Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St (at Wazee St.), Denver, CO 80202
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–1:30 AM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

This CO restaurant serves customized burritos, tacos, and much more. All six locations have a full bar, a patio and sometimes live music. Come check us out!


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  • "Big Fish is big on awesomeness" (4 tips)
  • "... Best Place to Eat and Hang Out With Rock Stars 2011. See more of the best at..." (2 tips)
  • "The "3 cap carnitas" made with Coca Cola is the bomb." (4 tips)
  • Denver Westword

    Voted Best Place to Eat and Hang Out With Rock Stars in Westword's Best of Denver 2011

    Denver Westword · April 11, 2011
  • DenverHappyHour

    Happy Hour!Drink: $2.50 pints of Coors Light, Bud Light; $7 pitchers of Coors Light, Bud Light; $4 margaritas; $3 wellsEvery Day 4pm-10pm

    DenverHappyHour · July 17, 2010
  • J. Crowley

    This place is awesome! Really cool local vibe. Great tacos. And feel good knowing that you're eating fresh beard-free food.

    J. Crowley · May 23, 2013
  • Hyatt Regency Denver

    Coming originally from Boulder, great place for late night food! Read more

    Hyatt Regency Denver · November 27, 2009
  • Jason M.

    It's what Chipotle can never be. Read more

    Jason M. · October 4, 2011
  • Tone

    The best breakfast burittos in all of lodo for sure

    Tone · March 7, 2011
  • Neil R.

    Don't be scared... get it smothered!

    Neil R. · December 27, 2011
  • Kendra

    Far superior to another nearby, unnamed burrito joint.

    Kendra · December 2, 2011
  • Luke C.

    carnitas burrito!

    Luke C. · November 11, 2009
  • Men's Health Mag

    Okay, look. Pete’s doesn’t serve hooch. So why go? Simple. It’s the best place to hit the morning after bender. One of their burrito bowls smothered in green chili will put you back among the living.

    Men's Health Mag · November 17, 2011
  • Kevin D.

    For a strip club it stays open pretty late

    Kevin D. · May 15, 2011
  • Ryan A.

    Don't ever come here late on a wknd. The music is stupid loud.

    Ryan A. · April 3, 2011
  • Will P.

    Friendly staff. Free chips and salsa at happy hour with drink. Cute female staff. Can't go wrong. Oh and great tunes almost all the time.

    Will P. · March 16, 2011
  • Jessica C.

    Their chips and queso are to die for. I would inject it straight into my veins if I could.

    Jessica C. · April 9, 2010
  • Greg H.

    Best quick burritos in town. Try the Big Fish for dinner; go "Balls to the Wall" and get all three meats for breakfast. Four with pork green chili!

    Greg H. · January 12, 2010
  • John W.

    The Steak, Black bean burrito is awesome! Get the super hot salsa (the orange one)

    John W. · August 13, 2009
  • Dusty R.

    Open til 2:30am thurs-sat. Get the fish tacos or a giant burrito after the bars close.

    Dusty R. · March 25, 2009
  • Jorge S.

    Elizabeth's tip it's dumb (mark says so)

    Jorge S. · August 9, 2013
  • Casey M.

    If you don't like loud music like whinny old bitch Ryan stay clear of this place. This place rocks, and the food is awesome!! Come eat here until late! They serve past last call!!!

    Casey M. · August 27, 2012
  • rhiasnoise

    If you're here follow @rhiasnoise on twitter...or don't..

    rhiasnoise · September 10, 2011
  • Jeremy S.

    Smother everything! Your choice of pork or vegetarian green chile. Also, love that they actually mix the burritos.before rolling 'em up.

    Jeremy S. · January 27, 2013
  • Aubrey G.

    Kevin put his huge and meaty burrito in my face and got the insides all over my chest...

    Aubrey G. · September 9, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Place to Eat and Hang Out With Rock Stars 2011. See more of the best at

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
  • Jake P.

    Beware of the big fish shortage. Get yours while supplies last.

    Jake P. · October 15, 2010
  • Holden U.

    Best chicken nachos in Denver! Tables are filled weekdays when its pretty busy from 11:30am-12:50pm, so be ready to get your food to go.

    Holden U. · March 22, 2013
  • Rick S.

    Justin rocks.

    Rick S. · October 8, 2012

    the queso is great

    STANG · June 6, 2012
  • Mike M.

    Add green chili... You won't regret it!

    Mike M. · May 25, 2012
  • *Dominic*

    Great shredded beef tacos & burritos. Good music and lively environment. A fun hangout after a Colorado Rockies game!

    *Dominic* · April 10, 2012
  • Jennifer A.

    The fish burrito is a must!

    Jennifer A. · January 30, 2012
  • Kevin D.

    Kellie gets Bacardi grape here. Fyi

    Kevin D. · September 22, 2011
  • Ciera D.

    New happy hour!! 3-8 weve got 3 dollar wells 4 dollar house margs $2.50/$7 coors lights and $3.00/$12.00 on all other drafts (exc. Upslope) and FREE chips n salsa!!

    Ciera D. · September 17, 2011
  • Joseph N.

    Best happy hour in town! 2.50 coots light pints 4-10

    Joseph N. · June 4, 2010
  • Marc S.

    This place is a dream! Get the carnitas (anything). It's perfectly spiced and cooked!

    Marc S. · 1 week ago
  • Emily A.

    I love this place. Burritos are good and the mix all your yummy goodness up before they finish wrapping up your burrito.

    Emily A. · 2 weeks ago
  • Trevor M.

    The chicken pesto burrito tastes just as good as it sounds. Do it!

    Trevor M. · October 17, 2013
  • Hauke M.

    Place to catch some rly good food. I love the burritos.

    Hauke M. · October 13, 2013
  • Carolyn G.

    Definitely go for the tacos!

    Carolyn G. · October 3, 2013
  • Kara K.

    I always get the chicken burrito bowl with chips on the side. It's the best!

    Kara K. · September 11, 2013
  • Elizabeth A.

    Ask for the kids bowl... Not as much food!

    Elizabeth A. · June 14, 2013
  • Nikki

    Love the food but they really need to procure a new to go bowl system. I'm sensing a disaster riding my bike.

    Nikki · May 7, 2013
  • Jillian W.

    Best food ever. You have to try their chicken burritos. Will blow your mind.

    Jillian W. · March 21, 2013
  • Travis S.

    Big Fish...... That is all

    Travis S. · March 15, 2013
  • Joseph T.

    Got a free cookie for my first time checking in awesome!!! Love this place!

    Joseph T. · January 11, 2013
  • Jeffrey G.

    The servers here are generally disinterested... But they are cooler than you are so they probably get a pass on being courteous.

    Jeffrey G. · January 7, 2013

    they got rid of the free beer special :(

    STANG · January 6, 2013
  • Illegal Pete's

    Come in to buy a New Belgium Brewing draft beer and you'll get a FREE 16-oz. globe glass--while supplies last! For each glass given, New Belgium will donate $1 to the The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge.

    Illegal Pete's · November 27, 2012
  • Andrew R.

    Part taco joint, part dive bar, great live music. Totally awesome!!!

    Andrew R. · October 21, 2012
  • Casey M.

    They never have enough Chululuh!! For PETE's sake! Order more!!!

    Casey M. · October 1, 2012
  • Eric L.

    Big Fish is big on awesomeness

    Eric L. · August 31, 2012

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