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El Taco De Mexico

714 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Best Of


  • Sun-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm
  • $
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Stop in El Taco de Mexico during the worst crush of a busy rush, and you'll be in the most jumbled, bungled, mingled, noisy, crowded and cosmopolitan spot in the entire city. The narrow space (which includes a diner-style counter and a few hard plastic booths) will be full of wholesome kitchen smells and packed with people chasing after El Taco's reputation -- regulars from the neighborhood, Denver foodies with a yen for the simple charms of authentic old Mexico City flavors, cholos, gringos and everyone in between.

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