Kachina Cantina- Denver

4.2
439 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Guests and associates who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a facial covering while on property, however those not fully vaccinated we encourage to continue to wear a mask and social distance while indoors. We operate on the honor system and will not be actively inquiring your vaccination status.

The health and safety of our guests and associates is our highest priority. We have implemented a wide variety of 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.

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.

Curbside carry out available during normal business hours.
Cash is not accepted at this time and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Multiple dates available

    Celebrate Taco Tuesday at Kachina Cantina 5pm-close $2 carnitas, chicken, and cauliflower tacos toda la noche!
  • Sangria Saturday

    Multiple dates available

    $20 for a pitcher of red or white sangria all day! Share with your friends or drink it yourself. Both are good and the Sangria is great!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 people are saying
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4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphayley
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I live 30 minutes away from this restaurant. When our Uber drove us here and dropped us off, they told us that they were actually over booked and could not accomodate us. Their bar area was "full" too but with plenty of open seating and people leaving. We were asked to leave basically. I have came here many times before and recommended this place to many friends but will not waste my money here again. The host was rude and barely gave an explanation and could care less. I have never had an issue before like this anywhere in Denver. He also claimed he called but I pulled my phone up with zero calls or texts and he ended up just walking away because he knew he did not try. Sad. Liked the food here but will not return. Thank you Milk market for being next door and being awesome!

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JackH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot downtown next to the Rockies stadium - great food and atmosphere!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Jack! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food tasted burnt. The only good things we had were the chips and salsa, our margaritas and the Pepsi my wife ordered

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We chose Kachina for our evening as it was close to our date night event. The food was great, we always have good food here. Service tonight was poor however. Waitress stopped by very few times, we had to go to the bar to grab items, and overall she did not pay any attention to if we were eating, if our food came out or if our drinks were delivered. The others tables waiter was actually much nicer to us.

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SAJo
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That staff and food are wonderful! We loved everything that came to the table!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can pay via QR code on receipt and makes it SO much easier to split checks

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BenjaminH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 20 mins for the wait staff to address us. Only reason they did was because we tracked down the bus boy.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 16, 2021

Ben, We apologize for making you wait so long to be greeted. I will make sure to include this in our pre-hifts moving forward so we can coach our staff on attentiveness to tables in their section.

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vipRDenver
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Happy hour taco pricing is great along with Happy hour Paloma. A little more expensive after 6:00. Enjoyed the enchiladas but they were so hot when they arrived - understandably a skillet, but beware... The Mahi fish tacos were the favorite of the evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Brunch includes bottomless margaritas and you really can’t go wrong with the food!

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PreRa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was nice. Their spicy margarita was absolutely delicious. Great service for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was just extremely hot and uncomfortable!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for your feedback! We just fixed our AC and promise you next time you come in that it will be much more comfortable. Thanks for still giving an honest review!

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MaheshL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t like their service, food is not tasty and pricey for the quantity.

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Lindsey
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Would have been a 5 but the flashing of their fire alarm continued through our whole dinner…just the light flashing but it was giving us a headache.

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vipLauren
Oklahoma City
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Only saw our waiter twice. The food was so gross, we didn’t finish and were sick to our stomachs the rest of the day.

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BurkeP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Bar took forever for drinks. Server had no clue what anything was on the menu. They were out of half the stuff we ordered. Food was not that great. Over-cooked/dry pork chop. Salad was over dressed.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 2, 2021

Burke, We appreciate your feedback and will make sure the necessary outlets hear about your thoughts. We hope to give you a better experience next time you visit us.

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AllenG
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Strange that the host would put us out in the lobby of the Maven Hotel. We had them move us closer to the kitchen and bar where we wanted to be. We loved the Pozole and Aquachille appetizers but our entree arrived 5 minutes after we started :( . Overall this is not a fine dining experience

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on July 2, 2021

Allen, We are so glad you enjoyed our apps! We are definitely not a fine dining restaurant as our Cantina concept is inviting to guests of all kind who like modern twists on mexican cuisine. We appreciate your feedback and will coach our team to course out apps/entrees better.

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Daradar
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Tasty! Love the spot and their food is delish.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 30, 2021

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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Good was great! Service not so much.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks to our staff as well as work with them on the issues you raised to ensure a better visit next time. Thank you for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We’ve dined at Kachina cantina before, but this visit didn’t meet our expectations. I was pleased that a member of the F&B Management reached out personally after the meal to seek more feedback on our experience. That’s proof that they DO care about quality and want to make continuous improvements.

