About Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo serves authentic modern Mexican cuisine with fresh ingredients in our beautiful upscale dining room, located in Downtown Denver. We have a large collection of wine to choose from and a daily Happy Hour which includes $5 Margaritas, Happy Hour food in our bar and daily drink and food specials in our dining room.

Please contact one our management team to reserve our luxurious private dining room for all your special occasions.

New Years menu, $29.00 Bone in ribeye with sides or $29.00 scallops with a lemon beurre blanc.

1040 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Meat, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
15th and Arapahoe St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 534-0404

Entertainment:
Television sports at Bar

Parking Details:
Valet parking coming soon

Public Transit:
16th street free mall ride, Bus 15, Light Rail

Executive Chef:
Felipe Hernandez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Luxurious private dining room for all your special occasions.

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Details
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

The perfect choice for any social or business occasion. Cantina Laredo can accommodate intimate parties as well as private gatherings for up to 48.

Cantina Laredo Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (7)
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Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Spicy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant just opened within 2 months of our visit so I attribute some shortcomings to that....
Food was "ok". Not great. Chips thin and crispy but greased-soaked.
No iced tea? Maker didn't work so too bad. $2.00 side of Guac was 1 1/2 tablespoons. Coffee was $4.00. Too bad it was just lukewarm. We asked for a warmup and waitress took our cups back to the kitchen......what's up with that. Returned full but just a little warmer....not hot. Ice cream came mostly melted and soupy. Service was so-so......waitress was attentive but scattered and unfocused. May try another time and see if improved.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very slow, especially for not being busy. The staff seemed unorganized and was confused about what they should be doing. The food was good. Highly recommend the hot salsa (served warm). I will definitely give this restaurant another chance, for the hot salsa if nothing else.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Cantina laredo's all over the country. This one had a smaller menu and as someone who needs to do have gluten free, there were less options. The meal I had was okay but not as good as another restaurants around the country. The service was slow. The waiter blamed the slow drinks on the bar being backed up but in reality, he just never went back to the bar to check on his orders. I like the Cantina Laredo restaurant but this one would not be my first choice to go back to.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Horrible service. I had to get up and get my own water refill. I asked for the manager and she was too busy talking on her cell phone to come visit my table. $100 for that kind of service is ridiculous. when I confronted the manager on her way out she acted like she didn’t have a clue what I was talking about.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This Cantina Laredo is not like any other location I've been to. Upon arriving, you realize the location is questionable, the ambiance is lacking and the set-up of the restaurant is plain bizarre. The food and drinks are not up to par with the other Cantina's I've visited. The experience was lacking to say the least.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My new favorite Mexican restaurant in downtown D! Those infused margaritas are pretty amazing...

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our new favorite Mexican restaurant! The restaurant was beautiful- not your typical cheesy decorated Mexican restaurant. Service was incredible and food was very good. Highly recommend the apple dessert- mouth watery sensation and the presentation by the server was well worth it in itself. We will definitely come here again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Christina was so very personable and attentive! We will return and bring friends.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, very tasty.... Yummy Dessert called Mexican Apple Pie, they pour brandy butter on a sizzling pan before serving you the pie.. Comes with Cinnamon or Vanilla Ice Cream, the Cinnamon Ice Cream was Delicious!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was average. The service was very slow. The table side guacamole was nothing special. The best item order by the group was fajitas. With so many choices in the area, I would not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to eat.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We loved the food and it was close enough to walk to Denver Performing Arts Center.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We made a reservation for 9 people at 6:30 just two hours before. They sat us at a table even though we showed up 40 minutes early and were prepared to wait (theater ended early). I think they sat 3 other big parties in our section at the exact same time yet they were attentive and timely. The service was wonderful - they regularly came by to check on us even though they were slammed. The food was delicious, the cocktails were fantastic, and the table was tucked away so the kids in our party kind of had their own area. Love this place, love their service and food and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a 6:00 reservation and were there at 5:45 but they sat us because on a busy Saturday night downtown the place was virtually empty. We should have stayed away too. The drinks took forever to come out. The chips and food took forever as well. When the food finally arrived at 7:20 everything was cold except one dish (We were there with 6 total people). And two dishes were incorrect. The waitress kept telling us how flustered she was and that she was new. We laughed with her at the beginning of the meal but it became too many excuses. We never got the right meals after telling the server. We nibbled a bit and then my husband went to go find someone to find our check. They comped about $20 off the bill but on further inspection they charged us for 3 enchiladas instead of just 2. Bad experience all around. We got the kids Chik-fil-a on the way home.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

