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Permanently Closed - Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine

366 reviews
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies (406)
  • Good for Groups (293)

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Regional Mexican specials headline the experience at Paxia. This casual dining restaurant serves creative Mexican cuisine alongside refreshing cocktails in a vibrant, roomy space that comes complete with a patio and the occasional live music. Created by chef Ignacio Leon, the restaurant's menu features authentic Mexican classics like molcajetes, huevos Mexicana and sopa Azteca. Guests rave about the friendly ambiance and generous portions.

Ideal for casual dining adventures, Paxia is a nice choice for a romantic date or leisurely meal with friends. Visit after hours and catch up on the local gossip while savoring some of the bar's special signature cocktails, made with the freshest ingredients. Happy hour specials come with two-for-one tamales and fairly-priced margaritas. Paxia is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ignacio Leon
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Private party facilities
Paxia Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers a festive patio, tequila lounge, and three private dining areas. Paxia can accommodate a wide range of gatherings for events and groups with a sophisticated approach to authentic Mexican cuisine.
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Private party contact
Dalinda Gallardo or Jackline Pizarro: (855) 820-7771
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Cross street
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Parking details
15-space lot located on southwest side of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Restaurant can be accessed by RTD. A bus stop is located directly across the street from the restaurant.
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Paxia is a lively, spacious setting infused with a Mexican flair. The restaurant’s fireplace can serve as a cozy backdrop for a date, while the bar/tequila lounge provides a festive atmosphere for Happy Hour. With four big-screen televisions, the restaurant is also a great place to catch a game.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMdenverm (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

Paxia has a wonderful menu! We will definitely go there again to try some other items. With that said, the service was a bit iffy - it took forever for our server to visit our table (and there were very few people dining as it was early) The menu says the guacamole is made to order at your table, but it's not - which is fine - but we never even got ours delivered to the table so not sure if it was good or not. Tables that were sat well after us and ordered after us got there foot before us - not sure how that happened. Again, the food is great! The salsas were great! The drinks were great! We will go again - hopefully the service will be better!

vipLisaB (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

The food here is wonderful - but this is the second visit to the restaurant with below average service. Third time will be a charm?

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

We got together with 8 friends and met at Paxia. The food was delicious and the margaritas were even better! Really nice place, good service, delicious food; would definitely recommend and absolutely return.

vipwojo (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Excellent and strong Paloma. Guacamole, fresh and made table side. Pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes and queso fundido - to die for. Pork in chile sauce was a little too spicy. Rice with vegetables was super. Creme brûlée was thicker than normal, but still good. Churros with Carmel sauce inside was excellent!

onthego (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

We were a large group and the staff was very accommodating. They put us back out of the way so we were free to move about and mingle.

RebeccaB (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Lovely place for quiet dinner. Fabulous menu. Standouts: tinga tostada appetizer, chiles en nogada, mole negro (the best I've ever tasted, including in Oaxaca).

vipJoanne (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

We had read about Paxia's happy hour in Westword, I believe, and since we were going to be in the neighborhood around that time, anyway, decided to give it a try. (We've had dinner at Paxia many times, but never happy hour). Anyway, we sure were glad we did! The happy hour menu is great, for both food and drink. We ordered four food items, one margarita and a diet soda and our bill was less than $30! We will definitely do this again.

vipshorty (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Service was a little slow at the start, but she recovered nicely

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

I've been to Paxia a few times and this was definitely an "off" night. Food way too spicy, service horrible and a loud band that made conversation impossible. I pray that the next time we go Paxia is back to its wonderful self.

KellyG (Denver)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

When I made my reservation, knowing that I was taking a date whom I did not know very well, I asked to be seated at a table in a quiet area of the restaurant. Instead, we were seated at a table only two tables from the band that was playing that night and it was difficult for us to talk over the noise. The food is over priced. I ordered a Chili Relleno with beef on the side. The Chili Relleno was fine but the beef (I assume round steak?) was very chewy.