Los Chingones DTC

4.9
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271 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
LOS CHINGONES IS CHEF TROY GUARD’S TAKE ON “BADASS” MEXICAN – SASSY, SPICY, SOMETIMES IRREVERENT, ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE. WE STRIVE TO REDESIGN MEXICAN FOOD WITH OUT OF THE NORM PROTEINS AND FUSION OF FLAVORS.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–9:15 pm
Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:15 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–9:15 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 567-4258
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Guard
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Cross street
E Belleview Ave and Newport St (Below Milehouse Apartments)
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Public transit
Belleview Station Light Rail - E Line & F Line
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 271 People Are Saying
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and prices. The manager came over and talked to us and was very warm and inviting. The only thing that was a bit of a downer was the brisket was pretty dry but luckily I only had one of those in my taco lineup. However the pork belly tacos were absolutely outstanding.

MB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything - Chingones is our favorite DTC spot

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service and the queso was gross!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday. No special arrangements from the restaurant.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good but overpriced for what you get.

HD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall2food4service3ambience2

When we arrived they told us they no longer accepted reservations, so our Open Table reservation was useless. I had made the reservation over 1 month in advance. It would have been nice if they had called everyone with outstanding reservations and informed us, rather than having us show up without one. I would have made a reservation elsewhere, as we had a concert to go to and limited time.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience2

the restauurant was good- noisy and basically a taco and margarita hot spot- very loud and energetic. They do not take open table reservations or any reservations- so even if you get a confirmation -do not trust or use it. open table is confused.

T
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat and always good! Also, their peach margaritas (when available) are incredible. Too bad that they don't take reservations any longer - better get there early.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Los Chingones had great food! However, due to a glitch they lost our opentable reservation and we ended-up on a table barely big enough to hold our chips and salsa and drinks at the same time. Service was ok but felt rushed.
All that said, the food was excellent as were the drinks. Would go back just not on a Friday night.

SC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Happy hour was good value. Rating would be much worse if I had to pay full price for the tacos given how small they are. Also, every item seemed very saucy and more salty for our tastes but "each to their own"

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We have gone to Los Chingones a LOT, it is one of our favorite places. I a, there almost every other week. So, for my birthday, eight of us decided to meet there. Maybe there were too many of us, but this was the only time our experience was crummy there.
Took a half hour for server to take our order, and anything special got messed up. I added eggs to my order, didn’t happen; girlfriend asked for no spicy peppers on anything, didn’t happen, so she only ate chips; another couple shared two different entrees and asked them to be fit in half, didn’t happen. Three of us never got our drink order.

Don’t know what to say - I guess we will be back? Maybe this just isn’t the place for a group of eight.

SZ
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great street tacos. Especially worth mentioning: Pork Belly with Citrus Salsa and Chicken Leg. Also guacamole and salsa trio. Don't miss the Chipotle/Pineapple salsa.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Tacos in Denver, salsas are top notch as well! Great drinks too!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Higher end street tacos with that classic Troy Guard touch. A little expensive for a traditional 'street taco' but worth it for the integrity Troy brings to all of his culinary experiences. Highly recommend for any occasion.

ET
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Smaller serving sizes and very loud overall experience. Would have liked to have heard my conversations much easier.

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Definitely small plates. Expensive, and not a lot of food in return.

R
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their guac was fantastic as was the cocktail I had!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Amazing food&staff. Ate on the patio. Love it!

DL
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Second time here since we live nearby. First time was quite mediocre and this time even worse. Waiter never came around (so I couldn't even get a fork). Tacos came out cold. Other restaurants owned by this company (tag, tag burger, g&g, etc) all great, and so this one is a big disappointment.

L
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shrimp taco was fantastic. Pork belly was delicious. Citrus salsa was interesting on this taco. A little much. More like a citrus salad.

T
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific Happy Hour - fantastic ginger pineapple margarita! The brussel sprouts are always excellent!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We sat in the booth closest to the kitchen. There were no other tables available or we would have moved. The wait staff made no attempt to keep things quiet. There were loud bangs the entire dinner. The skinny margarita was way too tart. The waiter was not attentive. The pork belly taco was almost entirely fat. We have been here many times or I wouldn't return.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I like it but husband complained that it was not enough food with meals. Great chips & salsa!

s
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun vibe and great menu options. Fresh, pretty healthy and very tasty dishes. Share plates or have your own. Outdoor space is inviting; some is covered. Great as an after work gathering place. Lunch is only Thursday and Friday which makes it even more popular those days.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Rich flavors they have you savoring every bite. The math was solid and smooth. This is a very fun restaurant and a good place for an exciting meal with friends.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Delicious food.

c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good decision! Food, service, atmosphere are always on point.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! So delicious !!! The waitress was very informative and honest about the spice level and different flavor options offered. Can't go wrong with any of their margaritas either!

V
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, service and location! Oh yea and Margs!

d
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We had been here before when it first opened and had a good experience. We brought our elderly father to dinner and it was so loud that none of us could even hear anyone but the person sitting right next to us. The food was good, but over priced. The margarita's were great!

G
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! We will definitely be back!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server brought our main courses before the appetizers. They took them back and 60 seconds later, brought both the appetizers and main courses together. They acted put out when we told them to take them back! It's too millennial for me.
In all fairness, the manager got us a new server and came over to apologize.

OT
Denver
162 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loud and crowded. Make a reservation, for sure! Even on a Tuesday. Food was good for casual Mex.

SG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fusion on Mexican cuisine. Excellent service!

MB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers Day

OT
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal here. Fun atmosphere best waitstaff in Denver.

BB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant, good food, lots of fun margaritas. It was crowded and quite noisy though.

LS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Echoing other reviews, but WOW is it noisy here. Music is too loud, and a very active bar with lots of folks enjoying their libations made for a rough outing for our family. Server was unfriendly and pretentious. Food was very tasty, however.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good, but it has definitely decreased in quality since it first opened.

Service was terrible.

DN
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Friday night (Cinco de Mayo to boot!) and were seated even earlier than our reservation time. Our server greeted us quickly and was friendly and knowledgeable. She took the time to answer all of our menu questions even though she was super busy. She made great recommendations and the food was great. We will definitely be back.