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Mezcal Denver
Mezcal Denver

Mezcal Denver Details

  • 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: Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican
  • 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 & Promotions: 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was poor. If you sit outside you get all the smoke from the people smoking outside the bar next door. The drinks were not strong. The chicken burrito was good as was the guacamole. The price, variety, and flavor was comparable with any other Mexican restaurant in town. I would not go out of my way to visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love Mezcal!! The salmon as well as the pork belly are fabulous! Oh, and the jalapeño infused margarita - yum! It's so festive at Christmas time, too. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was good, good portions. the later we were there the noisier it got. Pretty loud form the bar area. Super convenient to the Blue Bird, where we were seeing a concert"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "First of all this is a Mexican restaurant that charges for chips and salsa! Service was incredibly slow and we didn't receive everything we ordered, only the entrees and drinks. My wife and I have given this restaurant two chances and have walked out disappointed both times. It's a fun, vibrant scene, but the service and average Mexican food are a let down. You can find better Mexican restaurants in Denver."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I had high expectations for this place, as I heard great things. The food was delicious- I had the fajitas. Unfortunately it was SO dreadfully loud and crowded, I left with a terrible migraine and a sour taste in my mouth after this experience. I will not be returning- there is nothing pleasant about having to literally scream at your date across the table in order to communicate."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I made a reservation for our group of 8 well ahead of time for Saturday night at 7:45p as I know this is a popular place for Bluebird show goers. Some of us arrived at 7:30 and I think we were seated ahead of our actual reservation time. Several of us noted the food can be hit or miss here but it was a hit this evening and we were also happy with the service, especially for our large group size. We were disappointed to hear the "Skinny" Margaritas line has been discontinued. The thin and salty chips are always great here and the red salsa was amazing. The guacamole and fundito with soyriso were also good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great experience from start to finish. The chorizo queso was much better than elsewhere. The margaritas, made with real lime (!) were really good, and we followed with a flight of Tequilas (I highly recommend, it's a great way to taste different ones and differences between them). We also had, bascially, a flight of tacos--shrimp, fish, carnita, and pork belly, and they all were outstanding (pork belly probably being the favorite). At our server's recommendation we had the caramel crepes for desert, which were also really good. Service was excellent, prompt, knowledgable and helpful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very, VERY sour margaritas, and I know margaritas. And that was two of the most expensive ones, the Diamond Coin and the Golden. Finally I bought the La Original and added a shot of Cointreau and that was good. I had the Tampaquena and the skirt steak was good, but the mole on the enchilada was a lot too sweet for my taste. Also, we had two salsas, the habanero-pineapple which was very good and then the red which has chipotle, which I cannot stand. So, basically everything I didn't like about this place was personal taste. so if you don't like sour margaritas or chipotle, then this review is for you!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are new to Denver and a neighbor recommended Mezcal. The food and service was great! Excited to find a fun place to go out!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Recently back from a back country trip to Mexico, we needed a fix of authentic Mexican food and we found it at Mezcal. From the mole to the smooth mezcal and vintage Mexican movie posters, Mezcal satisfied our hungers. Even great for vegetarians with the Soyrizo meat alternative. Parking is a little tight on the neighborhood side streets. Wait staff was friendly and informative. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We were going to a show at the BlueBird and decided to stop in here first. While the food is a play on typical denver mexican, it was suprising good and different. The prices are reasonable and the staff was amazing. Keep in mind though that on a Friday or Saturday night you get the young concert crowd at the bar, they do have plenty of table seatig though in the dinning areas. If you want you meal to surprise you, please go here. Out of a group of 10 people there wasn't a single one of us who didn't like there meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food is average for Mexican food in Denver. Similar to East Coast Mexican food."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I love Mezcal for how it makes me feel. It's a friendly, vibrant, wonderful place to go for an informal dinner. Its fantastic decor -- Mexican wrestling mask-style kitsch -- is both fun and interesting, and the food never disappoints. I'd say this is one of the three or four restaurants I most enjoy in Denver. Not fancy, not expensive, not homey or shopworn....interesting, happy, lively, wonderful."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Mezcal is a great neighborhood place. Although we don`t live here we do come because of the feel. There are tables outside when weather permits, to sit & watch Colfax, sip a marg. or ??? Nice not so run of the mill Mex. food, good drinks, festive atmosphere all add up to a worthwhile trip there."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Dined here on Mon, Dec 23. Restaurant was not full but our waiter seemed in a hurry and barely listened to our order which resulted in one of our party not getting what they ordered. When we called the waiter over to inform him of the incorrect entree (he never came by to ask how everything was), he admitted the mistake, grabbed the plate and in the process dropped the knife into the salsa which splashed all over me. Never said he was sorry. Food is good but the wait staff could use some improvement."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Too noisy, lousy wait service, good guacamole, and below average food. Too expensive for the poor service and below average food selection. Sorry I came in and so sorry, I won't be back. Ever! Again, too fricking loud, the music."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Great for a casual, easy night out for margaritas and reliably good food. Also, the vegetarian menu is fantastic, and very much appreciated."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Our waiter, Michael, was excellent. Very impressive. Food was good, fast and had good spicy heat. We had a nice dinner before heading to a show at the Bluebird."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This was a great place mid-week to have a group celebration. Prices are very reasonable. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Genuine & unpretentious, inexpensive, intelligent margaritas well-made, service that doesn't mind learning something about their customers. Normal people, and some colorful people, enjoying good food, good drink and good service. Perfect antidote to Cherry Creek. If you don't know the joy of mole, try the Tampiquena. If you appreciate good mole, even better reason to try the Tampiquena. Margaritas fresh and competent. Sopapillas for grown-ups. I love this place."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "The last few times we were at Mezcal, we weren't as impressed as we had been when they first opened, but they seem to be back on track. My husband loved the pork belly tacos, my posole was quite good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Glad to have some good Mexican food in the neighborhood again!"
