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
Three tacos were small and presented as though a diner put it together. They put us in an “indoor patio” that felt like a mall courtyard. The food tasted ok but there are far better taco places in denver. The people who got entrees had a better helping and were happier with their meal.
Thanks for the feedback! I taco plate is the way to go if you are getting tacos and I apologize for the seating in our communal space with the rest of the dairy block. Next time let us know that you don;t like that table and we will gladly seat you somewhere else. Michael GM
Service was extremely slow and server didn’t want to be there
Sorry to hear this Dave! I apologize for the lack of hospitality and do hope that you will give us another chance. Michael GM
Loved the Happy Hour choices and we plan to return again soon!
Good ambience. Service varies. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s poor. Food is good, but not spectacular. Good happy hour.
Thanks for the feedback! We try to improve every day and with every guest. Michael GM
Food not good. It’s not even bad Mexican it’s just not good
Thanks for the feedback Mel! Sorry we disappointed you. Michael GM
Nice local bar near Coors Field. We went due to Food Network review of shrimp al pastor on fry bread bread and I was not impressed. Shrimp were very small and nothing like reviewed. Sangria was awesome, bartenders were nice and the carne tacos were outstanding!
Sorry you did enjoy the Shrimp tacos! I do hope you will return. Michael GM
Dencent food, service was slow and unattentive. Will try again as the vibe is good,
Really enjoyed our dining experience at Kachina Cantina last Saturday night. We arrived a little early for our reservations but they went ahead and sat us anyway. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. Would definitely return again.
Thanks for the feedback Jennifer! We look forward to seeing back in Kachina soon! Michael GM
The ambiance and aesthetics were great but the server took a while to grab my drink and the food could have been a little better. The tacos were ok, just needed more toppings. The rice and beans were a bit spicy but it was still good overall. Just could have been a little better.
Have been to this restaurant before so when we found out we were downtown on a Friday with an out of town guest we decided to go here. My husband, his cousin and I all had the taco plate. I had two shrimp tacos and a cauliflower taco with mine. The others also had a shrimp taco. My husband and I both thought the shrimp was over cooked and not too impressed with topping so basically I didn’t care for my meal. Cauliflower was okay although habanera salsa was quite hot. I knew that was a possibility when ordering but with not so good shrimp tacos, I was very underwhelmed with my meal. Husband felt the same. Didn’t ask cousin in part because I didn’t want a forced answer and was sorry we took him there. Service was outstanding though.
Service was very good, food was not what we were expecting. Not the high end Southwestern food we were looking for. Very fast foody.
Hello! Sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. Michael GM
The wait staff was friendly and informative. The was delicious. The service was a little slow. Over all, we enjoyed the restaurant and plan to eat there again.
Thanks George! Looking forward to seeing you again! Michael GM
If you’re looking for an incredible dining experience look no further than this! All aspects were great and we are looking forward to coming back when we visit Denver again.
Thank you so much Gearry! We all look forward to seeing you again soon! Michael GM
Always outstanding with SO much food! Customer service is great, and the location is vibrant.
Thank you so much for the great feedback! Michael GM
Food was excellent. Our wait staff person was great, and made some good suggestions off the menu. The noise level was very high, but it was a Friday night, before a Rockies Game. I will return, but not on a Friday night or before a Rockies game. Green Chili Nachos, were to die for!!!
Thanks for the feedback Patricia!
Loud table next to us. The chilequiles was disappointing (cold) and not much chicken. We would still go back for the Navajo tacos though
Thanks for the feedback! I do hope that you said something to your server or my manager so we could have done something about the chilequiles. Glad that you would be back though. Michael GM
It was very noisy inside the restaurant, so we chose the patio. And, it was great! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and specials and made some great recommendations. We came because of the Facebook post about the fireworks, and it was the best choice ever.
I'm glad you had a good time! Looking forward to seeing you again. Michael GM
Your food is delicious. Our waitress was terrible though. We wanted to discuss with you, but had to get to a game. We come to your restaurant often, before ball games, and usually have excellent service. She was impolite and everything took forever. Thanks for listening.
Super busy but overall positive experience. We will definitely be back...
Thanks for the 4 stars!
Food was horrible And so was the service. It was greasy and it’s pretty hard to mess up Mexican but hey succeeded
Sorry to hear about this Amanda. I do apologize for the lackluster experience but I do hope you said something to one of my managers while you were here. I do hope that you will give us another chance, Michael GM
Server was distracted most of the time and food was just mediocre. Tacos were extremely watery, not consistent and poorly constructed. Margaritas were good.
Thanks for the Feedback Jeff. I apologize for the mediocre experience. Michael GM
Very mediocre food and service. The food lacked flavor and the service was really poor especially at a time when the restaurant was not very busy.
Despite attire being listed as business casual, this was a very casual restaurant where wait staff wore jeans and tee shirts, so don’t bother much with what you are wearing. Only sour note was when some ridiculous young women decided to photograph her dessert plate outside where the light was better, on a cold evening, holding the door open right beside our table. My husband let her know she had to shut the door, and instead of apologizing like a decent human being, she kept giving him dirty looks. This was no reflection on the restaurant, just a particular diner, although having that door locked on a night when no one would be dining outside might have averted the situation.
Hello! I'm sorry that our uniforms were not what you were expecting. Yes we are a casual restaurant near Coors Field but I like to think we give better service and hospitality than that. I do hope that you had a good time. I see you gave us 4 stars. Yes we do not have control over our guests but do apologize that the door was open We cannot lock the doors from the inside to be compliant with fire code regulations I do hope that you will return Michael GM.
Service is superb! Tacos are delish!
Thank you Michael! See you soon! Michael GM
We sat out on the patio and had a lovely lunch. The fish taco and the carnitas taco were delicious! Also, this is the first place I've found in Denver to have melty, yummy queso like they have in the Southeast.
Thanks for the great review Meagan I am so happy that you had a great time at Kachina! Michael GM
Kachina was awesome. Great location in the Dairy Block. Hip, eclectic decor - there’s cool murals and even a little airstream trailer in the restaurant. I felt like it was more southwest style than Tex-Mex but good nonetheless. I liked that you could do a trio with any of the salsas or guac (the guac is really small so I definitely recommend doing more than one.) The tacos were delicious - that carnitas taco! Good drink options as well. My only recommendation is for Kachina to add churros as a desert option (because who doesn’t love cinnamon deliciousness?) I will definitely be back again for more tacos!
Hi Sara! Thanks for the great feedback! We do have some delicious beignets; hopefully you tried them. Hope to see you again! Michael GM
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
Our waiter took food and wine away when it was still half full. The meal was so so nothing I’d crave or order again and the price was not worth it. Big disappointment.
Hello! Sorry about that! I do hope that you said something to your server or one of my managers we would have gladly re-made your order. I apologize we did not exceed your expectations! 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