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“A neighborhood gem with great prices and tasty Mexican food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Tepehuan

El Tepehuan
Ranked #37 of 184 Restaurants in Englewood
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
WestSlope,CO
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A neighborhood gem with great prices and tasty Mexican food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a small, family owned café (since 1978) and it is a gem of a place...some might call it a hole in the wall, but it was tidy and the service friendly and prompt. For less than $10 you can get more food than you can eat, and it is really tasty. Two of our party are very fond of Micheladas ($5.75) and have tried them several places in Denver, not to mention several countries, and they both gave these huge Micheladas a score of 5++ stars, best ever! We had a melted cheese appetizer with chorizo, green chiles, and caramelized grilled onions (served with crispy tortilla chips) and it was one of the most delicious appetizers I've ever tasted....I'll probably have it for my dinner next time. Our party of four had a variety of food, served quickly and piping hot.

My rating of 4 Trip Advisor "bubbles" is based on a comparison with other similar type restaurants. Keep in mind that this is not an elegant gourmet restaurant with linens and atmosphere; but a small, friendly, family owned place with really, really good Mexican food.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Littleton, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Most favorite mexican - been going there since 1983”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

I love love this place. I love HOT salsa, and I saw a guys nose bleed eating it once (true), but don't let that stop you! It can be tamped down. The shredded beef is the best I have had ANYWHERE and the pork green chile is awesome AND gluten free. Hard to find green chile without flour! Carnitas, burritos, releneos- all excellent. Same family running it since the 80's.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Art M
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Colorado
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Always a winner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Wonderful dependable Mexican food. Always friendly fast service. Love the Micheladas and the whole fish Mojarra. The shrimp and steak dish is superb !

Visited August 2013
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Thank 8pak
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Denver, Colorado
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180 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice and spicy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I'm not one to get ramped up on all things spicy but this place did a nice job of making it just about perfect for me to eat. The place was full (a good sign of a good place to eat). The service was good and the staff was friendly. I've only eaten here once but I would definitely come back here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aurora, Colorado
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“OK, but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I wanted to try this place after running into someone who absolutely raved about it. I'm always looking for a good Mexican restaurant. They didn't have any specials on their drinks, but that was OK. We asked for water, but the girl never brought it; we had to ask someone else. There was a charge for chips and salsa, and the chips had a slightly stale taste to them. A little disappointing on both counts. The food was good, but nothing really special. There's another restaurant closer to home that runs rings around El Tepehuan. Unfortunately. I won't be coming back here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert M
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