Taita Peruvian Cuisine
Taita Peruvian Cuisine

Taita Peruvian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.taitadenver.com/
  • Phone: 3038638888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Pepito Aparicio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant for details and information on off-site catering.
  • Entertainment: We’ve called in some favors to bring you local musicians on select Friday evening and Salsa nights on every Thursday night. Check the events page on our web-page to see which nights will be full of music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colfax
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Taita Peruvian Cuisine
Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar features an outstanding new Peruvian menu with a touch of American influence in an upscale and cozy atmosphere.

The menu, inspired from a wide selection of Peruvian delicacies, is Jose “Chef Pepito” Aparicio’s pride: a culmination of over 20 years of cooking experience.

Chef Pepito is a man of many flavors...but you should already know that if you’ve ever had the pleasure of dining at his restaurant. His success in the culinary arts is owed to his passion for tasteful food and a community to share it with.

Taita opened in August of 2012 and was quickly selected as a “Best New Restaurant of 2012″ by the Westword Magazine of Denver. Taita is open every day for lunch and dinner and will begin serving brunch in the Spring!
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Taita Peruvian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating2.9
  • Food2.8
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Restaurant Colosed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We went for dinner and was informed by the bar next door that the restaurant closed on June 8th.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Out of business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had made reservations and when we arrived we were told they had gone out of business with no notice
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CLOSED
    Frog
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Taita is closed and has been for a week. The neighbors have no information about it and there is no sign on the door for customers. Guess you should not take any more reservations for them. Duh!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Closed
    greatfoodgoodfriends
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a confirmed reservation, but arrived and the door was locked. People at the establishment next door said it had been closed for 3-4 days.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great once again
    lvruvfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We returned with a friend who hasn't had the experience at Taita. She was pleasantly surprised at the quality and presentation of the food. We tried different dishes and the chicken was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently delicious!
    hcinDenver
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was my third visit - and for the rest of the group it was their first. Everyone was pleasantly surprised about Taita. Wonderfully finished interior with warm and inviting colors and original artwork. The food and the pisco sours are prepared exceptionally well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding! Will be coming back!
    FoodLovers
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We chose Taita because we had read great reviews and we were delighted. From start to finish it was wonderful. It was romantic as we chose to sit at an umbrella covered table on the patio. We had the Ceviche Clasico appetizer which was delicious. For our entrees we chose Arroz Con Mariscos which was shrimp, scallops, calamari, and octopus, and also Lomo Saltado which is wok sauteed filet mignon. Perfection! We are definitely coming back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed
    CDSDenVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The owner and master of the kitchen is rarely there anymore as he's running the other restaurant in Cherry Creek. Sadly it feels like he took the recepies with him! It's not like it used to be sadly!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 140 reviews are from the Taita Peruvian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Great surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My boyfriend has traveled to Peru several times and loves Peruvian food. Since moving to Denver I had been looking for a good place to take him and Taita was recommended to me. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and my boyfriend absolutely loved it. One of our new favorite restaraunts :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a miss
    ttttttttt
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We purchased s Living Social deal. Arriving there were a total of 4 tables sat. We had to go to the bar to get drinks. I had to order from the bartender too. The waitress came over asked about our deal, No greeting she just drilled me about the deal and what it was for. By the Time we finished the waitress had a total of 9 tables. We sat for 20 min after she took our plates and I walked up to the bar again to get our check. The meal came with desert but at this point I didnt care. The waitress came out with box dessert and the ticket. She added 18% onto our 2 top table food- the menu said fillet minion and it was obviously pot roast meet. The desert was pre frozen cheesecake.
