10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver, A Zesty Fiesta for Your Tastebuds

Diana Rowe

By , Local Expert, Denver
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Do you love Mexican food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Mexican cuisine in Denver. We've diligently scouted out only the también el restaurantes, the creme de la tequila of Mexican joints, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Denver restaurants. We take your Mexican restaurant journey seriously. We suggest great places to hang out or take out, located throughout the neighborhoods of Denver, so you can explore the Mile High City’s Hispanic culinary influences wherever you live and play. We share the places that get great buzz, like Lola Denver in Highlands....  Read more »

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    La Sandia Stapleton

    • Cuisine: Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Stapleton / Northfield

    Local Expert Tip: "Save on their $6.95 lunch deal, choice of any 2 Mexican favorites -- tacos or enchiladas -- served with rice, beans,chips & salsa. If you don't have to return to the office, their fresh Pomegranate Margaritas are out of this world!"

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    Lola Denver

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $21
    • Neighborhood: North Denver

    Local Expert Tip: "Its ever-changing ceviche bar menu is top notch, and a nod to Lola's inspired menu of Coastal Cuisine. "

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    Tamayo

    Local Expert Tip: "Another Chef Sandoval masterpiece, the menu is a yummy temptation, but don't overlook a sip from the over 100 tequilas and agave-based spirits."

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    Blue Bonnet Cafe

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask for their seasonal menu for the freshest and most unique menu and drink specials, from chili-pepper dusted roasted corn to fresh ceviche and Mexican style Shrimp Cocktail. Seasonal cocktails are also fresh and creative, such as their summer chili cucumber infused margarita!"

     
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    Mezcal

    Local Expert Tip: "Join the always-packed, 7 days a week Happy hour 4pm-7pm for a good time and great deals."

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    Jack-N-Grill Mexican Cantina Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: Westminster

    Local Expert Tip: "Located at 92nd & Wadsworth, the Westminster location of the Jack-n-Grill Mexican Cantina is a kitschy cantina serving New Mexico/Southwest style food in northwest Denver. If you're super hungry go for the 7-lb. burrito, but the portions are quite large for any menu item."

     
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    El Tejado

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $12
    • Neighborhood: South Denver

    Local Expert Tip: "Close to Downtown Denver, at first glance El Tejado might seem like a "hole-in-the-wall" but you'll soon put this on your top authentic list!"

     
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    Patzcuaro's

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $9
    • Neighborhood: North Denver

    Local Expert Tip: "In 2011, 5280 Magazine calls this Patzcuaro's "a landmark that hits all the right taste buds." Itstill is the best joint to order a Mexican burrito or taco combination. "

     
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    Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $8
    • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

    Local Expert Tip: "Join the loyal locals at Benny's, which is known as much for its funky atmosphere as much as for their food. Their Sloppy Breakfast Burrito ($7.50) is a guaranteed hang-over cure."

     
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    Playa Azul Mexican Restaurant

    • Neighborhood: West Denver

    Local Expert Tip: "Stop by during our Happy Hour for 2 for 1 Domestic Beer, Monday thru Thursday from 4-7pm!"

     

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