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El Tejado

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
+1 303-722-3987
08:00 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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924 reviews
651 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I had this place bookmarked (not sure why) and finally got around to trying it out. Pretty straight up divey Mexican restaurant. I judge my Mexican restaurants all on the same three things: Chips, Salsa and their Burrito. The chips and salsa were very good. Chips seemed fresh and the salsa was not too spicy. The burrito was perfect. Right... More 

Thank cubfaninco
Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is ok, especially when the Mariachis are playing. I have tried this place a number of times and have sadly had the same experience, extraordinarily average Mexican food. Service is ok.

Thank Dave B
Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not so much a touristy type place. More authentic. And the folk who eat there are certainly expert in the cuisine so that's another testimony. And, certainly MUCH better than average. Some days they have an outstanding Mariachi group. We haven't found anything on the menu we didn't like. Friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. Try some of the seafood.... More 

Thank Clif C
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. Its not fancy but the food is delish. We like it so much that we have become regulars there. The staff are also great as well. Come prepared to dig in and enjoy. OH and don't forget dessert!! The sopapillas are awesome!!

Thank aliomin11
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had lunch here with a group of hungry college kids. This is the real deal for mexican food. Excellent food, good prices and a lively mariachi band playing on Sunday afternoon.

Thank mdro2016
Islamorada, Florida
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had three different meals and all of us enjoyed our food. We ordered the fresh guacamole as an app and Fajitas, carnittas and green chili as our main meal. All of it came out very tasty.

Thank 1babyduck
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

So if you're into decor, you will be able to find a better place to visit. The decor is not the reason to come here but the food... well that's another story. This is a family restaurant that serves great Mexican food. The night we were there the parking lot was packed but we were seated quickly and the waitress... More 

Thank Mackey75
Englewood, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We have been going to El Tejado for years. Great food, fun family atmosphere, good prices and great service. The food is authentic Tex-Mex so you won't be disappointed by any weird flavors or "new Mexican" dishes. The salsa is always garden fresh and typically packs a spicy punch...we go through at least three bowls. My daughter is not yet... More 

Thank kswezy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

As my title suggests, . . if you want a plate of grease disguised as Mexican food this is your place. The food is ghastly. Not a vegetable in the place unless you order fajitas where you get some red and green peppers (swimming in their own pool of grease). Not a Mexican spice in the place. No cumin, no... More 

Thank pusscatDenver
Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's just the best, especially if you like it spicy, get the extra hot and it will light you up, but it's still extremely flavorful. Daily specials, great service, this is my favorite restaurant.

Thank sirmatthewus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-722-3987

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