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  • An Oasis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was great - as was the Peruvian beer. Our waiter was attentive & thoughtful as well as patient while explaining the unique aspects of the menu we asked about. After battling through rush hour on a Friday evening & dealing with Colfax traffic, walking into Taita allowed us to leave the hustle & bustle & almost enter another world. It was quiet, unhurried & decidedly relaxed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We go to this restaurant several times a month and each time, the food is consistent and great. Did not get my normal Lomo Saltado this time, but got the Almond Chicken and now I have a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always tasty
    Bookie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We love the ceviche, the pescado del dia (it's the mashed chick peas that make whatever fish is on top delicious) and especially the pisco sours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find
    PoppieDog
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dining at the this eatery was the most pleasant eating out surprise we have had in years. All five of us had wonderful meals- the seasonings were especially tantalizing. Our server made of feel right at home, and was attentive throughout the meal. The Spanish style guitar music was superb, and we loved the atmosphere- very simple yet rich. There were only 4 other tables filled out of 12 to 15. The restaurant deserves to be filled. Most definitely we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and Pisco sours
    linaa2
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Jasmine was the bartender and waitress. She was charming but getting our drinks did take awhile even though we were the only table in the place. Later two other couples filled tables. The pisco sours, cerviche and mussels were amazing, the best since Lima. The lomo saltado and Arroz com mariscos were also perfectly prepared. We were delighted with the meal to this point. We paid $39.00 to TravelZoo for a 2 for 1 deal. What came as a surprise was being charged a automatic 20% gratuity and tax on the original cost of the meal $81.00. The final charge came to over $44.00 plus the $39.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly surprised
    gottatryit
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    after having read some very negative reviews on yelp, and not having a valid phone number to use for making reservations, we went with a plan B. We were pleasantly surprised. We had a promo coupon which was good for anything on the menu. Service was excellent. Large area but only 6 other diners, so was very quiet. would not eat outdoors as there is a very noisy bar next door. Kind of pricy, but will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but they've had better before
    yummyyummyinmytummy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went to this restaurant 6-9 months ago because I love Peruvian food. Unfortunately I think the food quality has gone down a little bit since then. Presentation used to be much more of a priority here and the food just wasn't quite as good as it was before. Still good and very authentic but maybe they got a new chef? I would still recommend it though.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ethnic experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was great and wait staff terrific We would certainly return. This was our first to try Peruvian cuisine
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd Strike and you're out
    KlausGVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    First visit was a wonderful new discovery - great food, nice setting, good live music. 2nd visit we returned with family - appetizer ingredients were substituted with something not on the menu, had a Groupon voucher this time - charged us with a dessert we didn't order - than added insult to injury when they applied an automatic "Owner directed" 20% tip on the bill - 1/2 hour later, Manager was never able to resolve problem. Sucked the life out of the evening. 3rd visit - bought another voucher, wanted to give them another chance because some of the food is very good - new recipe for ceviche (fish was raw as sushi), charged us for a dessert that should have been included, then our distain with same problem with automatic 20% tip.
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  • Excellent!
    TomandDianeVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    A small, warm and friendly place to enjoy a Pisco Sour and a Peruvian menu. This place is really worth going to on a regular basis!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tastes
    bill9687
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Taita is our favorite restaurant. The food is consistently good. It is not far out cuisine like some Denver hot spots. The food is consistent with new items added regularly. There is some items with added spiciness for that taste. The servers are great , friendly and offer great suggestions. Fun patio when it gets warmer.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Always good
    lvruvfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We love our independent neighborhood restaurants. Taita is a very nice restaurant as the service food and ambience are just what we need in this area. The food is creative, but very reasonable. The fish on a bed of spinach with garbanzo bean puree is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Pisco Sours
    InSearchofGoodFood
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Just love the Pisco Sours and Peruvian specialty food. Our waitress was really nice.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Celebration
    Sukei
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were so impressed the first time we went there that I wanted to go back for my Birthday a few months later with eight of my friends. We ordered two appetizers Civiche Clasico (Mahi mahi marinated in freshly squeezed lime juice, cilantro, red onions, red aji limon, yellow aji limon,) and the Causa de Pollo y Avocado (Mashed yellow potato cake with chicken salad and avocado.) Both were delicious. The first time we ate there we had the mussels and the Ceviche Caliente both yummy too! All the Entree`s that we have had have been top notch, the unanimous favorite is Sudado de Pescado a fresh white fish slow-cooked with tomatoes and tender onions on a aji amarillo sauce, served with rice. Don't forget to try their Pisco Sours!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great place for dining
    sthember
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was great but service needs improvement improvemenT
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Karl
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    There were 5 of us that met there. We, al,l were very pleased with this experience
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ceviche
    diser
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    There aren't many Peruvian restaurants in Denver. Four, I think. Taita offers a good variety of Peruvian dishes, great variety of pisco cocktails, as well as moderate prices. Great ceviche classico, as I mentioned in the review title. Lomo Saltado was delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • savory food
    Danb
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    ceviche was a large appetizer with tartness complemented by potatoes. More than enough for two. Arroz con Mariscos had fresh seafood and very delicate rice. Lomo saltado was grilled and very flavorful again with a certain tartness. Pisco sours very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food is always amazing. The service is warm and friendly. A favorite date place as it never gets too loud to enjoy a good conversation with your meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed to see
    RoostVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    I was disappointed to see that the menu items that I returned for were no longer offered. While not busy, the service was very inattentive and we were often left without drinks. The food was good but not as it was on my first visit.
