Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

Burrito Place, Taco Place, and Mexican Restaurant
1530 16th St (at Wazee St.), Denver, CO 80202, United States
Hours:
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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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!

9.2/10

Based on 378 votes

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Total Visitors
6,274
Total Visits
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  • What you need to know
    Jennifer A.
    "The fish burrito is a must!"(4 Tips)
    Leo Q.
    "Had the green chili burrito and the quest dip!"(7 Tips)
    BestOf
    "Winner of Best Place to Eat and Hang Out With Rock Stars 2011."(2 Tips)
    Kara K.
    "I always get the chicken burrito bowl with chips on the side."(4 Tips)
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  • burritos
  • tacos
  • green chili
  • good for a quick meal
  • eat and hang
  • breakfast food
  • good for a late night
  • nachos
  • carnitas
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
  • great value
  • casual
  • margaritas
  • spicy food
  • fish
  • live music
  • beer
  • vegetarian food
  • Leo Q.

    Long line but worth the wait! Had the green chili burrito and the quest dip!

    Leo Quinones · 1 week ago
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  • Nik N.

    Big Fish Burrito — no question.

    Nik Nadolski · June 29
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  • Greg W.

    Everything

    Greg Washington · June 2
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  • Monika M.

    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.

    Monika McMahon · May 18
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  • Zach B.

    The queso, bean burritos, and soapapias are awesome. Especially with honey

    Zach Benson · April 25
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  • Zach B.

    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

    Zach Benson · April 25
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  • Jenny L.

    Yes to any burrito.

    Jenny Lui · April 13
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  • Matthew S.

    The chicken burrito was great! It was my first time eating here, and I hope to go back again sometime.

    Matthew Stoll · April 12
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  • Nick D.

    Still think it's the best burrito in Colorado.

    Nick Davis · March 25
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  • Andrew L.

    Amazing burritos. Ask for extra meat and you probably won't need to eat again until the next day.

    Andrew Litvak · March 3
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  • Joel B.

    Chicken burrito with green chili

    Joel Brown · February 11
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  • Alex D.

    Delicious burritos with friendly staff.

    Alex Dobyan · February 10
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  • Emily T.

    I had some fish tacos. Everything was yum, but kitchen items will take a little longer

    Emily Thomas · January 7
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  • James S.

    Fish tacos

    James Sondag · December 9, 2014
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  • Jackal

    Always busy, but that will give you time to find my sticker!!!

    Jackal · November 24, 2014
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  • Wild & Free N.

    The potato green chili is AMAZING. I've missed this place so much.

    Wild & Free NYC · November 21, 2014
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  • Brandon W.

    Even if the line is past the second door and looks huge, it will only take about 10 minutes.

    Brandon West · October 27, 2014
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  • Catie B.

    Excellent fast good for you food

    Catie Burl · October 11, 2014
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  • Brent G.

    Love the Mex, bevs & beer. Great place to hang.

    Brent Gatewood · September 7, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    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

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
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  • Jenna S.

    Really good. Like a healthier, less heavy version of chipotle. And, the necessary breakfast until 1 on weekends!

    Jenna Schofield · August 24, 2014
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  • Alyson M.

    Big Fish burrito

    Alyson McCoy · August 22, 2014
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  • Denver Westword

    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

    Denver Westword · August 13, 2014
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  • Alex M.

    Get their pork green chili on, in, or next to whatever you ordered.

    Alex Miller · August 11, 2014
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  • Bryan C.

    Impressed with everything I have had here even an hour after my lunch :-))

    Bryan Costanza · August 10, 2014
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  • zoe g.

    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.

    zoe gagnon · August 7, 2014
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  • Michael O.

    Great burritos :)

    Michael O' Callaghan · August 6, 2014
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  • Ben W.

    This place is so heads and shoulders above Chipotle and Qdoba that it's hard just thinking about

    Ben Williams · June 23, 2014
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  • Zach Z.

    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?

    Zach Ziegler · May 27, 2014
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  • Marc S.

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

    Marc Sill · April 9, 2014
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  • Trevor M.

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

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

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

    Hauke Marius · October 13, 2013
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  • Carolyn G.

    Definitely go for the tacos!

    Carolyn Gowins · October 3, 2013
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  • Kara K.

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

    Kara Kaatz · September 11, 2013
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  • Jorge S.

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

    Jorge Silva · August 9, 2013
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  • Elizabeth A.

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

    Elizabeth Abel · June 14, 2013
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  • J C.

    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
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  • 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
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  • 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 UCD · March 22, 2013
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  • Jillian W.

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

    Jillian Ward · March 21, 2013
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  • Travis S.

    Big Fish...... That is all

    Travis Sturm · March 15, 2013
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  • 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 Slick · January 27, 2013
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  • 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 Groves · January 7, 2013
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  • stang

    they got rid of the free beer special :(

    stang · January 6, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Andrew R.

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

    Andrew Riegel · October 21, 2012
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  • Rick S.

    Justin rocks.

    Rick Strandlof · October 8, 2012
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  • Casey M.

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

    Casey Moffatt · October 1, 2012
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  • Eric L.

    Big Fish is big on awesomeness

    Eric Lucky · August 31, 2012
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  • Kendra

    The "3 cap carnitas" made with Coca Cola is the bomb.

    Kendra · August 29, 2012
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