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Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
LoDo, Denver
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  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyMay 23, 2013
    This place is awesome! Really cool local vibe. Great tacos. And feel good knowing that you're eating fresh beard-free food.
  • Yi C.
    Yi ChiangDecember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you know that you can get chips with a bowl vs a burrito? Not much healthier but still delicious! Also open til 3am for those late night munchies.
  • Monika M.
    Monika McMahonMay 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the reverse nachos! Big bowl of fixings of your choice (rice, beans, veggies, salsas etc.) which is smothered in queso. Chips are served on the side.
  • Karly P.
    Karly PorterMarch 13, 2012
    If your on Auraria Campus and tired of the usual campus dining choices (i.e. Tivoli Food Court), then Illegal Pete's is in walking distance and well worth every penny! Yum!
  • Zach Z.
    Zach ZieglerMay 27, 2014
    On the real tho, chipotle is around the corner and this place is cheaper, has more options, has breakfast, and alcohol involved if you wish. Why would you go anywhere else?
  • Holden U.
    Holden UCDMarch 22, 2013
    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.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 13, 2014
    The casual atmosphere might lure you into sticking around for one more beer; it's no surprise that each and every Illegal Pete's outpost is a favorite hangout for somebody. Read more
  • Zach B.
    Zach BensonApril 25, 2015
    Looking for a queso burrito? They can make a mad dish. Although, if you like your Spanish rice on the side, I'd get more queso, because there isn't any flavor on the rice itself
  • Illegal Pete's
    Illegal Pete'sNovember 27, 2012
    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.
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SchofieldAugust 24, 2014
    Really good. Like a healthier, less heavy version of chipotle. And, the necessary breakfast until 1 on weekends!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GrahamNovember 11, 2016
    Had a chicken burrito w potatoes. The potatoes were a little dry, but the rest of the ingredients were great. The food and setup is similar to Chipotle restaurant, but the ambiance is cooler @Pete's.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SlickJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Smother everything! Your choice of pork or vegetarian green chile. Also, love that they actually mix the burritos.before rolling 'em up.
  • zoe g.
    zoe gagnonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Out of the three fast casual, SF burrito place on this block, this one is the only one that takes nachos seriously. Come here if that's what you want.
  • *Dominic*
    *Dominic*April 10, 2012
    Great shredded beef tacos & burritos. Good music and lively environment. A fun hangout after a Colorado Rockies game!
  • Will P.
    Will PriceMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Casey M.
    Casey MoffattAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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!!!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing burritos. Ask for extra meat and you probably won't need to eat again until the next day.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 24, 2016
    These guys have some of the best food I have had in a long time. The meat I spiced perfectly and full of flavor.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StollApril 12, 2015
    The chicken burrito was great! It was my first time eating here, and I hope to go back again sometime.
  • Ciera D.
    Ciera DePauwSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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!!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 17, 2011
    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.
  • Summer S.
    Summer SterlingJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If the regular burrito is more than you need, get the kid sized one. It's still big enough to fill you up and is less expensive.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KinneyOctober 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    If your a vegetarian and/or vegan and its breakfast, you can get the vegetable medley on your breakfast burrito. It's amazing.
  • carl Michael
    carl MichaelNovember 7, 2011
    GREAT place. But come hungry. Big burritos! Also food is separate from bar. Grab a seat then get in line.
  • Sandeep
    SandeepOctober 9, 2016
    The seafood options are quite good. Reasonable pricing and food is fresh. Good service too.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SillApril 9, 2014
    This place is a dream! Get the carnitas (anything). It's perfectly spiced and cooked!
  • Martin
    MartinAugust 9, 2016
    Pesto chicken burrito is the way to go! Also $4 margaritas during happy hour!
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WestOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Even if the line is past the second door and looks huge, it will only take about 10 minutes.
  • Emily
    EmilyJanuary 7, 2015
    I had some fish tacos. Everything was yum, but kitchen items will take a little longer
  • Tom R.
    Tom RuBaneApril 1, 2016
    Love their quesadillas! Chicken, steak, & shredded beef are all good.
  • Nikki
    NikkiMay 7, 2013
    Love the food but they really need to procure a new to go bowl system. I'm sensing a disaster riding my bike.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaxterSeptember 14, 2016
    Good burritos and queso, get there early at lunch, line gets long.
  • lino b.
    lino brescia™January 13
    Fun bar. Great staff. Free chips and salsa at happy hour. Boom kid.
  • Jillian W.
    Jillian WardMarch 21, 2013
    Best food ever. You have to try their chicken burritos. Will blow your mind.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GrovesJanuary 7, 2013
    The servers here are generally disinterested... But they are cooler than you are so they probably get a pass on being courteous.
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThulinJune 3, 2016
    Divey, cheaper version of Chipotle, and includes a bar! And clean food.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BensonApril 25, 2015
    The queso, bean burritos, and soapapias are awesome. Especially with honey
  • Rus "Docta" C.
    Rus "Docta" CordovaAugust 17, 2011
    Before Chipotle, there was Illegal Pete's!!! By far the best "Big Fat Burrito" joint in town! Don't sleep on Illegal Pete's!
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 8, 2011
    Winner of Best Place to Eat and Hang Out With Rock Stars 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver
  • Greg H.
    Greg HuberJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor M.October 17, 2013
    The chicken pesto burrito tastes just as good as it sounds. Do it!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Illegal Pete's as it was featured on Food Paradise for Three cap carnitas and burritos that are mixed before rolling. Read more
  • Chai O.
    Chai OdomOctober 8, 2016
    This place is excellent for late night eats, and it has a full bar.
  • M. C.
    M. ChiabottiAugust 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "Black and Green." Shredded beef burrito with black beans, green salsa, lettuce, jalapeño, cilantro, and black olives. Yum!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Line moves quickly. Delicious burritos. Good beer selection.
  • Elliott P.
    Elliott PlackAugust 20, 2016
    Best queso I've ever had in my life!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CostanzaAugust 10, 2014
    Impressed with everything I have had here even an hour after my lunch :-))
  • Hauke M.
    Hauke MariusOctober 13, 2013
    Place to catch some rly good food. I love the burritos.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WilliamsJune 23, 2014
    This place is so heads and shoulders above Chipotle and Qdoba that it's hard just thinking about
  • The Weekend Nomad
    The Weekend NomadNovember 21, 2014
    The potato green chili is AMAZING. I've missed this place so much.
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