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Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
+1 303-623-2169
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (64 reviews)
“queso” (10 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in here for an early dinner. Local place with lots of local decor, mix of posters and advertising for events, musicians, etc. Excellent food!!! Nice portion size and for a good price. Fun to sit near the window and people-watch. Liked that it wasn't...More

Thank ShowMeTheMountains
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is reminiscent of Chipotle but not Spicy. Good option for people who want a Latin fast casual that is not a big chain. Location was good and ok for dining at any time of the day. It felt like a great option for a...More

Thank Obi1234
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner after business at University of Denver. Everything looked great. Ended up getting the battered Fish Burrito with beans and rice and some other fixing. I could no believe how good it was when I bit into it. Soft in...More

Thank TigerPilot63
Reviewed 1 February 2018

I really enjoyed this place and I'd say it's a step above Chipotle (which is coincidentally right next to this place). I would highly recommend the chips and queso. The only downside to this place is that the wait time at noon/lunch was fairly significant...More

Thank NTB10
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Excellent (quick) food, fun/noisy atmosphere, good prices and options. Friendly service in a "crowded with locals" lunch setting restaurant. Burritos ordered and consumed!

Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I went to Illegal Pete’s because I was craving fish tacos while I was pet sitting in the neighborhood. Coren, the bartender, was fantastic with his helpfulness on the menu, how to order, and just extremely positive and full of smiles. I had the fish...More

Thank Barbie N
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Great quick burrito place. Way better than Chipotle or Qdoba - excellent for late night eats. Good variety of options so there is definitely something for everyone.

Thank Karlie C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stopped in to try them out for breakfast, was surprised it was also a bar but don't let that turn you off as it was fine to take kids to in the morning. Had the Breakfast burrito with Chorizo and chili Verde, outstanding and a...More

Thank IneedSomeSleep
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If you like Qdoba or Chipotle, you will LOVE this place! They have a ton more options and you tell them how you like it! I tried the potato bowl. It was amazing!! The chips are really good too! Very crunchy and not too greasy.

Thank MicheleTrent
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stopped in for a few drinks while walking downtown. The beer was fine and fairly priced. I ordered a michelada, as they are one of my favs.. This was the worse michelada I have ever had. It had HUGE chunks in it.. to the...More

Thank Almostbrady
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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
US$ 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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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