Tamayo Restaurant

4.4
3725 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Located in Historic Larimer Square, Tamayo is a chic spot with a vast rooftop deck with sweeping views of the mountains. The innovative Latin menu is carefully crafted by world-renowned Chef Richard Sandoval who is often hailed as the “Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine.” Savory & authentic, the upscale Mexican cuisine at Tamayo will make any meal an unforgettable experience. With a collection of over 100 tequilas and agave-based spirits, Tamayo is also a hotspot for margaritas & hand-crafted cocktails.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Mexican food. Everything from the appetizers (guacamole) to the main course was excellent!

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vipjmdmtb
Denver
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good variety of plates; Margarita's were great. Serve was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went for a birthday and it was great! The drinks are better than the food IMHO but maybe it was what I ordered. I’ll be trying the fajitas next time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Started out well with drinks and went downhill fast when the (very expensive) food arrived. Caritas were not twice cooked and were so dry and tasteless. The chile relleno was crunchy, not cooked adequately hard pieces hurt my teeth & I sent the rice back. The shrimp was tasty & delicious, but not filling. The waitress took the rice off the bill & gave us free drink cards due to the overall experience (that we couldn't use since we were flying home early the next morning). Overall very disappointed, overpriced and left hungry.

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vipFriends
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The chili rellano was disappointing. Bring back the shrimp, calamari and scallop filling.

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NikkiP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My colleagues and I ventured here during a business trip in the area and decided to try out Tamayo for dinner. We were able to get outside seating - bonus! We started with the queso and chips - cheesy and delicious. We decided to try all the tacos and share among the table - the carne asade was the group favorite, followed closely by the mahi mahi. The food was fresh and flavorful. We all tried margaritas as well, as we should have and the marigold was light and delicious! A must visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Our service was great but we ordered the lamb and steak tacos. The steak was over cooked and tough. The lamb could use some help but it wasn’t as bad as the steak. The Margarita, chips, salsa and guacamole were perfect.

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vipKeith
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was well received. Leah and staff were excellent. Extremely noisy. Could barely hear others at table of 5. Pricey because of location.

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good! Service, location and food are very good.

JM
JamieMcK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having enjoyed this restaurant 6-8 times over the years, it was an obvious choice to celebrate my 76th birthday. Once again the food was spectacular, tasty and remarkable. With the street being closed out front, there was live music for the whole block and we enjoyed sitting outside since the upstairs patio was not yet open because of COVID. Our server was great and the hostess was especially warm, and welcoming. A perfect evening.

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GratefulMom
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate the Saturday brunch & it was so, so good! Emma was our server & she was outstanding. She provided great recommendations & was very attentive. We ate outside & it was so nice. The brunch offered a variety of options & everything was good. It is not cheap but well worth the price for an all you can eat brunch. We will definitely return here the next time we are in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was pretty rough overall, with the exception of the bacon and potatoes. Some of the food I couldn’t even eat because it was so bland or the flavors were just wrong. This is my 2nd time trying Tamayo because I wanted to give them another change, but it was not good. The waitresses were great though!!

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M2foodies
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. We ordered the veggie enchiladas, yummy. The Sopes starter was unique and tasty. But it should be possible to serve 4 so either a couple gets two each or the foursome group can share easily. Our companions found the Carnitas somewhat dry. Would visit again.

JB
vipJeffB
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not a good experience. Service was catastrophic. Food very average. I've never said this before.. but the food was horribly overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Panama
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food had gluten and I have celiac!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Bottomless brunch is way overpriced. We immediately asked for eggs and she brought us plantains and potatoes to fill us up. Meanwhile we asked for eggs again and she wanted to bring tacos. The bottomless brunch is way overpriced. All items on the menu are mostly tortilla chips. Not impressive at all. The drinks at bottomless brunch are good but not worth 42 bucks with how much food you get that is actually edible. Will not be returning for bottomless brunch.

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RichS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tamayo's 20th Anniversary menu is full of classic southwestern tastes. Go.

