EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Welcome to EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina! Located in the heart of Jefferson Park, just blocks aways from the Denver Broncos Stadium making us the perfect destination before heading to the games. El Cazo Cocina y Cantina has the best Colorado Mexican Food, from our sauces such as enchilada sauce and green chili rich in flavor to our hand crafted Margaritas with El Cazo's twist.

Complimentary specials

HAPPY HOUR

MONDAY TO SATURDAY 3-6

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vipReedel
Denver
262 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was very pleasant and thorough but slower than normal —. Only one server on duty??? Kitchen seemed slow - Lunch took over an hour.

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DanaB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seriously one of the worst restaurants I’ve ever been to. Such a disappointment for restaurant week. Food came out like cafeteria food, chicken was seriously a Tyson breast with painted on grill marks. Food was cold. Service mixed up orders. Disaster

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We walked in for our reservation for Denver restaurant week. The host sat us at a table in the middle of the dining room and were not spoken to for 15 minutes (keep in mind, our reservation was at 7:30pm and the restaurant WAS NOT busy at all.) After 15 minutes I went up to the bar to ask for some service and some waters. When they finally came over after about 5 minutes they told us that all of the entrees for the Denver restaurant week were sold out and there was nothing comparable on the menu. Our waiter did not try to offer us anything else to make up for the lack of urgency getting to our table. Our server seemed to be very over worked and was trying to do a million things at once. As we got up to leave, a waitress named Val tried to make it right by offering complimentary drinks as we wait for our food but at that point we had made our minds up to go somewhere else. We are not so worried about the lack of supply for the entrees as we are the lack of urgency and service, especially when the restaurant wasn’t busy. We may or may not be back, depending on how much time we have to wait to be served.

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Wayne1965
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited over an hour for food. Also very noisy and uncomfortable chairs.

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MJS1
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

we went for restaurant week. After we sat, they said they sold out.halfway through the meal, the restaurant ran out of limes? It’s a Mexican restaurant how does this happen. Poor planning

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vipBrian
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow. The food was ok. Overall mediocre Mexican food. There are too many places in Denver that have better food and service to give this place anything other than. Meh.

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Cornelia
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for the first time for restaurant week. It was outstanding from beginning to end, food was superb and so was the service. We will definitely be back!!

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RichardF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was excellent. We had a good time. The service was little slow. we got our appetizer before our drinks. However they were very busy so it was understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day family dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious salsa ever. The deviled eggs are to die for.
Great margies. Crispy tacos good but isn’t homemade. Great for any occasion!

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vipYummo
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Went to El Cazo on NYE and the impression was that they were not out together. Restaurant was a quarter full but there were tables and places at the bar that were filthy and still had dishes out. The lighting was way too bright with spotlights everywhere. Other patrons asked if the bartender could dim the lights and that wasn’t an option at all. It seemed like there was only one hustling waitress working and she was great. There was no host/hostess so when we walked into a restaurant that was overly bright, vacant and dirty it seemed like they were actually closed but forgot to lock the door.

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vipShambaboy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We dined here New Year’s Eve. Despite the restaurant being only one quarter occupied, they were clearly understaffed and the service slow. In fairness, our server comped us a drink because of the slow service. Unfortunately, when the food did arrive, we all found it to be just ok - somewhat on the bland side, lacking much in the way of spices or excitement. The restaurant is large, with a pleasant ambiance, but with bland food, we probably won’t be back.

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KATYB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun atmosphere. Fresh guac and food. Attentive service.
Neighborhood parking (permits) and limited parking is challenging for all of the restaurants in this block.

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vipKarmah2
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a great neighborhood spot for your favorite Mexican offerings, some items are atypical fare so read and ask for what you want.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh ingredients, nuanced spicing, and varied menu make this someplace you’d want to come back to. Excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic—the roasted salsa is delicious, I love their tamales, and the soft chili relleno is the best around. We’ve gone there a number of times in the last few months and service has always been great.

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vipLaurenJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, our server was so sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and loved the layer of flavors from salsa and chips to dinner dishes. The churro was very dry and disappointing, but the ice cream served on top was great.

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AsherE
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was pretty good. So were the drinks. But the service was so slow. They seemed pretty understaffed.

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CRJW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly weight stuff. Lovely presentation. Overall very tasty food. A bit pricey.

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were completely impressed with El Cazo. Great food, outstanding service and loved the ambiance. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipcoloradogirl
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice variety of drinks and bar menu with great food and solid service. The lunch specials are a good value and both of us enjoyed our meal.

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vipLins
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Not crowded on a Saturday evening. Open area to the street so you could feel a cool breeze. Carnitas was delicious. Queso fundido was outstanding. Happy hour prices were a deal until 6:00. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!!! We had the best experience. Food, margs & our waiter were all amazing! Great happy hour!

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vipChloe
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Herradura skinny margaritas - made with fresh lime (not that imitation sour crap) the best we have had in Denver1 Food was great too - fresh and not oversized portions overloaded with cheese - table side guacamole was excellent - this is a great addition to the Jefferson Park neighborhood !!

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ReviewerFromCO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. And not that much more expensive from the places all over Denver and the burbs that lack any positive qualities other than their food.

EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina
Responded on June 22, 2019

Dear guest, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future.

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Capzoo
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends and we were not disappointed! The guacamole and queso dip were amazing! We each shared fajitas and they were very flavorful and yummy! The house margaritas were also very tasty! We will go back again!!

EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina
Responded on June 22, 2019

Capzoo, thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime.

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vipArmanS
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es Fuego! The margaritas are fantastic as are the fajitas. Highly recommend the Chile Rellenos as a delicious vegetarian option!

EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina
Responded on June 22, 2019

Arman, thanks for your great review on us. Next time you’re here, you should try one of our salads and the new Fried Ice Cream! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always nice to find a good casual new place to grab a bite. Nice people, live music. Enjoyable evening

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CatherineO
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was OK but the ambience and location are excellent.

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SamanthaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible. They had 1 person working the entire restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. We waited for 40 minutes without drinks or ordering and eventually left to eat across the street.

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NatalieD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at El Cazo. The food was fresh and delicious, the ambiance was classy, and the servers were friendly. We'd consider making the hour drive to Denver just to eat here again.

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PhilipG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal in a very nice space. Excellent service, ample portions and fair prices. We highly recommend El Cazo y Cantina and we will return. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. You wont' be sorry.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food has a unique flavor. Can't wait to go back and try something different from the menu.

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markT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was surprising that a restaurant this good had so few diners, though it was a Monday night. It didn't diminish our enjoyment, the food, the service or anything. I just thought "not enough people know how good this place is!"

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KorinaK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and good location. I was disappointed with the vegetarian options, so I am not sure I will return unless the menu has additions or changes.

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vipPaul
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful wonderful restaurant, the food is amazing.

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MarkA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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NathanA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here all the time, food is always amazing and margs might be the best in town!

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vipJohannaF
Denver
99 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This mexican food made with fresh, high quality ingredients. It is delicious and doesn't feel greasy and heavy. They have great margaritas, and wonderful tableside quacamole! I will go back soon.

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EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

EL Cazo Cocina Y Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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