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About Tamayo Restaurant

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.

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

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Bottomless 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-6pm

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.eattamayo.com/

Catering:
Tamayo is happy to tailor catered menus for your off-premise event. Please contact denverevents@richardsandoval.com

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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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.

Please contact denverevents@richardsandoval.com

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Authentic (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Spicy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Tapas (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Romantic (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

great location for theater. friendly server but she forgot our appetizers and Carnitas had to be sent back because it was cold.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Met friends from out of town who wanted to see the LoDo area and one of our favorite restaurants and Tamayo fit the bill perfectly! Always one of our favorite downtown drinks/dinner spot. It's perfect for meeting friends, a fun meal with my wife and/or a meal before catching a show at the DCPA.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Really good. Enjoyed the bacon guacamole as an appetizer! I highly recommend the mahi mahi fish tacos.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was Delicious!

Thats the good news. We had to wait 10-12 minutes before we saw our waitress and a menu. Drinks came relatively quick, as did the appetizer. The entry was served 3 minutes after the appetizer was served! Terrible timing of delicious food. Will not be returning.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Super fun place to grab dinner before a show at the DCPA. My parents are doing the keto diet and they were able to get meals and really enjoyed it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was extraordinary and creatively prepared. I highly recommend the La Bomba dessert if you have a party of six or more. It was absolutely amazing.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was awesome, but the portions could've been a little bigger for the price that was charged.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Tamayo is one of our favorite places. It’s the food and drink you’ve always loved—on a whole new level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, menu was a little over priced but the appetizers were well worth the cost. Drinks were also delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We booked the Tamayo for our Valentine’s Day dinner on open table. No where on open table did it say there was a fixed menu. Tamayo even called me 48 hours before as a reminder and didn’t mention there was a Valentine’s Day fixed menu. They were able to seat us at the bar, thank god because we didn’t want to spend $60 a person not including drinks!!! They had a small menu at the bar that wasn’t fixed, which turned out to be fine. Not great, but fine. The bar waiter seemed to rush us out and tried to offer us our check after 35 minutes of sitting there, for our Valentine’s Day dinner.... we ended up having a fine night, but Tamayo had multiple opportunities to mention the fixed menu and they didn’t. I was disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Made reservations 3 weeks in advance. Checked the reservation the day before. Showed up on time and told “there is only a price fix menu”. Told unless we do the price fix menu we would have to sit in the bar.
Restaurant was less than 1/2 full.
Handed a limited bar menu and had to squeeze into a tiny table.
Hostess said she tried to reach us to tell me it was only going to be a limited special menu. No evidence of any call placed. No message left and no email sent.
Walked out and had a lovely meal across the street.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend I am had our Valentines dinner at Tamayo and the food was exceptional! The 3 course meal was super tasty and the dessert was quite the presentation! Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Reserved on Open Table 30 minutes prior and staff had our table ready even though it was a busy night. Friends arrived late but I was able to sit down and wait for them. Great service from Oz, tasty drinks and amazing food. Great location situated in Larimer Square near Union Station and Downtown Denver.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Have been customer since it opened and happily recommended it to many people over the years. However, I was very disappointed on our recent visit. Most food was cool or cold and our server did not seem to be “on top of things.” Also, it seems there are fewer selections on the brunch menu then there had been.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed our experience very much! It's a great restaurant in the theatre district. Perfect for pre or post theatre meal! I would like to see more creative staters and more fish options. I didn't know or hear if there was a dinner special but it would be a good option to add. We were seated for our reservation immediately. Our heavy coats were taken and hung for us which was very nice. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The meal came very quickly. I had the carnitas which were excellent. My husband had the salmon which was a bit "fishy" but good. Serving sizes were perfect. Thanks for a very nice excperience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and quick but conscientious service. Will definitely go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We hadn't been to Tamayo for a year or so, but happy to be back. Restaurant met our request for the quietest table, putting us in a circular booth near the back. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Guacamole was basic...could use a bit more flavor for me. Queso fundido was terrific. Tortilla soup a little on the spicy side but good. Dessert selection is small, just 4 choices, and we tried one with chocolate mousse/cake combo. OK, but 5 of us left a bite on the plate so something was lacking.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Super delicious modern Mexican. Wait staff friendly both times and accommodated large conference group of 10 beautifully.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic place for a special occasion or a date night!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Tamayo consistently delivers delicious and innovative food with cuisine inspired from south of the border. The tasty skirt steak had a beautiful presentation, covered with two different colorful and tasty sauces. The spicy Mango Margarita was just a bit disappointing in that the spiciness overpowered both the fruity Mango and the Tequila. The service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was an amazing experience, the staff, location rigth on the downtow of Denver,and for sure the creative food and the cocktails was part of the other level...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I was disappointed at best.

I made reservations, checked in a few minutes early, the hostess forgot about my date and I. I reminded them that we were waiting and she laughed it off. The space is ridiculously loud. There are no soft surfaces to absorb sound and all of the loudness bounces throughout. I couldn't have a conversation with my date who was sitting next to me...

The food was OK at "damn good" pricing. Our waiter was only concerned with selling drinks (which were good).

Bottom line, I won't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tamayo was our favorite restaurant while visiting Denver! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was chill and the service was phenomenal!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place before performing arts’ events

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Such good food and service. I’ll be back for brunch for sure!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We visited Tamayo pre show at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. This was our second visit to this restaurant and came back for the delicious food. Everything we ordered was very delicious and unique. Our waiter, Gregory, was fantastic and very attentive to our table even though we could see he had many tables to service.
My only negative comment is that I do feel it is overpriced and unfortunately we are only able to come for very special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service and great food and drinks - Manager rushed us to give up table

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very busy night, but service was still good. Took a bit to get out our entre' but we had the guacamole for appys. It needed salt, but I liked that that may have been left to the individual. But there were no salt or pepper shakers on the table.
My salmon was great, very creative use of squash. My associates chicken enchiladas were also good, she said she would come back there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been going to Tamayo for years and years and they have always have consistently excellent food and service. Their coin margarita had a lovely smokey flavor. Always have an enjoyable evening here

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

They have changed the menu and have become a bland taco kind of eatery. Soggy tacos, over cooked filling. Good guacamole and chips. Our wait was long for service and not very attentive. The table behind the hostess stand is cold each time the door is opened. So sad what used to be a wonderful place has lowered their standard of food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 14, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 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 11, 2018

Food was great and service was perfect.

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