Tamayo Restaurant

4.4
3596 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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Safety precautions

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3596 people are saying
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vipamster
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been there in a few years. I will be going more often. Best tortilla soup EVER!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining with musicians on the street. Food is fresh and delicious. We had chicken enchiladas and mahi mahi tacos. Great stuff!

MT
vipMarlaT
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for just 36 hours and went there twice! Brunch was great, as was lunch. CJ, our server, was attentive, nice, fun and personable. Such a great time. Will definitely return when back in Denver!

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vipAdamN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Let me start by saying, Tamayo’s is my favorite restaurant in Denver. We routinely visit Richard Sandoval restaurants because of his amazing restaurants. We will continue to do so.

We made reservations weeks ahead for my Birthday. When we arrived, they took us upstairs and on the roof for our seating. It was so cold. Even though it was covered, everyone had jackets on while they were eating. We told them we were not interested in sitting on the roof as it was way too cold. They said that was all they had. I asked how it is possible that we made reservations that far ahead and we got stuck on the roof? If that is the case, you should be made aware when you accept the reservations.

We informed them we would prefer to dine somewhere else rather than eat in the cold on the roof. They accommodated us but we were told very clearly that they were making an exception from their Covid precautions. They proceeded to sit us at a table that was at least 10 feet from any other nearby table. Very interesting...

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great, food was good. Only bad thing which I think was a random flook was a mouse was running around and had to be caught by a staff member. (We sat outside on the patio)

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DaleB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food. A value for an exquisite meal.

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Doug
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An out of town friend visited and wanted something he couldn’t easily get in Kansas. He loved it.

Tamayo has impressed me every time I’ve visited.

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AshleyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great, looked great and tasted great and the Margarita was excellent.

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Raptoresse
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious, interesting Latin food. The bacon guacamole is heavenly, with fresh cilantro, onions and cotilla cheese. Almost a meal in itself! Be sure to try some of their fresh fruit purees to mix with a cocktail. I adore mangoes, but most drinks use an icky syrup that tastes nothing like the real thing. I had a mango margarita and it was extremely good. The menu is small, and I can imagine that during non-COVID times, the place would be a bit on the loud side if filled to capacity. Those are my only critiques...give this place a try for sure!

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vipTracyD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The hostess was ambivalent when we arrived and didn’t even ask my name for our reservation. The food was lukewarm when it arrived, and

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food but somewhat overpriced.

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LNVG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu selection was limited because of Covid. For lunch, I selected the chicken enchiladas which were stuffed with shredded chicken with no flavor at all. The texture was not tendered and tasted like boiled chicken. Just thanks to the green sauce, I could get some flavor.

Definitely, I was disappointed with my meal selection.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really tasty food and fun atmosphere. Service was great. Great place for a date night or hang out with friends! The taco boards are to die for.

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my bday and they had live jazz outside in the square. Great food never disappoints. The service is always great as well. They even made us alcohol free margaritas and they were amazing!

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LisaC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good
Service could have been a bit friendlier

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jesusa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

There drinks where delicious although there food was not high quality. The chips and guacamole was better then the actual main dishes.

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BrantG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Bottomless Brunch was great. Especially the bacon!

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EricG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Christian was outstanding! Margaritas were tasty. Food was delicious.

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TaylorH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Far too expensive for the amount of food you get. Very small menu selection to choose from.

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bobbi
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eddie, our waiter and his helpers were super attentive and friendly. The sunset views were gorgeous. Another memorable evening at Tamayo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed my time there

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KRISTENJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as well as food! It was a wonderful place to have a quiet business lunch.

DE
DiningEnthusiast
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great salsa - smoky, tomatillo flavor! Tamayo was recommended to us by a long-time Denver resident. We'll also be recommending this restaurant. Carne asada tacos, shrimp enchiladas were both delicious. The margarita was pleasant. The wine pour seemed light, but it wasn't questioned. Prices are a bit high, but so is rent downtown I suppose. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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CarinaK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great place to get some drinks. The enchiladas and tacos were amazing on the brunch menu! The desert was a bit off from the authenticity of the other items on the menu, and the number of times the server told us no when we asked to purchase things outside of the brunch menu was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, service was great! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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Emilia
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great little spot and patio on Larimer. Food was overpriced and just decent. their margaritas were pretty sweet as well and weak. Overall just ok.

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PaulO
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW--we had a fantastic dinner and evening on Larimer St. at Tamayo's restaurant! Food and drinks were fabulous for everyone in our party and the lights and fall feeling were magical on Larimer Street. PLEASE go go go before it gets cold and we are all locked in for awhile.

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vipErikaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Was waiting 30 min for snacks, then when snacks came, the main course were brought after 3 min. One of our plate was brought to other table, and we believe we got the same plate which was on the other table. Also server want us to give someone else snack, he said: do you want these beans? other people didn't want.
We put our card to pay and were waiting for server to take it for 15 min, while he was talking with his friends.
First and the last time we went there.

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EllenJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Dessert on the house for a birthday. We both enjoyed the food.

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vipKdines
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday for my bestest grade school friend. One of my first dinners out since Co-Vid. Menu was limited. Guacamole and margs were delish. My friend loved her tacos. My shrimp enchiladas were good but sparse in shrimp. Understandable in these trying times. I originally requested a table outside, but it was kinda cool, so we ended up being seated at a small table way far back in the restaurant. Overall: really authentic- tasting Mexican food.

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vipFridaynightdiner
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The supposed filet in the Tampiquena was the toughest meat I have ever had in a restaurant.
The service was minimally satisfactory with the waiter unavailable for significant stretches of time.
The music and ambient noise interfered with our ability to have a conversation.

MJ
vipMarqetaJIm
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Excellent location and 2nd floor covered patio to enjoy the views. Ordered @ 4:40 pm from the Happy Hour menu and kept ordering tapas food & drinks to 6:35 pm. All food & beverage charged at full price. Waitress unable to revise charges. No worries, but I'll be more careful to payout after Happy Hour next time. Beware.

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vipFaramir
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid modern Mexican in Denver. Enjoyed our meal al fresco!

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Kirsten
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location and ambiance. Pretty pricey for Mexican food. Service was great.

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nicolef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! CJ was GREAT and super funny! Loved the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando’s Birthday

AM
AshM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tamayo was delicious, ambient, and reasonably priced. Great spot for a date night

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Megan
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible value! We did the "all you can eat and drink" brunch and it was outstanding. Great weather and an overall great atmosphere as we were sitting out on Larimer Street. Thanks, Tamayo!

BM
vipBeccaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and sangria in Denver. Service and patio were great.

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 3596 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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