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Kachina Cantina- Denver

4.4
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336 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex

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The health and safety of our guests and associates is our highest priority. In addition to our already stringent health and safety standards, we have implemented a wide variety of impactful operational changes that go above and beyond guidance offered by the CDC, other public health experts and government officials. We look forward to serving you safely during this time and appreciate your cooperation in helping us do so.

We are excited to have you back and will commence dine in service on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3pm. We are still offering curbside carry out Tuesday - Saturday from 12 noon to 9 pm. Call to order: 720-460-2728.

Kachina is a free-spirited, modern cantina providing an escape in the LoDo district of Denver. Kachina’s inspiration is found in the Four Corners region of Southwest America and Baja Mexico.

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Special menus

  • Taco Tuesday

    Starting Aug 4, 2020
    Celebrate Taco Tuesday every Tuesday with $2 Chicken, Carnita, or Cauliflower taco on a corn tortilla! Available for dine in guests only.
  • EATDenver's Harvest Week

    Sep 23 - Oct 3, 2020
    Kachina will be highlighting our brand new Apple Spice Margarita and our Chicken Pozole Rojo during Harvest Week. $2 from every Margarita and $1 from every Pozole sold will be donated to EATDenver/The GrwoHaus to further their mission of ensuring communities have the means to nourish themselves.
  • Sangria Saturdays

    Starting Sep 19, 2020
    Enjoy Delicious Blanca or Rioja Sangria Pitchers For Only $20 All Day!

Offers

Daily Happy Hour

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Tue - Sat 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy our daily Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm - $3 Tecate - $6 Margaritas, Palomas, and Sangrias - $2 Street Tacos - $6 Open Faced Quesadilla

Crunchy Taco Thursday

Starting Sep 3, 2020 · Thu 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Are you craving crunchy tacos? Every Thursday Chef Cesar will create a special taco of the day. Dine-in early as once they go they are gone until next week!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 336 people are saying
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AddisonR
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating has been expanded - service was attentive and friendly.
Apple Spice Margarita was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place! Good food but small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Made reservation for 8 people after confirming that we would be able to sit together. Reservation was for 7pm, but received a call stating it was at 6:30pm and that they would give our table away if it we didn’t arrive. Arrived at restaurant and they said we had to sit outside because they could not have more than 6 people seated inside together. If there was a miscommunication when calling ahead I understood and didn’t have an issue with sitting outside. About 20 minutes after being outside, I noticed there was a table of 7 and another of 8 sitting inside. It was very hot that day and sitting outside was not ideal. I spoke with manager and he said his host just did what she wanted and apologized. At that point my guests had drinks and appetizers ordered and did not want to move inside. Manager gave us a free dessert.

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vipLibbyD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Ok, so I rated them really well overall, just low on ambience because I think we were the only people there, which was weird. Happy hour from 3-6 daily y’all! Even weekends! We had the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts which were really good, but ask for the sauce on the side. It’s a little weird. The celebrity tequila flight will break your heart, because Clooney’s and P. Diddy’s tequilas are really good, but you’ll want to buy a bottle for home... and they’re both really expensive. Still, I will be back to try more of the foo, and hopefully it’ll be busier next time!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on September 3, 2020

Hi Libby, We are all feeling the effects of COVID 19 and I wish that that we were busier and had all of our team back! I appreciate your feedback and glad you had a good time. Spread the word about our happy hour! Michael GM

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a disaster. Our server just never came out, we had a 9:00 pm reservation and didn’t even have a glass of water until 9:30 pm.
I walked in to find a manager and he approached me then just said “ya your server quit” he brought food to the table in attempt to remedy the mess and the food itself was a MESS. Empanadas frozen and or cold. Tacos cold on this giant bread. It was just not worth any of it. Should have stayed home.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Navajo fry bread tacos are INSANELY good! Specifically the Mahi tacos, I was really impressed with. Also, fantastic customer service. Definitely will be back!

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Head4Daytona
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy hour menu is really great. We have a tradition of eating here while visiting daughter. Never disappoints!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thanks for the great comments. See you next time you visit your daughter. Michael GM

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SarahJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their happy hour is excellent. I took myself out for happy hour and ordered their classic margarita and guac & pico. All delicious. I recommended that my friends join me next time.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Sarah! I am so happy you had a great time. See you soon! Michael GM

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JimM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tacos with fry bread are delicious..and service was quick, efficient, conscientious. Especially pleased with all they were doing in response to COVID. One of our favorite places.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Jim! We all look forward to seeing back in Kachina soon! Michael GM

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DesireeT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We split the smoked salmon Benedict and the breakfast enchiladas and they both hit the spot.

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vipCallieD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. Super quick service and all the precautions are being taken during COVID. Highly recommend!

