Tacos Tequila Whiskey- Highlands

4.7
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
DINING ROOM IS OPEN. ONLINE ORDERING IS AVAILABLE @tacostequilawhiskey.com

Look no further than Tacos Tequila Whiskey. That’s not just us talking—we’ve collected more restaurant awards and accolades than we know what to do with, from critics and diners alike, including being named one of the top 50 new restaurants in the nation by Bon Appetit Magazine.

We’ve brought our modern twist on “comida de la calle”—Mexican street food—to a sit-down restaurant with an expanded menu and a selection of quality, small-batch tequila and whiskey as well as award-winning cocktails and desserts. We still believe in using local products while staying true to authentic regional recipes—we specialize in making the absolute best street tacos anywhere.

So come in and see what everyone’s talking about, grab one of our award-winning tacos and sip on a drink from our extensive list of tequila, whiskey and (again) award-winning cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 44 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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BradS
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, great service! Would highly recommend if you're looking for a fun night out in the Highlands area.

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SeanJ
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great service. Always a fun atmosphere.

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vipBetsyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good but the 1 hour time cap was not enough time. I had to scarf down my second taco in order to clear the table in time and I wasn't able to order a second drink. I understand that you need to make room for new diners, but it came at the cost of me not wanting to return.

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LauraB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and I love the new tents outside. We we very warm and comfortable. Our server was wonderful, but the host was quite rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guests for lunch. We ate outdoors in a repurposed parking lot so ambience was not the greatest, but we preferred that to indoor dining for safety reasons. Food and service were outstanding.

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Atti
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food and drinks were good. However, our table was sat 20 minutes late. Once we were sat, we were told “it’s now or never” if we wanted to order food, as their kitchen was already closing (around 9pm). We ate and enjoyed the food and drinks but were asked to pay the tab and leave immediately after we finished eating.

The next day, we looked at our bank statement and we’re charged 2x the bill total. We contacted the restaurant and were told we would receive a response within 24 hours. It has now been 48 hours with no response.

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OutNAbout
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the tacos are great, but the churro is one of a kind

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place.

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Diane
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The server who sitting us asked if we had our vaccines. We answered. He replied, " I wondered because people as old as you normally don't come here. Little insulting. Maybe teach him a little about talking to the public.

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vipBoulderFoodie
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We’ve loved coming here for many years! The food was good as always and the staff friendly and helpful. Only downside was that due to COVID the menu is reduced in size and our favorite two tacos are no longer on the list! That being said all their tacos are amazing - best street tacos around. Hope they bring the full menu back once everything is back to normal.

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vipKelly
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We came from AZ to come to TTW because our Phoenix location closed and the Hongos is our favorite taco ever. The food was beyond amazing and did not disappoint. I came with a group of 4 and we ordered 20+ tacos between us, but the kitchen really seemed to struggle to get the orders out correctly. This was frustrating on top of the hour dining limit as we were constantly having to tell our server which tacos were missing. She was incredibly sweet handling it, but given the time limit, the whole experience felt so rushed and I would have enjoyed getting to enjoy our dinner longer. For $150 I think you can give people 90 minutes.

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JesseB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the serving staff was welcoming. Such a great reprieve. Thank you for another great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Double date. Splitting checks was an issue, and then when done it was wrong and the other party paid a lot more on their bill so we had to Venmo to settle the difference. Extremely rushed with a 1-hour time frame to eat and a near-empty restaurant. Rushed service - could hear them talking about us leaving soon. Forgot the salsas we ordered….not good service.

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OliviaO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great ambiance, service, food and drinks

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I love this place! Specifically this location. However, this time was the worst experience I have ever had. I’ve seen this restaurant more busy in the past and have had better service than we got today. I waited 10+ minutes for 3 tacos while the rest of our table enjoyed their food. By the time I got my food everyone was almost done with their food. I got the same order as another guest in our party (there was only three of us dinning). Our server dropped their food and never even said “hey, your food will be out in a few minutes.” Nothing. Communication in this situation could have resolved me writing this bad review. At the time we were there there were 5 tables with three servers. I had to ask another server if she could check on my food. Not impressed with the service AT ALL. Disappointed to say the least.

