Lime an American Cantina

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Book your Holiday Party with Lime before October 15th for a complementary Tequila Tasting Station!

Featuring "Fresh Mexican Food & Mighty Margaritas" and overlooking the 16th St. Mall, Lime is the premiere Southwestern and Mexican food spot in downtown Denver. This new location opened in November, 2013 on the 3rd Floor of the Denver Pavilions, and is a must see (and eat and drink) for locals and visitors alike. Since 2001, Lime has served Denver with signature dishes (Scorpions, margarita chicken) and drinks (Frozen margaritas & now frozen mojitos) that keep everyone coming back for more.

Now the new Lime offers a stunning setting as well stunning cuisine.
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Specials

Taco Tuesday

$1 Tacos and $5 House Margaritas!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 9, 2019

Ends: September 10, 2118

Availability: Tue 12:00PM-8:00PM

Happy Hour

$2 House Margaritas, Select Appetizers, Well Drinks, Wine, and Drafts (Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 3pm-6pm)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 9, 2019

Ends: September 10, 2118

Availability: Mon 3:00PM-6:00PM
Wed-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Book By October 15th for a Complementary Tequila Tasting Station! Make your holiday party one to remember by hosting it at Lime at the Denver Pavilions. Whether your party is casual, or extravagant, Lime offers flexible menu options that are perfect for all of your special event needs.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Book By October 15th for a Complementary Tequila Tasting Station! Make your holiday party one to remember by hosting it at Lime at the Denver Pavilions. Whether your party is casual, or extravagant, Lime offers flexible menu options that are perfect for all of your special event needs.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Book By October 15th for a Complementary Tequila Tasting Station! Make your holiday party one to remember by hosting it at Lime at the Denver Pavilions. Whether your party is casual, or extravagant, Lime offers flexible menu options that are perfect for all of your special event needs.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 235 People Are Saying
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OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Booked high top table so we could communicate with each other. Told at arrival that I should have called. A high top sat empty our entire visit. Very frustrating. When I brought it up it wasn’t handled very well. Then the music went up. Like we were being punished.

On a positive note...our service was over the top. The waiter was very responsive. He did a fantastic job.

f
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had our daughter and friends sit at a separate table for her birthday (and even mentioned “birthday” in the reservation comments). I quickly mentioned to our server that I would like to speak to their server just to say hi and let them know we, the parents, were at this other table. The girls did not get service until 30 minutes after being seated. The oil used for the chips needed to be changed (funny taste). The manager was talking with the wait staff all night and oddly didn’t say a word when we walked right by upon leaving. Our server was nice but the whole vibe was off and do not recommend.

PA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

There was hardly anyone in this restaurant at 7 pm on a Saturday. This should have been my first clue that something was not right with this restaurant. It took 10 min. for our waiter to even come to our table which should have been my 2nd clue considering the place was so empty. The thought crossed my mind to leave when it took so long for our waiter to come to our table, but I thought it might get better.
It did not get any better. The food was very average. There are so many better places to eat downtown.

JH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was fine but the service was not good. Our server forgot about us throughout the evening we had to go find her a couple of times.

GH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was an enjoyable experience. Had the chips with salsa, guacamole, their “Scorpions” (basically a jalapeño popper with shrimp), the green chili, and street tacos. Gold Margarita was good and decent price for the size.

JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was ok only thing i didnt like is that the restaurant does not read instructions at all, it was my husbands bday and i wrote that at the end of meal if they could bring a dessert like cake to sing happy bday and nothing. Service is so so or the server we had was not to polite and proffesional at all.

A
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The reservation was ready for us on arrival, the staff very pleasant, and our order was flawless. The ambiance was upbeat, with a good blend of dark and light areas. In all, a very enjoyable experience.

CC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great views of 16th street but not my favorite food. Good margaritas. Services is eh. Queso was sad. Fun for a group happy hour thing, but not if you’re wanting a great dinner and service.

KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great margaritas and the best happy hour!!! Service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Went for Taco Tuesday. Ended up getting a taco plate on the dinner menu instead, habanero shrimp. 20 oz. Jalapeno Marg to wash it down. Margarita wasn't made how described, had wayyyyy to much jalapeno, no flavor, not enjoyable. I could barely drink it. Tacos came out with no toppings. Just tiny little shrimp in a corn tortilla for $10.00. Bland at best. Best part of the whole experience was the queso blanco. I don't think I will be back. $66 for all of that. Not worth it.

AJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food, horrible service, and horrible atmosphere!

GB
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were told when we arrived "we don't take reservations."

AV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Wouldn’t recommend - so many great restaurant options in Denver and this would not be one of those options

CN
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

The margaritas we ordered off the menu tasted like something you could get at Chili's. The shishito peppers for an appetizer were extremely bland with no spice to them, plus they brought this small amount of dip with the peppers in a plastic container (why not have it be in a ceramic, washable container for the environment?). Lastly, the restaurant had on all the TV's some sort of "Cops" show on, which I don't think promotes a great ambiance that customers want when out on a Friday night date.

