tech Center or on the Anschutz Medical Campus, all places that Freddy’s has set up over the past five years.
“When I was younger, one of my hobbies was traveling,” Rojas explains. “My passion was the food and the culture and the countries.”
Chocklo took over when Juicy Burgers & Dogs moved a few doors down.
Chef/owner Alfred Rojas shows off some of his handmade empanadas.
Arepas come with a number of different fillings.