Machete Tequila + Tacos

4.1
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

About

**If you are looking for takeout please visit our website and order through https://machetecherrycreek.alohaorderonline.com/ online ordering system!!

Machete Tequila + Tacos, located in Denver�s Cherry Creek neighborhood, serves a variety of Mexican fare in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its tacos and has a full bar which mostly features tequila and tequila cocktails. Machete Tequila + Tacos offers takeout service as well as a private area available to rent for special events such as corporate gatherings or private parties.

Try the guacamole or the queso fundidos to start out your meal at Machete Tequila + Tacos. If you�re not in the mood for one of the restaurant�s variety of tacos like the al pastor or the arrachera, try one of the quesadillas or an entr�e salad.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Excellence food and service as always

SB
vipShirleyB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tacos! We tried the steak, chicken, barbacoa, and pork tacos. They were all tasty and had a lot of meat. I thought two wouldn't be enough but they filled me up. Staff was friendly and attentive. It was pretty expensive though for just tacos.

AB
AlejandraB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Our favorite is the lobster tacos... They are a must try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun spot. Music is a bit loud for regular conversation.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2015
Overall1foodservice1ambience

If you make a reservation with open table, expect the time NOT to be honored. We made a reservation and were told it was half hour wait as they had no tables reserved if you scheduled with open table. Huh?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is decent. Great fun some what hidden place.

h
viphillarama
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here; fast service, great tacos, and strong drinks. What's not to like? We'll be back for sure!

BB
BBlazejowski
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2015
Overall2food1service2ambience3

For a restaurant focused on tacos, the tacos were very poor quality and almost un-edible. In dining group of four each person left portions of most tacos uneaten. Chips and salsa, guacamole, and drinks were fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Several of my coworkers have raved about Machete, so I'm disappointed to say that I found it lacking. I tried two of the tacos, which were decent, but one had cheese that had congealed to the point of being rubbery and inedible. I also ordered a margarita which tasted like straight tequila. Who knows, maybe that's a good thing for some people, but I only managed a few sips before I gave up on it. Service was also very poor—we had to wait around 30 minutes after the meal before we were able to flag down our waiter for the check, and the place wasn't even that busy. I'm sad to say I will not be returning. :(

OG
OldGal62
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a terrific time....celebrated a friend's 70th birthday and iwas a fun energetic evening...sometimes Machete's is just too loud, but we were there for a celebration and it was just perfect

MJ
MJS1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always LOVE machete!!! Best margs!!!

M
Montana
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food and atmosphere contribute to our coming back. The service this time was a bit lacking from what we had been accustomed. The young lady was simply not engaging, it appeared that our presence was a hindrance to her. She took our order and was only seen only one other time for a second drink order....which was never delivered.

c
chizchiz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great spot with a lively vibe, creative menu, good margs, and plenty of choices for everyone.

Its hard to share much as the tacos are really for 1 person, but so much to choose from that nobody will walkaway disappointed or hungry!

JO
JoyOnPearlSt
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the plate of 12 tacos. We each picked 3 and feasted. The tacos are unique, delicious, and extremely fresh. The tortillas were so fresh and tasty...just made and awesome.
We had a few margaritas. They were all really good and filled with plenty of tequila.
This place rocks!

LW
vipLWH2017
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We loved the food - always fresh and delicious - service excellent... but don't go there if you want to actually have a conversation with your dinner partners.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas and pescado tacos!! Yum, we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only drawback is that it is very loud so it's difficult to hear each other.

DT
DanTiffyNucky
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, not ideal for a quiet meal as the bar was rocking. But nonetheless, if you want good food and a bar atmosphere, this is the spot in Cherry Creek.

G
Ghop
South Dakota
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nowhere on this planet that has better margaritas than Machete. Combine that with the most savory tacos this place has *never* let me down.

F
Foodie
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This is a fantastic food experience and so different from traditional Mexican restaurants. Great flavor combinations. Unique tortillas and for those who don't like corn, there is a jicama tortilla option.
The service unfortunately was average to poor. Although the waitress was polite, she would often walk away while we were still asking questions. She also did not check on us very often and there were less than a handful of tables being served.

M
Montana
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Josh provided some excellent service. His menu recommendations were spot on. Took a chance sitting outside and turned out to be a fantastic night. Will definitely return with friends.

JL
JenL
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great happy hour, street tacos, & cocktails! Try the Kona!!

DB
DanB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Our server Sarah was great.

Bar service incredibly slow

Needs Air Conditioning to work, dead hot air inside.

