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Machete Tequila + Tacos

4.0
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday:: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(303) 333-1567
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fillmore Street
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Parking details
Parking Lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2015

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)
3.0  Dined on October 27, 2015

Food is decent. Great fun some what hidden place.

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viphillarama (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2015

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

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BBlazejowski (Denver)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2015

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on August 18, 2015

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. :(

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OldGal62 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2015

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

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MJS1 (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2015

Always LOVE machete!!! Best margs!!!

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Montana (Denver)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

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.

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chizchiz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2015

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!

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JoyOnPearlSt (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

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!

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vipLWH2017 (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

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)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2014

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

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DanTiffyNucky (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

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.

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Ghop (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

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.

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Foodie (Denver)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

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.

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Montana (Denver)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

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.

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JenL (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2014

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

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.

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vipHanan (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 14, 2014

And hmmmmmmmmmmm


It's ok

Just ok

Don Julio Anajo coin for $20


Ridiculous.

Food average.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2014

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.

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Spin (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2014

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

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R3dlipstick (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2014

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.

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vipYourRealEstateGuy (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2014

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:)

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vipGuiDeRio (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2014

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

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vipDEEM (Denver)
3.0  Dined on June 8, 2014

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2014

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

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Glen (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2014

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

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vipBetsy (New England)
2.0  Dined on March 26, 2014

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.

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Crazyfortacos (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2014

Excellent selection of tacos and the margs are amazing!

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