Kachina Southwestern Grill
Kachina Southwestern Grill

Kachina Southwestern Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kachinagrill.com/
  • Phone: 3034105813x
  • Hours of Operation:
    breakfast :: 6:30am – 11:00am
    lunch :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
    brunch [weekends only] :: 7:00am – 2:00pm
    happy hour [ltd bar menu] :: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
    dinner :: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
    late night bar menu :: 10:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church Ranch & US 36. Adjacent to The Westin Hotel
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet when dining in Kachina-Available everyday. Also private lot located across from the restaurant.
A word from Kachina Southwestern Grill
Kachina-A modern Southwestern restaurant that sits comfortably close to Denver and Boulder, yet just far enough away to escape the exhaustive beat and to truly enjoy a festive gathering with friends and family.
There’s nowhere better to relax and soak in the rich Southwest culture and its spirited cuisine than Kachina: an inviting oasis where you can sit by a calming Kiva fireplace on an expansive patio while looking out toward the Rockies in the distance.
Our chefs take diners on a culinary journey back to the land with grilled bison, green chile burgers, posole, Navajo tacos and more, just as the locals have done for hundreds of years.
Kachina also features an extensive wine list, local & regional brews, and creative, crafted cocktails. Let Kachina's collection of handcrafted tequilas and artisan mezcals expand your horizon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Kachina Southwestern Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (15)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (12)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Enjoyable. We will be back.
    mqb18
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice southwestern ambience with fireplaces and lots of natural light. The menu is creative menu and the food prepared well. Great salsa and fresh ingredients. Good craft beer selection and some nice cocktails. We sat in the back room, away from the bar. It was quieter there, and the three of us were able to carry on a normal conversation without yelling.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RodgerDodger
    RodgerDodger
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Kachina Southwestern Grill never fails to impress. Their food is absolutely awesome, the service absolutely phenomenal, and the "feel" in the restaurant is energized and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing Menu!
    Alleninsd
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were in Denver for 5 days and Kachina say by far the best meal we had. And the ambiance in the restaurant is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch
    EatingRight
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sunday brunch - really empty, certainly didn't need reservations. Good food and service. Will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Boulderfoodie58
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First visit to Kachina Southwestern Grill and found a great new restaurant!! Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KACHINA
    4diner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and service are grate. The noise made it hard for the table to talk. overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food/Great Service
    Elmo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is our third time eating here. The first time was horrible, the second time was great, and this time it was good. The service was excellent & my fiance raved about the old fashions made with Makers Mark. We both got the Navajo tacos. I had to dissect mine to make them edible. I am a picky eater and wanted just plain chicken with the cheese. The chicken had tons of seasonings in with it and what appeared to be onions. In retrospect I should have just stuck with the steak w/o the demi glace. My fiance loved his taco's but hated the rice that was served with it. When he told the waiter about the rice, he was very apologetic & offered to get him another side. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent
    Food4life
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I loved the food. It was a beautiful restaurant with plenty of indoor outdoor seating. The waitress dropped messy silverware on my mother in laws white shirt and stained it but other than that the service, food and ambiance were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Frenchwife
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fantastic food and Margaritas! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The Navajo tacos are unique and delicious. The service and atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All I can say is you just HAVE 2 go
    Crdfgrl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Denver and I'm so glad it's in north Denver! It's got the best atmosphere and great food and just very unique and different things to choose from every time. Summer is the best time to experience Kacina so if you get a chance go then! I wish they would open a second one outside of The Westin but maybe they an agreement if some kind. Just check this place out. You will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    lingerfan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've Lived right down the street from Kachina since it opened and did not know about it! Now that I've found it, I will be back over and over and over! Amazing food, great service, cool atmosphere! The whole package and more!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood find
    eveb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We do not have that many really nice restaurants out here in the burbs and I was pleasantly surprised to find this spot near the Promenade in Westminster. I have been there twice and the ambience as well as the food and service is good. Upscale but not too pricey with interesting southwest-style dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for my birthday!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went out for a date night for my birthday and it was fabulous. We went during happy hour so there were some great deals, but all drinks were excellent and so was the food. What a find! We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Patio and excellent food
    dancingbutterfly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent and patio in the evening at sunset was beautiful. We forgot we were still in Colorado and felt more like a vacation. We loved the guacamole and made to order corn. The scallops were amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always remarkable!
    LisaHVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    You can never go wrong here. All items on the menus are treats! Clean eating with vibrant spice and creative preparations!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I sound like a [good] broken record
    SteveO
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As usual, and always... Kachina did not disappoint! The food, service, beverages, and ambience... all combine to make Kachina our favorite go-to choice of restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fun restaurant with an interesting menu. Great for date nite and we go there often. If you like Tequila, they have a lot if choice. Navajo tacos are quite fun.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific food and service
    spinninwheel
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was a surprisingly good dining experience unexpected in a hotel location. The server was especially good at highlighting the specialty features of the menu, noting that the having a butcher on the staff allows them to prepare specialty items at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrating Tequila!
