Located in the historic Alamo Placita district just east of downtown Denver, Piscos offers contemporary Latin cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Piscos variable menu features tantalizing South American dishes from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Venezula. Each dish is handcrafted from scratch using the finest ingredients, fresh produce and quality meats and fish.
Our wine list boasts the best of South American’s award winning wines. Due to their remarkable quality and incredible value, these wines have topped the favorites lists of wine enthusiasts everywhere.
Piscos’ namesake is a South American white brandy distilled from the muscatel grape. Piscos award-winning Pisco Sours have become a favorite among Denver locals. Other favorites include the Cuban Mojito and the Brazilian Caipirinhas.
Piscos certainly takes you away from the ordinary. From the extraordinary wines, refreshing cocktails, and tantalizing cuisine, Piscos is the Flavor of the Americas.
WHAT IS PISCO ?
Pisco is a clear brandy or aguardiente produced in two main regions of South America: the area around Pisco, Peru and the Valle del río Elqui in central Chile. Distilled from the muscatel grape, pisco is unique among white spirits and can be combined with a variety of mixers. The beverage most commonly associated with this spirit is the Pisco Sour.
Neither grapes nor distillation was known to the Amerindians that inhabited the Americas, thus pisco is a product of Spanish colonization. The origin of Pisco has become a growing controversy between Peruvian and Chilean producers over the right to the name “Pisco.” According to some folks, Chilean pisco traces its origins back to a shared heritage when the countries known today as Chile and Peru formed a single territory, the Viceroyalty of Peru. Others claim that this youthful spirit was first produced in the 16th century in Peru’s Pisco Valley.
Pisquo is an aboriginal term that means, “flying bird.” It might have been used metaphorically to refer to the effects of pisco. It is also believed that the name was derived from the fired clay pots used to store homemade spirits and beverages.