Mezcal Denver
Mezcal Denver

Mezcal Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mezcalcolorado.com/
  • Phone: (303) 322-5219
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Diaz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Mezcal is located at 3230 E. Colfax. Open M- F 11am - 2am / Sat & Sun 10am - 2am - KITCHEN OPEN UNTIL 1AM EVERY NIGHT! Happy Hour specials: M-Sat 4-6pm and Sunday 3-6pm: $4.50 mojitos, $5 house margaritas, $2.00 PBR, $3.00 Tecate, $3 well drinks. M-Sat 10-midnight: $1 Tacos, $3 well drinks, $2.00 PBR, $3.00 Tecate, $5.50 Flora de Cana mojitos, + enjoy some margarita and tequila specials during happy hour every night of the week!
  • Special Events: Kill Cupid dinner special Feb. 12th, 13th, & 14th Come in and enjoy this on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. We are offering a three course dinner with a Gran Centenario margarita for two for $39.95 or $24.95 for one. Make your reservations now!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams/Colfax
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Customer Parking at Paradise Cleaners located 1 block east of Mezcal
A word from Mezcal Denver
Mezcal is an authentic Mexican taqueria and cantina serving home-style Mexican food, fresh lime Margaritas and over 100 Tequilas and Mezcals. The restaurant’s award-winning house Margarita is made with 30-30 100% Agave silver. Mezcal’s warm décor, with Moroccan lamps and Mexican wrestling posters, embraces both traditional and popular elements of Mexican culture. The menu features familiar favorites like tacos and tamales, as well as lesser known dishes like pozole and a savory lamb barbacoa. Chef Robert Diaz’s kitchen offers up many dishes that reflect his native Chihuahua roots while others are regional staples that draw upon the varied culinary traditions of old Mexico. Tequila tastings, special dinners, and offbeat celebrations of holidays from north and south of the border ensure that the next party is just around the corner. WESTWORD: BEST TACO, 2005! WESTWORD: BEST BAR FOOD, 2005! WESTWORD: BEST TEQUILA AMBASSADOR, 2005! ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS: TOP MARGARITA, 2005!
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Mezcal Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good food, very good service,
    RestaurantBoyVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2009
    Good food, very good service, excellent coin style margaritas (unbelievably, most Mexican restaurants in town don't do them).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    Our food was delicious and we love the tequila selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pork was overcooked and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/20/2009
    The pork was overcooked and dry. Too much sauce on the chile rellenos...too doughy. Had to request tortillas 5 times before we got them. Only about 12 chips in basket...Bottom half of chip basket was crumbs Great potential, but food was lacking
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and my girlfriend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Great food and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed our valentine's dinner, our first. I would recomend Mezcal to friends and family a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service. Great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Wonderful service. Great for a low-key, but fun night out with a date or a group of friends. Great food, fun atmosphere. Perfect if you're in the mood for a beer and tacos...or a wonderful margarita!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a 14 person birthday dinner
    RestaurantBoyVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2009
    Had a 14 person birthday dinner on a Thursday night - it was just what we were looking for: fun, good food, reasonably inexpensive. Love the Colfax crowd too - always intersting people watching.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This has not been the best
    Christopher
    Dined on 1/3/2009
    This has not been the best meal I and my friends have ever had. The mixed drinks were not that paletable and the food, lets just leave it at that. I will not return. I am sure Mezcal is just fine for other peoples taste buds.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my girlfriend to Mezcal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    I took my girlfriend to Mezcal for their New Year's Eve special. Everything about it was ideal or better, from the wonderful servers to the dreamy food on our table. My girl said our meal (Steak/Lobster special for the holiday) was the best meal she's EVER eaten, and it was probably in my top ten or so. The margaritas were perfect as well. Wow, what a meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mezcal is a great value. Every
    Gail
    Dined on 12/21/2008
    Mezcal is a great value. Every dish is well-prepared, fresh, and served in generous portions. Service is friendly and efficient. Don't miss the spectacular Christmas decorations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very small serving size of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    Very small serving size of fine tequila. This place does not understand what a proper serving amount is, or how to serve it. Food was not so good either, and our male waiter was unfriendly and abrupt, but the chips and the dips were great. Background music was bad and too loud. They need to buy snifter glasses and give up their 500% margin on tequila, and all would be forgiven, except for the creepy server.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had dinner here and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2008
    We had dinner here and it was SO LOUD that conversation was impossible. I do not recommend this establishment for people who want to converse.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we decided mezcal is now our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2008
    we decided mezcal is now our number 1 mexican food restaurant of choice. excellent food, excellent and friendly service. the REAL thing!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a meeting place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/24/2008
    This was a meeting place for a quiet lunch and it met our expectations above and beyond. GREAT service, excellent tequila and good times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recent visit was okay. ---Probably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Recent visit was okay. ---Probably a pretty good lively hot spot for ambiance but the food was not great for real mexican taste.-- Guac Salad did not contain Bibb lettuce as stated in the menu. -- Not even good "TexMex" though, in my opinion. --Probably would not go back;as there are too many mexican places to partake of along this "Front Range" area.---Thanks for listening. Hylaine
