Kachina Cantina- Denver

4.2
263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
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.

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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Specials

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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 263 People Are Saying
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H
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded 2 days ago

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

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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and server didn’t want to be there

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear this Dave! I apologize for the lack of hospitality and do hope that you will give us another chance. Michael GM

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Happy Hour choices and we plan to return again soon!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambience. Service varies. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s poor. Food is good, but not spectacular. Good happy hour.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We try to improve every day and with every guest. Michael GM

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MO
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Food not good. It’s not even bad Mexican it’s just not good

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Mel! Sorry we disappointed you. Michael GM

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LF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on August 6, 2019

Sorry you did enjoy the Shrimp tacos! I do hope you will return. Michael GM

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Dencent food, service was slow and unattentive. Will try again as the vibe is good,

JH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 31, 2019

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

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

H
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, food was not what we were expecting. Not the high end Southwestern food we were looking for. Very fast foody.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 24, 2019

Hello! Sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. Michael GM

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GB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks George! Looking forward to seeing you again! Michael GM

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you so much Gearry! We all look forward to seeing you again soon! Michael GM

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CN
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding with SO much food! Customer service is great, and the location is vibrant.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback! Michael GM

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PG
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Patricia!

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h
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Loud table next to us. The chilequiles was disappointing (cold) and not much chicken. We would still go back for the Navajo tacos though

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 9, 2019

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

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RH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 6, 2019

I'm glad you had a good time! Looking forward to seeing you again. Michael GM

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AB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Super busy but overall positive experience. We will definitely be back...

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks for the 4 stars!

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was horrible And so was the service. It was greasy and it’s pretty hard to mess up Mexican but hey succeeded

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 6, 2019

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

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was distracted most of the time and food was just mediocre. Tacos were extremely watery, not consistent and poorly constructed. Margaritas were good.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 6, 2019

Thanks for the Feedback Jeff. I apologize for the mediocre experience. Michael GM

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LD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

p
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 25, 2019

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.

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m
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is superb! Tacos are delish!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thank you Michael! See you soon! Michael GM

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 25, 2019

Thanks for the great review Meagan I am so happy that you had a great time at Kachina! Michael GM

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S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hi Sara! Thanks for the great feedback! We do have some delicious beignets; hopefully you tried them. Hope to see you again! Michael GM

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LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 18, 2019

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

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My mother and father-in-law both ordered two single tacos. They were not impressed with the portion size.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 18, 2019

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

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ID
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 21, 2019

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

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LR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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!

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 11, 2019

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

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 28, 2019

Hi Sherrie. I'm glad you had a good time! Michael GM

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JJ
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 28, 2019

I apologize for the lackluster experience! I do hope that you will return next time you are in town. Michael GM

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SS
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was good, nothing remarkable, but would visit again.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 28, 2019

Sorry we did impress you but glad you will return! Michael GM

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 23, 2019

Hi Vern, Sorry about the delay in taking your order but thankful that you enjoyed your experience nonetheless and will be back. Michael GM

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thanks for the great review and celebrating your birthday with us! See you soon! Michael GM

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SB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had amazing dinner. The food and drinks we excellent and our server Alexandra was very attentive and knowledgeable.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the great review and highlighting Alexandra! Michael GM

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch. Very attentive service, and cool atmosphere, but everyone in our party agreed the food was just average.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 16, 2019

Sorry we did not wow you! I do hope that you will give us another chance! Michael GM

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 14, 2019

Thanks for the feedback and glad we were able to surprise and delight you and your guests. See you soon, Michael GM

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