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Kachina Cantina- Denver

4.3
4.3
580 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Modern cantina providing an escape in the LoDo district of Denver. Kachina’s inspiration is found in the Four Corners region of Southwest America and Baja Mexico.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 460-2728

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Tameriz

  • Private party facilities

    Guests are welcomed to a vibrant space that is a modern interpretation of the airy and relaxing textures of the Southwest, as well as the magic that happens when you combine an Airstream camper, an open fire, and a spirited culture.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Scherrer: (844) 214-5376

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    19th and Wazee Street

  • Parking details

    Until further notice valet is currently unavailable, but you can self park at the Dairy Block Garage and validate for $3.

  • Public transit

    Union Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a brunch that is worth waking up for from 10 am - 2 pm every Saturday & Sunday! Find a variety of flavors like our Chilaquiles with cotija, sour cream, red onion and scrambled eggs pilled high on a bed of tortilla chips or the Churro Waffles sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, topped with whipped cream and accompanied with cajeta, our version of dulce de leche. Upgrade you meal with $20 Sangria Pitchers (only available on Saturdays), Bottomless Margaritas ($20) or Bottomless Mimosas ($15)
  • Sangria Saturday

    Multiple dates available
    $20 for a pitcher of red or white sangria all day! Share with your friends or drink it yourself.
  • Valentine's Day

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Dine with your Valentine at Kachina Cantina! Join Tuesday, February 14 from 5 pm to close to celebrate you and yours. The best way to say I love you is with a delicious dinner. Start your meal with bacon wrapped scallops ($11) served with sweet corn cream, pickled onions and a chili oil then indulge in a 16 oz rib eye ($35) or seared duck breast ($31) and end it with our signature Mexican chocolate tres leches cake ($9). Make reservations to add a little romance to your Valentine's Day weekend.

What 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Kid-friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    As others have noted recently, the food isn’t that good anymore. We loved this place the first couple times we came pre-pandemic but now something is off. The only thing we loved was the fry bread. Service was also quite slow, a drink was forgotten and then took until halfway through a not too tasty meal to show up
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Food didn’t have very much flavor but it was a good experience
  3. SB

    SamanthaB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was just okay. Won’t be going back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service2ambience4
    Service was fairly slow, but the food was good!

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on January 20, 2023I'm glad you loved the food and I appreciate the feedback on the service. We're always striving to be the best in town and hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Jessica Chapman GM, Kachina Cantina

  5. KJ

    KrisJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    This was our 2nd visit and we won't be going back. The food was marginal at best which surprised us given the positive experience we had the 1st time. If the food was amazing it would justify the price but everyone at our table was unimpressed. It was not just the tacos, the guac plate was also average. Lots of lettuce, the pico was bland and a small scoop of guac left us wanting. Great location and atmosphere they just have high prices and low quality.
  6. EG

    EricG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unique and excellently prepared. I had the Posole dish. Very nicely done, great combination of flavors.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks Eric! I'm so glad to hear you had a great visit, stop by again soon! Thanks, Jessica Chapman GM, Kachina Cantina

  7. TR

    ToddR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    NYE 2022. Table next to host stand was not ideal. Lots of yelling and loud tables nearby. Not a fan of Mexican restaurants that charge for salsa. Service was average and bar/drinks were very slow service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    First of all the Host was clueless. He initially sat us next to kitchen when there weee great tables available by window. My Pork shoulder was bland no salsa. Over priced. My wife is GF. She order chicken enchiladas, she felt terrible all night. The waiter was ok. Overpriced. Should have gone to Rio!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    List of wine was very very limited, and the ones that we bought were awful. Portions especially the tacos were extremely small but the food overall was very tasty.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for the feedback on the wine list, we're always looking for ways to better serve the taco loving public! Please let me know when you stop in again, I'd love to buy you a drink! Cheers, Jessica Chapman GM, Kachina Cantina

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience. Did the sangria special and were very pleased.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jessica Chapman GM, Kachina Cantina

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Kachina was a really fun spot with good vibes but sadly understaffed for a Friday night. Our server was very kind and took 15% off our bill which was absolutely not necessary but very appreciative. I really enjoy going out to dinner and love supporting local but am sad to see so many places short-staffed. Be patient, understanding and gracious with restaurants, especially during the holidays, as I’m sure they’re more stressed out about serving you than we realize. I would go back to Kachina again.
  12. B

    Boymama

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It is highly inconvenient to have to travel through Kachina, across a hotel lobby and then down two flights of stairs to use the restroom.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We made a reservation but ended up moving to the bar because the reservation table was outside of the restaurant and felt like a food court. This is hard to explain but they have a small area out of the main restaurant that is attached to a small indoor market. Overall the happy hour is great, the salsas and tacos were wonderful, and the bartender was top notch. I would only suggest that reservations be seated in the main restaurant because there were a ton of open tables when we got there.
  14. WB

