Kachina Cantina- Denver
Go on an adventurous culinary roadtrip with offerings of twists on Mexican and Southwestern standards, like shrimp ceviche, green chili stew, our selections of guacamoles and salsas, and the seven different types of tacos with your choice of corn tortillas, flour tortillas, bibb lettuce wrap or Navajo fry bread.
Continue your journey with a smoky margarita or other selection from our thoughtful wine list, local and regional craft brews, inspired cocktails and agua frescas, or the impressive collection of artisan agave spirits.
Taste what happens when the open road is roamed alongside authentically prepared cuisine, fresh margaritas and sipping tequila, and, of course, great friends.
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Daily Happy Hour
Enjoy our daily Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm
- $3 Tecate
- $6 Margaritas, Palomas, and Sangrias
- $2 Street Tacos
- $6 Open Faced Quesadilla
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: May 6, 2019
Ends: May 7, 2118
Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM
Delicious food, margaritas and very close to Coors Field!! My favorite is the vegetable chile relleno (not burrito!!). The GM Michael came by to make sure everything was OK. Very fun atmosphere.
Hi Liz! Thanks for the update and I'm glad you enjoyed the relleno and had fun celebrating Father's Day! See you soon! Michael GM
My mother and father-in-law both ordered two single tacos. They were not impressed with the portion size.
Hi Scott! Sorry that they were not impressed with the portion size. We use typical tortilla sizes and one taco is never enough. The taco plate is a great deal for $15 that comes with rice and beans. Hopefully you'll return! Michael GM
We really like Kachina Cantina but the food/drinks are inconsistent. Last Friday night we were there and everything was delicious! Then we went again on Tuesday night and everything was just average. The vegetarian burrito was amazing on Friday night. On Tuesday it was half the size and I don't think there was any squash in it. The margaritas were delicious on Friday but too tart on Tuesday. We'll be back for sure but we're hoping it's consistently great from now on!
The menu has a lot of potential. The execution was poor, the open kitchen was disorganized management seemed to wander around in a fog, the waiter forgot our appetizers, never checked in, never offered another round of drinks and was generally disinterested.
Hi Torran, Thanks for the feedback! I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations and for the lackluster service. We will use your feedback to better ourselves. Michael GM
Food was pretty good - would recommend the carne asada taco on fry bread. The fry bread is amazing! BBQ chicken taco was not great, pretty greasy and sour. Would like to go back and try some different options. The margaritas are standard. The vibe is fun. Would overall recommend!
Thanks for the feedback!
We were the reservation party of six fromhelp! The staff kept extending our reservation until our cycling group arrived. (The riders were coming from Fort Collins). Po
Hi Sherrie. I'm glad you had a good time! Michael GM
We ate at Kachina Cantina twice in one day. First meal tacos. Waiter brought both meals with flour tortillas. We had ordered one with corn the other with flour. The meals were cold and the waiter wasn't around much.
Had a hamburger and chicken tortilla soup for dinner. Both were excellent. Waitress brought our food and check. Since we weren't eating big - she left us alone.
I apologize for the lackluster experience! I do hope that you will return next time you are in town. Michael GM
Food was good, service was good, nothing remarkable, but would visit again.
Sorry we did impress you but glad you will return! Michael GM
The food was delicious. Thankfully the hostess was accommodating and moved us away from the door where the cold Colorado Spring- Winter wind was coming in. We were left without get our order taken for twenty minutes or so, but the food was so delicious we will definitely be back. Thanks!
Hi Vern, Sorry about the delay in taking your order but thankful that you enjoyed your experience nonetheless and will be back. Michael GM
We made reservations for my birthday and we stayed at the Maven. The food was excellent and the drinks were divine. I definitely recommend the carnita tacos with the fluffy Indian shell and either the jalepeno margarita or basil cucumber margarita to go with it!
Thanks for the great review and celebrating your birthday with us! See you soon! Michael GM
We had amazing dinner. The food and drinks we excellent and our server Alexandra was very attentive and knowledgeable.
Thank you for the great review and highlighting Alexandra! Michael GM
Stopped in for lunch. Very attentive service, and cool atmosphere, but everyone in our party agreed the food was just average.
Sorry we did not wow you! I do hope that you will give us another chance! Michael GM
We were offered a complimentary dessert as it was a member of our parties birthday. Our server noticed without us even having to announce it. Such a fun treat! Plus the food here never disappoints.
Thanks for the feedback and glad we were able to surprise and delight you and your guests. See you soon, Michael GM
Great location, great vibe, so-so food. My Poloma was sickly sweet—so sweet I had to add half a glass of water to drink it. Tacos mediocre. My husband ordered a chile cheeseburger and although cooked to medium as requested, was really dry. My brother ordered a steak which was tasty but very chewy. My sister in law got a taco plate(3)and only ate one taco. The others were not worth the calories. Would not go back.
Thank you for your feedback ! I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations but will use this feedback to better ourselves. I do hope that you will give us another chance. Michael GM
Food was great, service was terrible. Little pricey for tacos it great flavors here and a great space/location
The place had great decor, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The server wasn't as attentive as she (the server) should have been, but other things happen and sometimes forgotten, i.e., Refill; especially when the fountain drinks are $5. The food was just not that great. I had the quinoa salad with carne asada. The mixture was good and tasted great, but the meat was so dry, and no flavor so the without the protein it wasn't as appealing. My partner ordered a burger and enjoyed it. I took a bite, and it was good. The patty didn't have much flavor and was ordered as mid-rare, and when received it, it was well done. We of course aways tip the minimum of 20% even if it was a crappy time. This place was a great place to try and glad we went -trying to make our way through Denver's restaurants-. i can't say we won't go back though; it's hard to find a good Michelada and they did a pretty great job!
We have had good experiences in the past, so I think we just caught them on a bad night. Our server appeared to be serving the whole restaurant. Our drinks took too long to arrive. We put in our food order and explained that we were on our way to the Rockies game. We waited and waited. Our server finally returned and informed us that she forgot to put in our order and asked if we remembered what we ordered or if we needed to see a menu again. We quickly ordered a taco platter to share as we hoped it would come out quickly. The food is excellent, but on this visit, the service was lacking. We will still be back and hope that we have more consistent service on our next visit.
Thank you for the feedback! I do apologize for the server missteps. It does get busy as you know on Rockies games. We will do better! Michael GM
The place is very nice. The ambiance is great! However, the portion sizes are very small. The food tasted average and nothing Oh so great!
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it Michael GM
Taco trio plate was very disappointing. I had the Carne Assada, Carnitas and Shrimp. If one orders those three items a la carte (same cost, arguably less) one has a choice of tortillas, but not possible with a plate of the same tacos???? The tacos came to the table soggy because all of the juices had leaked off the tacos into the entire plate. The shrimp as the best (not saying much) and it was over 50% pineapple. Carne was next best (still not saying much) and the meat was over cooked. Carnitas was just plain bad. My meeting partner had a salad with chicken added which looked better, but rather small.
Hello! Thank you for your feedback! I am sorry to read that you were disappointed with your taco plate. You can get the tacos ala carte or 3 with rice and beans for $15. I do hope that you spoke to your server or one of my managers as we would have tried to rectify this situation while you were here. I do apologize and do hope that you will give us another chance. Michael GM
Our server did not come back to the table after we received our food for a long time. I had to ask another server for our bill. Usually pretty good service here but tonight it was off. Still great food.
The food was over-seasoned and not great. Guac was super garlicky, but good. The queso fundido was a little gritty, like the cheese was. My tacos were okay, but nothing phenomenal. Prickly pear margarita was fine. The plantains were awesome!! Flautas were good.
I loved the place and the atmosphere. Good service. The food was lackluster and random combos from Texas, Mexico, etc. Odd!
