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About Kachina Southwestern Grill

Kachina-A modern Southwestern restaurant that sits comfortably close to Denver and Boulder, yet just far enough away to escape the exhaustive beat and to truly enjoy a festive gathering with friends and family.
There’s nowhere better to relax and soak in the rich Southwest culture and its spirited cuisine than Kachina: an inviting oasis where you can sit by a calming Kiva fireplace on an expansive patio while looking out toward the Rockies in the distance.
Our chefs take diners on a culinary journey back to the land with grilled bison, green chile burgers, posole, Navajo tacos and more, just as the locals have done for hundreds of years.
Kachina also features an extensive wine list, local & regional brews, and creative, crafted cocktails. Let Kachina's collection of handcrafted tequilas and artisan mezcals expand your horizon.

10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80020
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:
breakfast :: 6:30am – 11:00am
lunch :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
brunch [weekends only] :: 7:00am – 2:00pm
happy hour [ltd bar menu] :: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
dinner :: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
late night bar menu :: 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Church Ranch & US 36. Adjacent to The Westin Hotel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 410-5813

Website:
http://kachinagrill.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet when dining in Kachina-Available everyday. Also private lot located across from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
John Kramer

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

The Kachina spirit runs throughout our restaurant from the location to the design, and especially in our Southwestern cuisine. Book your next event with us! Private areas with beautiful views available for reservations.

Kachina Southwestern Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (14)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Spicy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is a great place! Navajo Tacos are ridiculous! Enchiladas were awesome and the desserts are just stupid good! Service was great with Mars!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

We’ve decided to make this out special occasion restaurant. Great food and service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

I love coming to Kachina for dinner. My favorite dish are the pork tacos. The wait staff are all excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Love the decor. Server was pleasant and kind, sought answers for questions they did not have the answers to. Free kid meal adds a great value to this place, and makes it affordable to go out as a family. Wish there was a gf kid menu option. Would prefer if "Three Sisters" dish was still prepared the old way. Food was wonderful as always. Thank you for making this a family friendly place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I like this restaurant for its value and innovative food. Kachina advertises itself as southwestern, and I'd say that is spot on: the food is not Tex-Mex (what most Americans call "Mexican"), nor does it resemble pan-Mexican or regional cuisines south of the border. It's kind of its own thing, a fusion of American, Mexican, and in particular New Mexican culinary traditions. The heat here is mostly of the background variety, vs sharp notes of spiciness. I find traditional go-to's like salsa to be really fresh-tasting, and different from what you find at most restaurants. I haven't ever *not* enjoyed everything I've ordered here, including the drinks, which are reasonably priced and well-made. Don't skimp on desert, they are really surprising, and I've had things that remind me of deserts I've had before, but are always sufficiently different to be unique and interesting, on top of delicious.

