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Chili Verde

#261 of 2,423 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 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 12 December 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I would recommend Chile Verde for a proper sit down Mexican meal. . . Get a dish with the Mole. It's excellent! If your friends come to town and they want to eat a good Mexican meal - Chile Verde is at the top of the list for places I would suggest!

Thank Kaan A
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I first tried Chili Verde because of the many great reviews. While Denver has many excellent restaurants, this is my favorite. When selecting the place for my last supper in Denver before I caught a plane for my move back to California, I chose Chili Verde. I did not consider any other restaurant. Despite all the accolades It is still... More 

Thank SDGypsy
Denver, Colorado
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206 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We ate at Chili Verde over the weekend after it being highly recommended to us by our friend who is from Mexico. All of us were thoroughly impressed by both the food and service. Our server Rob was excellent as he was very welcoming and attentive to all our dining needs throughout the meal. It was great watching the Guacamole,... More 

Thank LarsieB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2311 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211-4643 (Formerly Taqueria Mexicana La Tanda)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighbourhood: 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?