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Ellie
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Tamayo in 20 years! My meal was so good I cleaned my plate. I don’t go downtown a lot anymore, but I hope to get back to Tamayo! Our waitress was great, as well.

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jann
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and staff were pleasant and attentive. Good incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Dinner was good. The beef dishes are the best. Pork was mediocre. Margaritas were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mexican food!

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Nonno
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wrote a long review and when adding photos the review disappeared. Tomayo’s was very good. I will leave it at that.

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DanB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Brought out of town guests who don’t travel much. They felt it was too pricey, but they don’t get out much 🤷🏻‍♀️

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RobinF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS food! Shrimp fajitas were out of this world! Guacamole was so good and I asked for veggie sticks in place of chips and they were so accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST MARGARITA EVER!!!

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Nanamemm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Was really excited to try this spot because of the reviews + prime location in Larimer Square. It was later on a Thursday evening. Food took over an hour that by the time it came we had kinda lost our appetite. The waiter did not check in with updates. Also had called the restaurant to get a spot on the rooftop and did not find out until showing up that evening that the roof is closed for the season. Why didn't they tell me that on the phone?

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vipRightmitt
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have eaten there in the past actually quite frequently. It had been awhile and I saw the menu for the anniversary and thought a couple items looked fantastic. I had the stuffed chili relleno and was disappointed. Not only was it a little cold, it just didn't have a lot of flavor or depth. My friend had a special as well and also felt the meal was just okay as far as flavors and taste.
Not sure I will visit anytime soon again

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The flavours in the food were great! Loved the atmosphere sitting outdoors on Larimer. The service was terrible — our server came around VERY infrequently and we had to ask multiple times to get something we wanted like more water or a coffee refill.

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vipBuyALamp
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Such a great location, but just miss the mark.
We've been here 4 times, since the location is ideal for us, but there are some real issues here.
1. It's always hot in the restaurant - when I walked by the thermostats on the way to the restrooms, one showed 80 and the other showed 81 degrees. It was 70 degrees outside, but our seat was inside and not sure why it's always so warm.
2. The menu is limited - their anniversary menu was very good, but the rest is basic - tacos, fajitas, etc.

I'm sure we'll go back for appetizers and drinks on the roof or out on the street, but will make a point to avoid indoor dining.

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SharylN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas were some of the best I have had. Service was awesome and the food was absolutely delicious! I will be back and I strongly recommend this restaurant!

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fatkid26
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We were sat in a corner that had no ventilation by a window in the back of the restaurant, then ignored for 15 minutes. I say ignored because our server looked at us on two different occasions then finally came over and greeted us with a “oh sorry I didn’t see you here”. Only had one margarita and certainly would have had another but we had to go looking for our server to get the bill(?). The bus boy was the best I’ve had in a while. He kept our water full and cleared our plates. Great food. The worst service. It was our 20th wedding anniversary. Don’t go here for a special occasion! Or any occasion for that matter.

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gmdenver
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We ate inside and the ambiance was good. This used to be a more impressive restaurant with great and exotic Caribbean or Cent American-style fare. The menu didn't seem that way anymore. I had salmon, which I thought was excellent. My wife had pork belly tacos, which were light on the meat and heavy on the onions. The waiter, though nice and engaging, seemed to be easily confused by the order that we had to repeat and correct several times. I would give this restaurant a 3.5 overall (used to be a 4 or 4.5).

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The AC was not on. There were no other cooling devices either.

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Spalko
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and they honored my hubby for his birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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AMCG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and nice presentation; staff were pleasant and helpful but service was slow. This was the first restaurant that we have been to where staff were not wearing face masks which was was surprising to us given the recent rise in COVID-19.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant I tried in Denver!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service from the Server. We sat outside and it was lovely.

DP
vipDPosted
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a business lunch. Delicious foods. Served at a good pace. Love this place.

KA
KARLAM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ooo that queso fundido and the margaritas are yummy! Great spot in Denver.

FAQs

Tamayo Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 946-1433.

Tamayo Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 3725 OpenTable diners.

Tamayo Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/richard-sandoval-hospitality-denver.

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.

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