I was introduced to Farmer's Inn food back in 1974 as a young student at nearby University Of Northern Colorado, and I had never seen anything like it at the time. I knew nothing of things like capsaicin, or scoville units, or endorphines, I just know it hurt, but I had to have more. Also nice at the time was price, you could have a three item combination plate of your choice and have it smothered in their infamous runny green chile and generously topped with gobs of gooey cheese and lettuce and tomato for about $2.50.
Farmers has since moved into much bigger digs, 1 block N of the original dive I found it in in order to handle the growing clientele.
I made a recent stop there for some dinner one night while travelling through, found myself seated next to the owner of the establishment which has always been in his family from the start. My original favorite combo was one cheese enchilada, one taco, and one tostada, smothered and topped. Later on I learned just how good their crispy fried chile rellenos were, so that had to take place of the cheese enchilada. After moving to the new location, they introduced their new taco, which is more like the kind of taco you expect from most anywhere, in place of what is now called the "old style" taco which I had come to love. These old style tacos are a corn tortilla with a spiced beef filling jammed into it, folded over and deep fried hot and crisp. Now days, it's two old style tacos and one crispy relleno smothered and topped.
Oh yeah, it is indeed what I remember, still. This place to me is a cult classic, and it is probably most enjoyed by others like me, who have been coming in there for a heck of a long time. I can not compare this experience with any other Mexcan Food joint anywhere, or any other restaurant for that matter, it stands by itself.
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