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  • Excellent food but the service
    slalomnutVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Excellent food but the service was a little slow. It did appear they had an extensive wine list but I wasn't drinking that evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Delicious
    jeannie
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    The food was tasty and fresh...it is a small intimate place and the staff is right there to help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Avoid this restaurant
    dave
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The quality of the food was poor. The ceviche was too spicy. The entrees used cheap ingredients and were of poor quality. The key lime pie tasted like a mini cheesecake. The menu prices were inflated and the dinner was not worth more that the coupon price even if prepared properly. They added on a large tip based upon the menu prices. This was a poor dining experience. I expect this restaurant to close within the next 6 months.
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  • Hidden Gem
    burlyVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We were lucky enough to have bee referred to this restaurant several months ago when we were in the area. We LOVED it, and could not wait to return. This visit, the restaurant was not as lively and busy, but the food and drinks were still amazing!! The dishes are fresh, so worth the wait. The fish is so fresh and tasty and the courses are very generous. Love the Mosquito drink--very refreshing next to the spice of the meals. We are looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taita, a Peruvian taste treat
    NewtoPeru
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Restaurant is easy to find but hard to identify with poor signage and a hard-to-read logo. Service was minimal and not very informational but, the food is amazing!! Wonderful ceviche and the Lomo Saltado, made with filet mignon, was a one-of-a kind taste treat. Food presentation was beautiful. Make sure to ask for a drink list when you first arrive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an early reservation,
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We had an early reservation, so the restaurant had just opened and had yet to heat up. The service was prompt and friendly, we just wish the room had been warmer! The ceviche was outstanding and I will return for that alone. I would have preferred a little more tartness to the Pisco Sour, but very much enjoyed the Malbec.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Taita is definitely off the main road and not easily seen if you're not looking for it. It's a small restaurant that is warmly decorated. The ceviche app and mussel app are amazing--the seafood as well as the flavors are fresh and tasty. We both had the lomo saltado as the main course which had an unordinary combination of rice and fries but was also very tasty. Desert was an unbelievably wonderful coffee cheesecake. The food was defintiely amazing but not followed up with equally amazing service. It was a bit on the slow side and we were never asked if we wanted another beverage after ours went empty. BUT, pricing was good, food was excellent, and there was free lot parking next door. We will definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise!r
    LovesVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    How could we have imagined that just off Colfax we'd find such an interesting gem of a restaurant?! The food was unusual and very tasty (pisco sours and ceviche are a must!), a great ambience and a delightful and friendly staff who let us enjoy our dinner and then linger on...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eclactic place with good food
    1960ally
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Appetisers of mussels and ceviche really good. Entree of spanish paella was outstanding as was all the fish dishes. Kale salad was beautiful but could have used a little more dressing or spice. pisco sours wonderful and key lime pie terrific. Waiter, Jessie, was very helpful. Used a travelzoo coupon and they were very cooperative and we could order off the menu which was unusual. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant before and was looking forward to another evening here again. Not only was the service terrible, but the food was also bland and disappointing. It was just myself and my husband, and gratuity was automatically added to our bill. I'm not into tipping badly for subpar service, but that did rub me the wrong way. Probably not going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic