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Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
+1 303-623-2169
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (63 reviews)
“queso” (10 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent (quick) food, fun/noisy atmosphere, good prices and options. Friendly service in a "crowded with locals" lunch setting restaurant. Burritos ordered and consumed!

Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Illegal Pete’s because I was craving fish tacos while I was pet sitting in the neighborhood. Coren, the bartender, was fantastic with his helpfulness on the menu, how to order, and just extremely positive and full of smiles. I had the fish...More

Thank Barbie N
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Great quick burrito place. Way better than Chipotle or Qdoba - excellent for late night eats. Good variety of options so there is definitely something for everyone.

Thank Karlie C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Stopped in to try them out for breakfast, was surprised it was also a bar but don't let that turn you off as it was fine to take kids to in the morning. Had the Breakfast burrito with Chorizo and chili Verde, outstanding and a...More

Thank IneedSomeSleep
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If you like Qdoba or Chipotle, you will LOVE this place! They have a ton more options and you tell them how you like it! I tried the potato bowl. It was amazing!! The chips are really good too! Very crunchy and not too greasy.

Thank MicheleTrent
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stopped in for a few drinks while walking downtown. The beer was fine and fairly priced. I ordered a michelada, as they are one of my favs.. This was the worse michelada I have ever had. It had HUGE chunks in it.. to the...More

Thank Almostbrady
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They serve a simple fast food, which is tasty. The service is quick and friendly. You can set up your special mixture of ingredients. It is simply fine.

Thank vsk104
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a counter serve Mexican place. You tell them what you want, go down the line and tell them what you want on it and then pay. I ordered the three taco plate with three different meats. The tacos were very good and it...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Ordered the Original Potato Bowl w/carnitas-it was very good. They were pretty busy and the order was prepared quickly. I'll stop in again soon.

Thank derrtraveler19968
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Illegal Pete's is a taqueria in Denver with a good vibe and really good food. There'd be no reason to hit one of the many chains if you lived in this part of town.

Thank Jstinziano
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is public parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-2169
We celebrate humanity. We celebrate individuality. We celebrate relationships and connections. And most importantly we celebrate every human's need for tasty food, stiff drinks and good times. Well, maybe it's not a need, but it's certainly a want. Either way, it's our desire to make each illegal pete's location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans.
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