Permanently Closed - Mario's Ocean Club

4.7
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176 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
This restaurant is permanently closed. Fresh, Sustainable and Affordable Seafood inspired by American Classics from our 3 Major Coasts!
We offer Happy Hour from 4 - 7PM! Including Weekends and ALL NIGHT Tuesday, Featuring $1 Oysters and $1 Peel & Eat Jumbo Shrimp during every Happy Hour. Try our new New Orleans BBQ Shrimp with Fried Polenta Cake or Lime Panna Cotta with Graham Cracker Crumbles! We also offer 1/2 Price Wine Bottles every Wednesday! We are currently featuring LowDown Brewery IPA and 4 Noses Brewing Perfect Drift Pilsner on tap for $5 Pints during Happy Hour as well as $5 Well Drinks, $5 House Wines, $5 Fired Shrimp Po'Boy Sliders, $5 Fish Tacos and more!

I look forward to meeting you!
Mario Vega, Proprietor
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 777-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate Private Events on Sundays and Mondays. The restaurant is available for buyouts on an individual basis during our normal business hours.
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Private party contact
Mario Vega: (303) 777-3474
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Catering
Enjoy Lobster Rolls, Fish Tacos or any of your favorites in your home or office. Drop of or Full Service Catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Center or Virginia
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Parking details
FREE Public Parking is available in front of the restaurant on S Broadway or Behind the restaurant in our Private Parking Lot (There is a rear entrance from the parking lot that is ADA accessible).
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Public transit
We are walking distance from Broadway and Alameda Station and Directly across the street from the Broadway and W Center Ave Bus Stop.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ZJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was his final night...they're closing. Would have been nice to let us know when we made the reservation instead of telling us that half the menu was gone when we got there for dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food and great service.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place, great atmosphere, delicious seafood that's on point for New England in Denver.

GW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Service a little slow for a Friday night.

LR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful tastes during Happy Hour--a good way to decide what to pick for a larger meal another time. The oysters tasted like the sea--we only had one that was simply not good out of the two dozen we ate. The crab cake was just a taste; but I hope the regular sized crab will be more substantial. The blackberry margarita was very tasty and I recommend it. It was our first time there and we'll come back for sure! Thanks, folks, for a very good first-time experience!!!

c
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always excellent food and great service

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super friendly staff, owner came and greeted us personally. Great happy hour, oysters were delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting! Cant wait for your return!! Best, Mario

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JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario’s was a wonderful experience. Mario cooks a lot of the food. The crabcakes are almost all crabmeat. The mushrooms are to die for. The green chili soup was outstanding. The wine is a very generous pour. All in all, don’t miss this place.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Joe, I really appreciate the visit, rating and review! Hope we see you again soon!! Best, Mario

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OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mario’s is our date night place. We love it

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Responded on August 7, 2019

That is so awesome and we love it!! Best, Mario

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SH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! We went here on my boyfriend's birthday and took advantage of their amazing happy hour. The food was fantastic as always.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting for your special occasion! I am delighted you enjoyed our happy hour offerings and food. Best, Mario

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JB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a reservation for 7:15pm and not seated until close to 8:00pm. Requested a booth in reservation and had to wait for a table to leave before we could be seated. Hard and uncomfortable tables to sit on while we waited. I ordered the Crab Louis salad which was mediocre and not at all what I expected. The crab tasted and looked like it came from a tin and not fresh. The owner did take off the shrimp cocktail that we ordered as a result of the long wait. Will be a while before we return.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Janet, Thank you very much for visiting. I am sorry we did not have a booth available for your reservation time. We do our best to accommodate seating requests but being a small neighborhood place with limited seating sometimes our requests conflict with one another. I do appreciate your patronage and feedback. Best, Mario

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KG
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Mario's. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is terrific. They have a great Happy Hour as well. Highly recommend!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Kerry, It is always such a pleasure! We are so lucky to have regulars like you!! Best, Mario

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OT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Mario’s. We were greeted promptly and seated immediately. Our server was gracious and knowledgeable. Best of all, our food was great! The fish tacos were tasty. and the crab cakes were fresh and flavorful. We’re putting Mario’s on our restaurant rotation!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting! I am so thrilled to be on your rotation!!

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KL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food was different and delicious! Specials were appreciated. The noise level was a little loud though. They have a tin ceiling. But we enjoyed our meal for sure!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Kim, Thank you very much for visiting! I a so glad you enjoyed your visit!! Best, Mario

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s
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their lobster rolls. They have a great happy hour.

c
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fresh.great sevice

RO
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious! The special of the day was to die for and the crab cake was fresh and generous. The service was outstanding...

JM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with friends or date night. We will be back!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! We sampled a good variety and shared.

J
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters were AMAZING. Great happy hour specials even in a Saturday evening.

LH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third trip to Mario's Ocean Club and each time exceeds the previous. Friendly and courteous staff and charismatic owner. Food is spectacular and presentation phenomenal. The use of fresh tarragon is infused in the seafood delights. If you haven't tried it, you are missing out on a new Denver gem!