They have a lot to figure out. 2 hours from sit down to food is never acceptable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great, New Mexican recipes! The spicy salsa and the queso are great!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Let me first say the service was incredible. prices on food reasonable . The tortilla soup was great, as was the apple pie dessert. However, there were annoying fruit flies in dinning room and womens bathroom. The wine was overpriced in comparison to food. The Ranchero sauce too acidic with minimal flavor I scrapped it off. We have eaten at seemingly all the eateries that had been located here and fear this one won't last either there is great Mexican food in Denver just not here.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We started with the strawberry mint margarita and it was delicious. We had the guacamole for an appetizer (wonderful), the fish tacos were delicious (the fish was spectacular), and then the chicken enchiladas. Overall, we loved the experience, not to mention to chips and salsa. Will definitely be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were very disappointed in Cantina Laredo. There was nothing spectacular about the food. Our table ordered enchiladas, which were very basic. My son ordered enchiladas and it was literally a small rolled up tortilla with cheese in it. It was beyond basic, we expected more. The table-side guacamole that other reviewers raved about was extremely bland and lacked any flavor. My husband did love the fresh salsa but that is not enough for us to ever want to return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went here to catch dinner before a show. Had reservation but when we arrived we were told that they were understaffed and just sat a bunch of tables. Everything took extra long; water, chips, anything. We ordered drinks and ended up going to the bar to check on them. They were sitting there but even though the waiter was right there it still took another 5 minutes to get the drinks to the table. The food was okay, but no follow-up from the servers and just obviously understaffed. Not sure we will go back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

New restaurant with promise but still working out some kinks.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was my second time here and the first was a long time ago. We all found excellent things on the menu for ourselves and liked the food. Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I loved Cantina Laredo at Southglenn; disappointed when it closed. Happy to find this new location so close to DCPA. I had a terrific salad, good wine. Had Tres Leches cake but it wasn't as good as at Southglenn but still good. When I meet friends in Boulder, I usually suggest Cantina Laredo there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a 645 reservation and called at about 625 to let them know we'd be 5 minutes late due to traffic. They told us that if we were not in the door by 645 we would lose our reservation completely. Last time we try eating here with that kind of response

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service, table side guacamole, plenty of food options... shared the combo fajitas. Chips made daily served with a warm hot salsa and a cold mild salsa. Great Margaritas, not too sweet, just right! Low lighting for a nice intimate dining atmosphere. Booths and tables, kid friendly too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good good - extremely dark I truly needed to turn on flashlight on phone app to see the menu. Bar tables small if you order more than one plate it hard to put all on table. They seem to be shorthanded when we were there but the waitress was hustling. Would definitely go again but hopefully they will add more lighting.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came before a theatre performance. Took 30 Mom just to get our drinks. Left without eating because our food never came out. We’re there for over an hour.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went there on a Wednesday evening before going to the DCPA for a show. The food and service were outstanding. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The table side guacamole is a must. The poblanos stuffed with shrimp is fabulous. Highly recommend the apple dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was not impressed. Everything was average and nothing notable. Food was just ok. Wouldn't go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was pretty good but timing was a little quick for a date. Our appetizer and entrees came out before drinks and we were done in less than an hour total. Drinks were nothing special for the price and the food was just ok. Nice interior and atmosphere and great location for a theater night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Bad, slow service. Mediocre food. Would not recommend.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had the best food, they were out of some stuff that we ordered but found others just as good. I will be going back..

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing! Service was excellent and considerate. Food was quality for a decent value. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back just try to more margaritas and food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was pretty good, but if there was any tequila in the margarita I sure couldn’t taste or feel it. We froze to death even with sweaters on. Waiter said cold air was bleeding over from the other side of the building which was being renovated. Surely they could have turned up the heat or SOMETHING!
We will give it one more chance.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and drinks were very good. The service made the evening outstanding. Our server Jamie was amazing while the rest of the staff was eager to assist and extremely accommodating.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Steak fajita burrito was lukewarm. Food was a little bit over priced. Good ambiance and service.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the happy hour menu, food was great! I was there for happy hour and a quiet dinner! Love the ambiance and the staff was polite and attentive!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall a good experience. Drinks were tasty, service great. Food was just okay, however.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service in this new restaurant!
Chips & Salsa Very Good!!
Good menu & my entree exceeded expectations!
Thank you to Homar, Christine, and Sarah, Brayan

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