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Chili Verde

#283 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2311 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211-4643 (Formerly Taqueria Mexicana La Tanda)
+1 720-287-2296
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This little gem is worth crossing the pond for. We were welcomed by the owner, service was unobtrusive and attentive and the food to die for. Best Mexican we have eaten and we travel to Mexico annually. The chicken soup is a must as is the Chiil verde.

Thank Caroline P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ceviche was really good. Chile Verde was good. Excellent selection of tequilas. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Kevin G
Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not enough meat to have 2 fajitas, especially when wrong, the charged $2.00 for a handful of lettuce! The waiter yelled at me when I said it was ridiculous he did this. We have complained to the owners before and things have just gotten worse. Wait staff is so bad. I will never go back.

Thank Shannon C
Valparaiso, Indiana
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but the service was poor. There were only two other tables occupied in the restaurant and it took our waitress a while to come to our table. We were tired of waiting and we were actually getting up to leave when she finally came over. I asked for chips and salsa and she brought two small... More 

Thank Harry46342
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Had lunch here with a friend, and we were very pleasantly surprised. Very clean, nice atmosphere, good, friendly service. We were only surprised that it wasn't very crowded. It's maybe a bit pricey compared to other Mexican restaurants, but there are plenty of low-priced options on the menu. Our favorite item today was a $3 pork taco...delicious! Great blend of... More 

Thank jmj555555
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I have been going to this wonderfully authentic Mexican restaurant since they were at their first location. My favorite dish is the seafood "relleno"...delicious! I have enjoyed all of the entrees. The desserts are great and they have a great selection of tequilas and very good margs.

Thank J T
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic Mexican food in a comfortable family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere, I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The restaurant has ample indoor seating as well as a small patio area which my daughter, who introduced me to Chili Verde, told me is lovely in the warmer months. It is easily accessed on Federal Blvd. not far from... More 

Thank Kathi C
Benton K
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We were trying to find something to eat after leaving REI and happened across this little gem while sitting at the stop light. Food was exactly the traditional type of Mexican food that we were hoping/craving. The wait staff was phenomenal and made our experience wonderful. Will stop again next time we are in town!

Thank Jason S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This was some of the best South American food I have had. I had the dish pictured and my friend had the Carne Asada with the mashed potatoes...which have cactus in them! Everything was so wonderfully prepared. The flavor combinations were perfectly balanced.

Thank Joscelyn H
Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before heading to the airport and found this gem. No TexMex here😀 I had the chicken mole enchiladas (pic) and my wife had the chili verde enchiladas. Appealing to the eyes as well as the pallette. Will eat here every time we visit. Oh, the rice was quite good also, spiced just right.

Thank tczar61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2311 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211-4643 (Formerly Taqueria Mexicana La Tanda)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighborhood: Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 720-287-2296

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