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Fidel's Cocina & Bar, Palisade, CO

Fidel's Cocina & Bar

4.6
4.6
72 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
A vibrant cocina rooted in the heart of downtown Palisade. We combined our love for good tacos, colorful spices, local ingredients, and of course tequila and mezcal, to bring you Latin fare with a creative twist that we know you will love!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Tue, Wed 3:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 464-2888
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

72 Reviews
  1. ChristineM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect restaurant for Palisade! The owners and staff are so happy and helpful.

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  2. TandJ1027

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    food was really delicious. cooks have it nailed on flavors and portions. Prices for each are a little on the higher end but not extremely unreasonable. our waiter was a bit aloof. no real energy or dinner coordination. the appetizer and dinner came out within 2 minutes of each other as we got our drinks. then we sat for 30 minutes before we heard from him again. I would surely give this place a 2nd try. The chai martinis were an amazing surprise.

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  3. Patyi

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the deconstructed elote for appetizer which was excellent, highly recommend the dish. I would also highly recommend the chili relleno, very crisp coating. The cucumber margarita was excellent. Very attentive service. However the noise level was very high, almost to the point that conversation was not possible. Would definitely recommend the food and service!

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  4. PranksterMalone

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! We loved this place! Great margaritas and outstanding tacos!

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  5. DavidH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jody, Ciara, and Gannon were wonderful. The food was delicious, service very attentive, and we were able to interact with other guests which was fun. Very good Margaritas and an extensive Mezcal Selection. I would highly recommend a Mezcal or Tequila Flight they are very enjoyable and unique.

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  6. fr88

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a Tex-Mex joint. Small-ish Southwestern menu, but excellent quality for every item (go online to see menu). Massive Mescal and Tequila assortment available, with a number of signature cocktails - don't miss the Chai Martini or the smokey Old Fashioned. Great sidewalk "cabanas" for warmer weather al fresco dining.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our lovely neighbors out for dinner and we had so much fun! The food and drinks were outstanding! The lovely owner came to our table and gave us some very informative info on mezcal! Our server was so kind and our neighbors were very impressed!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved having dinner at Fidel’s! The food and service were fantastic! We especially loved the poblano fries and the steak tacos! Definitely recommend :)

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  9. krcolorado

    Denver

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! Consistently awesome food and the crafted cocktails are amazing. Definitely the place to go to in Palisade!

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  10. localGJ

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and had a wonderful time! Great food. A little pricey for tacos but it was delicious. Wonderful server who made great recommendations- Thank you Elizabeth

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  11. EmmaF

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gannon was a wonderful server… ambiance is top notch… drinks were great… food was good but definitely a bit pricey… service got a bit slow towards the end of our meal but we’d definitely go back and recommend it to others

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  12. rays58

    Denver

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The spicy cucumber margs were excellent. The tacos were very good. However, we were seated at a dirty table. That should be the first thing checked before seating a customer. Hence the ambience rating. Still, very good food and drinks.

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  13. SusanC

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was great, getting our drink orders before our table was ready. The chips and guac are great, and the house Margs are top notch.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Everyone was pleasurable and there for any needs.

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  15. NatachaG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Gannon was great. The food tasted like Mexican food cooked by a white person. It did not have any flavor. The crowd was super loud, probably because they had already started pregaming for the wine fest. That made it less pleasant.

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  16. krcolorado

    Denver

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic! best taco and tequila ever! love this place!

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  17. Dsanchez

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from the hostess’s beautiful smile when walking in. To the Server knowing the food items on the menu and recommending drinks. “Todo Al 💯 “

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  18. Tapas

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting tacos. Enjoyed the veggie version with tasty salsa.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fidel's was delicious! It was recommended by several people we met throughout the day on our fist day in Palisade. The margaritas were wonderful and so were the protein bowls! It was the perfect amount of food. The food and cocktails are moderately priced like most places these days. Overall, great atmosphere, friendly servers, lovely experience!

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  20. PaulW

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Way too loud and felt like we were being rushed all the time.

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  21. RachaelM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening, everything was so good! Food and device was amazing.

