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The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Denver? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best tortillas in Denver. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Denver, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

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El Chingon Mexican Bistro

Mexican, $$, BerkeleyMexican, $$Denver, Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Zagat, 2016

    21 Places That Prove Denver Has the Best Mexican Food

    Zagat, 2016

Comal Heritage Food Incubator

Latin, $$, GlobevilleLatin, $$Denver, Globeville
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Find Denver’s Best Mexican Food

    Eater, 2018
  • Eater, 2021

    The 38 Standout Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2021

Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina

Mexican, $$, Platt ParkMexican, $$Denver, Platt Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Find Denver’s Best Mexican Food

    Eater, 2018
  • Zagat, 2017

    27 Tacos Every Denverite Needs to Try

    Zagat, 2017

Dos Santos

Mexican, $$, City Park WestMexican, $$Denver, City Park West
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    21 Places That Prove Denver Has the Best Mexican Food

    Zagat, 2016
  • Zagat, 2017

    27 Tacos Every Denverite Needs to Try

    Zagat, 2017

Los Carboncitos

Mexican, $, HighlandMexican, $Denver, Highland
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Mexican Specialties in Denver

    Eater, 2019
  • Thrillist, 2014

    The 7 most important tacos in Denver

    Thrillist, 2014

La Loma | Denver

Mexican, $$, Central Business DistrictMexican, $$Denver, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Find Denver’s Best Mexican Food

    Eater, 2018

SOL Mexican Cocina

Mexican, $$, Cherry CreekMexican, $$Denver, Cherry Creek
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Mexican Specialties in Denver

    Eater, 2019

Chili Verde

Mexican, $$, Sloan LakeMexican, $$Denver, Sloan Lake
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2016

    21 Places That Prove Denver Has the Best Mexican Food

    Zagat, 2016
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Find Denver’s Best Mexican Food

    Eater, 2018

Tacos Tequila Whiskey

Mexican, $$, City ParkMexican, $$Denver, City Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos

    Eater, 2019

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 7480 spots across Denver, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 681 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Eater - The 38 Standout Restaurants in Denver, Eater - Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos and Thrillist - The 7 most important tacos in Denver as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

There are 306 Mexican restaurants in Denver.

La Reyna Azteca Tacos Y Tortas, Bellota, and Las Monas Panaderia and Pizzeria are some of the highest-rated late-night Mexican spots in Denver.

Los Carboncitos, El Jefe, and Tacos Junior are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for dessert in Denver.

La Reyna Azteca Tacos Y Tortas, Bellota, and Las Monas Panaderia and Pizzeria are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Denver.

La Reyna Azteca Tacos Y Tortas, Bellota, and Las Monas Panaderia and Pizzeria are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants that serve breakfast in Denver.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pale Ale with your bean, cheese, rice burrito

    A glass of something that cuts through richness should be what you pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a beer like Pale Ale.

  • Enjoy beef burrito with ESB

    To elevate your beef burrito experience, we recommend some ESB to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer balances fatty flavours.

  • The perfect match for cheese enchilada with beef

    When ordering cheese enchilada with beef, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Amber Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • The first ever fish taco

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfish taco remember to thank Mexico who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • The most expensive olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • The traditional mole

    When in Mexico it would be criminal not to try out the mole. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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