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Machete Tequila + Tacos
Machete Tequila + Tacos

Machete Tequila + Tacos Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://machetedenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 333-1567
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday:: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Machete Tequila + Tacos
We brought a new vibe to Cherry Creek North. Machete’s menu infuses classic Mexico City cantina fare with regional specialties and street food favorites such as tacos, quesadillas and ceviches. With an emphasis on the bold flavors and robust palate of Mexican cuisine, Machete uses the freshest ingredients to prepare every delightful meal. Machete also has one of the largest tequila menus in Denver and incredibly potent margaritas. Come on down for some street-style tacos and quesadillas, huaraches, alambres, authentic salsas, fundidos, fine tequilas, freshly-juiced margaritas and Denver’s first private tequila cage.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything is made in the restaurant which is a bonus. They have chips and 4 different salsas for and app. For tacos, we got flank steak, mole chicken, and vegetarian and each one was incredible. The only downs were that if you sit inside, it's a loud bar scene which may not be what you're looking for on a "romantic" date. This is especially the case when you have to walk passed a quiet, comfortable outdoor patio. After listening to vSecond, our waitress was fine and knowledgable about the restaurant and menu... To the point where I was searching for a human inside of a voice recording. Lastly, no wonder "machete tequila" comes first"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Machete was super accommodating for helping make my mother in law's 70th birthday a hit. The wait staff was so sweet in making sure the birthday cake we brought in was stored properly and came out with candles blazing to give the birthday girl a surprise. The food is always delicious at Machete and we were also really pleased to have some kid friendly options for the little humans in our party."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very personable service, terrific food and welcoming - we will return!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Between the wonderful food and the always great service by Josh, we always look forward to our visits to Machete. Definitely need reservations. Don't be afraid to park a few blocks away.....the walk back is an excuse to,order more:)"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I visit Machete for its unique and tasty tacos. The tongue taco was delicious, as usual. The rest was just fine!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Loved it -- tapas style & gourmet tacos -- and spectacular handmade margs!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I've eaten and Machete multiple times and it never disappoints. The food is great in a casual environment that is comfortable for everyone."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Excellent selection of tacos and the margs are amazing!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I used to really like this place but lately I've become more and more disappointed when I go. This time it was SO busy that the waitress didn't get to me to take a drink order for at least 10 minutes after I had been seated. The hostess ended up delivering water and drinks which was good that she stepped up but it was clear that they were struggling. The margaritas tasted like the ones that come out of a plastic bottle at the grocery store and some of the tacos were just down right bad. The ones that were good pretty much tasted the same. Overall, I was disappointed and sadly, that may have been the last time I go."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "If you like tacos you'll LOVE these! Any kind of taco you can think of or, perhaps NOT think of! Great experience. Great food! Going back with my boyfriend for lunch today! Bon appetite!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Good food and service. Not sure if our waitress was extremely busy or her sections were divided poorly but getting to us initially, getting drinks refilled took a while. Once the food was ordered it came out pretty fast. Love the different tacos, lots of different combinations. Also the margarita list was great."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We ended up here by mistake but swore we'd be back. The drinks and food were increadible. We put our trust in our server Josh and he brought out drinks and plate after plate of fantastic food. I am definitely going back there. Thanks for an awesome experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I have frequented Machete since we first moved to Denver 2 years ago. This past weekend, we had two friends in town and were excited to show off one of our favorite spots. However, we were incredibly disappointed. We were seated outside for 25 minutes without any service before we were moved to a table inside…where we waited for another 20 minutes. The queso we ordered came out before we got our chips and salsa, and it was cold by the time we were able to eat it. Our drinks never showed up. After our plates were cleared, we waited another 15 minutes with no server. Then, I asked to speak with a manager, who stood there with his arms crossed, completely unreceptive to anything I said. Needless to say, we won't be returning."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place has an incredible selection of tapas and margaritas..but their house rocks! Highly recommend you ask your server to have the kitchen surprise your table with various selections from their menu. Great experience! Josh was amazing to us and made the night very fun."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Small and quaint, Machete was filled with singles, families and groups enjoying great food and drink. Our first visit wasn't our last."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great place to sit outside (inside is very loud). Great margaritas."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our group shared a combo of 12 tacos, ordering everything from halibut, shrimp & scallops to beef. Everything tasted great. Margaritas were great and they had a huge variety. I got the cucumber one."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place is a blast! great food and outstanding margaritas! So much fun! My husband and I opted to share the 12 tacos for $33 and what a deal! We were able to try all of the tacos that we were interested in! It's a funky vibe and a lot of fun! We will be back and bring our friends next time!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This place has decent tacos, with an amazing selection of fillings. Some are great (e.g., Cochinita Pibil, Pork Shoulder in frijol sauce), while others are mediocre (Costillas, Tripa). Places on Federal Blvd or E Colfax do the real thing, but friends may be more willing to join you in Cherry Creek North than in those neighborhoods."