Don't let the hotel setting fool you: once your in the door (which is a bit hard to find at first), you'll forget you're at the Westin. The outdoor patio is really nice spring through fall, but the indoor space is nice, with complementary lighting and views of the kitchen. It can get a bit loud on a crowded night, so be prepared, but most of our meals here have been at a conversational tone, and when it has gotten loud, we've been offered different tables by the management.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food. But be sure to ask how spicy the dish is. I love spicy but some meals are downright hot which might be a problem for some. So be sure to ask. Their tacos are so good I crave them! Green chili is excellent (but, again, it can be hot). The Casa Greens is a delicious, light salad. Shrimp and waffles are good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Server brought wrong food and argued with us about it. I asked if cilantro (allergy) was an ingredient in dish I selected (it wasn’t listed) and was told the kitchen was too busy for special orders. I chose the only vegetarian dish on the menu so hoped it would not contain cilantro. The server did not ask the chef, but took out the main ingredient and served me a Navajo tortilla with onion and avocado - no calabaza at all. It took an hour and 15 minutes to get our entrees. When we pointed out my husbands dish was the wrong one and mine was an onion taco, he argued with us. Will never go back. Too bad, as we have enjoyed several other visits there. They took half the cost of the meal off but we didn’t care about the money - we expect the correct food, answers to our questions and adequate service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I used to enjoy this restaurant however this trip was the worst ever. I had made the reservations a week in advance party of 7. And the waitress acted like we were such a huge party and couldn't give us the time of day. Ordered vegetables to go with the guacamole appetizer was charged $3 for those and they didn't even come until we were halfway through our meal because the waitress blamed it on the staff that this is not something that they normally provide. Then one of the guests in my party was never even brought her food the waitress again didn't even put the order in. Nice her food did come - it was sitting in a pool of oil.For drinks I ordered a club soda with lime there was no lime for the drinks and the waitress never came back to even check to see if we needed anything until we were almost completely done with our meal. I ordered a bison taco salad which I'd never ordered and it was a bison sandwich with layers of tortilla. I am on a gluten free diet so I had to scrape what little bison there was onto the salad. Very very poor service not sure if she was the only waitress on for that day but I had made the reservations for 12:30 when the lunch crowd would be hopefully over- would think the restaurant would properly staff they place of business.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at Kachina. It should be noted the food was really spicy, so keep that in mind before making plans. The service was really poor. They forgot our food. We went straight from appetizers to dessert menus. For the inconvenience the server told us food was compliments of the chef only to present us with a bill upon getting up to leave. A manager and a server gave weak apologies as we were in the restaurant over 2 hours not due to the ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time to dine at Kachina. Made reservations for a first date. My date had previously dined and had recommended Kachina over the other option offered.
For my part, the experience was excellent; good food , drinks and pleasant ambiance. The staff and service was great.
I will definitely not hesitate, and look forward to another opportunity, to dine at either location again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was great. But the wine list did not have any wine available.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went here before a movie for my husbands birthday and had a great early dinner. My only negative feedback would be when my husband and son who is 12 tried to sit at the bar, the bartender very rudely said “he can’t sit there” he could have said this differently. When I walked in from using the bathroom, my husband was very upset and we almost left because of it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A lot of fun! Good food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came into reserve a specific table for New Year's Eve, and we're assured by the hostess and a gentleman who seems to be managing that day, that we were set for the table we wanted on NYE.
When we arrived, our chosen table was occupied, and we were told by a different hostess that we would NOT be able to be seated at our requested table. So we we're disappointed at the dismissal of our original request. Please don't promise things you can't guarantee.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Authentic, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Kuchina. Variety of items on menu is excellent from vegetarian to meat to seafood and fresh water fish too. Always spicy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Below average bloody Mary’s we were told were amazing at $11 each. We don’t mind paying for good bloodys but again not very good and did not even finish because not enjoyable. The smoked salmon was good. This place was convenient being attached to our hotel and getting double points feasting at this restaurant but other than those points, not very impressed. We were there three times in the 48 hours in the area and dinner experience was not much better.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The tacos were ok. The beef was perfect. Rice had too much cilantro. Overall it was good and kids under 10 are free.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I love the food here! For my third visit, I had the pork tacos, and they were awesome! My girlfriend got the shrimp dish and she said it was absolutely wonderful! The service was great, and the prices are very reasonable. I always make a reservation, and highly recommend you do, too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Easy, but delicious food. Perfect for everyone. We love to go for breakfast and for dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Only complaint is that it took a while to get the main order to the table. Not all dishes were served together. Service could have been better.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Authentic, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent experience. Great tequila selection. Incredible unique food. The scallop ceviche and tacos were excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was horrible and the service was worse. We started with sangria. It tasted like it's been sitting out for a week. We ordered bison empanadas. My husband took a bite and nearly broke his tooth on a huge olive pit (we think). We let our server know and he didn't seem to care. He talked to the kitchen and they said it was a walnut and they were not sure why it was in there. First of all, it was very clearly not a walnut and second of all it's concerning that they don't seem to care if random ingredients get mixed in. I ordered the chicken enchiladas. I know they have lots of cheese, but they were literally floating in an inch of grease. Absolutely disgusting. We then ordered the beignets to try and salvage the meal. After waiting 25 minutes, we asked our server to cancel the order. He asked if we wanted him to remove them from our bill. Why would we pay for them? They never came. The whole experience was a disappointment and we will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Holiday meal with friends

