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Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
+1 303-623-2169
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (59 reviews)
“queso” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Mexican, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Six of us in total arrived to a long queue but it moved quickly . We all very much enjoyed our meals , definitely worth a visit . Well situated in downtown Denver and very popular with the locals . Also had gluten free .

Thank Anntec
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a popular spot, and understandably so - the food is absolutely delicious. Customers wait in line, select their meal and choose their ingredients; there is no table service, which contributes to keeping prices low. Generous portions and fresh ingredients in a relaxed...More

Thank elleoa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love taquitos, and tortillas make or break a good taquito. (Same for awesome flautas.). Illegal Pete's has it covered. The locally sourced tortillas made for excellent shredded steak taquitos. The mild salsa and fresh guacamole enhanced the flavor of the steak while the deep...More

Thank 895CarolS895
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Illegal Pete's offers burritos freshly made. The layout is similar to many burrito places, but the atmosphere is definitely unique. The Baja fish burrito is a personal favorite. A full bar offers a selection of Colorado craft beers, margaritas, and other cocktails with happy hour...More

Thank MountainThunder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better food, atmosphere, price, and selection than it's direct competitors. Friendly service in a "good crowded" lunch seating restaurant.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Pete's for lunch. They were still serving breakfast when we arrived, so our group had a mix of breakfast bowls and lunch. All were amazing. The guac was fresh and they gave a nice sized portion for the up charge. We will...More

Thank Nikki Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best of urban Denver. People from all lifestyles come here for great food quickly prepared as you like it and reasonably priced. The inside dining is noisy but fun with multiple sports playing on a number of TVs. Outside was my...More

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed their food. I would totally recommend going here if you happen to be in Denver!

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were at Union Station and were going to go to Snooze, but it was over 30 minute wait. Had seen this place day before in am and say they had burrito breakfast options and decided to try it. Well worth the $10 for a...More

Thank Paulette F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Friends in for convention downtown, we decided to try Illegal Pete's. Did not disappoint. Beans and rice fabulous! Great Mexican food, great svc A++++ Right off 16th St Mall, at Wazee, take the shuttle from your downtown hotel.

Thank Leslie F
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3 August 2017|
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is public parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:30
07:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-2169
We celebrate humanity. We celebrate individuality. We celebrate relationships and connections. And most importantly we celebrate every human's need for tasty food, stiff drinks and good times. Well, maybe it's not a need, but it's certainly a want. Either way, it's our desire to make each illegal pete's location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans.
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