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Pinche Tacos

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
City Park, Denver
  • The folks at Eater and Epicurious like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Epicurious
    "inspired combination of sweet-and-sour braised pork belly"(9 Tips)
    Angel A.
    "Hongos and Carnitas, and the Guayayuh!! Yes, you're welcome!"(8 Tips)
    Nick D.
    "Some of the best tacos in Denver."(2 Tips)
    Yuri L.
    "la parilla and pork belly "agridulce""(2 Tips)
91 Tips and reviews
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  • Nancy R.
    Awesome tacos! Specialty drinks are also fantastic. We WILL be back, and often.
  • Collin C.
    Collin ChartierJuly 19, 2016
    Friendly staff, tasty tacos, small but flavorful!
  • Diana S.
    Diana SmithJune 6, 2016
    Tacos and margaritas!
  • Charlie
    CharlieApril 19, 2016
    Damn this place has slammin tacos! Love the happy hour margaritas!!! Will return!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaFebruary 22, 2016
    Small interior with amazing taco selection! The pork belly is to die for!
  • Nestor A.
    Nestor AlasFebruary 2, 2016
    A must! in Denver
  • Nestor A.
    Nestor AlasFebruary 2, 2016
  • Nestor A.
    Nestor AlasFebruary 2, 2016
  • Eric P.
    Eric PeterJanuary 2, 2016
    Pork belly taco is bomb
  • Kyla A.
    Kyla ApplegateNovember 29, 2015
    Lunch, brunch - I haven't had a bad meal to date. Tey the margs too :)
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BernalSeptember 21, 2015
    Good Tacos. The devil sauce is great! Hot, hot, hot!!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteAugust 22, 2015
    I like the decor, location and ambiance. However the food is just not that great. It's ok....expensive, fancy Mexican.
  • Dominic G.
    Dominic GadouryAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Freshest taco ingredients. Yum!!
  • Rayna
    RaynaAugust 13, 2015
    I prefer the Highlands location. This location is extremely claustrophobic and parking is even worse! Was over it within 10 minutes of seating
  • Erica W.
    Erica WenzelJuly 14, 2015
    Every taco I've tried so far has been delicious. The carnitas and asada are spiced just right with tender juicy meat. The Paloma was refreshing and a perfect pairing.
  • Gluten Free GRL
    Gluten Free GRLJuly 14, 2015
    Lengua tacos are out of this world. The drinks are very well done and variety is spectacular. You have to go to this taqueria when in Denver!
  • Kate
    KateJune 21, 2015
    Pork belly, grilled octopus, and fish tacos with chimichurri were delicious!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisMay 28, 2015
    Some of the best tacos in Denver. Highly recommended.
  • Josiah F.
    Josiah ForgathApril 15, 2015
    Tacos are small yet pack significant punch in taste and flavor. Their old fashioned isn't too shabby either.
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FinleyMarch 26, 2015
    Eat some delicious tacos and pick a shot to try from the giant wall of liquor!
  • Will F.
    Will FunkMarch 22, 2015
    Great HH and love the patio on a warm evening
  • amy cesario D.
    Great hang out spot!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronJanuary 19, 2015
    Amazing tacos. Try the baby cabbages.
  • maggie m.
    maggie mcfarlandDecember 16, 2014
    Happy hour all night on Mondays!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MerzOctober 11, 2014
    The wait and lack of seating management far out way the very good food
  • Lindsey G.
    Lindsey GarrettSeptember 25, 2014
    Always get the churros.
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosSeptember 8, 2014
    Have the Lengua tacos. Ask the server for recommendations too.
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey McKeeSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best place for tacos in Denver... May need to wait awhile, but worth it. Margaritas or Palomas make the wait a bit easier!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 13, 2014
    As with the truck, the fare in these restaurants focuses on street tacos – but at the truck, you don’t get the bonus of tequila and whiskey. Read more
  • Andrea
    AndreaAugust 7, 2014
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    With all the taco joints in town, you wouldn't think it was possible to come up with a new, better way to do one. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    His must-have is the $3.50 "agridulce" taco, an inspired combination of sweet-and-sour braised pork belly, candied garlic, and cabbage and cilantro slaw in a corn tortilla. Read more
  • Katie M.