    WillB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Drinks and Brussels were great. Tacos were overcooked and cold.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We waited a while to be served on. Our server was very rude and impatient. The food was terrible.
  16. AJ

    AJAJ

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner option downtown- the unique frybread is a must. And their churros are the best in town!
  17. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I shan't eat here again. The service was fine, the staff were friendly, but I found the food to be sub-par and overpriced. Also, I felt dismayed when I saw the pumpkin pie served to other customers. It's clearly some cheap pie made elsewhere. The crust looked particularly atrocious. I felt bad for the diners who ordered this dessert.
  18. LG

    LinG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The thanksgiving special was adequate but nothing special. The fry bread was soaked in grease. The fish tacos had not quite 2 bites of fish.
  19. LH

    LaurenH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pretty good food - especially loved the watermelon salsa and spicy marg.
  20. JT

    JohnnyT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot! The food was great and I loved the margaritas! My server was friendly and made great suggestions.
  21. DC

    DeeC

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    our server Carol Lynn was terrific. i would love to see a spicier salsa. Even the habanero was not very hot
  22. M

    Mark

    Denver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had Saturday brunch.The chicken and waffles were amazing. Enchiladas also excellent.
  23. RJ

    ReggieJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Though reservations were made with special note as date night, we were sat at the front of the door which was not ideal w the cold weather. We were not offered special menu for Dia De Los Muertos. Food was great, server was friendly. Just disappointed about how reservation seating was handled.
  24. RS

    RobynS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tacos were by far the best thing we ate. The snapper was a bit pricy for what it was. However, tacos and drinks were absolutely delicious!
  25. AD

    AngelaD

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never heard of fry bread before so we were happy to try it. So good! We had many of the different tacos and they were all good. Good flavours - the best was the fish taco! Also the simple margarita was perfectly balanced with just lime, agave and tequila. Perfect lunch!
  26. JS

    JSDenverNorthfieldCenter

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Cool decor, tasty food, great drinks. Stopped before a show at the Summit.
  27. RS

    RustyS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a solid very good experience! The food was unique and flavorful. A little bit of “ The Four Corners “ as described on their menu. Everything we ordered was a little spicy, which I like. Loved the Margarita pitcher.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Rusty, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! Please stop by again soon!

  28. MJ

    MrsJamesMD

    Salt Lake City

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had the queso fundito, tacos a la carte, and chicken enchiladas. Service was really slow. I enjoyed my enchiladas but the tacos were really small and the food was so spicy my friend could barely eat any of her meal. Overall, decent but would probably try a different Mexican place in the city before coming back.
  29. DS

    DeanS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Solid experience with fine food some in group did not enjoy.
  30. RK

    RameshK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent! We loved the Margarita pitcher as well.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 15, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  31. KC

    KayCee

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the steak dish and the birria dish that were pretty tasty. Riley was a great waiter and drinks were pretty tasty especially the jalapeño margarita

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 15, 2022Thanks KayCee! We think Riley is pretty great too! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit - please come see us again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely!

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 15, 2022Thanks for the 5 star review!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food!

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 15, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Not the best place for vegetarians.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on September 15, 2022Hi there, I'm sorry you didn't find anything to your liking but we do have a wide variety of vegetarian options. Next time you're in please consider trying any of the following: Veggie Pozole, Cauliflower Tacos, Vegetable Relleno, Quesadillas, Crispy Cauliflower, Taco Salad, Baby Kale Salad, Green Chili Nachos along with any of our housemade salsas, guacamole, side dishes & desserts. Additionally, we have a several seafood options if you're a pescatarian. Thanks - Jessica Chapman GM, Kachina Cantina

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Trendy spot with great tacos in a great location.

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It was SO HOT in there. Service was terribly slow- even with a reservation our table was tucked in a corner by the kitchen.
  37. LK

    LoveKC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had several people recommend Kachina Cantina & we LOVED it! Excellent food & service was 10/10!
  38. BK

    BrookeK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Service was average- food was pretty good. Ambiance was good

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  39. RF

    RhiF

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Travelling from out of town with family.
  40. S

    Spicy

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service prompt, and the pitcher of margaritas was tops. The patio seating made it perfect!

    Kachina Cantina- DenverResponded on July 5, 2022Thanks for the 5 star review! We hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kachina Cantina- Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 460-2728.

Kachina Cantina- Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Kachina Cantina- Denver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kachina Cantina- Denver

1890 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    19th and Wazee Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Until further notice valet is currently unavailable, but you can self park at the Dairy Block Garage and validate for $3.

  • Public transit

    Union Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Tameriz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 460-2728

  • Private party facilities

    Guests are welcomed to a vibrant space that is a modern interpretation of the airy and relaxing textures of the Southwest, as well as the magic that happens when you combine an Airstream camper, an open fire, and a spirited culture.

  • Private party contact

    Samantha Scherrer: (844) 214-5376

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