Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.paxiadenver.com/
  • Phone: (720) 583-6860
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ignacio Leon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers a festive patio, tequila lounge, and three private dining areas. Paxia can accommodate a wide range of gatherings for events and groups with a sophisticated approach to authentic Mexican cuisine.
  • Private Party Contact: Dalinda Gallardo or Jackline Pizarro 8558207771
  • Entertainment: Paxia is a lively, spacious setting infused with a Mexican flair. The restaurant’s fireplace can serve as a cozy backdrop for a date, while the bar/tequila lounge provides a festive atmosphere for Happy Hour. With four big-screen televisions, the restaurant is also a great place to catch a game.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 40th
  • Public Transit: Restaurant can be accessed by RTD. A bus stop is located directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 15-space lot located on southwest side of the restaurant.
A word from Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Paxia offers gourmet Mexican food that beautifully blends artistry and tradition. Trained in Mexico City’s top kitchens, owners and brothers Cesar, Roberto and Cesar Leon transport diners to Mexico's greatest culinary regions through signature dishes featuring the freshest, most authentic ingredients available.
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Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (21)great for outdoor dining (18)special occasion (10)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a group of 9 adults and we found the room quiet enough for all to hear the table conversation. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding! This was our second visit and we will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Authentic Mexican Cuisine is right... This is an excellent place to experience some authentic Mexican food, it is not TexMex. Our server was great and had a number of recommendations for our first time. Definitely a place to return to and try some more of the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait for our next visit!
    Mthede1VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    There were so many delicious items on the menu we couldn't decide! Paxia does authentic, gourmet mexican food right!! PS- Don't miss the flourless chocolate dessert...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!!! Great Food!!!
    iluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Paxia's staff was exceptional! They bent over backwards for our large party of 12. We were in a rush to get to another event and they had us in and out on time. The food was great and the people that work there was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fajitas for Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent Fajitas, and the blackberry mojitos are delicious. Our dining experience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paxia Rocks!
    JanetCVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was my second visit to Paxia and I was even more impressed! The food and service were really remakablly good. We felt so taken care of by our wait person. She explained all the steps of putting their amazing dishes together. And they were not only super yummy, but also really beatifully plated. We actually took pictures of the dishes before we dug in. I will definitely return again and bring more friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican with lots of flavor!
    MountainsandMutts
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Praxis is more than tacos and burritos - they take it to the next level and they do it well. It's Mexican that I've never had the chance to try before plus they have twists on your known favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican Gem
    Redwithanything
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food that offers something different in Mexican cuisine. The Aztec dishes clearly show some of the foundations of the Mexican food that grew from it and provide for something completely new to try. So while the service was only fair we loved our evening there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical Mexican fare
    bob1023VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    first time here - impressed by the varied menu options, not being a typical Mexican restaurant - not New Mexican or Tex-Mex but real Mexican food - good service - recommended to anyone who loves Mexican food and wants the "real stuff"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is Authentic!!!
    BCordesVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was once the best authentic foods I have had in Colorado. They have only been there for three years, but they really have brought a true gem to enjoy. The Strawberries and Creme are a must try for desert, so don't overindulge ( It will be hard not too) so you can enjoy this all time favorite underrated desert. The guacamole and the Quesadilla are VERY good as well. I guess everything on the menu is delicious which is why I gave them a 5-star rating. I have not been disappointed with any of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican food
    Michelleann
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love this place. Small parking lot but always a good amount of street parking. The food is delicious and the Margarits terrific. Laid-back during the week and busy during the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is one of the better Mexican restaurants I've been to in Denver, along with an Aztecan flavor, yummo!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a cheese enchilada to be found
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The menu was far for interesting than any I've ever seen at a run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant, and my entree was quite good, as was the guacamole (made table side). However, I'm a vegetarian and had only two choices. There's a lot of seafood and meat offered, but I can't comment on that. Definitely worth the trip -- and parking is easy. There's a small lot, but ample parking on the street as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Accommodations
    Foodie12
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I made a reservation for a group of ten the morning of the lunch meeting and Paxia did a terrific job accommodating us and having the table all set up for our group in the back when we arrived at 11:30. The service was excellent as always and the food was as well. I love coming to this restaurant a few times a month, very consistent service and food (and very inexpensive).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shrimpalicious
    WaxyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I am a Shrimpee. I could eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know shrimp when I see it and their Shrimp with Garlic Sauce is maybe the best shrimp dish I have ever eaten. A great find--not foo foo, not basic--perfectly in the upper middle. Don't tell anyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, Interesting Mexican food
    42dineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to Paxia's with a party of 7 including 2 teenagers and were greeted with attentive, informative service that catered to a variety of tastes and needs. 2 of us ordered the Mocahates (not sure this is spelled correctly) with the combination of meats and it was deliciously spiced, beautifully presented. The enchiladas verde were excellent, and the chicken mole perfect! Also, there were a variety of interesting drinks- our favorite was the Cilantro-Jalepeno Margarita!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique food great staff
    Dell2Dell
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love this restaurant for special occasions or just a dependable recommendation to family and friends. We always leave happy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annie
    Delish
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to Paxia with a friend for the first time. Great house margaritas and tableside gaucamole. Dinner was great as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful surprise!
