Comida at the Source

4.5
267 reviews
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Mexican

What started as a food truck roaming the streets of Denver and Boulder has grown into the vibrant eatery Comida Cantina, dishing out modern Mexican food with flair. Inventive starters include the salty roasted jalapenos and the "not yo' nachos," loaded with black beans, avocado and a blend of cotija, smoked gouda and asadero cheeses. Popular entrées include the cheesy sombra shroom quesadilla, the grilled skirt steak arrachera torta sandwich, the bacon and jalapeno griddled tacos and the spicy shrimp Mexi mess bowl. Comida Cantina's mouthwatering fare is perfectly complemented by one of its signature on-the-rocks margaritas. Try the pineapple-habanero margarita for a sweet and spicy treat.



Comida Cantina is all about bringing the fresh flavors of Mexican cuisine to the masses, quickly and with heaping doses of imagination and passion.


Specials

HAPPY HOUR!

Enjoy $5 Margaritas, $2 Beer, $5 Wine and Happy Hour Street Food Snacks! 3-6PM Monday - Friday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 4, 2019

Ends: February 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 267 People Are Saying
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MB
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Maybe it was just an off night. Hopefully it was.
We hadn't been to Comida at The Source in Denver for several years. Loved to food truck from the beginning and their spot in Longmont. And had some great experiences at Comida in Denver when it was just starting out.
Service was solid and we really love The Source, but the food was sloppy, literally. We had six different specialty tacos at our table and only the shrimp was good. The others were soggy, oversaturated with marinade and salt, and slathered with whatever salsa or jam came with each.
The tortillas dissolved and fell apart from the excess juice.
My wife asked for replacement tortillas, and we didn't note until paying that we were charged for them.
Our out of town guests couldn't believe this was a place we had built up as so tasty.
At least the mezcal and cervesas were good.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner and manager were both there and they were both so lovely to chat with! The service and food were excellent and I will definitely be going back!

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AH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED IT!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a group of nine and were told they didn’t serve family style, but then all the food showed up randomly over the next 30 minutes.

The carrot beet taco, salsas, and chips and guacamole were super yummy but the coconut cake was awful. It tasted like it had been sitting out for days it was so dry. I would go back again and recommend, but sit at the bar and stick to the basics.

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c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and we had a great server!

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F
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for unique tacos

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HT
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Comida was pretty busy when we arrived, so we sat for awhile before getting any service. However, staff was very friendly and apologetic. Salsa trio and guacamole were great, as were our tacos-shrimp, beet, and poblano. However, our Comida Margarita seemed pretty weak and the glass was filled with ice and very little beverage.

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've enjoyed Comida food at all of their locations, and their food truck too! The Situation tacos are my favorite, but the mushrooms and the chicken are also wonderful flavor. I'll have to try a torta next time I visit. The chilaquiles on the brunch menu looked delicious.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good place with great service. Food was lacking but still yummy. Not enough textural different in the items. For instance , the tacos I had didn’t have any crunch sorta all the same mushy ness. They were drizzled with sour cream and salsa verde. That took away from my fav part - the toritilla. Would still go back but I’d keep it to drinks (amazing) and chips and guac.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great! Nice meal!

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, super friendly and accommodating service.

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c
Denver
89 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice piece of the complex at The Source in RINO.

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JL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Comida. The service is always great and the food is awesome! We have been here for lunch and dinner and it is always a good time. The staff is super friendly and accommodating and the food is fun and delicious making it a good place for dates, friends, or family :)

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BJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a 7:45pm reservation on a Saturday night. The hostess knew it was me before I even said anything, so I assumed we were the last reservation on the books. They sat us upstairs and service started off fine. Until our entrees arrived before our guacamole appetizer. How long does it take to get us an order of guac? The tacos were decent, although I no longer trust a server's explanation of a dish's spice level. We also waited a long time to get our check and the server didn't come back to pick up our credit card. Just to get out of there, we paid in cash.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good foodx good service. Vegetarian bowl was excellent.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Tacos, soggy. Drinks were great, but tiny for price. Coconut cake was a disaster: driest slab of cake I have ever eaten. Waiter placed last in recent Mr Personality contest.

Use to love u, Comida. Have to cut u loose tho.

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LC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

While the menu descriptions sound yummy, I found the food to be blah. The pineapple margarita had so much pulp in it, it was almost difficult to drink.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Food did not come out together—about 20-30 minutes between the first meal was delivered and the last, even after inquiries. We were repeatedly told the food would come out when it was ready, which wasn’t a terribly satisfying response, but ultimately they decided one person’s meal had been misplaced. To make up for it, the restaurant was not going to charge for that meal but it was still on the ticket when it came and we had to ask for it to be taken off. We had a group of ten people (so not small), but the restaurant was fairly empty and It still took two hours from start to finish before the check was paid and we could go. I’m not convinced that management understood that it was not a good experience for any of us or why it was a problem that it took so long before everyone had their meals. As far as I know, everyone in our group was polite about the issue and we were given a light apology, but it didn’t feel they were really aware that they had badly missed the mark. I’m not excited about apologizing to my guests on behalf of a restaurant that I had selected, especially when I felt I was apologizing more than the restaurant.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The special taco was overly salty and not spicy enough - it was also cold

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night out. Terrific food. Terrific location. The Source is an incredible place to spend an evening.

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g
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Spicy Watermelon 🍉 🌶 is fantastic! Love this place.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food did not come out all at once. There was a 10 minute delay from the first to the second and another 10 for the final. Some of our group was eating and others were just watching.

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PF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Comida at the Source is a good place for food as well as the ambiance of folks enjoying the Source and La Comida. Our server was very attentive and helpful.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great. Got seated quick on the awesome patio. Ordered chips & guac as an app. I ordered the pineapple habanero marg and it was one of the best I’ve had! 2 people in our party got the bowls with chicken and I got tacos. All were excellent! Service was great too.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at Comida! The watermelon margarita was delicious and well worth returning for that alone. Loved the griddled tacos — flavorful, really great. Service was excellent — we didn’t have to wait for anything we needed and great recommendations from our server.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was good but the service was poor.

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Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good - the tacos were a little "saucy" - but tastes were vibrant and fresh. Overall would go back for casual, dinner fare, snacks. Drinks were very good! Although would say if going back to The Source, Acorn is far better overall for dinner.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and overall experience. Must do.

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MR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is never what you expect but always full of flavor and fun to eat.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place.

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WW
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner for Mother's Day. Everything comes family style but pricing is per taco. The mashes inside the taco are delicious.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was okay but the ambiance and service is great. Good portions, just not excellent food.

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Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always food was great at the drinks too

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1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was ok but overpriced, and our server was kinda rude and dismissive. It was pretty confusing because we were extremely nice to him, but he just seemed annoyed to be serving us. We're all servers so we get it, but come on bro...no need to spread bad vibes.

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N
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and drinks were delicious. The chips and guacamole are a must!

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C
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This review is actually for previous visits - Comida was closed for this reservation due to electric outage. Typically good food and service.

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A
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly, the food was delicious, and the price was very reasonable. I will definitely go again. I ordered a quesadilla and chicken tacos and highly recommend both.

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Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comida at The Source is a fun and interesting place to eat. I found the place via Open Table while on vacation and was not disappointed. The menu uses authentic Mexican and Latin American flavors in a creative and delicious way. I would go back in a heartbeat if I didn't live 1500 miles away.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Their construction and parking situation is awful right now.

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