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SuGa
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Excellent food!

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vipOmarR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Ran a few minutes late for our reservation and host was super accommodating. Server was awesome, gave great tequila recommendations for my picky date. Tacos were wonderful and a little overstuffed - be prepared to get messy!

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vipScpawpaw
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always. The consistency is appreciated and now they are serving the burritos. Who I could ask for more?

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KyleR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. I loved the food. The Coin Marg was fantastic. The servers were attentive yet not annoying. It was a good experience. I can't wait to go back Post-COVID and sit on the patio.

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PhillR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I really wanted to like this place... but the steak burrito was downright gross. Mushy grey meat, flavor was not good. The deep fried chicken taco was good for one bite, then too sweet to finish. If it was just a little agave it might work, but it was overwhelming. Really had the vibe of trying to hard with the food. Queso had a decent flavor but was too stringy and messy trying to eat it.. half the dish shouldn't be hard stuck to the cast iron serving dish,need a better American cheese queso. This place should be killing it but, unfortunately nope

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vipSusanB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined in an outdoor tent, it was great.

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lawcutie79
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the Eskimo tents and it was totally fabulous!

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AlanaM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite taco place in Denver! The queso fundido is a must, and all of the tacos are amazing. Add the Ancho Reyes verde to your margarita - so good!

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Simon
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and drink. Pork belly and pollo agave are out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

An hour time limit is too short. We barely finished our meal in time and we were given an extra 15 minutes because we asked the server

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Thanks to Orion he’s the best! And so friendly the only think was that the person who drop the plates to the table she just through them in a rude way! But overall it was an excellent service!

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LAV11
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, safe private outdoor seating. Amazing food and a visit from our favorite server O’Ryan!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ex girlfriend and I had a great night in one of the heated Eskimo Coves. We had plenty of time to order drinks and the food was excellent. The restaurant had to close at 9, but that’s out of their hands.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! I have been to this restaurant so many times as it is one of my favorites but this experience stands out from the rest because of Jackie and Aaron!! Thank you so much for making our dinner so much fun and providing spectacular service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual pinche was amazing!

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SorinK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Mateo made the experience so AMAZING. He made our night there exactly what we needed. We’ll definitely be back because of him.

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AbbyS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is one of our favorites. Great food & drinks, reasonable prices and excellent service. They take covid precautions seriously and have a fair "table limit" for timing to ensure they can get their reservations held. When in doubt, the fried chicken taco and the barbacoa taco are never a bad idea!

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ChristinaC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Well, don't let the name fool you, there is no whiskey here. Only cocktails on the menu are margaritas so that was disappointing. But, the food was really good. Had the carne, pork belly, chicken, and carnitas tacos, chips and salsa, and margaritas. All was great, just disappointed in the lack of any whiskey. You would think there were would be at least on on the menu for the name of the place....

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Jill
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this place. They didn’t have the sliders and we couldn’t listen to the music being in the tent but always good food at Pinche.

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SuperPowers
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! They have adapted well to meet the needs of the pandemic, creating an exceptionally safe experience while still making it feel like a nearly normal night out. Food is out of this world and the Serrano margs are exactly what you need. Service is so personalized it feels like your BFF is waiting on you.

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Karaobryan
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Food is always amazing, drinks are great, and staff is super nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food at TTW is always a treat! Our favorite restaurant in Denver!

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Maria
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor “igloos”. I do wish they allowed for a reservation longer than 1 hour. I understand but most other restaurants are 1.5 hours so it feels very rushed, but the food and service was spectacular as usual.

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JoeV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pollo agave taco is the best taco in the state.

FAQs

Tacos Tequila Whiskey- Highlands offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 502-4608.

Tacos Tequila Whiskey- Highlands is rated 4.7 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.