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Tamayo Restaurant
Tamayo Restaurant

Tamayo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com
  • Phone: (720) 946-1433
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday- Sunday 10:30-2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily 2pm-7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Tamayo is happy to tailor catered menus for your off-premise event.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Savor Chef Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed modern Mexican cuisine at Tamayo. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100 tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes.
    From the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, to the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork and authentic furnishings complete Tamayo’s dining experience.
    For your next party, business meeting or special event, choose from one of our signature dining experiences or let us help you customize your own! Visit our website to view our event packages.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered parking available and Valet available a few doors down on Larimer at the Capital Grille & Writer's.
A word from Tamayo Restaurant
The menus at Tamayo offer a modern interpretation of authentic Mexican food with recipes created by critically acclaimed Chef/Owner Richard Sandoval at his Maya Restaurant in New York City. Our warm décor is spectacular with amber & coral colored walls featuring exquisite artwork that includes silver encrusted toucans, silver and volcanic rock guacamole bowls & Mayan masks to keep a watchful eye over the restaurant. Tamayo is truly a unique dining experience for intimate business luncheons, dinners, social events and large celebrations as well.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Guac Fest caught our attention and we love Zengo so we decided to try this sister restaurant. The food was great. Crickets in guac isn't something I'd come back for, but everything else was great. We were a little surprised by our bill and probably wouldn't rush back but glad we tried it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great coin style. Tequila blanco, good triple sec and fresh limes. Just like in Zihuatanejo!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good food but a little pricy from your typical tex-mex restaurant and a bit loud with the weekend crowd."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "With reservations and several open tables available inside we were directed to a table on roof-top area in the sun. The direct sunlight, heat and wind created a few problems for the meal. The queso appetizer had a great flavor but was a small portion that quickly became a singular glob that was inedible. The quacamole was fresh and zesty. We ordered a variety of dishes including 2 taco dishes and 3 enchilada dishes. The tacos were very good except the soft shells seemed to fall apart very easily which made them difficult to handle. The enchilada dishes also had a good flavor but were hard to cut do to the hardened tortillas. The service was friendly and prompt. With 2 apps 4 drinks and a nice tip the bill was over $200 OK but not GREAT!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening with friends who were visiting from PA. Delicious, lively, great service---same as always. We keep returning after 10+ years of dining at Tamayo!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great for 1st impression during lunch / business meetings"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our concierge recommended this restaurant. We waited a couple days before heading there as we had so many on our list. What a great night! Sat upstairs and outside. View was fabulous! Our server, Nikki, was equally as fabulous. She took her time, recommended great dishes (and knowledgeably talked about each one), and patiently answered all our questions. We went with two of her recommendations and were not disappointed in any way! The margaritas were great with an long array of unique flavors to choose from. A definite must in downtown Denver."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We found this spot thanks to the Denver Passport and had a great time! The queso and guacamole appetizers were delicious (although the queso was a little heavy-better for 4 people to split instead of 2). The margaritas were strong but balanced (I recommend the Mercado if you like spicy!!). The Mahi Mahi entree was incredible as well, but I have to say my most favorite food that we ordered was the side of spinach! The combination of Sauteed Spinach, Chicharrones, Garlic & Mushrooms was amazing! We definitely plan on going back for more!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Highly recommended, we go there for special occasions, excellent food and service, got to try the Mango Mojitos!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "In a neighborhood of abundant excellent restaurants, Tamayo stands out with Mexican fare that you'll likely find unlike and superior to other upscale Mexican eateries this far north of the border. My eyes were opened with my most recent visit - I'd ordered the pork dish that's been my go-to meal twice before. But in mid-meal my wife & I traded, me finishing her skirt steak and finding both steak and accompaniments as delightful and tasty as the pork. Signature cocktails add to the experience, appetizers are not to be missed. And choose your preference of three seating areas: outside to watch the lively night activity ... inside street level for bustle & high energy ... upstairs for quiet & romantic al fresco."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Bottomless Brunch is one of the best around. Great food and tasty drinks."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our brunch at Tomayo was absolutely amazing! We were in Denver for the weekend and I chose Tomayo after looking at their menu! Turned out to be the best brunch! I'm not a margarita fan, but my friends were and they said they were outstanding. I stuck to bloody marys! What an excellent variety of food, which was some of the best Mexican I've ever had! I also want to note that Mark, our server, did an incredible job with the menu options, the timing and just outstanding service. I've already started highly recommending it. It will most certainly be on my list each time I'm visiting Denver!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Looking for authentic Mexican - found it! Amazing mole, pared fresh salsa and guacamole sides. Every one at our table was thrilled with their choice. We had the guacamole sampler as a starter - not to be missed. Service was fabulous. We ate on the rooftop terrace and it just added to the perfect meal! We were concerned about rain earlier in the evening and we're pleased to see it was partially covered. Wonderful atmosphere. Just in town for a conference, but would definitely revisit if in town in the future."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I celebrated by birthday here. The server picked up on that and surprised us with a birthday treat at the end of our meal. I've eaten here numerous times and always have a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find that our fairly well-behaved 3-year-old enjoyed her experience here so much; Tamayo was just great for her. We always enjoy the wonderful food when we visit the area."