Tamayo Restaurant

4.4
3242 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. We had carne asada with a coffee rub, and we also ordered the chicken with white mole. Both were excellent. We are from Southern California where Mexican food is abundant. This meal was one of the Mose flavorful that we have experienced.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion

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k
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had some really good/consistent experiences. Enjoying visiting Tamayo.

KA
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We loved the queso (truly some of the best I've ever had) as well as the patio seating and blood orange margarita. I ordered a beet salad which was more beets than greens which felt disproportional. We also had the fish tacos which were pretty basic. I would love to go back and try the other entrees as it may have been our selections that weren't the best.

LJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely time. Food and service are just fantastic! We added it to our Favorite Places list and will be back every time we are in Denver 😁

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food were good. It was super loud so if you’re hard of hearing it could be rough. Had a great porter and IPA.

B
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

JP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

BR
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - had an excellent margarita to start. Guacamole was fresh and well-made. The al pastor tacos were well seasoned and delicious. The portion sizes were also perfect - not too big and not too small. Highly recommend.

LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good as it always has been. The service team did not seem prepared for the shift. It was pretty slow in the restaurant, but the service was also very slow. The food came out quickly, but the servers were a little disorganized and did not seem very focused. We asked the food runner for chips to accompany the queso fundido and salsa and he reacted as if this was an excessive request. One server was training another, so that might have been part of the issue.

J
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our server was extremely rude from the beginning. When she served us water, she dropped water and two ice cubes on the table and did not care to clean it. When we were ready to order she seemed to be in a hurry. It was our first time there and we didn’t know how brunch worked and we were trying to figure it out. Instead of helping us and letting us know how brunch worked, she wanted to leave and come back in a few minutes. It was a very disappointing experience because of the service that was provided to us. It was our first and last time at this restaurant. Our server was Victoria, I hope she finds herself another job because clearly she isn’t happy at this place.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best brunches I've had in town.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Great food, though busy service was excellent, fun time.

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

Outrageously good food, from chips and dips to appetizers and mains. Fantastic, fresh margaritas. Attentive front desk and food and drink service. One huge drawback - NOISE. Don't know why ownership doesn't invest in some sound absorbing panels.

KE
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Tamayo last weekend ahead of the Rolling Stones concert. Loved the vibe during happy hour and the meal was fantastic (recommend both the Carnitas and Carne Asada). Atmosphere on the rooftop was quite enjoyable with good views. Overall very good service--would dine here again when in the area.

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

Delicious food, love the artisanal tacos! Ambience is great. Service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot with wonderful food and a vibrant atmosphere.

RN
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Drinks not good. Guacamole tasteless, food subpar..... sorry, but you guys need to step it up a notch. Service was good and ambiance was nice.

OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We always have a great experience here, except for this visit. Our server was not good at all and they were out of a couple products.

BJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Hostess takes us to our seat. There's food on the seat and my wife asks if someone could clean that up. The hostess rudely wiped off the food with her hand on to my daughter's shoes. Too much competition for them to act like that.

T
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always like going to Tamayo before the theatre but Friday might was exceptionally good starting with the great service from our server Oz and the support staff. While everything was delicious as usual, the Oaxaca Salmon was the standout. Without a doubt, the best salmon preparation I’ve ever had. The kitchen does an amazing job of serving new dishes that are consistently delicious. No wonder this restaurant continues to draw crowds after being in business so many years.

c
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening on the front patio, fantastic service.

G
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just too loud.

BD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner on the upstairs patio which was awesome! We had a great server and our food was delicious!! Can’t wait to go back!

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Failed to notify me, when I made the reservation for a rooftop deck table, that the rooftop was booked for a private event.

My date asked for no onions in her meal and it came with onions. They did take it off the bill though!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service, cold food, not nearly as good as I remember.

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

Incredible. Absolutely recommend!!

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

They were so great and treated us so well.

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

Excellent latin inspired food. Great service. Look forward to visiting again.

n
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and food was very good. Interesting selection of Mexican dishes.

JC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible and super slow, the restaurant was extremely hot (no ac during the hottest part of summer), and the food was mediocre. Entirely too overpriced for what you get. Would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was incredibly rude. The woman waiting on us seemed annoyed about everything. Also not very knowledgeable about her menu, both food and especially wine. Food was a disappointment. Pork carnitas was very greasy and lacked flavor. The bright spot was the the host - he was very warm and welcoming. I had high hopes for Tamayo, what a bummer!

D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Sit upstairs with a view of the Rockies if you can.

LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine I've ever had. Beautifully prepared and presented. Each of our dishes were perfect and the salsa served with the chips was a smoky savory feast. Highly recommended!

TS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tamayo had been recommended by my daughter and another friend. Let me first say the food was excellent. However, I felt it was a bit pretentious that I would pay $24 for a piece of skirt steak with no sides - especially this being a Mexican restaurant. No rice. No beans. No tortillas. Yes, the steak was delicious and very tender but I felt the restaurant could have included those sides. I tasted my friend's skewers with filet mignon, sausage and vegetables and it was excellent. Another friend had the special of the day which was soft-shelled crab tacos. I didn't taste it but he said they were great. Again, the food is wonderful I just think they should include sides and not charge for them.

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience; great food, great service, great ambiance.

k
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This has always been one of our Denver favorites. Very fresh, creative choices.

JP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good but everything seemed to have cilantro dumped on top of it. We arrived at 5:30 when the restaurant was empty. We were put in a dark corner, passing many great booths in the main part of the restaurant. The corner had no ambiance.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our first time there was great but the food was pretty bad this past weekend. The chips were stale and the guacamole tasted like it was from a store container. We wanted to like it but was disappointed

MS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch. Professional service. Table with a view.

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