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Meh - really dissatisfied with service - lazy waitresses both times. 3 tables total and took over 15 minutes to pick up our credit cards. Just boring and not memorable. Food is average- not stellar

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Went for lunch. Everyone liked their meals. Two had trout, one torts and a four pack with drink, salad, pork green chili, and Navajo taco. Nice atmosphere and tasty food with a little different twist. I have been there several times and is always a favorite.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great selection on Thanksgiving menu. Wonderful service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our first time here. Our servers were exceptional. The appetizers were so flavorful and unique. We will be back. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were exceptional! We have had dinner there several times over the last few years and it has always been good. But, for thanksgiving they knocked it out of the park. The service was spot on and the flavors were the main event. Serving sizes were just right since the goal was to try everything that was included on the days menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had family in town for Thanksgiving and we decided to dine out. Found Kachina through an online search and checked the reviews. This restaurant is fantastic and the Thanksgiving meal was more than we expected. The food was delicious and plentiful. Service was fantastic as well. This may be a new annual tradition for my family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was the pre-plan Thanksgiving dinner. It was lovely and I will be back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving--could not get a reservation for 3 later than 11:15, yet restaurant was still quite empty at 12:30, so unsure why are service was less than expected. We received appetizers before the drinks. Then when one of the drinks was wrong, it took another ten minutes to get the correct drink. (no compensation or apology for this mistake) All food was brought family style to the table with no utensils to serve. Scooping cheesy dip with a fork is difficult and then having to use a personal, dirty fork to take beef and turkey from the serving platter is un-sanitary. The main food was tasty and unique, but the desserts could have used some ice cream or whipped cream. I would consider happy hour on their open courtyard, but I doubt I'll be back for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Kachina Grill for Thanksgiving dinner. It was fabulous. The 4 course menu had a southwestern theme, and we enjoyed each of the courses. Our server, Nancy, was very friendly, and looked after us throughout the meal. The décor is appropriate for the type of restaurant. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for Thanksgiving. Overall a delicious meal, however I would not recommend it for children unless they are the type of kids that eat anything. Our daughters 4 and 7 nibbled the corn chips, ate the apples off the salad and a bit of turkey for $12 each child. No other food options were available, not even rice or plain pasta. Also, it was served family style with the food already dressed, so adding gravy over the stuffing and potatoes was impossible. Same with the cranberry sauce. If you want cranberry sauce, but no pork, you're scraping it off the pork. Our server said it wasn't possible to get sauces or gravy on the side. The desserts were delicious, particularly the bourbon pumpkin pie. Nice ambiance, cozy feel with the fireplace and a beautiful outdoor area.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Unique dishes that were surprisingly full of flavor. You must try the beignets!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We are regulars at Kachinas, but the service has been going downhill rapidly. We stuck with it because they had Kids Eat Free on the weekends, so it was helpful. Yesterday, we were told by the manager that they no longer do kids eat free. But, when I mentioned that to them on FB that we were disappointed that got changed, they responded that kids do, in fact, eat free. Now, I am angry. The food isn’t worth the bad service and the management not having their act together. Sorry Kachinas, you lost customers yesterday.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our food did not arrive after 45 minutes. The server did not check in to let us know what was happening until we asked. No plausible explanation was provided. The manager came out 50 min later, which does not strike me as great customer service despite the fact that they offer to pack our food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was our first visit. We will be back. Our wait was really on the ball. Very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service will keep me coming back. It was a very lively environment with a lot of trendy young professionals. Food was also good. Creative menu with good options. Very attentive staff. Love it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always the food was fantastic (highly recommend the Navajo tacos), service was very good and the restaurant staff even wrote nice messages on a card for the special occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food at Kachina has drawn me back again and again but this was my first breakfast with them. My associate and I decided to share the 3 egg omelet with potatoes -- all good -- and blueberry pancakes that were probably the best I have ever had (and I pride myself on my own blueberry pancakes). They were amazing! Kachina has never disappointed me!

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