All around a solid "meh". Gave some things as pass as it was St. Patty's day but our server did not seem very busy with her tables and was generally pretty put out by our presence. When the runner brought out our food and placed it on the table, she reached across my plate to put down my friend's meal and the strings of her VERY dirty friendship bracelet went right across my taco. So gross. She did not seem concerned by it so seemed pointless to send it back, just scraped off the top layer. Overall, very sloppy presentation and service from staff in general. The green chile burger was underwhelming, the guacamole portion size was disappointing and the chips were no better than most store bought options. The one food highlight was the green taco, which I really enjoyed. I will stop in for a drink in the future and maybe a quick bite but definitely not for a whole meal - there are too many places nearby where the staff really wants to provide a great experience!
The drinks, queso, and tacos were fabulous! Skirt steak and scallops were ok but the sides were flavorless. Not work $25-28 per entree.
Wish their was a "depends" for the recommendation question. The foods is really so-so, but the ambiance and drinks are so strong that you can get over it if you're looking to eat with your eyes.
What a great evening! I arrived to my table with a personalized greeting note for me and my guests which just set the mood for our dinner. I highly recommend going for their restaurant menu - great options to choose from and 100% worth the bang for your buck!!
Food was very very good. Visited for restaurant week & were so happy we did! Fry bread street tacos & Christmas style enchiladas were ~muy bueno~. One of us was accidentally given the wrong dessert (we both ordered beignets) but the fruity flan was still tasty. Those chocolate beignets though... they were sent straight from heaven. No doubt we will be back!
Really good “fancy” Mexican food. The stacked chicken enchiladas are very tasty - but the portion is huge! Fry bread taco was excellent! Good guacamole.
The flat bread tacos are amazing g
But really heavy. Almost like a dinner doughnut!
Sorry we did't wow you! I do hope that you will return for the fry bread tacos! Michael GM
It was really slow for going on a lunch hour. Had a reservation for 3 people at 11:15 and didn’t leave until 1.
The service was excellent! Our waitress was definitely one of the best! Everything we ordered was amazing. The only downside was the steak we ordered was quite burned on the outside for our liking. But other than that we enjoyed our experience and will definitely be going back again!
Thank you Jo Ann! I am so happy that you had a great dining experience! I am sorry about the steak but do hope that we see you again soon! Michael GM
Great service and the food was excellent especially the sauces
Everyone at my table enjoyed her meal. The server was very attentive.
Stick to tacos. The entry of 3 shrimp and 2 scallop for $28. Really?
Came with a group of six and we loved the bottomless mimosas and build-your-own margarita bar, which you can switch between as you like for $15. Food was also great. My husband and I both had the breakfast burritos which, depending on how hungry you are, are big enough to share. Very tasty.
Thank you for the great comments! I hope you return soon for another brunch or dinner! Michael GM
Our server, Jill, was absolutely amazing!! She really took the experience above and beyond. Thank goodness she recommended the fry bread for my tacos, because I’ve been dreaming about it ever since.
It was my first time and definitely won’t be my last! Not only did they have an amazing margarita bar but they made me feel so special on my birthday!
Thank you! I am so happy you enjoyed brunch and you celebrated your birthday with us! See you soon! Michael GM
Great service and great food! They actually keep the lights up here, and it works. The space feels bright, high-energy, and expansive. The tacos on fry bread are fantastic.
There was one hiccup: they forgot the ice in my wife’s margarita, which left it too strong and syrupy, plus of course not cold. It was just a mistake, but unfortunately we didn’t realize that the two of us were having very different drink experiences until the end of the meal. We’ve come here before and the service is outstanding, so I wouldn’t read much into it unless it’s happening regularly.
Overpriced for the food you get. My quesadilla was soaked in butter and my sisters chicken was raw. Manager asked if she’d like him to toss it back in the frier instead of serving her a new piece. They had brown parchment paper as table cloths over nice marble tables which was strange. Server was inattentive. Will not go back.
This used to be one of my favorite places. However, the menu is now much reduced and the food was mediocre. Must be new management or new chef.
The menu description didn’t clearly say the taco salad was made with blazing hot salsa vs a normal semi-spicy dressing that you would expect. I like hot but it was so hot, I had to swap meals with my husband. The waiter noticed but didn’t even ask if there was an issue - I did ask what made the salad so hot when I first tried a bite but after a few bites it was uneatable - but since we had a gift card, I decided to not push the issue. I did hear the next table say the tacos were good....