Kachina Cantina- Denver

4.6
361 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
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.

Per the City of Denver we are seating 25% capacity indoors and we have tables outside with heaters. If you would like to reserve an igloo please email the restaurant directly as you cannot reserve them through OpenTable. We are still offering curbside carry out Tuesday - Saturday from 12 noon to 9:30 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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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 361 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Hostess went above and beyond and got us in!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10/10

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BrandieJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They were out of Indian fry bread which is the entire reason we went. Service was really slow but friendly

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SteveI
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a cool vibe. Food was great!

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AlexandraD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome place to dine the menus is small but delicious and the service was great

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CrystalG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy, phenomenal staff & service, food was orgasmic to my taste buds. They followed all precautions, spacing was great as well.

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vipThanks801Chophouse
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal at Kachina...had chicken enchiladas and chopped taco salad. Special margaritas so good too!

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JeniK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! We had crispy cauliflower and chicken enchiladas! So good!

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ErinW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We ate outside and enjoyed our time there.

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vipPatrick
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor alley space is excellent. Food, drinks and service were great. Only disappointment was that the restaurant had to close by 8pm as we were enjoying ourselves so much

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JG2020
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really did a good job of keeping things fun and exciting with al fresco dining. The food was great (you HAVE to get the open face quesadilla and the queso fundido - promise you won't regret it).

More importantly, we felt safe. We plan to re-visit Denver when the world returns back to a sense of normalcy, and Kachina Cantina will be on our short list!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Patio was heated by over the head heaters which were great... we just picked a really cold night so it was a bit too cold for us. Otherwise a 5/5 star experience!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on December 19, 2020

Thank you!!! Looking forward to seeing you back soon! Michael GM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver!

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JamesE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent as well as service. Only challenge is outdoor dining and trying to stay warm during cooler temps. Had heat lamp but still a little cool. Not knocking restaurant, ridiculous no indoor socially distanced dining when people can be packed in a store.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you James for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were bummed that the restaurant was out of the Mexican fry bread...but everything was yummy and great service.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Emily! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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KADenver
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a covid-cautious diner, this place is excellent. On a regular day it would also be outstanding (great food, service, and interesting menu options!) would definitely return (was great for a date night)

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you KA Denver! We appreciate the feedback! Michael GM

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vipscribdafoodie
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent! Have been several times and will continue to visit.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Michael GM

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

fron the start, everyone was incredibly rude. they had messed up our reservation and blamed us before seating us. after seating we ordered drink and apps and food. our appetizers came out with our food (which took over 45 minutes) and our drinks took 15 minutes. it than took them forever to give us our check. we paid but their online system had messed up and they tried to charge us twice for a meal when the bank statement shown he had paid. the entire night they were incredibly rude and the food and drinks was not what you expected

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ashleym
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thank you for the great service and attention to covid protocols!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on October 14, 2020

Thank you Ashley for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver!

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KADZ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Came here on a Saturday with a friend for happy hour and it was okay. The reason we chose this restaurant was because of the "20 pitchers of sangria" advertised. We told the server we wanted to order that and she said that wasn't an option...after showing her the website, she came back and said ok. We ordered queso fundido (which was cold), ceviche (which was salty), and cauliflower tacos (which were great). The service was okay, nothing special. We probably will not return as it was an underwhelming experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome drinks & happy hour. cute little spot with amazing food

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KaylaB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and service but the margaritas are not strong at all. I had 3 and didn’t feel anything. They were tasty but for $9 a piece I would have expected a little bit more of a buzz.
The ambience was nice, went here with some friends and we were able to catch up without having to yell. Cute little place for dinner and a few drinks.

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AndresC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Torta Milanesa which was done with Carne Asada and the Tacos with Navajo frybread. The food was simply amazing!

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AddisonR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 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
San Francisco
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
11 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
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
Denver
15 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
Los Angeles
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
8 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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FAQs

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

Kachina Cantina- Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 361 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.