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The habanero sauce for the Guacamole Sampler was fantastic. As always some of the best margaritas in town."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was very good, especially the mahi mahi. Service was a little slow when it came to our waiter but the rest of the staff was very prompt and friendly. It's a nice place to eat on a Saturday night as it's fun and energetic. I highly recommend the rooftop over the downstairs because the noise is a little less and the fresh air is nice. Will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the mahi mahi tacos are really good and the guac is good as ever"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Alan was particularly excellent as our server. He was knowledgeable, friendly and patient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went here for the 4th of July... and it was AMAZING! The rooftop bar gave us great views of three different firework displays! The food was super delicious and the sangria was delicious. The only complaint was that the service was a bit slow, but other than that it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Killer service. Good food. Definitely will be back for 35$ all you can eat and drink. Posole was the highlight foodwise."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "If I decide to pay over $100 for 2, then I'll dine at a quality restaurant. We did each have a couple of drinks, but I also expected tasty cuisine to be enjoyed in a quaint environment. Big disappointment!! The value did not come close to equaling the price we paid."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was pretty good and the boys helping our main waiter were quite nice and expedient. But our waiter was incredibly slow. I looked at other reviews and this seems to be a problem at the local Sandoval restaurants. This is too bad because the food is quite good, but its hard to enjoy when you are being ignored. However, I understand that we were just a party of two so the waiter would probably benefit from paying more attention to larger parties. I would recommend going to this place on a weekday or for lunch but not for dinner if you want to get good service. But regardless of the service, the food was really good. We had the steak tacos and the shrimp enchiladas, both quite nice. We might give this place another shot on a Tuesday :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I really have done Tamayo more for lunch than dinner because it can end up getting expensive with drinks and everything but had a great dinner there recently. They really have a unique offering compared to many of the other Mexican options in town."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time dining at Tamayo - would go back in a heartbeat. Restaurant staff were all friendly and very attentive. Had the opportunity to meet the GM, Miranda, it became quickly apparent that she knows the importance of customer service and relationship building. Food was very good, drinks were perfect. Johnny knows how to make a margarita ! If you're looking for a hot spot with great Mexican food, check out Tamayo....SOON!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Thank you for ALWAYS make my fridays date night with my honey special."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and service--freindly people and the food was very tasty. Unique flavorful dishes and the food just melts in your mouth. The patio was way too noisy for conversation so we moved downstairs and that was better."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Tamayo to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, and we had fun tackling a pitcher of Sangria (which, heads up, is way too big for 2 people, but is still worth it even though you won't drink all of it). We also tried a new coffee drink which was interesting but not to our taste, and the waiter was great about bringing us another coffee we liked much better. We had a nice time here, and were glad we chose this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our service and food was exceptional. This restaurant has the right mix of all things that make dining a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The best mexican food restaurant in Colorado, period..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. service thoughtful and courteous."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious! The Chile relleno appetizer is a must. Great drink selection too. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went to Tamayo for brunch and it was amazing. Tamayo came highly recommended. I was worried that the kids wouldn't like much on the menu, but there were a lot of plates that they were willing to try, and they loved all of them. They must have had a dozen of the pan dulce plates between the three of them. The format of the brunch was great... small plates instead of a buffet. It gives you the chance to try a lot of things, then get more of what you like and don't worry about the rest. To be clear, though, we liked everything. Some of my favorites were the tacos (brisket and chicken), the mahi mahi "a la talla" and the ceviche, the squash blossom, and the huevos rancheros. One of the best brunches in town. Will surely be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We did the bottomless brunch and drinks and enjoyed every dish we had as well as some amazing mimosas and margaritas. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Literally I there's something magical in the Chicken Adobada. It should be labeled Chicken Aphrodisiac because I was getting so heated during dinner... WOW! Plus the margaritas here are incomparable. Best mexican place in Denver. Just perfect. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Truly authentic Mexican flavors that are clean and precise. Much better than those smothered Americanize dishes at other so called Mexican restaurants. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "If you are a vegetarian this is definitely not the restaurant for you. There is one vegetarian item on the menu, but if you don't like mushrooms then it is not for you. The restaurant was completely unwilling to adapt any of the menu items. For instance, how hard would it have been to simply make cheese enchiladas? When we asked about this, we were told "they can't do this". We went here at the request of friends who are not vegetarians. It is so rare that we go to any restaurant and don't find a good vegetarian option."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a great meal and prompt service. Will dine there again!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We are frequent visitors and fans -- but our Saturday dinner was a BIG disappointment. The noise level in the restaurant is at stadium level -- especially the upstairs deck. The ## of large parties with very loud guests made the environment feel more like TGIF than Tamayo. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our party of 6 had an excellent meal with friendly, attentive service. Menu vas varied and and unique. A very good meal was had by all. The margaritas were delicious. Steak kabobs , corn soup, and camerones were adelight."
    Dined on 5/23/2014