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food- mole was awsome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    great food- mole was awsome, chicken melted in my mouth! great margaritas! music a bit loud- seemed to have trouble modulating the volume. had to ask if there were dessert offerings. still, looking forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought Mezcal was the perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    I thought Mezcal was the perfect mix of great food, service, and scene!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They would not honor the open
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    They would not honor the open table promotion and had no children's menus because they were out. On balance, annoyance outweighs the benefits of the margaritas and happy hour pricing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ordered a carnitas smothered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I ordered a carnitas smothered burrito. The pork was old, hard, and made me sick. I will not go back due to poor food quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LOVE Mezcal. We love to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We LOVE Mezcal. We love to go on the weekend and take our seven-month-old and when we can get a sitter, we love to go hang out in the evenings at the bar. Great ambience. The vbartenders are very knowledgable and wpnderful at helping us pick a nice tequila. Who knew I could find a tequila I enjoy sipping? We are absolutely addicted to the queso app. with chorizo. I need it to live.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was rushed and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Waiter was rushed and not very helpful and the food was decent, but nothing to get excited about. Great ambience and overall it was fun. Parking was a pain and I ended up getting a $25 ticket.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for anyone beyond their
    Roberto
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Not for anyone beyond their 20s and certainly not a place for senior citizen--even active ones. Mexican food was quite good although menu was more typical of Mexican restaurants than we had been led to believe. However the noise was intolerable. Canned music was not recognizable as Mexican or latin as we would have expected. We will definitely not repeat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun, colorful place with surprising
    MaggieMae
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Fun, colorful place with surprisingly good food and a relaxed, kick-back, neighborhood atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need a new category: "Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Need a new category: "Best place to pretend you're still in Austin." Love the salsas. Food is consistent and good though it does not rise to "foodie" level.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food here is always amazing,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The food here is always amazing, but it tends to get very loud. Great if you want a delicious dinner - not so great if you were hoping to catch up with a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The music was exceptionally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    The music was exceptionally loud making it very difficult to carry a conversation at the dinner table. If you are looking for a clubby bar scene not downtown this is a good choice, but not a very good restaurant for dinner with friends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was supposed to be an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    This was supposed to be an introduction to Tequila Mayor and a special tequila dinner. The other ones that we have attended have really been interesting with great descriptions of the process involved in a particular tequila and generous tasting of the tequila as well as usually some fun trinkets to take home (shot glasses, mixers, t-shirts). There was no info about the tequila available, the representative stopped at our table for one minute but said nothing other than "everything ok?", portions of the tequila were skimpy with no refills and no initial Margarita included (all other ones have been generous and given a free Margarita at the beginning. No fun trinkets to take home. The food was ok but not like other great meals.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was really good and
    Kathoobie
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    The food was really good and the mojitos were great. Great location across from the Bluebird Theater, so it's a good choice for before a show there. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    I thought the experience was good overall. We attended when the restaurant was not very busy, so I could not get an overall feel of what it would be like at their busiest times. The food was very good. The Tamal plate that I had was very good and the chili sauce on my date's enchilada plate was excellent. Our server was very good. I wish I could remember his name...very attentive and personable. Oh, and my margaritas were very enjoyable! :) Overall a very good experience...I will attend again anytime I am going to a show at the Bluebird.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was wonderful, and
    Michele
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The food was wonderful, and the service very good as well. The only complaint I would have is that I made Open Table reservations for 7:30 and we didn't get seated until after 8pm.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wait staff were the nicest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The wait staff were the nicest I've ever experienced, especially the young lady who sat us. The music was WAY too loud and one had to practically yell to have a conversation, so that's one way they could greatly improve it, just lower the volume of the music so people can talk and hear one another. Other than that it was very pleasurable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good selection of tequilas
    whineandfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2007
    Good selection of tequilas for sipping. Our waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere is fun!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic