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The Blue Bonnet Restaurant

4.4
222 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 778-0147
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Galvez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. Alaska Place
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Public transit
Alameda Light Rail Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Private banquet room that can hold up to 75 seated. Perfect for retirements, rehearsal dinners and showers. No charge for the room but restrictions apply.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We are open regular hours all day with our regular menu. Our summer menu will be available as well. Flowers for all mothers.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 222 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Been coming here for 30 years, one of my faves. Food is always good and their table salsa is the best. Great for after a movie, ballgame, zoo or museum. Informal and kid friendly.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a 7:00 reservation and arrived at 6:55pm. We checked in at the hosted desk only to be scolded by the host that our reservation was a “half hour ago!” I was shocked to be greeted this way, especially since I had an email to prove that our reservation was at 7:00pm not 6:30pm - and I offered to show the email as evidence. The host was not interested in seeing the email - just kept saying that it was in the computer for 6:30pm. We won’t return to dine at Blue Bonnet, even though we have gone there for years. There are too many choices in Denver to be treated so rudely and not even be offered an apology!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation and our table was ready and waiting. Great service, great food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Margarita flights are awesome. Love their guac and queso. Really great food and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great and friendly staff.







Why do I have to make this so long

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Used to be our favorite Mexican restaurant sinceI was a kid, but has steadily gone down hill last 5 or 6 years in terms of food quality.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

How perfect to lunch at Blue Bonnet before enjoying American Mariachi at the DCPA. Two of my favorites - great Mexican food and theater! The food was delicious, especially the Brunch Pork Posole Stew and Crispy Relleno. Unfortunately, the Crispy Taco's shell stopped being crispy ... it became soggy. Over all though, a beautiful afternoon! It was also nice being able to make a reservation on line - very easy!

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2.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great Service. Food was not good.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Christmas eve

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We usually love the Blue Bonnet, but this time our food was bland and the service was just okay. They also no longer have vegetarian tamales which were one of our favorites. The menu has changed and the prices have increased.

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2.0Dined on November 22, 2017

The restaurant was dirty. Floors looked absolutely filthy. The food came out quickly but was lukewarm and mediocre at best. Our server was nice. Just expect more from a Denver landmark.
Cant recommend this over any other Mexican restaurant in debcer.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

awesome gluten free options and great service! love the liters of margs and the stuffed veggie poblanos are amazing!

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Went there before an event with friends. Everyone had a good meal. Nothing was exceptional and only one comment was made that he chili relleno was not completely cooked through. Great pomegranate margarita!

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

I took my adult daughter for dinner and we both loved the food. It's highly ranked every year on Open Table so we tried it. The chips tasted like they made at the restaurant and the salsa had a nice amount of heat, but not too hot.

I ordered the smothered burrito, which is one of its specialties. I would happily order it again. My daughter ordered enchiladas that she said were delicious. They have outdoor seating if that's your thing. The ambiance was not special, but our waiter was friendly and likable.

The bottom line: I look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

It's been around for a very long time, so that tells you something! Delicious food, and my coconut margarita was sooo good, and creative!!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Great, friendly service in a delightful setting. The food was just a tad too spicy for my Kansas City visitors, but just right gor a Colorado (almost) native.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was pretty good, our waiter was very nice and everything came out of the kitchen timely. My biggest complaint is the table wasn't wiped down well, and 4 out of the 5 chairs were covered in chips. This is a training issue...chairs should be cleaned as well as tables. Under the table was not too clean either. Don't know if I'd go back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Everything was amazing!!! I recommend if you want an adult beverage to try the mimosa flight or one of their many Bloody Mary's.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Used to live in Denver and went to The Blue Bonnet now and then. ALWAYS had their crispy chile rellenos, just fantastic. We moved away from Denver about five years ago, but had to go back last week for a short visit. Went back to Blue Bonnet, had the crispy chile rellenos, and they were just as good as we remembered. And the Perfect Margarita was fantastic, too.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Wait staff and food were awesome. Waiter let us sit and visit, did not try to rush us out on a Saturday night. Food was DELISH!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

Always excellent food. Great taste at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The carne asada burrito doesn't have a lot of meat in it.
Staff is very attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Beat food around , love your skirt steak!! The crispy chili relenos are my favorite

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent food, have not been there in a few years. Perfect meeting place for friends and family. We had a great time and a nice roomy table set up for 5. Plenty of chips and salsa and wonderful guacamole and queso

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Always excellent. The guac might be the best anywhere. And those home made chips ... delish!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Always loved the Blue Bonnet, one of my favorite places in Denver to get some good Mexican food. I can never pass up their smothered burrito.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2017

They did not seem to care about the reservation I made and we waited 30 minutes past the reservation time. They seemed annoyed I booked on OpenTable. They blamed the app despite seating parties the same size that did not have reservations.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service for group family birthday

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

This place is great! It is a Denver original. The chorizo burrito is EPIC!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Blue Bonnet never disappoints. Good food, great drinks. Best fun Mexican food in Denver

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

The food and service were SPOT ON! We were seated and served with minutes and the quality of the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

This restaurant did an excellent job of taking care of large groups on "Dining Out for Life" during the dinner hour. Everyone had drinks, chips (even gluten-free), and salsa immediately after being seated and then diner orders were taken in a timely manner AND there were no mix-ups in serving a party of 11. The food was generous and gluten-free items were served with everyone else with no waiting by anyone. Individual tickets were given, with no mix-up on orders, and change or charges were promptly given to everyone.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a nice time and the food is always great and they are always willing to make adjustments for dietary needs. Waitress was a bit forgetful however very nice and apologetic when she was. Lighting was very dim and difficult to read the side of the menu that was black with colored lettering. Great prices!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was okay. Nothing spectacular.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Great birthday celebration! With special birthday dessert!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2017

The margaritas were not good, we were seated at a fold out 6 foot table, the salsa was sweet and the fish tacos looked too much like chicken. The food was in no way worth the price we paid, the service wasn't good and we will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Blue Bonnet has been a staple of the Denver restaurant scene for decades. Their formula is consistent, and it works: decent Tex-Mex at a reasonable price, good service, and a just-plain-folks atmosphere with a hopping bar scene. Service is generally good, as it was on my most recent visit.

I've been a fan for a long time, even though I don't make it in as much as I used to. It's still a destination for me if I know I'll be in south Denver.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was not up to par with the price. Quality and amount offered.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Been going to Blue Bonnet for over 30 years and its my place in Denver for dinner and Margs. Is it a 5 star restaurant...no....just loosen your tie, relax and have a good time.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2017

I have been going to Blue Bonnet since moving to Denver in 1984. It's our 'go to' for meeting with friends. Love the Chimicanga, great beer and atmosphere.

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