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "Supah cool place went with my date waiter was legit"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Didn't have a great experience at Mezcal. After being seated, service was slow. The order for one person was totally forgotten, the when their food finally arrived, the steak was extremely undercooked. No attempt to remedy the situation was made. I'd be skeptical about referring Mezcal to my friends."
    Dined on 2/8/2013
  • "This was a great place to have a good dinner and drinks."
    Dined on 1/20/2013
  • "Been there several times - casual funky environment with consistently good food."
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "Excellent meal -- pork belly tacos and posole were terrific. Pumpkin jalapeno flan different and pretty good. Margaritas and tequila excellent as always."
    Dined on 12/26/2012
  • "This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. But sadly it has gone down hill. The prices have gone up and the food has gone downhill. Fortunately the tequila is still good and so are the drinks. Also the service is still great, I just wish the food wasn't going downhill. I was also upset that they reported me as a no-show on Open Table and I had to file a dispute to get the credit."
    Dined on 11/30/2012
  • "This place has the right idea, but is overpriced. Coming from California, I'm not opposed to paying top dollar for a gourmet Mexican meal. Unfortunately, the food here was mediocre, the margarita didn't taste fresh, and they charged too much for what it was. But, I still think it's a good concept for Denver. It's surprising that they're aren't more places like it in the city."
    Dined on 11/12/2012
  • "I've dined here many times and prefer lunch on the front sidewalk. The restaurant sits on a great block of east Colfax, filled with the vibrancy that 3 other bars and restaurants provide in addition to the Bluebird theater. Friday night dining @ Mezcal was VERY loud. It was difficult to converse with my dinner companion even though she was not that far away-tables are small. The restaurant was busy and this impacted timely and attentive service at my table. I was seated right away, so the restaurant did a great job in honoring my reservation and seating me in a timely way. More to my disappointment is the menu. It doesn't have lots of options and appears a bit old and tired. The food is just okay. Not bad but certainly not exceptional."
    Dined on 11/9/2012
  • "I loved the ambiance, but neither my husband or myself were happy with the food. Great mojitos, art, music later (loud). Would definitely not go back for food, but to meet friends to have a drink."
    Dined on 11/3/2012
  • "We painted skulls for Day of the Dead from 8pm-11pm. Mezcal provided all the art supplies while they made sure we were well taken care of. I liked the combination of lively bar with a fun craft."
    Dined on 10/15/2012
  • "The food was mediocre and the drinks were great. Go for happy hour or late happy hour, but not to eat."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "Excellent Mexican food tastes like your are in grandma's kitchen but modern at the same time; It was all VERY fresh and thoughtful in it's preparation....The drinks too, were very well done!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "Mezcal was decent. Our waiter was excellent. This is a very solid mexican place, nothing mind-blowing, but good if you're in the mood for some mexican food. Cocktails were okay, had a mojito and a dark and stormy. Mezcal is known for their margaritas so that's probably what I should have gotten."
    Dined on 5/29/2012
  • "Fun but very very loud. Not a good place to go to if you want to talk to your dining companions. Lots and lots of energy."
    Dined on 2/25/2012
  • "The Lights give the resturant a nice feel like you are at a christmas party. Food was Very Good and very reasonabely prices. $$ = 12 a plate. However the noise level as the band took the Stage (good band) was very loud. To hear my date I had to Shout at her not good. We had to move from the table the was next to the bad to the back of the resturant and still very loud."
    Dined on 1/28/2012
  • "The food and service were great, I recommend the pumpkin soup, delicious!"
    Dined on 12/31/2011
  • "I read some reviews that were less than complimentary. We found the food tasty and attractively served. The service was friendly and prompt. The home made chips were just right, and served with three salsas that were all good. The skinny margarita was tasty and just 150 claimed calories!"
    Dined on 12/10/2011
  • "We love Mezcal but had absolutely horrible service Friday night. The place was empty and we had to flag down our server to order more drinks, etc. She was very unfriendly which is a shame because the food is so good!"
    Dined on 11/4/2011
  • "Great place for a Happy Hour drink. My mojito was wonderful and they have a great selection of tequilas. But all of our meals were so so and my "crispy" calamari salad was more like a "chewy" calamari salad and the calamari seemed to come from frozen prepackaged and over cooked. The spicy aioli on it was good though. I'd say go here for some great drinks and appetizers and skip the meal."
    Dined on 9/4/2011