Tamayo Restaurant

4.5
3622 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
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

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What 3622 people are saying
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BlakeH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great tequila selection, delicious margaritas. Elevated Mexican food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, especially during Covid. The food was excellent, as always.

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DonovanN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bacon guacamole! Their chips are always fresh tasting as well. One of my favorite things about quality mexican restaurants.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Dear DonovanN, We really appreciate the positive review and we are thrilled that our food was the best part of your experience. That is one of my favorite dishes as well! I hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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CheneyJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and not to be a snob but I wasn't impressed. The food was good, waiter was nice, restaurant itself was nice but nothing to make me want to go back. It was just another restaurant in another town.

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ErinC
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken enchiladas and adobo tacos were great! Highly suggest the bacon guac to change things up. House margaritas were refreshing. Great service and calm environment. Casual dining or a night out.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Dear ErinC, We truly have the best guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review and sharing your experience with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed the service and food. The bacon guac is my favorite too! We hope to serve you again soon!

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Mindy
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place food good happy hour awesome.
will eat there again!!!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

Dear Mindy, We really appreciate your positive words and good vibes. We are definitely looking forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, good food.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the four-star review! If there is anything we can do on your next visit to make it a five-star experience, please let us know. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon. Cheers!

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Nedley
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great accommodations for COVID dining! Nice New Years Eve Prefix menu!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2021

Dear Nedley, Thank you for the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. So glad you enjoyed our NYE menu! Cheers!

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GailP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. Our food was cold when it arrived. It had probably been sitting for a while. We asked for hot food. When it arrived they gave it to another table. We had to wait for our meal three times. While the waitress apologized, she did nothing to make our experience better. It is not a cheap restaurant. I am not sure I will return.

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Coconative
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice employees & service. We ordered the $12 guacamole & it was smaller than my palm. The queso was just a chunk of melted cheese, about four big spoonfuls, was very difficult to serve & eat unless you just eat the cheese by itself. It was pricey for the portion size too. Limited menu but food was good. Again, entrees were more $ than they should’ve been. Rooftop patio was pretty loud.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thanks very much for your balanced and fair review. I'm glad you felt the service was done well. It is something we've worked hard on and we're pleased our efforts resonated with you. I also want to thank you for your feedback and criticisms. We've taken your thoughts to heart and we're planning on making some internal changes based on your comments. Hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guacamole is just as amazing as when I first went there years ago. I didn’t even look at the menu as I asked the server her favorite taco dish and steak tacos it was. Yum!!!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our Steak tacos and Guacamole! Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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ChristinaN
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I accidentally made a reservation for the wrong date but they were awesome enough to squeeze my party of 5 in for dinner. Great service from start to finish. I’ll be coming back for brunch soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

We really appreciate your positive words and good vibes. We are definitely looking forward to your next visit. Cheers!

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Drea
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! amazing drinks!!
Amazing service!!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

Dear Drea, We truly have the best guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review and sharing your experience with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fantastic service, fresh food and ingredients! The drinks were beyond delicious.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 22, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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TMK123
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All things considered (with outdoor/tented dining in the winter) the food and service were great! Get out and support your local restaurants during this time if you can.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 17, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience even under our current circumstances. We appreciate you supporting our restaurant and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers!

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AliH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal and our server was fantastic. He was very quick with everything we ordered and accommodating to requests.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 17, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MichelleL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. Food is great, service is always friendly and the queso is ridiculously

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 17, 2020

We're thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience at Tamayo Restaurant! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five star review. We look forward to serving you again very soon!

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JenniferG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so thankful to Tamayo for having a rooftop where we could dine during the shut downs of COVID! And the food is amazing!

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vipTogg
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant. Good job with social distancing. Nice patio on the roof. The food is VERY good! Our waitress was very nice, friendly, and checked on us frequently.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 9, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again!

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Belindae
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter CJ was awesome!! outside seating was great!!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. CJ is one of the best and I'm so glad he made your experience enjoyable and memorable. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipDouglasJ
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You have to give it to Chef Richard Sandoval to keep the quality up during these trying times. The menu is paired down a bit, but the quality remains. The staff is working so hard to make everything work just right, and the tequila is always a hit. Let's keep this one alive and thriving so we can go back when the pandemic has passed.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

Dear Douglas, Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words and five-star review! Comments like this reassure us that we are on the right path to providing a phenomenal guest experience through food and service. Navigating the pandemic has had its challenges but receiving comments/reviews like this makes it all worth it. We truly value you and our other customers. Looking forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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JosephM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Tamayo!
Great place Great food and service.
Definitely going back!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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ShannonF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Teeny tacos, but very tasty. Good deal for happy hour. Nice patio seating upstairs. Great Margs!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

Dear Shannon, Thank you for telling us about your recent visit to Tamayo Restaurant. We strive to create a fun and tasty happy hour experience for everyone! We really appreciate your candid feedback on our food and your overall dining experience. We hope to see you at the restaurant again soon.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The view on the roof top was great. Was looking forward to more choices on the bottomless brunch. Also, being able to offer a bottomless drink package by itself would of been great considering I would of purchased another meal besides brunch. I was also especting a medium tier tequila which the bottomless drinks. Overall it was a decent meal with a great view.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 1, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are always looking to improve our experience and appreciate the feedback on our brunch menu. At this time we are at a reduced seating capacity due to COVID-19 and in turn have to reduce our menu offerings to support this new model. We look forward to restrictions being lifted and the opportunity to serve our full menu once again in the near future. Thanks again for supporting Tamayo during this challenging time for the restaurant industry. We hope to welcome you back again.

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Nileb
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food was not very good. There were no bold flavors, none of the food, flavor-wise, seemed to match the description on the menu. We actually ended up only getting one entree after ordering the guacamole because it simply didn’t impress us.

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vipamster
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you so much for 5-star review. The tortilla soup is one of my favorites too! We are so pleased that we could offer such an enjoyable dining experience for you and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Tamayo Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3622 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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