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About Tamayo Restaurant
The menus at Tamayo offer a modern interpretation of authentic Mexican food with recipes created by critically acclaimed Chef/Owner Richard Sandoval at his Maya Restaurant in New York City. Our warm décor is spectacular with amber & coral colored walls featuring exquisite artwork that includes silver encrusted toucans, silver and volcanic rock guacamole bowls & Mayan masks to keep a watchful eye over the restaurant. Tamayo is truly a unique dining experience for intimate business luncheons, dinners, social events and large celebrations as well.
Denver, CO 80202
Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday- Sunday 10:30-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 2pm-7pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Tamayo is happy to tailor catered menus for your off-premise event.
Metered parking available and Valet available a few doors down on Larimer at the Capital Grille & Writer's.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Savor Chef Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed modern Mexican cuisine at Tamayo. Handcrafted margaritas and a selection of over 100 tequilas pair beautifully with the flavorful dishes.
From the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, to the main and private dining rooms, handmade Mexican artwork and authentic furnishings complete Tamayo’s dining experience.
For your next party, business meeting or special event, choose from one of our signature dining experiences or let us help you customize your own! Visit our website to view our event packages.
Whether you are looking to enjoy an outdoor cocktail reception on the terrace or prefer a sit-down dinner in a private room, events at Richard Sandoval’s Tamayo Restaurant are the perfect place for you and your guests.
Tamayo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
A friend recommended we go to Tamayo prior to a concert at Pepsi Center since it is so close and she mentioned a few of her favorite plates that they served and it sounded really special. We were all looking forward to it.
As it turned out, the menu had changed and none of the appetizers or entrees that she talked about were offered. Instead we found the menu very plain and overpriced for what you get.
My fish tacos were tasty. My friend had steak/shrimp skewers which were primarily sausage, a meat she didn’t know was included and she disliked. It’s a very loud restaurant if you dine at prime time. Our waiter, Aldo was excellent and very kind taking a special interest in providing preservative free foods to accommodate my husband’s dietary needs which he enjoyed. This was my 4th dining experience at Tamayo with my past 3 visits consistent with this one.
We've been here several times in the past but after this visit, less likely to return. Just like his other restaurant (Zengo), the owner changed the menu, which eliminated many of the dishes we preferred. We ordered a Tampiquena dish (steak) and the first time the whole plate of food was cold. Second time it was hot but the steak lacked any flavor. The potato side was the best part of the meal. I did enjoy the mushroom flatbread and Sangria. Service was very good; the manager took care of the problem. I understand mixing up the menus at restaurants but when they take off favorites its a disappointment. We drove in from Fort Collins area with out of town guests, they were not wowed like we were in the past.
We've been Tamayo fans since they opened in the early 2000s. But gradually, over the years what had been a special experience has felt more and more like assembly line food. The menu seems smaller (one of our favorite items anywhere, huitlacoche soup was dropped several years ago). Saturday night we were put up on the second floor porch which is closed for the winter. That doesn't mean there still isn't a good breeze coming through the plastic 'windows'. And we were seated right next to these plastic shields. The space heaters up there barely reached us.
Not only was the area around us cold, my wife's food came out cold. The meat was warm and the mole on the mole enchilada was cold. I was served the wrong entree and when the right entree came out, it came out without the beans and rice I'd ordered.
The waiter was fine. Obviously the servers (I think there were two) were confused. My wife took the majority of her food with her so she could enjoy it at home at a proper temperature.
Desserts were fine.
As I said at the outset, I feel like Tamayo has gotten kind of routine. They can do better. I hope they will, but it'll be a while before we try them again.
I used to visit Tamayo a lot and always enjoyed myself. I still enjoy going during the summer when the rooftop patio is open, but only for that patio.
This time, we discovered the menu was cut in half and selection is very limited. My pork was extremely dry. Even though our service was good, no one asked if our food was to our liking.
Based upon the prices they charge, the value is very poor and I won't go back unless it's to drink on the rooftop patio.
MY brother was in town for a convention, and we were looking for a place with a vegan option (crispy tofu tacos), regular (chicken enchilladas), healthy (Mahi Mahi tacos) and interesting (Mole). Tamayo provided a wonderful meal for all of us. The taquila selection looks amazing.
Our waitress was outstanding--very attentive and pleasant. Although it was a little noisy, especially near the door, the energy was positive. The food was well-proportioned and quite good. This was a birthday dinner, so the sparkler in the dessert was a special treat.
The menu rarely is updated with new items and this particular experience was disappointing. The restaurant was not that busy but service was poor. Took forever to get our wine and the waiter was inattentive. All the food was lukewarm and being the kitchen wasn't busy it should have been fresh.
This was our second visit to Tomayo. We were there for brunch on Sunday. All small plates. Our waiter was excellent explaining the menu and taking our order but the food came out room temperature to cold. Unfortunately it ruined what had the potential to be a very tasty food experience. If we return to Tomayo we'll definitely be more vocal about this matter.
We went to Tamayo before the theatre. It was busy, so I was glad I made a reservation. We had nice service, good drinks and excellent food. I will definitely go there again, especially before the theater. I like the roof top bar but it was closed for a private event this time.
Went here for anniversary before a symphony performance at DPAC. Great location and easy to walk. Food was delicious and very worth the cost. Slightly different takes on traditional food, such as the chili relleno. Very filling. Service was great: water glasses never empty, server aware of our time to make the symphony performance, good balance between friendly and chatty. Best mango mojitos I've had in Colorado, so I assume great regular mojitos as well.
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