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The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

4.2
4.2
399 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We’re an eclectic Mexican food restaurant in Denver, Colorado and we’ve been open 50 years! Come discover our good eats & our Mile High Margaritas

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 778-0147

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Luis Galvez

  • Private party facilities

    Private banquet room that can hold up to 100 seated. Perfect for retirements, rehearsal dinners and showers. No charge for the room but restrictions apply.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Strowmatt-Becker: (303) 778-0147

  • Neighborhood

    Baker

  • Cross street

    W. Alaska Place

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Alameda Light Rail Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. CS

    CindyS

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place đź’ś
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Prices were much higher than expected! Food was very good though!
  3. a

    ajronline

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Blue Bonnet is the go-to for Tex-Mex in Denver. I had the chili rellenos and they were great! One for dinner, one for lunch the next day. They're big.
  4. FJ

    FoodieJan

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Blue Bonnet used to be really good. The food was SO bland, no spice at all. Mexican food is usually spicier but this was exceptionally mild. Of course every diner in the room was Caucasian so I guess they’re catering to them. We both kept looking for spice. Th salsa and green Chile were bland, both needed spice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff.awesoe dishes and there's parking!
  6. T

    Tazz

    Denver

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good place to get your Mexican food fix. Happy hour specials make it stellar. Food is very good for a decent price. Service depends on how busy they are. For 3 people, the service was off & and a bit slow but there were a bunch of big parties.
  7. p

    parisdenver

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place has a central location and good value. The Mexican food is good at a reasonable price.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It is nice to return to a restaurant after 40 years and the food is as good as it was then! I was home visiting my family and decided to return. It was a wonderful meal as always!
  9. DB

    DerekB

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time there. Much bigger than I expected. Wasn’t sure what to expect since “Blue Bonnet” didn’t sound particularly Mexican. :-) We had a great time - the service was superb, and all the food was great. There were five of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Easy parking was an added bonus.
  10. JS

    JeffS

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had tacos and was excellent, love their beans too.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food in denver incredible service and 10/10 food
  12. CS

    CindyS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is always sooooooo nice and accommodating ! Love this place!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My bf and I had a great experience. We ordered the blue bonnet platter as an appetizer, which came with queso and guacamole. The queso was rich and gooey; the guacamole was fresh and flavorful. We split the combo fajitas, which were enough for two and then some. They came with fresh flour tortillas and a big plate of fixings. Would definitely return for more.
  14. T

    Tazz

    Denver

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The Blue Bonnet is a staple in this area of town. Really good food for the most part. As with many restaurants, they have paired down the menu, so some of their great items were taken off, but it's still pretty good. They make a pretty mean margarita as well; try a flavored one to be different. Service is fair but restaurants are having issues getting good help; it's or miss here too. Parking is fairly good, but you may have to invade the Sam's Warehouse lot. Good bang for your buck and if you need quick sit down dining, this is it.
  15. L

    Lp98

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great casual mexican restaurant. Nice outdoor patio.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food. Had to send enchiladas back to finish cooking
  17. T

    Theaternights

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My sister and I were heading to a show so we were looking for someplace with fast service and good Mexican food near downtown with easy parking. We were served right away, the food was good, the check came quickly. Ambiance wise this is a historic place and we sat in the bar. It’s nothing fancy but seemed clean and the tables are spaced far enough away so it was not noisy (we were there at 5.30 on a Saturday night) and the table accommodated my sister’s wheelchair. They don’t have a button at the door that I saw to help get a wheelchair in/out but an employee came to hold it when we went in but we handled it on our own leaving but we could have asked for help and didn’t.
  18. D

    Denny

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good service and food! The patio was quite hot but tolerable.
  19. J

    Jessie

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birria tacos are the best thing on the menu. So good!!
  20. t

    tbrown

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The seafood enchilada was fantastic! The restaurant is a bit loud for a business lunch. Although I'm there there are probably quieter areas than the patio. Will definitely go again, but maybe not for a meeting.
  21. K

    Kelly

    Indiana

    79 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We sat outside on their nice patio although the metal chairs were a bit uncomfortable. The food was good mexican food. The service was fine.
  22. AO

    AnthonyO

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We decided to give Blue Bonnet another chance after many years and sorry to say the food is as bland as it was before however the service was very good and everyone was pleasant and attentive. I’m disappointed in Blur Bonnet after so many years I thought it would have improved.
  23. RW

    RobertW

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our party had a very enjoyable time! We will certainly return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and selection. Great service prompt and hot. Love the covered patio! Highly recommended.
  25. s

    sydneyb

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service - as others mentioned, the food was cold. Otherwise a nice experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  27. r

    rjw41x

    Denver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great traditional Mexican food. A Denver classic
  28. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Wasn't sure what to expect since some reviews were not favorable about the food. At a table of 4, we were all very happy with our meals.
  29. KM

    KathyMark

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend to catch up. Service was excellent. Good always good. No alcohol today since I had to go referee a soccer high school game
  30. RG

    RamonaG

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lately the server has not watched water glasses and even though there are several open tables, will not refill or even ask if we want water glasses refilled after bringing the check.
  31. CS

    CindyS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food in Denver
  32. TL

    TLO2

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The service was good, but the server seemed like he was given was too many tables at once. Overall, the food was mediocre. My $20 quesabirria tacos were not good. Absolutely not worth the price. I really wish I didn’t get that dish, but I don’t think any aspect of the food or margaritas would bring me back. My husband tried the green chili…it was a poor attempt at a pork green chili. The food was palatable enough to eat, but that was it. Neither of us enjoyed our meals. There are other Mexican and TexMex places that will serve better food for half the price that Blue Bonnet charged.
  33. g

    glutenfreediner

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gluten free options! Love that the plates and menus for gluten-free are different so mistakes aren’t made.
  34. MD

    MichaelDBrown

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The Blue Bonnet seems to have changed ownership or something. The decor has been cleaned up, and the menu has been streamlined. But the noise level in the dining room is actually worse than in the bar. The Happy Hour margarita had so much ice in it that I asked the waiter to go light on the ice for the second round, which the bartender accommodated. It's still good. But I think a little overrated.
  35. RG

    RamonaG

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Salsa is usually good but this time was very very salty. Tasted like anchovies. Ewww
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Been going here 40 years. Food very good. Salsa is awesome. Almost always a drink special.
  37. JE

    JETHOWK

    Denver

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was really disappointed about this place I kept seeing post under Instagram page about how good the food and drinks were I got there it wasn’t what I expected at all
  38. g

    glutenfreediner

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Disappointed that most staff didn’t wear masks and tables not spread out. Menu prices have gone way up too but generous servings. Pleased with the gluten free options
  39. S

    Stone

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT!!! We haven't been for 3-4 years and it was GREAT!
  40. J

    Jimbo

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Sleays a great meal but seems to be getting a bit expensive

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Blue Bonnet Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 778-0147.

The Blue Bonnet Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

457 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. Alaska Place

  • Neighborhood

    Baker

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Alameda Light Rail Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Luis Galvez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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