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El Tejado

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2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
(303) 722-3987
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good and absolutely authentic

I have been going to El Tejado for well over a decade. To people (like me) who live in areas with Mexican communities, food like this is a God-send. From the salsa to the green chili - just plain delicious! Try the Mexican Steak and Shrimp...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Matthew M
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been going to El Tejado for well over a decade. To people (like me) who live in areas with Mexican communities, food like this is a God-send. From the salsa to the green chili - just plain delicious! Try the Mexican Steak and Shrimp...

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I used to love coming here, but last night was different. My food was not as good, the portions have decreased as in the filling amount and the smothered in green chile left me wishing for an additional smothering. Even the sopapillas were different and the house marg was bitter. Also everything was sticky from the chairs to the tables... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have tried many Mexican restaurants in Denver and usually Combe away very disappointed. Not at el Tajedo. Were blown away by the size and diversity of the menu. Food was excellent as was the service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This little place on S Broadway has been here a long time, but we finally had a reason to stop in, and it was for Sunday breakfast. The brought us chips and what turned out to be a nicely spicy salsa. I followed that with the breakfast burrito, a good sized meal topped with a pretty good green chile. My... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We come here regularly for mojarra, a flash fried whole fish. All the other food is great too. The service is friendly and quick. I love the steak and shrimp, the pork chops, the caldo de rez. We eat there when ever we have the chance!

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Keystone, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have eaten here many times and the food is always very good. The service is very good and friendly. Many older folks seem to enjoy this place. I have eaten with friends many times and everyone's food looks great. Nice drinks too. Warning that there is mariachi music on Sunday mornings and it nearly killed me when I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I went to El Tejado with friends and the food was excellent. We had steak fajitas, chorizo with eggs, chicken burritos and more. Every dish was well attractive and delicious. Service is great and quality is consistent. I love this place!

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After a weekend of fine dining and sightseeing in downtown Denver and while on our way home, my three teens and I just happened to stumble upon El Tejado -- what a great find! The dining room was pleasant and clean, and the entire staff was very friendly and efficient, from the hostess to the wait staff to the bussers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Never had a bad dish here. Fajitas tonite were EXCELLENT (and I'm very picky about my fajitas....). The wait staff is always really nice, and they get you your food fast. The decor is a little, um, cheezy and the booth seats are not very comfortable, but WHO CARES when the food and people are so good?!?! And very reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Parking lot was packed so we figured its a neighborhood favorite and we were right. Take the back alley to sneak in. The food was great, staff really nice and quick. You can sit at the bar and eat too. Green chile had great flavor..we will definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (303) 722-3987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 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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