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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.

1400 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 946-1433

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/

Catering:
Tamayo is happy to tailor catered menus for your off-premise event.

Parking Details:
Metered parking available and Valet available a few doors down on Larimer at the Capital Grille & Writer's.

Executive Chef:
Richard Sandoval

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (17)
Business Meals (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Hot Spot (14)
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Quick Bite (12)
Tapas (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
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Great for Brunch (7)
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Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Tamayo is one of the best restaurants in Denver! Great food, great people, great ambience. I highly recommend that anyone who wants to dine downtown visit this gem. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

I took a group of friends for my 25th birthday, and it was great. I was the only one who had previously been to Tamayo, but everyone walked away LOVING the place. Our waiter was great: very knowledgeable, entertaining, and very attentive - I wish I remembered his name, although I attribute that to the amazing margaritas ;)

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best original Southwest and Mexican food restaurants.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I received an email promotion stating a free margarita with lunch entree. Waitress acted like she wasn’t aware of the promotion. We shared the email then were charged for our margaritas. Manager came an suggested that we should have printed the promotional email. Then agreed to honor it. Bad service!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Between the amazing food and wonderful service, we will definitely be returning. The pork belly tacos were so delicious. And our service was great. He offered gre at recommendations, catered to my food allergies well, and made celebrating a new job extra special.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I had the pork entree. It was a large portion and was very good and a little spicy. My husband had the shrimp skewer and it again was a large portion of food and very good. We had the queso appetizer, which is different and we didn't care for it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great as usual. Wait staff very attentive and we appreciated management chatting with us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friends and I had brunch here and we really enjoyed it. We were happy with the beverage and food selection as we were able to try pretty much everything on the menu for brunch.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was great and service was perfect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I asked a few people for a restaurant recommendation in downtown Denver and the only place that everyone agreed on was Tamayo. Amazing food & drinks and great service! If you’ve never been, you should definitely go!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My salmon was awesome. I would recommend pairing the salsa and guacamole as an appetizer and bringing back the salsa verde variety salsa options. The queso fundido was not good. Had to be reheated and still was not good. Will not be reordering that again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

First time here. We will definitely be back. Wonderful service and great food!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The server was excellent, very knowledgeable about the menu and helped me with food allergies. Unfortunately the kitchen and bartender were pretty slow, even before it got busy. But would definitely go again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always enjoy the food, drinks, and service at Tamayo. We began with happy hour margaritas and refreshing Sandia Tajin , and the tasty mushroom flatbread. For dinner, four of us shared the tuna tartare guacamole and queso fundido. The portions were generous and we could have stopped there. For entrees, the salmon in mole sauce with butternut squash was delectable, and the mahi tacos had just the right amount of heat. Service was fast, friendly, and attentive.

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Menu had been drastically cut since the last time we were there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was excellent. Food very tasty. A bit noisy but not unlike most restaurants these days.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Our waiter, Greg, was incredible with his recommendations and awesome service. We love coming here and always look forward to coming back!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was good but I was expecting more from the chefs choice. There wasn’t much flavor in the pork belly tacos.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tamayo was wonderful for a birthday celebration before the theater. The food was fantastic (get the bacon guac) and the service exquisite. The special birthday dessert treat was such fun! Drinks before and after the meal hit the spot. Great place to people watch, too. We highly recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful ambiance during the holidays. Great food and service. Perfect location for wandering before or after dining.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Birthday and theater

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Tamayo is just one of my favorite restaurants, whenever I have dinner plans I always suggest Tamayo. My best friend and I love the Sandia Tajin margarita and often go there just for the drinks. But the food is always good. I love the Mahi mahi tacos

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was OK but overpriced for what you got. Drinks very expensive but good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We usually love Tamayo but last night the food showed up cold. I should have sent it back but hate eating at different times than my wife’s course. I had the special enchiladas made of short ribs. The flavor was good but the cold dish was a problem. Spent the night with an upset stomach from it, not good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

There was some cold food. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have done the bottomless. I can’t eat that much.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun time. Ask for Greg as your server, you won’t be disappointed

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Gregory was AWESOME!!!! We had a wonderful experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a great night. Our waiter, Gregory was amazing.
So much fun!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Have been many times, new menu is not as good. Disappointed in the food.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Tamayo continues to be one of our favorites. It's consistently very good, with excellent service. We love going there !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Prickly Pear margarita was awesome, guacamole was good. Entrees were also delicious, and the croquette app special was amazing!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have eaten there many times over the years. Overtime the menu has been changed radically and it is not as attractive as it once was for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We absolutely loved getting to eat here before the symphony--it definitely added a kick to an otherwise sedate evening. If you'd like some very creative cuisine, delve into Tamayo!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good service, very good menu and very good food. Was a bit pricey for a Mexican restaurant ($100 for the two of us). Must have something to do with the location.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall Good place to have Mexican diner. Limited options for beer & wine.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, don’t think it was a good value.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

outstanding service with a great waiter and the food was out of this world this go around.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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