    sitsae
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    There were eight of us all from CALIFORNIA, which has some very exceptional Mexican food. We were blown away by every single dish we received. the beef fajitas were the best I have ever eaten anywhere. The beef was tender, the flour tortillas we're homemade and the veggies were cooked to perfection. We all raved about each dish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Michelle5280VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love authentic, real flavors, fresh. I left with a new understanding of mexican heritage, and their specials and unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 263 reviews are from the Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Last minute accomodations
    David
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went here with a group of 10 and were able to get last minute reservations. There is one large room set up for large groups like this. None of us had been here before. The food was excellent. I had the mole verde and it was very good. I tried bits of other's dishes and liked everything I tasted. The service was good and overall it was a great dinner and everyone walked away wanting to return. Definitely worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Mexican
    F000dLuvrVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place is an awesome find. They have wonderful food, great service with very polite staff and quick as well. Highly recommend them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    Maria
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love this place! It is great, great food and service as well. Hanna was out waitress and she was very knowledgeable and super friendly, so was the manager. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goo1635@gmail.com
    ChicagotoDenver
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It must have been an off night for staff. There was only 6-8 groups and staff was bored. We had the fajita's and the condiments came after our food was delivered. Fantastic margaritas. I would give the restaurant another try after the summer events slow down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Mexican
    HighlandPatron
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Unique menu. Everything is delicious! The Molcajettes (sp?) is a real treat and the carnitas will make your eyes roll back in your head!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful Carne Asada, Enchiladas, margaritas, and all things considered. It's a spicy place, caliente is their mantra and it works!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not to impressed
    LisaGdine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Have to say our first experience was excellent 4 yrs ago. However our recent visit was not as good. Disappointed with our main course, I had the chicken mole, not enough portion for the price. I don't think I will be returning any time soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique dishes and amazing staff
    Delicioso
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We picked Paxia as a last minute option on a Friday. Were able to get a table. Our waiter helped us picked the perfect dishes for our cravings that night. We really enjoyed the drink, the appetizers and especially the entrees. Great atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Kache
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for a late Father's Day lunch and were pleasantly surprised. We had never been before and picked it based on Open table ratings. The food was awesome. Definitely not tex mex. The service was even better. I would highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Customer Focus
    FoodReview14VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    amazing food and service! My family had the best experience there for Father’s Day. If you go, ask for Alberto – he was so fun – wonderful sense of client servicing! He is very attentive and was congratulating all the Father's in the restaurant with a handshake & free beer, followed by a free dessert item as the meal was concluding. Great marketing tactic, we'll definitely go back, he made us all feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Party
    Benegan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We have been to Paxia several times since it was recommended to us by a friend and it's become one of our top Mexican places to visit in the city. I made reservations there on Thursday night for my wife's birthday party, we were expecting 18 people. They seated us in our own private dining room, which was perfect. The service was fantastic all night long and the food was of course delicious. I recommend Paxia for anyone looking for delicious Mexican food, and it's also great for large parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patti1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Not your boring Mexican restaurant! Very interesting and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The three of us had not seen each other in many months and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating with our extended stay. After we paid the bill and were still talking, they offered to bring us more chips and salsa!! Looking forward to my next visit there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and good Mexican
    FoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Paxia has some interesting items on their menu - not your typical Mexican place. Food is good - not extraordinary - but good. Lots and lots of interesting tequilas also. Cool spot to check out and also reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Discovered this gem about a year ago and love to bring groups there whenever we have a special celebration. Food is delicious and you have to try the jalapeno margaritas!!!! The table side guac is the best and so is the queso appetizer - get all three.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paxia for Mother's Day
    mexicanfood4ever
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a group of 12 for Mother's Day, and we sat in the nice private-ish back room by the fireplace. I love this restaurant's food and decor--I've been a few times before. Excellent food, and great atmosphere inside and out. From what I've seen, it's not ever overcrowded but always lively. This time the food was excellent as usual, and the service was alright. The server was very nice but she began to run a little slow at the end and then one of our guests who came a little later and put in an order wound up waiting around 30 minutes for his food. We did have two infants with us so our table was a little crazy, and the place was packed--other times I have been the service was better. In this case it was not the best. But I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good experience...
    Ares45VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food, good service, nice decor. There is a patio area which is nice for late spring, summer and early fall. Kid friendly environment and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Mexican Food in the Area
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband and I were very upset when El Diablo closed. But, we've found another authentic Mexican food restaurant in Paxia. Try it, you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Everything was wonderful, from great margaritas to awesome food. Definitely a place to try if you want to experience something far beyond the usual burritos and tacos.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was marginal. There were 4 of us eating together, we all had different meals, and none of us were very happy with what we had ordered. Just boring.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic