Tamayo Restaurant

4.4
3747 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
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Jess
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food. Great service and outgoing servers.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 13 hours ago

Hello Jess! Thank you for the kind words, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed an impeccable dining experience at Tamayo. We put a lot of thought into every detail and hope it is evident in our food, service, and atmosphere. Thank you again for dining with us, we appreciate the 5 star rating!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prices for amazing food! Did the bottomless brunch!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 13 hours ago

We're excited that you enjoyed your amazing food and bottomless brunch with us! We're proud of the quality of our food and want all of our customers to enjoy it as much as we do! We take great effort in sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing a high-quality experience for all of our guests. Thank you for sharing.

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PhoebeN
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful presentations. We had guacamole, Shrimp Enchiladas and tacos. All were great!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're so delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us! We take pride in our food and in our presentation. The guacamole, shrimp enchiladas and tacos are always great choices! We hope to see you again soon.

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Lando
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bottomless brunch! Food is so good and servers are attentive.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Lando! Thank you for your awesome review, we appreciate the feedback and will share it with our team. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the bottomless brunch! We strive to make sure every guest has a great experience here at Tamayo. Be sure to come back soon and see what else is on the menu.

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Just2Ladies
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. We were seated right away and had a very nice table. The lighting is really low which makes it very difficult to see the menu. Our waiter was great. He seemed to be working several tables. The drinks were good and appetizers were excellent! We had the crab guacamole and chips and salsa.
The dishes were ok. Burria tacos had a strong taste. The steak was a little chewy on the Tampiqueña plate but was well seasoned. Mole enchilada was a little overstuffed with cheese. Overall, it was good but appetizers were definitely the best.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Tamayo. We appreciate you mentioning our attentive staff and great drinks, as well as the quality of appetizers! Delighted that you enjoyed your meal overall and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not great food for the price but very cool ambiance and relaxing dining experience

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

We're excited that you enjoyed the cool ambience and relaxing dining experience with us! We're proud of the quality of our food and want all of our customers to enjoy it as much as we do! We take great effort in sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing a high-quality experience for all of our guests. We hope to earn a few more stars on your next visit! Thank you for sharing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Severely underwhelming. The server raved about the carne asada fajitas, and the meat was very tough and chewy…

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. Our carne asada fajitas is one of our most popular menu choices and prepared with expertise so we're disappointed to hear about your experience, as it is not typical of this dish. We take customer feedback very seriously at Tamayo and we hope you give us another opportunity to serve you!

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CesarR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the food is amazing and all the crew are so friendly and polite.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! We're so delighted to hear your experience was an amazing one. It's always wonderful when our guests are able to totally enjoy our food, service and ambience. We hope you'll come back again soon!

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Mags1234
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our meal was delicious and served in a timely fashion. The staff was great!

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for your review of Tamayo! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and great service. It means a lot to us when we know that we have exceeded expectations. Looking forward to your next visit with us!

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vipJCCCC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bottomless brunch I’m my option is an overall good deal. The food was above average when it comes to these concepts. The service was quick and attentive which I can’t complain about. We were missing a few traditional items at the table like salsa and limes. Would be great to greet guests with a small assortment of salsa and chips or something more breakfast oriented like beans. The Migas dish with carnitas was our favorite. I would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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kaitlinb
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

When we arrived, they told us we'd have to sit in the bar seating (which was by the door and freezing). When I explained that we had a reservation, they said that it'd be a 15-30 minute wait due to the limiting seating they had because of cancellations they closed off a part of the restaurant. Such a long wait defeats the point of a reservation.

We ordered a drink at the bar while we waited. Fortunately our table was ready before we had our drinks, in less than 10 minutes. However when we were seated a the table we waited an additional 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive at the table.

The service and food were ok. Since it was New Years eve it was a fixed menu for $70/person. I don't think the quality of the food lived up to the price. Maybe a night with the regular menu would be different but based on this experience we don't plan to go back to Tamayo.

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Cassielou
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the set menu for New Years Eve. The food was exceptional as was the service.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Tamayo. It's wonderful to know that we had a part in making your New Year's Eve dinner memorable.

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GailM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was a special menu for New Year’s Eve, which is fine. I ordered the cauliflower entree. I’ve ordered this elsewhere many times. Have always gotten a cauliflower steak - generous serving and some type of protein (plant based one typically as this is often the vegetarian/vegan entree on the menu). Unfortunately this was anything but satisfying. There were 8 little cauliflower florets as the main dish with 3 mini zucchini’s and a beet sauce. That was it. My husband had the steak which was very good. But $70 for a few cauliflower florets as the entree was ridiculous. Wish I could say that I loved it as I was really looking forward to dinner here. I have no problem with paying for a good meal - but it should actually include some food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Tamayo and Richard Sandoval. We wanted to ring in the new year with this great restaurant. Unfortunately I have to give less than 5 stars because we were not aware or told that they only had a special menu being served at $70 per person (small appetizer, entree and dessert - more for guacamole and drinks except for champagne served after meal). Not knowing this, we ended up paying about twice more than we planned to spend. We were responsible for paying the bill and had others with us so we couldn’t just get up and walk out.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hello, we apologize for the confusion and we truly appreciate your patronage. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you and your group. Thank you again for taking the time to share as it helps us to make improvements going forward.

