The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

4.2
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We have been long-time patrons of Blue Bonnet, so maybe they were having and “off night”, but our experience has lead us to not want to go back.
We should have taken stock of the fact that there were only about ten other people there.
Our food was terrible. I mean Velveeta cheese terrible. The service was slow and the drinks were expensive and seemed to be mostly mixer; very little tequila.
A really bad experience and left us feeling disappointed.

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JP
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! Good food, good service (with a smile), good drinks!

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RD
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food/great service/good beer/outside patio and inside seating

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OT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Pretty standard fare: nothing special. Priced for a family outing

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J
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Blue Bonnet for Father's Day, a family tradition. The food was excellent as always but the service was a bit off, possibly a new waiter. Didn't matter that much, good food and family.

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C
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took out of town family to the Blue Bonnet. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend the Watermelon Margaritas!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great prices. Quick service. Strong margaritas. All goes checked. Recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was over par. We went for a birthday and our single server seemed too overwhelmed to take care of a party of 7. People skills were lacking, but the food was great and was accommodating for a vegan diet.

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as it usually is.

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ET
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation for 10 and ended up having several more and the staff were totally wonderful and accommodating. My apologies but thank you!

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PL
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was not great. He was in hurry to help other tables. Food not like I remember. I was disappointed in overall experience.

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JK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Blue Bonnet never disappoints - great, friendly service and yummy food~

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal at the Blue Bonnet. Our food and the service was excellent. We will be back again.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We made reservations but they were quite busy. We asked if we could sit in the room off to the side and they accomplished that for our group. Had a wonderful time

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HN
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been eating at Blue Bonnet for many years, always loved it, still do. We came to celebrate my birthday, thoroughly enjoyed. Yum!

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and our server was exceptional. A very good value for a family get together.

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a
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite Mexican food restaurant. Great food. Great drinks. Fast service. And very reasonable prices!

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D
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great! We were served in a timely manner which was a relief since we had a 2 o'clock show to get to.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and food. We have been coming here for 15+ years and we are always impressed. They take great care of us, are attentive and considerate of our needs. We love visiting with Lance even if he’s not our server and how much they all seem to value our business. They went out of their way to get our daughter a balloon and ensure our order was perfect (we are picky!) Thanks blue bonnet we love you so much we drive from Highlands Ranch regularly to enjoy your food!

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MD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican Food option in Denver, with excellent Gluten Free options! Margaritas were excellent as well.

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GH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic place . Really good food and the menu has a nice variety of options . Great Margs!!

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and nice waiter. A bit noisy.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service, it wasn’t to busy with a good atmosphere.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible. It took over 15 minutes before wait staff came to our table. The food was bland and swimming in green chilie. I coulnd't see my food underneath. Very disappointed.

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W
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Mexican food.. server was super nice and accommodating. Loved their margaritas.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Bonnet is an amazing place for dinner. We meet there for Birthdays, and just once a month family get togethers for 10-12 of us. The service is also amazing. LOVE IT!

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g
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Always good service and margaritas. I appreciate the gluten free kitchen with the special plates. My only complaint is that the gluten free vegetarian food option is so narrow. I do love the poblanos but that is the only option besides queso or guac. Please add vegetarian tamales and tacos - let the chef come up with some great vegetarian gluten free options please.

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. We've been eating here for over 20 years. YUM. consistently good. easy.

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MB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I am a regular at this restaurant for 40 plus years, this visit was not pleasant, my food came out ice cold, the food had to be remade, my screwdriver was a large glass of orange juice charged 12,00 with no vodka in it, i had to complain, the restsurant was packed and very loud, the gluten free menu cut in 1/2 to choose from, had a reservation , had to wait and had requested a booth with
reservation got a table in the middle if the room , my fun restaurant has turned into not so good food, no alcohol in drinks , and a seat in the middle if a loud bar sadly a 30 year customer wont be returning . The restaurant has changed and not for the better .and the juke box is gone which made this spot a fun one . I wont waste my drive to return . Local mexican food now superceeds this joint sadly .

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JF
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO GOOD! We hadn't been here in a few years and so glad we came back. Cheesy, delicious Mexican food, just what you'd expect. Service was fantastic, we had a reservation and were sat pretty quickly, food came out promptly.

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BT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a favorite my son (who now lives in Seattle) likes to frequent whenever he is in town. Although the salsas were not that tasty, the rest of the food was truly spectacular. We had the veggie quesadilla, which was loaded with cheese and veggies, and a mahi mahi fish tacos with a side salad. All fresh and yummy. Highly recommended the spicy ranch dressing, which is blended with the spicy habanero salsa, which was also on the side for the quesadilla. Nice touch. Everyone loved the special blue margaritas in honor of the Bronco game. They gave a nice pour for the tequila on the rocks we enjoy, as well. Quite affordable, dandy food. Certainly worth going out of your way for a visit, but if you want quiet ambiance, you won't find that here. It's a sports bar. Be prepared for that kind of atmosphere!

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KD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, authentic Mexican food at a great price! Margarita special was outstanding, too. Loved that the manager came around to ask us how we were enjoying our meal.

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M
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing totally special. Good bar menu, not the greatest food menu. Not bad though.

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j
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lost some of its especial. Parking was too tight. Food,service, et al was good. Live nearby & want Mexican great place but its no longer drive across town outstanding.

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SH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been around for 50 years because it's so good and the personnel take good care of you!

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J
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual

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K
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Denver institution/- like that you can get a Rez for a large party and they are fine letting you linger

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Been that way for the 30 years we’ve been going here. Food is good and service is great.

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w
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just OK. Hard to believe that this place has been around for so many years.

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BH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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