Mexican Restaurants in LoDo


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For a quick Mexican meal, Illegal Pete's is a go-to option. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Illegal Pete's, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Illegal Pete's also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Illegal Pete's. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Illegal Pete's — this spot caters to large groups. Illegal Pete's offers patio seating in the warmer months. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Illegal Pete's doesn't take reservations, so it tends to get especially busy on weekends. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Illegal Pete's is come-as-you-are. You can also grab your food to go. The restaurant has catering services as well. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15. Illegal Pete's has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
1530 16th St
Denver,
CO
US
Hip urbanites, downtown denizens and multi-cultural culinary fiends all flock to Margs Taco Bistro, a trendy downtown Mexican joint known for its fresh fruit margaritas and globetrotting tacos. The urbanized interior is a mash up of exposed brick, shelves of tequila, chartreuse banquettes and eclectic light fixtures, all of which set the scene for a party vibe that extends to the streetside patio. Tacos arrive in multiple guises: pork with pickled cucumbers, scallions, sriracha and hoisin sauce; tempura-battered shrimp topped with ropes of cabbage and avocado; and lamb crowned with lettuce, cucumber-tomato relish and tzatziki sauce scented with mint. The sampler platter comes with a half-dozen different tacos, served with rice and beans. The daily happy hour, which runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., features $5 house margaritas and $2 cans of PBR, Tecate and Modelo Especial, making it way too easy to sneak away from your cubicle.
1519 Wynkoop St.
Denver,
CO
US
1550 Blake St
Denver,
CO
US
With a menu comprised only of two sections—'before tacos' and 'tacos'—T/aco's chef Matt Collier understands the power of the white-glove approach. In a recent interview, he divulged to Thrillist that each tortilla, like everything else on the restaurant's menu, is handmade. Harnessing a diverse culinary palette of fresh herbs and ingredients to craft bold flavors, Chef Matt and his team top their braised pork belly, Ahi tuna, and veggie tacos with such gourmet fixings as poblano crema, queso cotija, and chayote-squash salsa. To add a touch of diversity to their taco-heavy menu, they whip up fresh ceviches and guacamole with housemade chips. T/aco's bartenders have also honed an all-important craft. They mix smoky and fruity margaritas with 25 reposado, anejo, and blanco tequilas—one for each year an American must live before she can eat tacos in the US House of Representatives.
1550 Blake St
Denver,
CO
US
Enjoy bottomless chips and salsa and a casual ambiance at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Chipotle Mexican Grill is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both vegan and gluten-free items on the menu. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Chipotle Mexican Grill just as much as their parents do. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Chipotle Mexican Grill for their catering services. null Chow down for less at Chipotle Mexican Grill, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
1480 16th St
Denver,
CO
US
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant serves a laid-back Mexican feast. No need to miss out on Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant's menu. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant with its kid-friendly fare. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant's al fresco patio seating. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant's wifi. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie. You can also serve food from Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. If time is of the essence, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit. You can easily find street parking near Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service. Prices at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
1525 Blake St
Denver,
CO
US
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