Tamayo Restaurant

4.4
3742 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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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
What 3742 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kennyc
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was a fantastic server. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. Definitely will be coming back!

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vipSachinS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food

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YaninD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service everyone was very polite and attentive.

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vipBCLA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much and the drinks were great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It seemed a little lackluster in person compared to how it appears online. Server got us what we needed, but wasn’t very personable. The food was bland but not bad. It was my first meal of the day not at an airport, so I ate it, but I can’t see myself returning if I’m ever back in the area.

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shortay
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went for my friends birthday on a Sunday afternoon. The ambiance is great and the staff are all kind and helpful. The food however is mediocre and not worth the price if you as me. Nothing was horrible nothing was incredible, at the same time. Honestly, the food just lacked a lot of flavor. There was one dish that was pretty yummy and flavorful but that was it and, we tried almost everything on the bottomless brunch menu. I’d probably recommend just going somewhere that has bottomless drinks and large portions rather than spending $42 for food that’s just okay.

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vipyellowrose
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Delicious tacos! And if you order a drink off their curated drink menu, absolutely tasty! At first though, I ordered a Paloma. It was terrible! Literally tequila and grapefruit juice and nothing else. Switch to the Sangria though and it was much better. We had churros for dessert too and those were yum!

However, I was disappointed when we arrived. I'd done research prior to reserving, as I wanted margaritas and a view for my birthday. I expected to be on the rooftop, even if we had to wait a little while. When we got there, we were told there was a private party on the rooftop and it wasn't available. As I'd listed in my reservation my interest in the rooftop to celebrate my birthday, the restaurant should've contacted me to give me a heads up. I was very disappointed.

Otherwise, it was a lovely evening and we really enjoyed ourselves!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to!
Spectacular enchiladas, guacamole, and churros!

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vipDPosted
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed Tamayo all these lockdown months! The staff is as wonderful and welcoming as ever, food tasted even more delicious than I remembered and ambience is perfect for getting together with friends. HIGHLY recommend!

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RobinB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overpriced, not great quality. I had the pork belly taco and the pork tasted old. Waitress had a bit of an attitude

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vipKenC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tamayo is a good option. My ceviche was excellent, as was my wife's tortilla soup. And, of course, the accompanying Negra Modelo was classic Mexican beer perfection.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was absolutely not worth the money you’re made to spend on it. Limited menu options was a bit frustrating to work with. Also the fact that you aren’t supposed to share with the rest of your table is a bit of a ridiculous rule. If everyone at the table is already going to pay the same amount of money for their own platter regardless of what they get, then why would you not share your food with your party?
Food tasted bland, not much to it that made it any more unique than bare minimum (modern) Mexican food. Absolutely not worth $28. The fact it was bottomless didn’t even matter because no one at our table got a second platter anyway.
The only thing I liked was the fruit.
I had high hopes but ultimately it was disappointing. Would not recommend, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food is good but ambiance is poor. Tables used to be nicely set. I even recall white tablecloths at one time and flowers on table. Nothing at all now. Place looks really drab.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graduation celebration

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MarlysW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious but I was still hungry after my meal.

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MeantToBe
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The bottomless brunch is a great concept…especially if the food is really good. It’s really not. The food is ok but certainly not good enough for a return visit. Bland and simple, they could do much better.

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Jazmine
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch, truly a bottomless brunch. Good drinks and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our experience with the hostess was lacking. We made a reservation for outdoor dining weeks prior. When we arrived, we were told the outside patio was “first come, first serve” and we had to sit inside. We inquired about the rooftop as that’s the only reason we made a reservation at this place. No such luck, and the hostess was difficult to communicate with and didn’t attempt to offer an apology. We stayed as we had guests with us. The waitstaff were excellent and the food was great. We wouldn’t return, though.

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JCW303
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always on the list of tried and true and never disappoints re food, drinks, and service.

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mmccull
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Restaurant! The food and service were wonderful, I will be going again.

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Rodger
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Loved the taste and texture of the tortilla soup and especially the way it's served. Will definitely go back again.

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ManuK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!!! Mahi mahi tacos are AMAAAZZZZING! Loved it! Mezcal classic margaritas are super, tomato salsa was just ok nothing great but overall had a wonderful time! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and wonderful waitress ! Best margs around

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamayo! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review and we hope to see you again in the restaurant soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not impressed unfortunately. Had to ask for service 30 minutes into our reservation and it didn’t improve much from there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend.

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Starboy90056
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

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. Cheers!

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Bran
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food and drinks. The service was very slow, but it was still a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2021

We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamayo! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review and we hope to see you again in the restaurant soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I got happy hour margaritas and tacos, sat outside, and had a wonderful time. This happy hour feels like a steal

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not exceptional. The chips weren’t fresh neither was the salsa and you had to buy them, which for me insinuates they would be fresh. Sides were cold. We ordered the plantains because they were promised to be spicy but they weren’t. The broccolini was barely roasted and had little to no flavor. The margaritas didn’t wow me either. Just wasn’t wowed by the experience at all. The mahi mahi tacos were YES good, to end on a good note.

Maybe a bit understaffed and that may be the reason. Best wishes.

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Lanny
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was fantastic as well as our service. CJ was our waiter, he could not have better. Excellent meal, we can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Mediocre and a little over priced. But great service.

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Whit
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Went on cinco de Mayo and it definitely isn’t the restaurant it was 3 years ago. The waiter was wonderful and it’s such a cool location but the vibe and food were just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. The drinks were great, food was a tad greasy. Service was fantastic.

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vipjulie
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Tamayo has changed over the years. They used to be known for innovative Mexican/Latin food, but now they are reduced to uninteresting food that left me sorry I had brought out of town friends here. Dont come for a gourmet experience or you will be disappointed.

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DyanP
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant. Thank you!

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Doug
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was okay. We got the skirt steak and enchilada, chicken enchiladas, fundido, and mahi mahi tacos to share. Everything was well-made, it just didn't pack punches of flavor. You could taste every ingredient, but I was underwhelmed by the lack of complexity.

The service was good. The wait time for the food was appropriate and the attention was there. The dessert took 20 minutes to come out, which was just a bowl of ice cream. Other than that, no complaints.

The vibes of the restraurant were nice casual. The overall experience was decent.

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vipTamara
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious and waitress was very friendly, but service was slow.

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HaleyJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This was unfortunately very sub par. We were really excited to celebrate our friends birthday here. We got sat for our res at 8:30 and before we were even sat in our chairs we were told by our server, Asael that the kitchen was closing at 9 and last call was 9:15. I explained that the voicemail and website said the restaurant was open until 11. Our server said that no one knew the password to change that and that he has been here until 8am. This was for a birthday. It was not recognized even though we mentioned it. We were not checked on enough even to get our order in on time so we had to resort to ordering with another sever to get an order in on time. This was a huge disappointment especially considering the price of the subpar food and service.

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FlipFlop
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food was average, the margarita was great but the service left much to be desired. So much can be overlooked if the service is good. A friendly demeanor or even a simple smile goes a long way, we didn't get either. With so many great places to eat in the downtown area, I doubt we'll go back.

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 3742 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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