    Katie McClatcheyJune 7, 2014
    GREAT drinks, amazing carne asade.
  • Gia L.
    Gia LeahApril 13, 2014
    Pinche awesome!!
  • Ahmet M.
    Ahmet MusaiidApril 8, 2014
    Yummy Fundido!
  • Vince
    VinceFebruary 25, 2014
    So awesome!! Recommend the pinche Paloma and the pork belly taco....20 yr pappy van winkle to finish the meal!!!!
  • Dori H.
    Dori HauserFebruary 16, 2014
    My favorite is the poblano and cojita cheese taco
  • Angel A.
    Angel AyalaDecember 6, 2013
    Hongos and Carnitas, and the Guayayuh!! Yes, you're welcome!
  • Dafna M.
    Dafna MichaelsonDecember 3, 2013
    Skip the diet and get the churros. Really. You'll thank me.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CohenNovember 12, 2013
    The carnitas, the pork belly, the sloppy joses... I guess just get everything.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca ArnoldNovember 10, 2013
    Queso with chorizo was a disgrace- too much butter/grease not enough flavor. The Asada tacos had ZERO seasoning and bite of disappointment. But the shrimp and scallop and the surf n turf were def best
  • Yuri L.
    Yuri LegaiOctober 6, 2013
    Margarita is exceptional! Form the food in order I like it: lengua - 1st place, pollo a la crema and pescado - 2nd place, carnitas, camaron a la parilla and pork belly "agridulce" - 3rd place.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HorbeltAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Order all 6 salsas
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordJuly 23, 2013
    The "House Casa Crib Coin Margarita" uses Exotico Blanco Tequila, cointreau, house simple syrup, and lime -- complete with a salted rim and plenty of attitude.
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RamosJune 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Queso la plancha, barbacoa, belly, limade, carnitas, asada. Ok the whole menu is delicious!! A/C broken which sucks but outside is nice
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RizzutoJune 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've never been, then HURRY THE HELL UP! Honestly haven't had a single disappointing moment during multiple visits. We've had every item on the menu, and they all deliver! AMAZING MARGS!
  • Scene S.
    Scene SirenJune 4, 2013
    This sneaky joint can't to post their name on the sign, so look for the star on York St near Colfax. They're probably also trying to keep their $3 happy hour specials under wraps. Best tacos ever!!!
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany ShipwashJune 4, 2013
    Bathrooms are hot at shit....literally!!!
  • Austen B.
    Austen BaileyJune 4, 2013
    2 in 1 Taquería and Sauna!!!
  • Curtis A.
    Curtis AllenMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the shrimp and scallop it will probably change your life and get you pregnant
  • Andrea E.
    Andrea EhresmanMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The guac and chips are AWESOME!!!
  • Rob J.
    Rob JohnsonApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible whiskey selection in the corner of this bar. Surprising spot for pappy, rip van winkle, and others.
  • Sara E.
    Sara ElizabethApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always awesome food. Best queso ever! Tonight, there was a wait and the table we were in line for took an hour to get up, so the manager comped our apps and drinks. Smart, courteous business!
  • Josh O.
    Josh OrtegaApril 3, 2013
    Delicious tacos! The $50 tab was a bit hard to swallow. #MentionADislike
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LMarch 26, 2013
    This place kills it! Be prepared for abit of a wait, but don't worry it's all worth it. I like to go to the three lions next door for a beer after I put my name in for a table at pinche. #moneytacos
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MaynardMarch 9, 2013
    It's all good!
  • Dan V.
    Dan VeneskiFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Place has kinda gone downhill since opening. Tacos are bland tasting and cheese dips have turned to greese filled soup bowls. I used to love it, ate there at least once a week. Not anymore.
  • Jaya J.
