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The 9 Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

Fancy an epic fajita? These are our go-to MexTex-Mex places in Denver for refried beans, American cheese, and enchiladas. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best Tex-Mex in Denver. Just be sure to line your stomach with plenty of nachos and gorditas before sampling the wide tequila selection on tap at these venues.

Find the perfect Tex Mex spot

El Chingon Mexican Bistro

Mexican, $$, BerkeleyMexican, $$Denver, Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    27 Tacos Every Denverite Needs to Try

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos

    Eater, 2019

Lola Coastal Mexican

Bar, $$, HighlandBar, $$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos

    Eater, 2019
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today

Dos Santos

Mexican, $$, City Park WestMexican, $$Denver, City Park West
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    27 Tacos Every Denverite Needs to Try

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos

    Eater, 2019

Bellota

Mexican, Five PointsMexicanDenver, Five Points
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Las Monas Panaderia and Pizzeria

Mexican, WestwoodMexicanDenver, Westwood
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

La Doña Mezcaleria

Mexican, Platt ParkMexicanDenver, Platt Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Brass Tacks

Bar, $$, Union StationBar, $$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Esters Neighborhood Pub

Pizza, $$, Virginia VillagePizza, $$Denver, Virginia Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mister Oso

Peruvian, $$, Five PointsPeruvian, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best Tex Mex in Denver. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 7480 restaurants, and 681 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today, Eater and Zagat. We cross-referenced with top lists, like USA Today - Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver, Eater - Where to Find Denver's Top Tacos and Zagat - 27 Tacos Every Denverite Needs to Try. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

El Rio Grande Restaurant & Cantina, La Michoacana Premium, and Esters Neighborhood Pub are the highest-rated tex-mex spots that are good for groups in Denver.

The Pink Elephant, Picante Grill Latin Cuisine, and The Globe Hall Food Truck are the highest-rated food trucks that serve tex-mex in Denver.

There are 143 tex-mex spots in Denver.

Bellota, Las Monas Panaderia and Pizzeria, and El Rio Grande Restaurant & Cantina are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for dinner in Denver.

El Rio Grande Restaurant & Cantina, Mister Oso, and Cochino Taco are the highest-rated tex-mex spots for a pick-up order in Denver.

Drink pairing tips for Tex Mex

  • ESB and beef burrito


    When considering how to best enjoy your beef burrito, we would highlight how well a glass of ESB complements the dish as it balances fatty flavours.


  • Pair bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale

    To elevate your bean, cheese, rice burrito experience, we recommend some Pale Ale to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer cuts through richness.

  • The perfect match for cheesy chicken and rice burrito

    Experts suggest pairing a cheesy chicken and rice burrito with a glass of Indian Pale Ale, a popular beer.


Interesting facts about Tex Mex

  • A long-held tradition

    If you take a trip to chili con carne, then the well-known, tasty chili con carne should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • Overpriced, much?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $210 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nachos?

  • An order for 126tacos of taco?

    taco is pretty tasty, to say the least, and Joey Chestnut agrees. If you want to break their record for most tacos eaten in 8, you’re gonna have to help yourself to more than 126!

Parking info

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