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Kachina Southwestern Grill

755 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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

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Phone number
(303) 410-5813
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Kramer
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Cross street
Church Ranch & US 36. Adjacent to The Westin Hotel
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Parking details
Complimentary valet when dining in Kachina-Available everyday. Also private lot located across from the restaurant.
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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

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.

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What 755 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good.

The restaurant mixes large group gatherings with two person dining and the noise level and foot traffic is obnoxious.

5.0  Dined 6 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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipSusanS (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Really good food but some items are quite spicy, which not everyone liked. Eclectic and varied menu. The boneless texas quail and bison meatloaf are amazing. Appetizers and deserts are terrific. Interesting cocktails. I liked the Native Sage cocktail quite a bit.
Nice setting. Fairly quiet. Tables a bit too close together in my opinion but still a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Reservations are a good idea. Every table was occupied when we went.

gillyski (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

vipNovelFoodFairPrice (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

moneybags (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

PriscillaT (Denver)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

RRoark (Denver)
5.0  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.

vip911skibum (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Lindag (Denver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

A lot of fun! Good food!