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El Jardin

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6460 E 73rd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022-1709
303-288-3500
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, authentic and large portions

Why do you go to a restaurant? Even though ambiance and service are important (both attributes are great here) it comes down to the food. After ditching an earlier Denver Mexican restaurant I headed out to El Jardin the next day. It's a short drive from the Quebec Street/I 70 interchange and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
HoosierTravelers08
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indiana
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177 reviews 177 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Why do you go to a restaurant? Even though ambiance and service are important (both attributes are great here) it comes down to the food. After ditching an earlier Denver Mexican restaurant I headed out to El Jardin the next day. It's a short drive from the Quebec Street/I 70 interchange and worth the drive. Great food, friendly people, reasonable... More 

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Denver
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We go to El Jardin probably once a month at least. The owner is good about sending out postcard coupons that are funny and contain a good deal. The place is located in Commerce City - about 15 minutes from my house here in Stapleton - just a trip up Quebec and across 72nd. The restaurant is large, and now... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Living in Santa Fe, NM, I know good mexican food. This is about average, only more expensive than most places. The sauces taste straight out of a can, and the steak, well....tasted more like venison than beef, and was well overcooked. The wiat staff was ok. My soda was not refilled once during the entire dinner, and the extra napkins... More 

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Richland, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Whenever we visit Denver we always stop here. Always seems to be crowded, but they seated us in about 15 minutes. Food is great and service is good

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

While reading this please keep in mind this review is for a specific visit on 4/18/2014. We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed ourselves, today was different. I typically gauge a Mexican restaurant by the quality of their Michelada, todays was horrible and most of the meal hit that target. My crispy Relleno was stringy, hard to cut,... More 

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Irvine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First time here. Had the chimichanga...thinking this was going to be delicious authentic Mexican food. No bueno. The red sauce on it tasted like that nasty can stuff from the grocery store, green chili was bad and the chicken in the chimichanga was dried out. So if you want authentic Mexican food you will not find it here.

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Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We never think to go much outside of Denver but did find the drive to Commerce City worthwhile for this dining experience. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious. The menu has a a nice variety of Mexican cuisine. It's difficult to find good Enchiladas that don't taste like the frozen dinner ones. I enjoyed the Enchiladas here.

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Commerce City, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stop here rather often, as it is quite convenient. And, the food is good, the process not too high, and it is a family atmosphere. I would wish that they would turn up the heat in the winter.

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letrips66
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I'd definitely go again. The only part of the meal that was sub-par was the salsa. It was very flat and flavorless. Otherwise, the food was good. The fajitas were good, the enchiladas were made with white meat chicken, and tamale and chile rellano were both well received. 3 entrees, 2 margaritas, and two beers were just over $70 dollars.

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Denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have been loyal customers for 15 years. The service has always been above average. The food however has been going downhill for the past few years. Something has changed in the chile and salsa. There has been an increase in the amount of corn used in both the chile and salsa. Overall the quality of the food is at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6460 E 73rd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Commerce City
  • Phone Number: 303-288-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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