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El Taco De Mexico

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714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204-4429
+1 303-623-3926
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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672 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there recently and was kind of disappointed. The service was slow, they messed up our to go order and the three tacos I ordered were tiny and frankly unfulfilling, which was not my experience during my last visit. Maybe I ordered the wrong things, and should have stuck with the green chili. I have had better more plentiful... More 

Thank finesilver
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had not eaten here for a number of years (even though I work close by) because it was often rude and slow. I decided to give it another try and once again the service was uninspired and they got my order wrong. A great place to go if you want an old time Denver spot where you can go... More 

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Washington DC
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing a smidge of Spanish as a prerequisite to placing an order here gives you an idea of the authentic caliber of the place. Not flashy at all; feels a bit like a divey diner. But the food is phenomenal! Slow-cooked pork carnitas, beef cheek meat, and copious portions. I had the "Special Burrito" which is a massive pork carnita... More 

Thank RustyPickens
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672 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is near my work and finally I made it there again after a long hiatus. It was awarded best green chili in Denver a couple of years in a row by a local newspaper. I wanted to check it out. I found it darn good, authentic, clean, with quite passable green chili and a big menu. I had... More 

Thank finesilver
Cortez, Colorado
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189 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A Latino neighborhood favorite, in popular Santa Fe street art district. Simple indoors or open air dining, evokes Mexico with tasty affordable dishes...best loved for their green chili sauce. Worth the drive over, check out the galleries while walking off those yummy calories!

Thank Gail L
Arlington, VA
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266 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

While I think there are some places in South Denver that match up, this is really quite fantastic Mexican food. They are known for their tacos, but I would recommend anything with green chile. It's authentic CO chile --and, in fact, worth it just to get a bowl. In my opinion, it's also worth it to get dinner food for... More 

Thank worktotravel14
North Canton, Ohio
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is by far, the best Mexican we've had in... forever! Food is fairly priced, with fresh food and delicious flavour profiles ... delicious .. we will be back for sure!

Thank Angela P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here off and on for some years. While my selection remains the same consistency is exceptional. Since taking cc's service has slowed somewhat.

Thank Mark S
Palm City, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place is the best. The burritos are delicious, as well as the tacos. Green chili sauce is some of the best I've tasted. Spotless, clean place. Easy access. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Cowgirlsdream
Susan Weckbaugh
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142 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have been going here for years but just recently they started accepting credit cards so it's easier. The enchiladas are amazing--the sauce is worth drinking. Good rellenos but if you like the crispy exterior, not for you. Horchata is addictive. A huge menu, quickly prepared, take out a very good option to not cooking. My only gripe is the prices... More 

Thank Suporto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204-4429
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-3926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?