Tequila she recommended was great

Food was ok, chorizo way to overpowering in the different tacos we tried.

Priced ok, but food not enough to bring us back.

H
vipHanan
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience2

And hmmmmmmmmmmm


It's ok

Just ok

Don Julio Anajo coin for $20


Ridiculous.

Food average.

DE
DianaE
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food is fab. I tried three of the tacos. And the sauces are authentic mexican. I will go back, but it's like a sports bar. And it doesn't really have any decorating flare. Not sure what they where going for here. Had a Mai Tai, it was awful. I'll stick to a margarita next time. But like I said I will go back.

S
Spin
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything is made in the restaurant which is a bonus. They have chips and 4 different salsas for and app. For tacos, we got flank steak, mole chicken, and vegetarian and each one was incredible. The only downs were that if you sit inside, it's a loud bar scene which may not be what you're looking for on a "romantic" date. This is especially the case when you have to walk passed a quiet, comfortable outdoor patio. After listening to vSecond, our waitress was fine and knowledgable about the restaurant and menu... To the point where I was searching for a human inside of a voice recording. Lastly, no wonder "machete tequila" comes first

L
Lolorado
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Machete was super accommodating for helping make my mother in law's 70th birthday a hit. The wait staff was so sweet in making sure the birthday cake we brought in was stored properly and came out with candles blazing to give the birthday girl a surprise. The food is always delicious at Machete and we were also really pleased to have some kid friendly options for the little humans in our party.

YR
vipYourRealEstateGuy
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Between the wonderful food and the always great service by Josh, we always look forward to our visits to Machete.
Definitely need reservations. Don't be afraid to park a few blocks away.....the walk back is an excuse to,order more:)

GD
vipGuiDeRio
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable service, terrific food and welcoming - we will return!

DE
vipDEEM
Denver
100 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I visit Machete for its unique and tasty tacos. The tongue taco was delicious, as usual. The rest was just fine!

TS
vipTonyS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it -- tapas style & gourmet tacos -- and spectacular handmade margs!

G
Glen
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten and Machete multiple times and it never disappoints. The food is great in a casual environment that is comfortable for everyone.

B
vipBetsy
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I used to really like this place but lately I've become more and more disappointed when I go. This time it was SO busy that the waitress didn't get to me to take a drink order for at least 10 minutes after I had been seated. The hostess ended up delivering water and drinks which was good that she stepped up but it was clear that they were struggling. The margaritas tasted like the ones that come out of a plastic bottle at the grocery store and some of the tacos were just down right bad. The ones that were good pretty much tasted the same. Overall, I was disappointed and sadly, that may have been the last time I go.

C
Crazyfortacos
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent selection of tacos and the margs are amazing!

C
Ceci
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like tacos you'll LOVE these! Any kind of taco you can think of or, perhaps NOT think of! Great experience. Great food! Going back with my boyfriend for lunch today!
Bon appetite!

a
akazooey
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Not sure if our waitress was extremely busy or her sections were divided poorly but getting to us initially, getting drinks refilled took a while. Once the food was ordered it came out pretty fast.

Love the different tacos, lots of different combinations. Also the margarita list was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My husband and I have frequented Machete since we first moved to Denver 2 years ago. This past weekend, we had two friends in town and were excited to show off one of our favorite spots. However, we were incredibly disappointed. We were seated outside for 25 minutes without any service before we were moved to a table inside…where we waited for another 20 minutes. The queso we ordered came out before we got our chips and salsa, and it was cold by the time we were able to eat it. Our drinks never showed up. After our plates were cleared, we waited another 15 minutes with no server. Then, I asked to speak with a manager, who stood there with his arms crossed, completely unreceptive to anything I said. Needless to say, we won't be returning.

YR
vipYourRealEstateGuy
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ended up here by mistake but swore we'd be back.
The drinks and food were increadible.
We put our trust in our server Josh and he brought out drinks and plate after plate of fantastic food.
I am definitely going back there.
Thanks for an awesome experience.

D
Dave
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has an incredible selection of tapas and margaritas..but their house rocks! Highly recommend you ask your server to have the kitchen surprise your table with various selections from their menu. Great experience! Josh was amazing to us and made the night very fun.

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Skatman
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Small and quaint, Machete was filled with singles, families and groups enjoying great food and drink. Our first visit wasn't our last.

FAQs

Machete Tequila + Tacos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 333-1567.

Machete Tequila + Tacos is rated 4.1 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.