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The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

4.6
4.6
431 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 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Catering
    Caterings available on a limited basis.
  • Private party facilities
    Private banquet room that can hold up to 100 seated. Perfect for retirements, rehearsal dinners and showers. $50 charge for the private space.
  • 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, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Neighborhood gem

  • Denver / Colorado

    Mexican

  • Denver

    Kid-friendly

  • Denver

    Neighborhood gem

431 Reviews
  1. MARNEP

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, inexpensive & good service. We moved to a different table to watch a football game. Everything was great!

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  2. glutenfreediner

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had great gluten free food, perfect margaritas and great service!

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  3. LMO4

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent! From the host to the server at the table everyone was friendly and helpful. Food was very good and ambience great. Had a nice dinner! Thanks!

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  4. Johnny73

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You go to Blue Bonnet for the history. The food is good , the service is good but very pricey.

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  5. JimR

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great and very authentic Mexican Food!! One of the original Mexican Food places in Denver. The smothered burrito is a classic.

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  6. MARIANNEH

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Used to come here frequently but it’s been awhile. Service has always been great and still can’t beat the prices anywhere. The food was a bit on the bland side with little or no spicing.

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  7. Kbou

    Denver

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was just “ok” but it is a Denver institution, kind of like Casa Bonita.

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  8. LindaM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. Service was very efficient, friendly and fast. The best posole I have ever tasted!

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  9. JonathanW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, a little noisy on the patio but will worth it. Great margaritas.

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  10. Thornbelly

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Not authentic nor interesting nor accommodating nor special

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  11. MegM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We used to love Blue Bonnet before covid. Seems like nothing is the salme.

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  12. JoanVS

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & great fun! We all had tacos on Taco Tuesday—delicious! Highly recommended!

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  13. gffoodie

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been for many years, but it was worth the trip. Smiling service members and delicious food.

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  14. JoeT

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but not great. The server was pretty good. The atmosphere was nice on the patio with a little street noise. The place was really quite because there was hardly anyone at the restaurant at the time we were there. Overall a good experience.

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  15. Michelle

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the chicken mole enchiladas. I ordered the three amigos with three types of enchiladas for variety but the mole was amazing.

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  16. JoelR

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly very average food. It’s not bad, just not outstanding.

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  17. ChristineS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, excellent salsa, attentive service, fair prices, we’ll be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Additional Birthday dinner. 04/23/2023 The tortilla soup is spicy fabulous. The waiter bartender was probably still is the nicest guy. Blue Bonnet has been around for 44 years that I know about, I’ve never been disappointed. GREAT FOOD!

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  19. Unknown

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food overall tasted good. When we first arrived server was nice and helpful. But once she didn’t get the tip she wanted we were ignored. mind you there were only three of us and we tipped 30%. She would not give us a box or bag for food. Togo. She just turned away and acted like no one was even at our table anymore. I had to ask another server for help because she would even acknowledge us. Let’s just say due to that I will not be returning.

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  20. DzadaA

    Denver

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Obviously, this place has a long well-earned reputation for food and service. We were first-timers that will definitely return! Food was far better than most places we’ve tried and service was great!

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  21. DianeV

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was great, always consistent and out server was outstanding

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  22. Jean

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time our enjoyed our meals. Thanks!

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  23. NissaJ

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. The music was a bit on the loud side but not too bad. Overall it’s a great spot and gluten free friendly

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  24. Tazz

    Denver

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Parking is limited in their lot but overflows into public/Sam's Club lot. Service is dependent on the server and their load. The young lady we had on this occasion was very good. Pricing is in the norm for this type of restaurant. The food is also pretty decent but they do have some items which stand out such as the seafood enchiladas and tacos al carbon. The green chili isn't the best and their rice & beans are below average. Overall, this is a good place, so give it a try and give it your opinion!

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  25. KimF

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland. Disappointed. Might give it one more more try. Used to go there years ago and remember it being better. Server was very nice.

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  26. CindyR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lukewarm .Cheese was not melted on my enchiladas . Presentation on plate looked good but wasn’t hot. Margaritas were good

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  27. terriw

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still great food and service after all these years!

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  28. glutenfreediner

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation was correct with gluten-free chips and menus but food was not prepared on the gluten free line in kitchen and arrived on white plates. Asked server to confirm it was gluten free and she said yes it was the same. Not true since we know now that we were glutened.

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  29. PatB

    Denver

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a table of 5, the place was busy, the service was reasonable, and each of us enjoyed our meal.

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  30. DebbieMac

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group comes here once a month. Staff is always friendly, service prompt and food consistent and good. We never know for sure how many of us there will be and staff is always very accommodating.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with reasonable prices.

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  32. StevenB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time at the Blue Bonnet. We have been going there for years.

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  33. JudithM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food options and great service. Servings are very generous

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  34. CindyS

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place 💜

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Prices were much higher than expected! Food was very good though!

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  36. ajronline

    Denver

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  37. FoodieJan

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff.awesoe dishes and there's parking!

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  39. Tazz

    Denver

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  40. parisdenver

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has a central location and good value. The Mexican food is good at a reasonable price.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 431 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Cocktails, 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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