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  22. FinerDiner

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant. They accommodated our large group with ease, everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommend the fish tacos and elk chorizo tacos. Or pretty much anything on the menu, as everyone in our group was impressed with their dishes. Will definitely be back again!

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  23. Noname

    Denver

    588 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    588 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very creative, flavorful and well-plated dishes that definitely aren't your usual Mexican. Or, more accurately, what passes for such in the US. Value-for-money is very good and the adult beverages are a big plus.

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  24. DionneH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner & drinks in fun Palisade with a great atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and fresh. Service was great.

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  26. RichardB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The poblano fries are excellent and the Anejo flight was awesome

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  27. JackieO

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This is not a comfort food nor a comfort restaurant. I will say the food is creative and tasty. But it is super loud, super noisy, you cannot have a conversation, the chairs are uncomfortable, the menu is confusing, and the drinks are sugary and subpar. I have to note especially the fact that on their cocktail menu, they do not describe the drink. They merely state a cliché name. Such as naked and proud or ranch water. How does one know what these are?

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  28. stevec

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the whole experience and will definitely go back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! Foods Greta, drinks are exquisite and awesome! My favorite appetizer is the guacamole but the tacos are delicious too! You can go wrong with the drinks. One of my favorites in Palisade!

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  30. JamesM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, drink selection, and ambiance! The pablano fries and deconstructed elote are delicious!

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  31. LaurenB

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a native Texan, I pride myself on knowing good tacos…and these are damn good! Unique combos and flavors but it all works so well together. Will be very honest too. We tried a little bit of everything - ceviche (OK but a little too tomato-y but loved the plantains), the poblano fries (amazing and addictive), the elote (needed a little something but good), cauliflower taco (a little too acidic), fish taco (delish and fresh) and the elk chorizo (best taco ever). Service was attentive but not hovering and the bartender was so informative about the tequilas. Liked Fidel’s so much we came back for elk tacos for the ride home. Wish we could’ve taken a margarita to go too. We’ll be back every time we come to Palisade - it’s a must!

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  32. fr88

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After our first visit, Fidel's is our new "go-to" for Southwestern/Mexican. Not your ordinary TexMex by any stretch. Great food, great service, unique and slightly upscale menu (and worth it), friendly engaging staff, plus a vast assortment of tequilas and mezcals with a list of accompanying cocktails to get the party started. Eager to return with friends and family. (Note: the deconstructed elote appetizer served with homemade chips dusted with tajin is a winner!)

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  33. AGinCO

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun menu--food and beverages! Great service. Would definitely return to try some of the other tacos!

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  34. AmberJ

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service was amazing. Loved the atmosphere. Elk chorizo tacos were so good!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall the experience was great. We had a great server who was attentive. The food was delicious. The Elote and the tacos were spot on. We had house margaritas and the pinky which were both tasty. Finished off with sopapillas that were light and a good end note. The only downside is inside is pretty loud and hard to have a conversation around. Cost is more expensive however given the area and ingredients, I was not shocked and knew that going in. Again, overall the food was great, drinks were tasty, and I'd come back ahead (but probably want to sit outside!) What a wonderful addition to Palisade!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Food was good. Seating wasn’t particularly comfortable. Drinks were delicious but about 3 times the cost what similar places are charging.

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  37. TimL

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Noise level was way too loud. No need for music or other noise. Peole are way too loud for a small place.

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  38. CherylA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent first visit to Fidel's, our server was very knowledgeable and made the perfect recommendations. Food was fresh, staff was friendly and competent, noisy though due to type of building. Didn't really detract. Can't wait to go back!

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  39. JenandCo

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Fidel's for lunch, dinner and tween and thoroughly enjoyed our experience seated at the bar or at a cozy table by ourselves. All the dishes were presented nicely and we found them to be fresh and tasty (elote, tacos and dessert) We've sampled a number of the cocktails as well and they accompanied the meals just right. So happy to have you in the Grand Valley!

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  40. CheriS

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If there was anything change, it would be the noise factor... Other than, absolutely great service food, everything. Staff appear to enjoy their jobs!

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Fidel's Cocina & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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113 W 3rd St, Palisade, CO 81526-5003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Palisade
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Tue, Wed 3:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
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