MX Tapas Bar Restaurante

3.8
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
A modern Tapas | Tacos & Tequila bistro in the heart of the Grand Valley, MX serves up Latin fusion cuisine with European delights & Craft cocktails in a vibrant, downtown setting of the largest Flat-Top Mountain in the World.

Owners Francisco Cervantes and Betty Samperio invite you to unleash your passion through the piquant flavors, sultry rhythms, spirited colors and their unique idea of the fusion charm of their cultures.

​Appreciate the cozy space that stimulates the senses emanating from our dynamic cookery, based on Traditional Spanish Gastronomy as well as our creations inspired by the delicious Mexican Kitchen in various fusion forms of Tapas the Table Top.
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.5
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3.5
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HondaF6couple
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been coming to Grand Junction for years but this was our first visit to MX Tapas Bar. We had margaritas, tacos and chimichanga and all were very good. The staff was friendly and attentive. The furniture, carpet & decor seems a bit tired but we were comfortable enough. We certainly would consider coming back next time we're in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We went to MX Tapas with a reservation on a Friday night. We were seated right away. The waiter took our drink order which took a while to get. In the meantime another waiter came to take our drink order as well. After getting our drinks we ordered the tapas plate, it took at least 30 minutes to get our food. Food was very good. A friend joined us and order two tacos, that took another 30 minutes. The waiter apologized but offered no explanation for the long waits.

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KarenM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Although the food was good, the service was very slow and it took a long time to get drink refills while we were dining. The restaurant wasn't even half full, so I don't know why the service was so slow.

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and margaritas! Nice atmosphere and ambiance - will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Good concept but unfortunately like many western slope dining experiences, it was poorly executed. Tortillas that were light & fresh yet grossly oversized for the amount of meat served in them and wet over juicy droppings don’t make for great tapas.
The margs were okay. Not strong or overly flavorful.

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Stephanie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a new waiter. Asked for the salad which he said was ample with salmon on the side, received a small salad with sushi grade salmon. Not quite what I expected. Will go back to the tacos next time which are always good.

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AmberH
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful all around. Would have been more enjoyable without the kids but that is on us. All the tapas we tried were great.

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food and drinks! This place is always high on our list!

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and margaritas! Always a favorite spot with us for date night or other special occasion!

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Margaritas were great and the chicken mole was excellent - definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very Low quality and overpriced

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terryf
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The tapas were very good. Was disappointed in size of guacamole appetizer for $8. Way too small for table of 3. Server knowledgeable and efficient.

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vipAnnB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

not at all what we were expecting. the mole was bland. the enchiladas tiny and paired with salad which surprised us. added on an app to get more food and the beef was overdone.

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ColtonBerg
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was fantastic! I can’t believe I haven’t been there sooner!

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DustinM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert our server, he needed to be our side dish, he was delicious!

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LibbyS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem! The menu is wonderfully different from the typical Mexican fare. Sampling fusion food without having to buy an entrée was fun, filling and delicious. Margaritas are PERFECT!!

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Lsquared
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

MX has an excellent selection of Tapas. WE really enjoyed the selections we make and will definitely go back. Looks like a great place for Happy Hour.

DF
vipDiningisFine
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Boring food, ugly tables, lacks personality of a fun tapas restaurant.

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vipSojourner2
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food outstanding. Menu slightly confusing but waitress explained beautifully. Food prep presentations and combination of ingredients very pleasing with unusual spice combinations that were very palate pleasing some might find dishes slightly overpriced st first but that vanished with the first bite. Best Guacsmolr we have ever had including while in Spain

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rebeccam
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The mole was so-so, but the watermelon jalapeno margarita was amazing

ML
vipMaryLou
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on vacation and wanted to find a fun and delicious restaurant for dinner. We found MX Tapas Bar Restaurante online and are so glad we did! We love tapas and well-made cocktails, and we found both! The menu also features specialty tacos and entrees. Our server, Robert, was energetic and fun to talk with. His service was spot-on. The owner, Francisco, visited our table and all of the others. He truly cares about the customer experience. We wish we had a restaurant like this near our home!

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and menu! Seating is well-organized and spacious such that no table is shoulder-to-shoulder with the next one. Service was well-paced and attentive.

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smacbuff
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Terrible fajitas that were salty and not hot. Tiny Chile rellenos that seemed like they came from a box or were reheated. Margaritas were green, mostly mix, maybe some tequila but couldn't taste it. Good salsa and a nice waitress though

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

10/10 would recommend - the food is amazing and very affordable, and the waitstaff is super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selection is amazing and each dish we have tried was nuanced with subtle flavors of Spain and Mexico.

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for excellent Mexican food. Margaritas are also exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and cocktails.

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent margaritas and wine. Food was also great - outstanding specials. Wait staff coordinated service according to our schedule and desires.

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BrendanF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mx Tapas is a great restaurant. The Messy margaritas are off the charts!
Great food and great people, Francisco always takes good care of us.
This is our go to place for tapas and margaritas!

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Service was always right there and the food was well prepared and presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sort of a strange place but our waitress was excellent, the food was good, and watermelon jalapeño margarita was strong and tasty.

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tomnhallie
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and cocktails were exceptional! Our server was always available but never intrusive. The entire evening was excellent - we'll be back soon!

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KasieF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was skeptical from other people's opinions but turned out perfect.

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vipeves
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Drinks were amazing. Service was outstanding! Look forward to going back

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vipdollyg
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We had great service. The food was mediocre at best and the place looked like it needed an update and good cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Tapas: Tres Capas, Veggie-Fresco, and Mar y Tierra. The Veggie-Fresco was superb, LOVED the Mar y Tierra, and the Tres Capas was good, but my least favorite. I found the beef in the Tres Capas a little tough. Food was fresh, staff were very friendly. I'd go back if I'm ever in the area again. Very convenient to the downtown hotels.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was gross. Stomach aches for the entire family.

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RobertN
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tequila & wine bar...Great tapas with local touch. Halley was very knowledgeable about wines!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great recommendations, Rob our server was fantastic.

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LouieW
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent, quiet ambiance on a rainy Thursday night. Might be different if weather had been better or on a weekend night. We ordered several tapas to share, but want to go back and try an entree. Tres leches cake was to die for!

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