The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

4.6
358 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
When a family owned restaurant has been in business for almost 50 years, they must be doing something right. Recently expanded with a beautiful patio, the Blue Bonnet has become an institution in Denver. Handmade chips and salsa, specialty street tacos, fire roasted stuffed poblanos, chimi changas, award-winning margaritas, chile rellenos, pollo adovado, fish tacos, and carnitas are just a few items made from scratch along with many traditional favorites. Locals, tourists, and celebrities line up for some of the freshest and best tasting Mexican food in Denver. Casual atmosphere with friendly service. If you can't go South of the border... at least head South of Alameda. East availability for large parties even on the weekends.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 358 people are saying
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KristiS
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were seeking comfort food and got it here. The orders were messed up - asked for a salad and got rice and beans instead - but we at them nonetheless. Blue Bonnet is a steady for Mexican food. The salsa was a bit running and lacking the kick it normally has, but might have just been the batch. Server was friendly and they did what they could to make it welcoming with COVID restrictions.

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vipSheasmom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here three days ago and my husband is still raving. Flavorful food, reasonably priced, excellent service and Covid protocols in place so we felt very safe. I can see why they’ve been around so long, can’t wait to go back.

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Vicky
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very sweet and homey atmosphere serving delicious TexMex classics.

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vipCrystalG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We ordered a red beer, had to ask for the fixings for it but some were unavailable. Ordered a burger and fries and still didn’t receive proper condiments for it. Staff stares at you like you’re crazy when you ask for the items.

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vipMrsHomy
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The service was great but the food was really terrible as were two different cocktails we tried. Everything tasted extremely bland and just a little off. I haven't been there in over 10 years. I don't remember it being this bad though. It's in a fun location and in the summer the patio used to be a good place to hang out with friends and do an inexpensive dinner before heading downtown to a show or concert. I'm so disappointed but there's so many other great Mexican restaurants just down the street I won't grieve for too long.

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monumental
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed the enclosed patio section of Blue Bonnet & the sidewalk tables. Love watching the community activity as well as the down home feel of the restaurant. We've never been disappointed with a meal with the generous portions & attentive service. Great to see the restaurant back in action with in-house dining. It's a true shame the City of Denver arbitrarily imposed draconian restrictions on a business enterprise that was never a locus for COVID. We need to support Blue Bonnet any way we can, preferably by frequent patronage!!

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MaryB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

have loved blue bonnet for many many years! great service and felt very comfortable

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vipttddy22604
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. From the moment you step foot inside here they treat you well! The food is always of great quality and the service continually shows up as top notch.

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JeffB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wifey birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most friendly place in Denver. Really can’t overstate the family vibe.

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vipjusross
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our favorite go to spot for Mexican.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked everything from the food to the service. Our waitress was awesome.

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JayD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done!!!

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RayN
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not the greatest experience, probably not so much Blue Bonnets fault but the new normal is very disappointing. Damned virus...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Truly an institution! We love this place and it is run/managed by the greatest people. They work hard and love to serve!

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Jill
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Blue Bonnet. They have an amazing GF menu which is hard to find in a Mexican restaurant. Great food; speedy service!

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TayR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to try this place for a while and was not disappointed. Food was fire, atmosphere was great, service was fast and our server was super sweet. Def will come back here soon!

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JEHu
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Long time Denver favorite that is doing a great job adjusting to the pandemic. Quality of the food is always reliable.

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RhondaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been there in years. My new friend suggested we go. Just as good as when I was there before. Posole, yummy!

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, GREAT margaritas. Highly recommend!!

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Richo
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We had a great dinner for my birthday and the restaurant was very good with social distancing patrons.

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vipJudyF
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the emphasis on social distancing.

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KathieI
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Plenty of seating with generous amounts of spacing between tables. The wait staff was wonderful. The music is a little loud, and might be difficult to hear over for the hearing impaired.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff - we quickly received our food which was great.

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MrBrown
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our Saturday afternoon late lunch/happy hour on Blue Bonnet's patio. The guacamole and queso were great. The beer was refreshing.

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RedAvsfan
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I haven’t eaten here in several years so I was excited to go back for their Mexican food. Ordered a 2 tequila margarita for $8. It was so watered down I probably could have had 3 or 4 and still passed a breathalyzer test. Next I ordered a chicken smothered burrito. The chicken had an old oil taste. The green chili was not very good. The chips were the only thing from stopping me to rate this restaurant lower. Our server, Mary was very good. Unfortunately, we asked another woman if we could get more water. With a dour look on her face, she brought a pitcher of water. I don’t plan on going back anything soon. Too bad it used to be such a great place to eat.

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AM55
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food & margaritas were delicious, view of sunset from patio was beautiful!

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AshleyT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Blue Bonnet on the recommendation of two separate friends - and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was polite and quick! The salsa is great, the margs are better. When we went, masks were required and they did take your temperature (very quickly) at the door. The tables were spaced far apart, which was nice, and there was plenty of space on the patio and covered patio to enjoy our meal outdoors. Will definitely be back...soon!

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CatieM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Bonett has never let me down. The food is a tad expensive but overall so worth it!!! I took my brother and his husband our for their birthdays here and I do NOT believe anywhere else would have composted. Awesome place to dine. Thank you!

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Jamie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch at this restaurant out in the courtyard. The courtyard was furnished very nicely, with several plants and flowers giving everything a festive look. The restaurant works very hard to ensure their patron's safety while dining with them. We had the fish tacos which were very tasty and we enjoyed our margaritas and had a relaxing time

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vipjoyceann
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food as usual, prompt service, tables appropriately separated, servers with masks, just some noise from the street

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vipCynthiaS
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mexican food on the outside patio.

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CynthiaL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. The patio is wonderful, lots of air flow, VERY good social distancing, extra care in cleaning and sanitizing was evident. I highly recomend it.

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vipAtownmeetsCentennial
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love some Blue Bonnet. Their menu has been condensed quite a bit, but what’s left is yummy! The shrimp tacos are wonderful. Service outstanding and the patio is always a treat.

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vipColleen
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place to meet outside and they seem to be taking social distancing etc seriously

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been dining at Blue Bonnet for 30 years. It’s consistently great. We appreciated their efforts this visit for safe dining during the pandemic. Highly recommend the beef chimichanga!

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Dena
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I’ve been eating here at least once a week for over twenty years. The food is always amazing and the staff is typically as well. This was the first visit where the waiter kept arguing over what I was attempting to order and at times came off combative. HAVING SAID THAT......typically the staff and I know each other by name and they go above and beyond to ensure a great experience is always had. I would definitely recommend!
Tell them Habanero Mark sent you ;)

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vipgottacoupon
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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vipJimbo
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. Best margaritas around

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

The Blue Bonnet Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 358 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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