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vipNoway
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Really wasn’t worth the hype. The food was just ok and the service was not good. Wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver.

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Laura
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really impressed with the leadership/management at Kachina!

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vipStephanie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

While the food was delicious, our waiter was wildly incompetent & I would highly suggest considering a new location if you’re not set on this food. It was THAT bad of an experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Tasty tacos on fry bread. Loved the blood orange margaritas. Service was slow, but friendly. A bit overpriced for southwestern/Mexican food, but in line with the part of town. Good atmosphere, sat at high top table for 6 near bar.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 21, 2021

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

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vipLeah
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was sarcastic and took forever even though we were the only people eating. Drinks were tiny for the price. Great food

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 22, 2021

Leah, Thanks for providing us with feedback we can use to better our staff. We hope to see you in Kachina again in the near future.

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vipSallyHden
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Food was fantastic but service wasn’t good. I made a reservation on Open Table and it required me to sign up for Sangria for two (brunch) but the restaurant knew nothing about it. They also weren’t familiar with a gift card I had that was purchased from their site.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 16, 2021

Sally, We apologize for being unprepared when you visited us on Saturday. Thank you for the feedback as we can continue to train new staff members that have joined our team recently. Please come see us again soon so we can provide better service next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

When we arrived, our table outside wasn’t ready so we had to be seated indoors... which was fine. We sat at our table for 30 min before anyone even acknowledged that we were sitting there. They brought us water and took our drink order. It took them another 20 minutes for them to bring us our drinks. I saw our drinks sitting at the bar this entire time. By the time our drinks got to us, they were all watered down. Waiter only came by our table once after getting our food to refill our water. Food was great, service was terrible.

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Kels120
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My friends order came out and was the wrong plate but they brought her correct plate out immediately and also left the other plate for the table. Honest mistake. Good customer service. Food was decent and a little overpriced for the quality but also to be expected for the location. Overall good. I’d go back for the $20 pitchers of sangria.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Kels120. We will use your feedback to better our staff. Sangria Saturdays are awesome - try out our bottomless brunch options as well going from 10a - 2p on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour everyday from 4-6 pm

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DianaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Red snapper was priciest at $26 but so worth it because of freshness and taste. We had to wait a bit for service but all the staff was friendly and accommodating.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 9, 2021

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

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and an overall enjoyable experience! We are already planning our next visit!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review, Amy! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Kachina Cantina - Denver and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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FrederickB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum yum yummy yummy yum yum food yum yummy yummy food yum yummy yum yum yummy food.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Frederick! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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WayneS
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Our server knew the menu and was attentive. Energy was lively without being too loud. Food was OK; nothing outstanding about the flavors.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 9, 2021

Wayne, Thanks for the review. We will take your commentary seriously and try to deliver a better product for you on your next visit. We promise to deliver the next time you make it in to Kachina!

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SavannahC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

They need to heavily salt everything from the salsas to the actual meats.
Always get the taco plate with fry bread- best value. The agua frescas also needed flavor. I don’t understand the hype because everything from the water to the tacos NEEDED ALOT MORE FLAVOR.
Also- made a reservation and the host sat us at a terrible table - it’s like if I made the reservation- I want a table at the bar or with a view - something.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thanks for your feedback on our food/drink and host. We take your commentary seriously and will use it to better our staff.

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DJBluffton
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fun location in downtown Denver. Food was very good. Interesting menu options. It was not crowded, but service was just so-so.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Churro waffles are the best waffles I ever had.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your churro waffles. 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The salsa flight is overpriced and not very good. It’s like a scoop of each so a few bites and it’s gone.

The entrees were also meh. Not terrible but not great either. For 2 people at brunch with an app it was $86. You can get better food for the same price all around. The ambience was nice but that is it.

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thanks for your feedback on our brunch menu. Give us a try for Happy Hour for steep discounts everyday from 3-6 PM!

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aimee
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were also yummy. Just wish we had refills on our water. We were there for an hour & 45 min & our water was never filled. Drinking margs & mimosas we needed to stay hydrated. We forgot to ask when the waitress came by, but that to me should be a no brainer on the waitress’s side. Other than that it was good!

Kachina Cantina- Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was marginal. Staff was marginal. It irritated them that we wanted to pay our tab with cash even though there are no signs ANYWHERE that we saw, stating they accepted credit cards only. Will not be returning to this establishment.

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CaitlinS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for amazing prices! Get the brussel sprouts. You won’t regret it.

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HaliC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a fabulous time! Staff and food was amazing.

FAQs

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

Kachina Cantina- Denver is rated 4.2 stars by 439 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.