    Trattoriafan4life
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wow, Kachina SG did not let us down again.Every time it gets better. Amazing appetizers and delicious entrees with tequila and 50% off their tequilas. Great way to celebrate National Tequila Day and a very special occasion for us. Their toasted coconut flan is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Always love Kachina. I've never had anything I don't enjoy and I'm not even a foodie. Best bet is the chicken enchiladas and some tequila. Service is very well trained and a definite value added to the menu. Outstanding ambiance. It's even more remarkable that Kachina is a hotel restaurant. Everything about Kachina/Westin rivals the best in all of Denver, at a convenient north metro location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Fabulous
    NoniGT
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    As a visitor to the Denver area annually, this is a MUST EAT AT first stop. I love the rolling cart with the $5 appetizer - it changes all the time so be sure to ask what the rolling cart is serving. The drinks are wonderful and they have quite a variety - usually with a twist. I ordered the trout and it was delicious, my family ordered different items from a burger to the sampler - all were well prepared. Kachina will stay on my list as one of my dinner spots. We DID eat b'fast there twice and it is quiet and calm in the morning - more food that you can eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Kachina has a very interesting and good menu, with unique choices. There were 10 of us so there was quite of variety of dishes and everyone liked what they got. The maitre de was gracious and the server was very helpful and did a great job. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Food, Too Loud
    Joel42
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    While the service was passable, the noise was like eating at an indoor swimming pool during summer vacation - extremely loud. Unfortunately, the food was comprised of add flavor profiles, none of which sat well with us. We got the chip and salsa sampler, and could only eat the pico de gallo (which was bland and flavorless), as the other two selections were horrible. The medium tasted like crushed marinated tomatoes with a little spice added - rather a disgusting flavor with chips. The hot was over smoked and had no other flavor. As for our entrees, mine was ok (chicken enchilada) but had an odd texture (grainy and mushy at the same time). My wife's was oddly spicy so you couldn't taste the favors (it was not supposed to be a spicy dish).
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • trieus
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was only ok. I got the Three Sisters: tamales and the tamales were really dry, but the grilled squash was delicious. My sister got the navajo tacos and it was only okay. My cousin got the shrimp and waffles and she said the shrimp was decent and waffles were nothing special. However, the appetizer we got were these corn fries I believe and they were delicious and for dessert, the beignets were delicious too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    TimmyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food good service. We enjoyed our meal. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but noisy
    Adobejoe
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The menu is confusing, but once you find your way through the maze, the food is excellent. The ambience is fine, but noisy. Makes it impossible to have a quite conversation or feel any sense of intimacy. We were seated near a portable grill in an aisle, and had to endure waves of heat and smoke from grilling meats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kachina is always great!
    Stacy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food is unusual and outstanding, the service is great. My only suggestion would be to turn the music down; it was sometimes hard to hear over it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over & Over...
    SteveO
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    ... always amazing, always yummy, always a great experience! My wife, and I love Kachina, and get over there as often as we can! Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss this gem!
    Mthede1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Most unique (and wonderfully tasty) southwestern food in Denver. Reasonable and super fun atmosphere! Service was perfect… Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dissappointed
    steadycustomerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Place was loud, service was TOO intense, too much attention is just as bad as not enough..... wait staff did not read cues. Finally, food was just so-so
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kachina Southwestern Grill
    penguin
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Recommended by a friend and was looking for a nice place for a business dinner. It was awesome. Service was great and our server was outstanding! Will definately go back for patio dining and for the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kachina's rocks in several ways.
    Carolinechef
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our first time to try Kachina's was a success. We LOVED the guac trio with blue corn chips. All Puffy Navajo nachos are worth trying--superb sauces in each. Wish we'd had room for desert. Mixed drink specials: go for it and split if necessary! Great view and great time. Tad noisy, so maybe go to awesome patio, if that might be an issue....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The tacos were different and very good! I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a lot of fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    From the ambiance, to the food, to the location, this place is just great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I am a regular here and am always please with both food and service. Our server was very energetic and friendly and she obviously knows a lot about the menu and wines. The food was yummy as always with all 3 of us being very happy with what we got.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shockingly Good
    SeisMattersVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Their tacos are amazing! Innovative fillings and combinations. Distinctive tortillas that are much puffier than normal - though hard to describe, they're super good. Ability to order 1 or 100! They have a bass dish that's good as well. Service isn't up to the levels of the food - I'd describe it as "distracted" (too many college kids chatting one another up and ignoring the guests).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RAF
    Date2night
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Went for an early dinner 5:30, thinking it would be a quiet dinner time, Yikes! Very noisy several large groups. The bar is right in the restaurant area with extra loud music playing throughout the restaurant. Combine that with loud groups during happy hour it was very hard to talk and have a quiet dinner... However it was raining so patio dining was not being used and once the Happy Hour groups left, it was an enjoyable experience . 7:00 could be a better dinner time. There are several dining areas farther back that could have solved this problem few diners at the time and we thought those areas were closed, (wrong) just ask next time. Service:outstanding Food: was well prepared and yummy. We will try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Love Tacos!
    kristar
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This restaurant is a standout among all of the restaurants (i.e. suburban chain types) in the area. While it's attached to a hotel, it's not your average hotel food. The tacos and margaritas (and other fun craft cocktails) are outstanding. They are also able to accommodate gluten-free and vegetarian diets (without sacrificing flavor). It's a really great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 284 reviews are from the Kachina Southwestern Grill reviews archive.
  • Great food!
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is a great restaurant if you are looking for something a little different. Their cocktails have some unique (good!) flavors. The guacamole is spicy and flavorful. The navajo tacos are great -- all combos! After visiting, I'm still a little hesitant on accepting the "street taco" maker. It just seems kinda awkward every time. I'm not sure what the purpose is, especially since the guy making them this past time didn't cook anywhere near us. Why have a cart for cooking in the middle of the restaurant if the folks that order it can't see? It was a delicious little taco though!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food & service but too noisy
    DonR
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I took a date there. Classy place in the Westin hotel with valet parking. Good food and service, but so loud I could barely hear my date's voice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic