Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.00mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.00mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Shells and SauceShells and Sauce
(1459)
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Booked 66 times today
12@MADISON12@MADISON
(181)
$$$$
American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 20 times today
Atelier by RadexAtelier by Radex
(151)
$$$$
French | Uptown, Denver
Booked 10 times today
Bastien's RestaurantBastien's Restaurant
(304)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Uptown, Denver
Booked 1 time today
Brik on YorkBrik on York
(27)
$$$$
Italian | Uptown, Denver
Booked 4 times today
The GoodsThe Goods
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
American | Central, Denver
LingerLinger
(3992)
$$$$
International | Highlands, Denver
Booked 129 times today
El FiveEl Five
(319)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
Booked 90 times today
RiojaRioja
(6733)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 51 times today
Root DownRoot Down
(5352)
$$$$
American | Highlands, Denver
Booked 63 times today
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
(4068)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 90 times today
True Food Kitchen - DenverTrue Food Kitchen - Denver
(583)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Cherry Creek, Denver
Booked 93 times today
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
(259)
$$$$
Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 67 times today
Ocean Prime - DenverOcean Prime - Denver
(3548)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 62 times today
Ophelia's Electric SoapboxOphelia's Electric Soapbox
(843)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Booked 51 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.00mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.00mi
  3. Distance: 1.07mi
  4. Distance: 1.14mi

About Mezcal Denver

Bring your reading glasses and plan to spend some time reading the menu at Mezcal in Denver. The appetizer menu alone is as long as your arm, with offerings like salmon adobado, chile rellenos, a host of enchiladas and fajitas, duck confit and mole and more. Then when you get to the mains, you'll choose from offerings like pork belly with caramelized chiles braised in piloncillo, carne asada, carnitas and vegetarian dishes like taco dorado

To say that there's something for everyone at Mezcal in Denver would be an understatement. So bring everyone! Let your friends and family enjoy delicious appetizers and main dishes from Mezcal in Denver. Everyone you know will be begging you to bring them back.

3230 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Adams/Colfax

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 322-5219

Website:
http://www.mezcalcolorado.com/

Entertainment:
Mezcal is located at 3230 E. Colfax. Open M- F 11am - 2am / Sat & Sun 10am - 2am - KITCHEN OPEN UNTIL 1AM EVERY NIGHT! Happy Hour specials: M-Sat 4-6pm and Sunday 3-6pm: $4.50 mojitos, $5 house margaritas, $2.00 PBR, $3.00 Tecate, $3 well drinks. M-Sat 10-midnight: $1 Tacos, $3 well drinks, $2.00 PBR, $3.00 Tecate, $5.50 Flora de Cana mojitos, + enjoy some margarita and tequila specials during happy hour every night of the week!

Parking Details:
Customer Parking at Paradise Cleaners located 1 block east of Mezcal

Executive Chef:
Roberto Diaz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Kill Cupid dinner special Feb. 12th, 13th, & 14th Come in and enjoy this on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. We are offering a three course dinner with a Gran Centenario margarita for two for $39.95 or $24.95 for one. Make your reservations now!

Mezcal Denver Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

3.6

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.6

service

3.6

ambience

3.5

Noise

Energetic

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (170)
Vibrant Bar Scene (122)
Good for Groups (109)
See All
Hot Spot (78)
Late-night Find (72)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Great for Lunch (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Kid-friendly (28)
Great for Brunch (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (5)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (1)
Sort by
S
119 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My husband and I had valentine's dinner here. We made reservations and we're seated right away. They brought us out chips and three different salsas, all which were terrific! I had chicken enchiladas, that were great as well! Food came out fast and our waitress was great! She even recommend places to go after the meal. Wish I could remember her name!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2014

Whoever decorated this place they did an amazing job. Food and service was good too never had an issue! Thank you for such a cool place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2014

The combination plate was very "starchy" and very boring to look at.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Service was great and the food was above average. Love the three different salsas that come with your basket of chips. I will recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2014

Prompt, attentive service, and mole sauce is some of the best in town. Short rib was tasty, polenta mashed potatoes were a nice twist on standard mashers. Must try mezcal on menu, nice selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2014

We (there was 4 of us) went to Mezcal for supper and they had a special that night, short ribs, that were out of this world. Found out that they are adding this new dish to the Menu. Will be back to try again along with some of the other dishes that looked great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2014

The service was poor. If you sit outside you get all the smoke from the people smoking outside the bar next door. The drinks were not strong. The chicken burrito was good as was the guacamole. The price, variety, and flavor was comparable with any other Mexican restaurant in town. I would not go out of my way to visit.

Tags: Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2014

We love Mezcal!! The salmon as well as the pork belly are fabulous! Oh, and the jalapeño infused margarita - yum! It's so festive at Christmas time, too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2014

The food was good, good portions. the later we were there the noisier it got. Pretty loud form the bar area. Super convenient to the Blue Bird, where we were seeing a concert

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2014

First of all this is a Mexican restaurant that charges for chips and salsa!

Service was incredibly slow and we didn't receive everything we ordered, only the entrees and drinks. My wife and I have given this restaurant two chances and have walked out disappointed both times. It's a fun, vibrant scene, but the service and average Mexican food are a let down. You can find better Mexican restaurants in Denver.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2014

I had high expectations for this place, as I heard great things. The food was delicious- I had the fajitas. Unfortunately it was SO dreadfully loud and crowded, I left with a terrible migraine and a sour taste in my mouth after this experience. I will not be returning- there is nothing pleasant about having to literally scream at your date across the table in order to communicate.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2014

I made a reservation for our group of 8 well ahead of time for Saturday night at 7:45p as I know this is a popular place for Bluebird show goers. Some of us arrived at 7:30 and I think we were seated ahead of our actual reservation time. Several of us noted the food can be hit or miss here but it was a hit this evening and we were also happy with the service, especially for our large group size. We were disappointed to hear the "Skinny" Margaritas line has been discontinued. The thin and salty chips are always great here and the red salsa was amazing. The guacamole and fundito with soyriso were also good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2014

We had a great experience from start to finish. The chorizo queso was much better than elsewhere. The margaritas, made with real lime (!) were really good, and we followed with a flight of Tequilas (I highly recommend, it's a great way to taste different ones and differences between them). We also had, bascially, a flight of tacos--shrimp, fish, carnita, and pork belly, and they all were outstanding (pork belly probably being the favorite). At our server's recommendation we had the caramel crepes for desert, which were also really good. Service was excellent, prompt, knowledgable and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Very, VERY sour margaritas, and I know margaritas. And that was two of the most expensive ones, the Diamond Coin and the Golden. Finally I bought the La Original and added a shot of Cointreau and that was good. I had the Tampaquena and the skirt steak was good, but the mole on the enchilada was a lot too sweet for my taste. Also, we had two salsas, the habanero-pineapple which was very good and then the red which has chipotle, which I cannot stand. So, basically everything I didn't like about this place was personal taste. so if you don't like sour margaritas or chipotle, then this review is for you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2014

We are new to Denver and a neighbor recommended Mezcal. The food and service was great! Excited to find a fun place to go out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2014

Recently back from a back country trip to Mexico, we needed a fix of authentic Mexican food and we found it at Mezcal. From the mole to the smooth mezcal and vintage Mexican movie posters, Mezcal satisfied our hungers. Even great for vegetarians with the Soyrizo meat alternative. Parking is a little tight on the neighborhood side streets. Wait staff was friendly and informative. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2014

We were going to a show at the BlueBird and decided to stop in here first. While the food is a play on typical denver mexican, it was suprising good and different. The prices are reasonable and the staff was amazing. Keep in mind though that on a Friday or Saturday night you get the young concert crowd at the bar, they do have plenty of table seatig though in the dinning areas. If you want you meal to surprise you, please go here. Out of a group of 10 people there wasn't a single one of us who didn't like there meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2014

Food is average for Mexican food in Denver. Similar to East Coast Mexican food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2014

I love Mezcal for how it makes me feel. It's a friendly, vibrant, wonderful place to go for an informal dinner. Its fantastic decor -- Mexican wrestling mask-style kitsch -- is both fun and interesting, and the food never disappoints. I'd say this is one of the three or four restaurants I most enjoy in Denver. Not fancy, not expensive, not homey or shopworn....interesting, happy, lively, wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Mezcal is a great neighborhood place. Although we don`t live here we do come because of the feel. There are tables outside when weather permits, to sit & watch Colfax, sip a marg. or ??? Nice not so run of the mill Mex. food, good drinks, festive atmosphere all add up to a worthwhile trip there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2013

Dined here on Mon, Dec 23. Restaurant was not full but our waiter seemed in a hurry and barely listened to our order which resulted in one of our party not getting what they ordered. When we called the waiter over to inform him of the incorrect entree (he never came by to ask how everything was), he admitted the mistake, grabbed the plate and in the process dropped the knife into the salsa which splashed all over me. Never said he was sorry. Food is good but the wait staff could use some improvement.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Too noisy, lousy wait service, good guacamole, and below average food. Too expensive for the poor service and below average food selection. Sorry I came in and so sorry, I won't be back. Ever! Again, too fricking loud, the music.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service1

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2013

Great for a casual, easy night out for margaritas and reliably good food. Also, the vegetarian menu is fantastic, and very much appreciated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2013

Our waiter, Michael, was excellent. Very impressive. Food was good, fast and had good spicy heat. We had a nice dinner before heading to a show at the Bluebird.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2013

This was a great place mid-week to have a group celebration. Prices are very reasonable. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Genuine & unpretentious, inexpensive, intelligent margaritas well-made, service that doesn't mind learning something about their customers. Normal people, and some colorful people, enjoying good food, good drink and good service. Perfect antidote to Cherry Creek. If you don't know the joy of mole, try the Tampiquena. If you appreciate good mole, even better reason to try the Tampiquena. Margaritas fresh and competent. Sopapillas for grown-ups. I love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2013

The last few times we were at Mezcal, we weren't as impressed as we had been when they first opened, but they seem to be back on track. My husband loved the pork belly tacos, my posole was quite good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Glad to have some good Mexican food in the neighborhood again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Everybody was nice...food was average

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Yum & one of the best margaritas I've had!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Supah cool place went with my date waiter was legit

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2013

Didn't have a great experience at Mezcal. After being seated, service was slow. The order for one person was totally forgotten, the when their food finally arrived, the steak was extremely undercooked. No attempt to remedy the situation was made. I'd be skeptical about referring Mezcal to my friends.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2013

This was a great place to have a good dinner and drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Been there several times - casual funky environment with consistently good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Staff was great and food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2012

Excellent meal -- pork belly tacos and posole were terrific. Pumpkin jalapeno flan different and pretty good. Margaritas and tequila excellent as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2012

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. But sadly it has gone down hill. The prices have gone up and the food has gone downhill. Fortunately the tequila is still good and so are the drinks. Also the service is still great, I just wish the food wasn't going downhill.

I was also upset that they reported me as a no-show on Open Table and I had to file a dispute to get the credit.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2012

This place has the right idea, but is overpriced. Coming from California, I'm not opposed to paying top dollar for a gourmet Mexican meal. Unfortunately, the food here was mediocre, the margarita didn't taste fresh, and they charged too much for what it was. But, I still think it's a good concept for Denver. It's surprising that they're aren't more places like it in the city.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2012

I've dined here many times and prefer lunch on the front sidewalk. The restaurant sits on a great block of east Colfax, filled with the vibrancy that 3 other bars and restaurants provide in addition to the Bluebird theater. Friday night dining @ Mezcal was VERY loud. It was difficult to converse with my dinner companion even though she was not that far away-tables are small. The restaurant was busy and this impacted timely and attentive service at my table. I was seated right away, so the restaurant did a great job in honoring my reservation and seating me in a timely way. More to my disappointment is the menu. It doesn't have lots of options and appears a bit old and tired. The food is just okay. Not bad but certainly not exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2012

I loved the ambiance, but neither my husband or myself were happy with the food. Great mojitos, art, music later (loud). Would definitely not go back for food, but to meet friends to have a drink.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2012

We painted skulls for Day of the Dead from 8pm-11pm. Mezcal provided all the art supplies while they made sure we were well taken care of. I liked the combination of lively bar with a fun craft.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.