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Machete is a cool "see & be seen" spot in Cherry Creek. If you're here, order the 1810 on the food menu. It's delicious. Get it "Habenero Style" for just $1 more. The bad news is the service is super-slow. We were there for dinner at 8 pm and were there till 10 because the service was so slow. Also, the margaritas are poor quality and not made properly at all (the taste is way too strong and bitter, not mixed well by the bar staff). Could have been a fluke night, but would not go back for the margaritas alone. Lastly, it's always annoying when your table is literally pressed up against another table of patrons, and that's how it is here. it got to the point we were having table conversation with the people next to us. Kind of weird."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The staff was excellent and helped us understand the best food and drink in the restaurant. We ordered, we enjoyed, and we plan to come back. The halibut tacos are amazing!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Even on a special diet (gluten, soy, etc ) I found things to eat. Great street tacos. Just don't go when there is a game on if you want quite. This is really a young crowd hangout - sports bar with great food. No matter when do go!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This is a fun little restaurant in Cherry Creek. Yes, the servers are very attentive, but I happen to like getting a beer or even margarita 2 minutes after I order it. Nor is this a quiet restaurant that you go to have a romantic dinner in. It's a place you go with your husband of 15 years, maybe your noisy kids, to knock back some excellent margaritas and delicious tacos. You don't need to have deep conversations with those people! Yes, you can get better tacos of one kind or another elsewhere. I've been to those other places too, and you can't get the enormous selection of tacos that you get here. They have two kinds of al pastor, one traditional(ish) and one made with grilled fish and spicy pineapple jam. Come on!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Super fun and service was excellent. Most importantly food was delicious and Margaritas were amazing!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Machete is really a wonderful place. We have been there several times and always have great service, great food and just an all around great time! I would highly reccomend Machete to anyone that is just looking for a fun happy hour or new fun place to eat. The service is always spectacular!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was my first time to Machete. The food was very good (especially the chips and guacamole, with a selection of salsas). Our server was wonderful; I wish I remembered her name!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Did not like the food, bad quality. Maybe they were too busy but no one ever asked us how everything was. When someone doesn't drink their drinks or eat their food you would think something is wrong. Even the owner didn't pick up on it. Try Patzcuaro's and then compare the two."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Great taco selection, reasonable portions, kid friendly and affordable."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I love Machete - food is great, atmosphere really cool. My only complaint is that this time, our waitress was incredibly annoying. She asked us whether we were ready to order about 60 seconds after she handed us our menus. When we said we needed more time, she came back in about 60 more seconds. This kept happening (coming back even LESS than 60 seconds later at one point), until finally one of my friends asked if we could have five minutes to look at the menu. She finally relented, but then brought us our bill pretty quickly and continued to hurry us. The restaurant wasn't that busy, so we were confused as to why she was rushing us so much."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The drinks are potent and well made. All of the specialty margaritas are interesting and tasty, you can tell that the bartenders know what they're doing. The food is ok, portions are small for the price (even by street taco standards) and it pales in comparison to similar street taco style places in Denver. A good spot to get drinks but would go elsewhere for food."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Their fresh lime juice margarita is amazing and they have great street tacos. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Mexican street vendor food brought to a restaurant. Get the taco samplers and enjoy the tequila selection. There's no way to go wrong!"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Relaxed, comfy, would like to go back and try their margs. Would be a great place to watch footbal"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "I highly recommend! Food is flavorful and unique, service is great."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "We went to Machete when they first opened - we tried a few of the tacos and drink, it was a fun time. We just ate there recently and the tacos were just ok and the server was rushing us, would not answer our questions and brought us food items that we did not order. Not my favorite dining experience."
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "So loud we had to shout to have a conversation. We'd planned to have dinner, but after one margarita and an appetizer, we couldn't take it anymore and left."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I LOVE Machete! Their street tacos are excellent with a variety of flavor combinations and preparations. My girlfriend loves the spicy margarita and it is always hopping with people here. We love to come before or after going to Canvas and Cocktails to continue the fun vibe of the evening. The wait staff is great; quick, excellent service, and friendly! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2013
  • "Unfortunately, for the second consecutive time, after being seated, on time, Open Table informed me that my reservation had been cancelled by this restaurant.. Not sure if this is a computer malfunction or human error. Frustrating."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "We had a reservation, but they had no where to put a three. we waited about 15 minutes and the table was dead center in front of the bar. VERY LOUD. they charge for chips ... really this is a mexican restaurant and I just ordered a $6 beer. the 4 salsas were a nice touch - but 2 were too spicy to even think about. The tacos were amazing; both the vegetarian and the shrimp and chicken Best deal - the $5 kids chicken quesadilla that came with a drink We'll go back - but not at 6:30 pm"
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "We had a great dinner for the tacos and great Margs, but had a horrible time hearing each other, as the restaurant is VERY loud. That coupled that we were placed as a 3-top at an 8-top table, and had 4-strangers sitting next to us. Not the best of environments, but the food was good, and the Margs are great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2013