RW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos, crab cake, tomato bisque, and raw oysters. Great conversation with Mario! I had not heard of the place before. I’ll definitely be back. As someone who grew up eating Maryland crab cakes, Mario’s crab cakes and remoulade sauce were very tasty.

W
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed dining at Mario's overall - they were out of iced tea which was a bummer for one of our guests as she is diabetic and was only served water out of the tiny glasses - would have been nice to have been offered a larger glass with ice and lemon.....the portions were pretty small with everything an add on - coleslaw and fries extra - lobster and crab rolls were very good as were the oysters and peel and eat shrimp.

F
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great happy hour menu- delicious lobster roll sliders. Love that happy hour runs til 7.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good happy hour and delicious food! 10/10 would recommend.

JB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A big improvement from our previous experience! Our group had a weekday lunch together, we had a variety of choices, and all enjoyed their food.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves on this visit! Best, Mario

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great happy hour deals. Mark was a phenomenal, attentive waiter and overall a really good date night. Not a ton of fish options, but good sandwiches, oysters, appetizers, etc

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Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you for the date night visit and I am glad Mark took good care of you! Best, Mario

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CO
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Cool location. Great staff.

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Responded on June 26, 2019

Cobo, Thank you so much for the review and I am so glad you had a 5 star experience! Best, Mario

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JB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Clam chowder was an overly thick sauce, not a soup. The fried fish was heavily battered; the quality was no better than average frozen fish fillets. The “slaw” was a chopped lettuce salad. Overall not what we had hoped for, nor what we were charged for.

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Responded on June 13, 2019

Joseph, I sincerely apologize for your experience. I'll pay closer attention to these items and make sure they are being prepared properly. They are some of our guest favorites and I wish I would have caught these before they were served to you. Sincerely, Mario

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JJ
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The owner came over and talked to us which was fun. We have recommended this restaurant to our friends.

J
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Mario’s. Food, staff and location are all excellent.

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Responded on June 13, 2019

Jeff, Thank you so much for the second visit and review. I really appreciate your patronage and look forward to future visits. Best, Mario

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a
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! And amazing food.

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Responded on June 13, 2019

Ambera thank you very much, I really appreciate your visit and review! I look forward to seeing you again. Best, Mario

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BO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent lobster roll and the unique calamari appetizer as well. friendly and responsive service. Nice place - legit

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Responded on May 25, 2019

BillO, Thank you s much for the visit and review. I'm glad you enjoyed the lobster roll and experience. Best, Mario

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JP
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour every day till 7! Fresh oysters & love the crab cake

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Responded on May 25, 2019

JacalynP, Thank you for the visit and review. So glad you picked up on our neighborhood vibe and loved the crab cake. Wanted to let you know we also do Happy Hour ALL Night on Tuesdays!! Best, Mario

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OT
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We dined on a Saturday night. It is a very small space so be sure to make a reservation. The clam chowder is very good. The shrimp scampi was disappointing, it had absolutely no garlic, the sauce just tasted like butter. It really cheapened the dish to use baby shrimp. The BBQ shrimp dish w/polenta cakes was pretty good, but the shrimp were really small. We would like to go back and try the lobster rolls. Happy hour looked like a good value!

JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful dinner out in a cozy friendly setting! Dinner was delicious!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Jean, Thank you for the visit and 5 star review! I hope to see you again soon, Mario

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Mario is the best!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Patty, I am so glad you enjoyed your celebration and flattered you chose us for it!! Best, Mario

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TJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was our first dinner at Mario's and we will be back. It was a good (but not great) experience. The service was outstanding. Our server - Hailey - was gracious and did an excellent job taking care of us. Mario stopped by the table and it is always a + when the owner takes a real pride in their restaurant. On the other hand... the oysters were seriously underwhelming. WAY too small for the price. In fact, we honestly have never seen oysters this small. Also, my wife had a martini that was simply terrible. Mario's uses some off-brand vodka and no way would we try that one again. The food was solid, but not outstanding. My wife had the trout special and I had the fish tacos. Again, the food was good, but honestly not worth the price. We have lived in Denver for 30+ years and Mario's is a little too pricey when compared to our other favorite places around town. We don't mind dropping $75 to $100 for dinner, but the value just isn't there at Mario's. We will be back to try the cheeseburgers and have a beer, but probably gonna hold-off on the swankier seafood or martinis next time around.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Timothy, I am so glad you will return and the service was up to par. Give us a try for our Tuesday all night happy hour!! Best, Mario

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JG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful seafood restaurant, not to be missed. Mario takes personal interest in his food and his customers. The seafood is very fresh. The crabcakes are almost all meat with no filling. The fish tacos are amazing. The happy hour is one of the best in Denver. Go!!

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Responded on May 15, 2019

JoeG, Thank you for the kind words, 5 stars and visiting us. I am so glad you enjoyed the visit. Best, Mario

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great customer service

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