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El Tejado

Mexican, Southwestern
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2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
(303) 722-3987
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Islamorada, Florida
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 stars Reviewed June 15, 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 stars Reviewed March 15, 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
Grand Lake, CO
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is busy all the time! The food is excellent and so is the service. It is family friendly and you see all ages! When we want Mexican food, we come here! You won't be disappointed!

Thank KathleenGrandLake_CO
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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219 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Lots of good Mexican places but we always go back here. Very large menu beyond the usual Mexican fare. Can't go wrong here.

Thank jerry z
Littleton, Colorado
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here for about 10 years, it is my go to place for Mexican food. I've had a variety of dishes and they're all good. Try the beef and bean smothered burritos. Yumm

Thank libintheburbs
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want to experience a bonafide Denver Restaurant serving traditional Mexican Food - This is IT! The Prices (and Margaritas) cant be beat. They even have a Mariachi Band at certain nights - check with them.

Thank Arch5280
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I'm a long time fan of El Tejado. I had friends visiting from Arizona, and we ate lunch at El Tejado. We had the chicken burritos and huevos rancheros. The food was excellent, and I was pleased to see the restaurant is doing some updates to their decor! Excellent waitress and server staff!

Thank Wynne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2651 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-5704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: (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?