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Jill
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually very good which is why we go back. This particular time, the fry bread was hard and dense so I ate everything outside of the Navajo taco plate. We also ordered roasted corn guacamole but the corn didn’t look charred nor taste roasted. It was very sweet. It was definitely an off day but very good tacos, Palomas, margaritas, and especially the coconut flan is why we keep coming back.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hi Jill Sorry we didn't exceed your expectations! I do hope that you will return again! Michael GM

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vipJessicaG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt so safe eating at this restaurant! I would definitely go back with how safe and clean it was. All food that they brought out was plastic wrapped to reduce any risk while moving through the restaurant. Masks on when server was present. Wiped down the table right in front of us. Outdoor atmosphere was nice. Loved the chipotle guac and carne asada tacos!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback Jessica and I am so happy that you felt safe. We re trying our best to provide and safe environment for our guests and team the best that we can. We all loo forward to seeing you again soon! Michael GM

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vipLovegoodfood33
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cocktails are delicious, and the food is very fresh and plentiful.
I had a very good experience dining there. Highly recommend if you are looking for quality Mexican food with a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback! I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to seeing you back in Kachina soon! Michael GM

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KateD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We visited for a small birthday dinner. One person in our party already had too much to drink and so was just having food. When drinks were served, our server brought a tequila flight. We immediately commented we did not order this. They stated that the incoherent intoxicated person ordered it, which they would have been incapable of ordering, and even if they could've strung together the words, no responsible server would ever fill that order. (For the record, this friend personally gets a 1 star review for behavior that night too.) The server did not remove the taster tray.
When we got the bill, the tray was on there. We repeated that we did not order it. Eventually they removed it. When we were leaving, another member of the group commented how odd it was the restaurant did not bring anything for a birthday gift or even commented on it. The bartender snapped at us that the tequila tray was the birthday gift.
This restaurant is in a great part of town with many quality restaurants surrounding it. I would not give Kachina Cantina my business again or recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere & our server! And they are amazing with the cdc guidelines. Everything is wrapped to protect from any germs. Love it!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 31, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! I am so happy you enjoyed everything and we all look forward to seeing you back in Kachina soon! Michael GM

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Avery
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambiance is great, wish I could say the same about the food. Underwhelming and comes out with cling wrap bc of Covid which is extremely unappetizing

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MRT2014
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit outside, staff were very diligent about social distancing...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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vipKatyS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos are a great value. Loved the tomato/corn sticks. Skinny margarita was perfect, not too sweet. Friendly, caring staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought they did an amazing job making me feel comfortable and welcome. Their safety and cleanliness was impeccable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mask while entering and moving to and from the table

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EarlS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always and the Sangria is Amazing!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 5, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Our patio is the perfect place to enjoy that Sangria all Summer long. See you soon, Michael GM

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SamB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Definitely try the guac trio and the tomato corn fries - yum :)
And the Kachina Paloma hit the spot - so tasty - not too sweet, just cocktail perfection! And thanks to the wonderful staff - the whole dine-in experience felt safe and welcoming. We will be back!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 5, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback Sam. We all look forward to seeing you back in Kachina soon! Michael GM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grant is great, makes the experience much better when he’s there.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 4, 2020

Thanks for highlighting Grant! We enjoy him as well Michael GM

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DarrellH
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic place to have dinner. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Excellent date night spot, I would highly recommend.

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MacyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and food came out quickly. Definitely loved the margs and tacos! However, the dessert options for Denver Restaurant Week were not great. Ice cream flavors were odd.

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vipMarty
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here! The food is great and the service is always excellent!

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AlejandraL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Loved the charred tomatoe salsa, it was the perfectly spicy.

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Cassielou
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a fun place to go for a birthday celebration. It was perfect for sharing food and margaritas with friends and our server went out of her way to make sure the birthday was extra special. Service was slow, however. We were there for over 2 hours.

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SamH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great innovative menu for affordable prices! Great vibrant energy. Love the decor!

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JoannaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. It can get busy so recommend making reservations.

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ReaganH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try the Navajo style tacos with traditional fry bread!

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BrentE
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great for food and drinks with our small group. Tacos were amazing, margs were a little overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, but they ran out of their special Valentines dessert...at 7:30.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot and great service 💕

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bisonburger
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, very good food. Love the energetic vibe and walking through the Milk Market and hotel lobby. Guac and margs were very good as was the Wagyu taco.

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rachelan
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great margaritas, good overall vibe and awesome service

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the great feedback! Looking forward to seeing back in Kachina soon! Michael GM

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JoyceD
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We went for brunch on Sunday morning since we were staying at the Maven. My benedict on Navajo Fry bread was very good. The fried potatoes were crispy and hot. My husband's blue corn waffle was great. Coffee and mimosas were awesome. Most of all, the staff was very friendly and efficient. There was only one waitress, but the manager and bartender were all helping her out which was great to see. Will definitely go back.

FAQs

Kachina Cantina- Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 460-2728.

Kachina Cantina- Denver is rated 4.4 stars by 336 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.