J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I brought a group of over 12 people, who did not all arrive or order at the same time. The servers were amazing and accommodating. We had a great time! The music volume was suddenly and dramatically changed several times while we were there, which was very annoying and disruptive. But otherwise a great experience, as always.

GM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We did not enjoy our meal. Service was slow, meals came with wrong items, and none of it was very good. The guacamole was gross. Even the margarita was bad. We will never be back.

d
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. A friend and I split a taco platter (the one downside here is, for whatever reason, you can only get 3 street tacos of the same protein) that was pulled pork, seared ahi, and margarita chicken. The pulled pork and ahi were outstanding; the flavor of the chicken was good, but the meat was dry. The other part of our party had the ceviche and deep fried avocado and both were really happy. Service was good; one of the margaritas we ordered came out much too sweet for our liking and it was quickly and cheerfully exchanged for a re-make. For "downtown" the prices are super reasonable.

AD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

First, it was rather cold outside and all their garage doors were open. Then they sat us at a table underneath a air conditioner blowing freezing air on our table. When we finally moved tables, they brought us every day grocery style chips. They said they were out of their in-house fresh chips, but it just seemed that everything was off that night. The restaurant was really really empty and I can see why. I’m not sure I would go back.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent traditional and modern Mexican. I’d go back for sure!

DS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Definitely will be back!

MK
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It's a nice place. The food is a little overpriced. We got there at 5:23pm to enjoy happy hour. Order queso and nachos. The server didn't put our check in until after 6pm and told us we got the full size orders instead of the smaller happy hour orders so he wouldn't give us happy hour pricing. I think he should've asked us if we wanted the happy hour or the regular orders. Especially if we were there in happy hour. He also was a little sarcastic and rude. I think he was trying to be funny but it didn't work for him. Got annoyed that we asked for straws because he doesn't like to waste them and then had to go out of his way to get them for us.
The place itself is really nice. I always like to sit by the window so I can watch what happens down on 16th Street.

VT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was my first time at Lime, unfortunately it appeared that they had quite a few new staff which caused some chaos, however, the chips and guac was enough to push that far out of my mind. By far the BEST chips I have ever had at a Mexican restaurants. I always rate my Mexican experience on the chips and salsa. The margaritas were ok, we also had the queso, I had the chicken salad, my husband had the steak street tacos and our friend had the chicken burrito, we all enjoyed the food. Again, the chips are heaven in a basket

W
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here several times and have had a great experience. This time, celebrating Mother's Day our service was great. Brad was was great! We'll be back.

AJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best frozen margaritas, great atmosphere. Favorite Mexican spot.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I had a reservation for 615p. Our order was taken about 6:40p. At about 725p we still did not have our meals. We asked to talk to the manager. Someone came to the table who said she was the assistant manager and told us our meals were up and ready to be delivered. She told us a group of prom students came in at the last minute and they were working on their food and that’s why ours was taking so long. Keep in mind we planned in advance and had a reservation. Then five minutes later a man who said he was the manager just got to work and they’re finishing up our meals And that he would take care of our meals.

Our meals came at 7:40 PM. We ate what we could for five minutes and then went over to the Paramont for the event we had tickets for. It was date night celebration with husband for his birthday.

So sad no one came just to apologize at the end after the meal had come. On a good note the ambience was nice and the chips were very good.

M
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town for a college visit with my niece and this restaurant was AMAZING!!!

EP
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Have been to this restaurant many times and it always takes a long time for the food. This time it was around an hour and 15 minutes. This time I found the food itself very average.

LT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible for party of 10. 5pm reservation for a show at 7pm across the street, and we were late.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time drinks and food were awesome

BD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The fish tacos were disappointing as they were like nuggets without much relish.
I prefer corn tortilla chips to flour so that was disappointing too.
Enjoyed the Irish dancing and waiter was good.

DV
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They have really good tacos and the Coin margarita is worth every penny. We visited on St. Party's Day before a theater show so it was a bit too busy. They handled it well but maybe were a little understaffed.

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was alright...service was sooooooooooo slow, the food was fine, probably wouldn’t go back though

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere of dance area was very appealing. Food was ok. Manager was incredibly rude and not accommodating. We got seated an hour late even after making a reservation and she couldn't even apologize for our inconvenience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, music was super fun

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reserved table for 12, got table for 10, waiter corrected by adding an extra table, drinks are way to strong, and food was ok

TE
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Short woman that was in front helping seat people was VERY RUDE! I made reservations but once arrived other people WITHOUT reservations was getting seated before us because they had only 2 parties

SK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. The margaritas are awesome and the service is spot on. We try to hit Lime several times a year, especially in the summer when the patio is open. Definitely recommend!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The DJs music was a little too much for dinner at 5:30...

TE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Wish the service was a little quicker, spent 30mins waiting on alcoholic drinks and tacos

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved the guacamole!

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