Find out where to enjoy delicious tacos, in and around Denver, with our special guide!
Where to Eat the Best Tacos in Denver
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina
Location: 1294 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Make a Reservation by calling: (303) 778-1294
Adelitas Cocina y Cantina is dual family-owned and locally operated restaurant that offers traditional Mexican fare from the state of Michocan, Mexico, and tequila cocktails in the Platte Park neighborhood. Adelitas Cocina y Cantina offers a choice of three tacos per order and consistently features specials for Taco Tuesday.
Make Reservations at: bit.ly/ComidaReservations
Comida started off as a pink food truck and was so successful, that it spawned two cantinas, one in The Source, and the other in Longmont. This locally owned and operated cantina is known for its handmade Mexican tacos, the same delicious street food that you’ll recognize from its food truck, as well as crafted cocktails and even brunch.
Location: 385 Union Blvd, Denver, CO 80228
Make a Reservation by calling: (303) 988-7333
Jose O’Shea’s has been around since 1978 and is still one of Denver’s most visited Mexican restaurants. They offer homemade Mexican food and make their own sauces and dishes individually and every day, to ensure freshness and flavor.
Kachina Southwestern Grill
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Kachina Southwestern Grill is operated by Sage Restaurant Group, a locally owned hospitality company located in Denver. Kachina Southwestern Grill, helmed by Executive Chef Jeff Bolton, works with local farms, ranches and dairies to source fresh and local products.
Their signature dish is the Navajo Tacos, which are served on a light and fluffy fry bread, and come in a variety of unique flavors, such as the Mojave with duck confit, pickled cactus, chipotle agave, and manchego cheese, and the Maricopa with shrimp a la plancha, green chile aioli, peach habanero salsa, and brussels sprouts slaw.
Los Chingones, is helmed by Chef Troy Guard, and is part of the TAG Restaurant Group. Los Chingones is a modern take on Mexican food with a tapas-style twist.
Their signature tacos include the Chicken Leg, made with chingon slaw, guajillo ranch, and crumbled fuego takis; the Lamb Neck, made with onion, cilantro, and chile pasilla, as well as a Fried Tofu, made with peppers, onions, confit shallots, carrot salsa, watercress, and cotija.
Los Tacos Famous Taqueria
Location: 600 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Los Tacos Famous Taqueria is a family-owned and operated eatery that serves authentic and flavorful Mexican cuisine.
Their signature taco is named, the “Famous” Taco, and it’s title is well-deserved. It is made with two warm fresh grilled corn tortillas, melted cheese, tender whole pinto beans, your choice of freshly prepared fillings such as Carne Asada, Pollo, Carnitas, Chorizo, Pescado, Lengua, or Diablo Shrimp. The taco is then topped off with in-house Pico, and if you order the “loaded” option, they add sour cream and freshly mashed avocado.
Machete Tequila + Tacos
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Machete Tequila + Tacos is known for its authentic and extensive street tacos that include house-made tortillas and locally sourced ingredients and protein.
Tacos aren’t the only thing they are known for. They also boast Denver’s first private tequila cage with the most-extensive tequila menu in Denver as well as an extensive hand-crafted margaritas menu.
SOL Mexican Cocina
Location: 200 Columbine St #110, Denver, CO 80206
Make Reservations at: bit.ly/SOLMexicanCocina
Sol Mexican Cocina, founded by award-nominated cookbook author James Beard and Chef Deborah Schneider, offers Baja-inspired Mexican cuisine.
Their menu boasts a variety of specialty tacos, platillos, tortas, and burritos, including dishes like the “Taco Vampiro”, a Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taco, a Short Ribs Taco, and many more.