    Jaya JohnsonFebruary 23, 2013
    Hope you get a good server, ours ruined our first visit and we might not ever come back! Also not kid friendly AT ALL.. the tacos werw delicious, the service and the attention to detail sucked.
  • Tia T.
    Tia TroesterFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They won't allow to-go orders to sit down in the restaurant to eat. Strange.
  • Sean
    SeanFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very busy! That's a good thing!
  • JJ A.
    JJ AhernJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the lengua!!!
  • Troy M.
    Troy MarquezDecember 23, 2012
    Amazing food & service!!
  • Katie F.
    Katie F.December 22, 2012
    House marg and pescado taco. Do it. Tequila quesoooo is also bitchin'.
  • Jeremy J. L.
    Jeremy J. Lynch®October 5, 2012
    Hot Taco place in town with lots of fun "Surf n Turf"!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyOctober 5, 2012
    Grab a pork belly and lengua taco.
  • Sade
    SadeSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is AMAZING just pick something you won't be disappointed !
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BurgettSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The carnitas are awesome!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JohnsonAugust 20, 2012
    Pork belly tacos. Do it.
  • Marlena H.
    Marlena HarrisAugust 18, 2012
    The food was awesome, but the waitstaff/female bartender were total assholes and/or bitches!! I'd eat the food again but definitely take it to go! Even my 9 year old noticed.Total disappointment :(
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    The tacos here are flat-out amazing, and the bar offerings don't lack either. Pinche also offers brunch tacos on weekends. [Eater 38 Member]
  • WW St.
    WW St.July 10, 2012
    Winner of the 2012 Westword Best Of Awards for Best House Margarita!
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LiJuly 3, 2012
    The Hacienda reposado sotol featured on happy hour for $3 is a really great repo for the price. Get the cream version with a order of churros and your taste buds will be singing the Macarena!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HorbeltJune 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The wait is dumb
  • Mama M.
    Mama MonroeApril 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hr all day Monday! $3 margs, palomas & del norte!!!
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkApril 20, 2012
    Thumbs up for Pinche. Pinche means the F word btw
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkApril 16, 2012
    Try a little bit of everything!
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkApril 9, 2012
    Get one of everything, you won't be disappointed!
  • David C.
    David CarolloMarch 30, 2012
    Haven't had a bite I haven't liked!
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OrtizMarch 16, 2012
    Went here for the first time. I highly recommend! Simple and tasty!
  • Sammy G.
    Sammy G. FunkFebruary 21, 2012
    Happy hour all day Monday. Shrimp tacos are so good!
  • 'Vernon J.
    'Vernon JohnsonFebruary 8, 2012
    Nice atmosphere, good salsas! Try the carnitas.
  • David P.
    David PowellJanuary 14, 2012
    You must have a Dessert Spoon. 1 is great, 2 is better, 3...take a cab!
  • Ashleigh W.
    Ashleigh WeatherillJanuary 14, 2012
    Food is good...really good. Service is pretty hit or miss. Owner is super nice, but maybe a little in over his head. Tonight it was very miss. If you didn't know the bartender, forget-about-it.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BryantNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be forewarned that Monday lunch is the weekend brunch menu.
  • C-Pipes
    C-PipesNovember 13, 2011
    Pinche hash for brunch. Surf and Turf for dinner. Can't go wrong
  • Matilda C.
    Matilda ColeNovember 5, 2011
    KIDS TIP: Food here rocks but the hollandaise has a kick so ask for it on the side or leave off. The mexican pancakes (crepes w/dulce de leche) are super NOMMY!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 27, 2011
    The slew Pinche's tacos leans heavy on the sea, with a "Surf-n-Turf" stuffed with fried rock shrimp and beef tongue. Read more
  • Rosa Elena V.
    Rosa Elena VelezJuly 23, 2016
    Cordero, carnitas, asada, guacamole. Micheladas!!! Precios razonables
  • Linda G.
    Linda GarrisonJuly 14, 2013
    Barbacoa esta delicioso!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MahmaljiMay 14, 2013
    Queso a la plancha and a Michelada
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CannonDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    La lengua!
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