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vipLaraine
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group there for our son's 21st birthday. The service was terrific, as well as the food and cocktails. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good tasting food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We like this place because of it's great location and amazing food. The service from the servers was great. However, the hostess made us feel uncomfortable. We had dinner there on Christmas Eve. When I made the reservation I made sure it was not the last time slot, I always pay attention to that because we don't like the staff rushing us. We were on our way there, 30 mins before our reservation, when the hostess called me asking to get there earlier because the restaurant hours were changed that night and it was about to close. That stressed us out. We live an hour away and we couldn't drive any faster. We didn't want the service to be denied since not all restaurants were opened that night. If I knew that they were going to close early, I could've made a reservation at another place with time, not last minute. They could've also notified me earlier to change my reservation somewhere else. We got there 5 minutes before our reservation and the hostess didn't welcome us, we just saw her leaving. There were still about 8 more tables dining and we saw a couple more getting there after us. So there was no need for her to call us. Luckily, the food and our friendly servers helped us forget the terrible experience with the hostess that almost ruined our night. When we left, there were still 4 or 5 tables there.

Tamayo Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear about the experience with our hostess and can assure you that we take this feedback seriously. We appreciate your understanding and hope that service from the servers was great and made up for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this incident! We're so happy to see that you like Tamayo because of it's great location and amazing food! Looking forward to your next visit with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! Wow.

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DeliciousDenverMainstay
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think we had 6 different dishes and each of us loved our selections. We had a kiddo with our party and they did just fine with guac and a quesadilla. Great spot if you're headed to the DCPA or Convention Center.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated at a small 2 top by the front door, arctic blast with each new patron entry. Bench wobbled every time someone at other end shifted their weight. The barstool for my friend had no back support. Appetizer and meal arrived at exact same time. There wasn’t enough room to keep it all on the table. Had to place items on bench next to us and on the floor. Our server was apathetic. Shrimp enchiladas were cold and cheese was not even melted proving they might have kept our entrees in the kitchen a bit longer. Won’t be back!

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JasonS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great but had 3 different meals and everything was so spicy. But staff was great changing our meals for no cost. Just wish they told us how spicy it was. Still great place to eat.

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Gator
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good, a little pricey service was slow. Cool spot

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foodloversteamboat
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal could not have been better and Leah was a wonderful server! Delicious guacamole and fajitas, Chile relenno, and fish tacos.

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Judes
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! Staff was friendly, food was excellent, and location was great for DCPA!

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GwenC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Most amazing chips and salsa and other food was pretty good. However, the service was poor.

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LynnK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner for the five of us. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It was a little on the noisy side, but it's great to see people enjoying life again! Masks were worn by everyone not eating or drinking at their tables. A very fun night.

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theresal
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the seasonal drink and food offerings!

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BradC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, delicious steak salad and guacamole. Definitely a good spot near Larimer Square.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Server was VERY nice but took a long time to order either food or drinks. Only reason it wasn't outstanding

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MalloryS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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BriannaM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best brunch i’ve ever had!! Our server was amazing too!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered drinks. Asked for margaritas with NO salt. Delivered with salt. Ugh! Fairly simple request and couldn’t deliver.

Ordered guacamole with chips and salsa. Guacamole was runny with no favor. Disappointed. Would have hoped for much better. Torchy’s Tacos has you all beat on beautiful, flavorful guacamole with warm chips and salsa.

Ordered Maui Maui Tacos. Those where delicious, thank goodness. But quantity was just enough to make me mad.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great but place was very busy which meant servers were swamped and had to wait to ask questions.

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Luv2wine
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Unfortunately, the kitchen went out our entree with the appetizers and it was cold (steak) when we got to it. Still
Good, but we were a bit disappointed. It was a later reservation and we guess the kitchen was trying to wrap up the evening

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time, good food, good service.

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BrinieW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a lovely experience dining in the moody lighting of this upscale Mexican restaurant! Food was incredible, drinks were good, price point was excellent, and the staff was friendly. I’d advise making a Tamayo reservation to anyone visiting Denver.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! We will def come back soon!

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vipPaulS
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very disappointed in the steak fajitas. Tough meat and not very flavorful. Chicken enchiladas were good however. My experiences here have been better in the past.

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

Tamayo Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 3747 OpenTable diners.

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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