Julia Blackbird's

★★★★☆
  • 3434 W 32ND Ave

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 303-433-2688

About Julia Blackbird's

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED

Food

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Our little family enjoyed a good meal here last weekend. Everything was prepared with care but we did find the portions a little small for the price point. Also, the staff never refilled or asked how everything was. Good thing we didn't

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★★★★★

Our little family enjoyed a good meal here last weekend. Everything was prepared with care but we did find the portions a little small for the price point. Also, the staff never refilled or asked how everything was. Good thing we didn't

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I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Tucked away off the street with a little patio outside and a very warm feel to it inside. Food is like going to Sante Fe or Taos. I haven't tried anything I didn't like. My husband's only

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I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Tucked away off the street with a little patio outside and a very warm feel to it inside. Food is like going to Sante Fe or Taos. I haven't tried anything I didn't like. My husband's only

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I just love this gem of a restaurant tucked off of 32nd Ave. in Highlands. I've been there many times and I am never disappointed.

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★★★★★

I just love this gem of a restaurant tucked off of 32nd Ave. in Highlands. I've been there many times and I am never disappointed.

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I visited Julia Blackbird's on Saturday July 22nd and ordered the Taos Tacos (one of my favorites). The tacos come with a choice of either shredded beef or chicken topped with lettuce, tomato and pico de gallo. In addition, the plate is garnished with queso fresco, fresh guacamole and salsa as toppers. The restaurant does not provide Tabasco on the tables as the food is flavorful enough to not need to be doused with unnecessary heat. If you are looking for cheap flavorless taco thrills perhaps you should visit your local Taco Bell drive-thru! I have been a regular customer of Julia's for the past 5 years and frequently recommend it to family, friends, and coworkers. They have never been disappointed!

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★★★★★

I visited Julia Blackbird's on Saturday July 22nd and ordered the Taos Tacos (one of my favorites). The tacos come with a choice of either shredded beef or chicken topped with lettuce, tomato and pico de gallo. In addition, the plate is garnished with queso fresco, fresh guacamole and salsa as toppers. The restaurant does not provide Tabasco on the tables as the food is flavorful enough to not need to be doused with unnecessary heat. If you are looking for cheap flavorless taco thrills perhaps you should visit your local Taco Bell drive-thru! I have been a regular customer of Julia's for the past 5 years and frequently recommend it to family, friends, and coworkers. They have never been disappointed!

Pros: cozy, relaxed atmosphere; delicious food with plentiful servings

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I finally made my way to the most talked about resteraunt, Julia Blackbirds. I had to see what everyone was talking about. I first walked up and saw a great lit patio with a great atmosphere and people enjoying there food. I walk in to be greeted by a friendly smile and was seated right away. The food is wonderful fresh and colorful, the beer and margs are awesome. The artwork on the wall was also an added charm to her resteraunt. Julia personally came to our table and asked how everything was. I highly recommend Julia Blackbirds!

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★★★★★

I finally made my way to the most talked about resteraunt, Julia Blackbirds. I had to see what everyone was talking about. I first walked up and saw a great lit patio with a great atmosphere and people enjoying there food. I walk in to be greeted by a friendly smile and was seated right away. The food is wonderful fresh and colorful, the beer and margs are awesome. The artwork on the wall was also an added charm to her resteraunt. Julia personally came to our table and asked how everything was. I highly recommend Julia Blackbirds!

Pros: Beautiful atmosphere, spectacular food, great staff

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When I was asking around for a great place to eat with friends or my girlfriend I kept getting the same place Julia Blackebirds. The talk around was that this was the best place to get New Mexican dishs and from what i experienced I am now one of those that do nothing but give compliments. It is a great place to go and hang out with friends for just a casual night of hanging out and eating fantastic food. When it comes to Julias i would wait for hours to be seated, even though you will never have to.

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★★★★★

When I was asking around for a great place to eat with friends or my girlfriend I kept getting the same place Julia Blackebirds. The talk around was that this was the best place to get New Mexican dishs and from what i experienced I am now one of those that do nothing but give compliments. It is a great place to go and hang out with friends for just a casual night of hanging out and eating fantastic food. When it comes to Julias i would wait for hours to be seated, even though you will never have to.

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I went to Julias friday night and I left with nothing to complain about. I was seated right when I walked in the door, and servers were very kind and professional. I have never tasted a more Authentic taste without actually going to New Mexico. I also enjoyed the vibrant colors and paintings. Julia's is a great place to bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of good times and great food.

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★★★★★

I went to Julias friday night and I left with nothing to complain about. I was seated right when I walked in the door, and servers were very kind and professional. I have never tasted a more Authentic taste without actually going to New Mexico. I also enjoyed the vibrant colors and paintings. Julia's is a great place to bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of good times and great food.

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I have found that throughout most of the reviews, the complaints mostly concentrate on how hard it is to get a table. I must agree that during peak hours you may have to wait to get a table, however why would you complain? Obviously if the place is packed they must be doing something right. If you don't like the wait, go somewhere less popular. I've been frequenting Julia's for years, and have tried nearly everything on the menu. The food is to die for and the wait staff is incredibly friendly. Julia herself can be found in the dining room most of the time, and is more than willing to take care of any problems that may come up. Julia's is great, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a true taste of New Mexican cuisine.

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★★★★★

I have found that throughout most of the reviews, the complaints mostly concentrate on how hard it is to get a table. I must agree that during peak hours you may have to wait to get a table, however why would you complain? Obviously if the place is packed they must be doing something right. If you don't like the wait, go somewhere less popular. I've been frequenting Julia's for years, and have tried nearly everything on the menu. The food is to die for and the wait staff is incredibly friendly. Julia herself can be found in the dining room most of the time, and is more than willing to take care of any problems that may come up. Julia's is great, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a true taste of New Mexican cuisine.

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I've been to Julia's a couple of times... the food is below average, looks pretty but the flavors can be very bitter. The service is terrible for what is usually a small crowd and the prices outrageous for what you get. I've already decided I'll never eat there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Julia's a couple of times... the food is below average, looks pretty but the flavors can be very bitter. The service is terrible for what is usually a small crowd and the prices outrageous for what you get. I've already decided I'll never eat there again.

Pros: Great Artwork

Cons: Bad Food, Poor Service, High Prices

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I frequent julia blackbirds and the food, service, and ambiance is always perfect. The servers are friendly and the food is always delicious. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I frequent julia blackbirds and the food, service, and ambiance is always perfect. The servers are friendly and the food is always delicious. Highly recommended.

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Last Friday my family and I ate arrived at JB's at 7 PM requesting a patio table. Staff refused to "hurry" any loiterers; We we waited 1.5 hours to be seated! The waitstaff offered us a seat inside, but only after we complained.
Once seated, things continued to go down hill. My sister-in-law ordered a saltless margarita. It came salted. Our beers were warm. I ordered a dish with ABSOLUTELY no cheese because of allergies. Half of it was covered in cheese. No apology or replacement food was offered!
Two of our four meals arrived, but the others were AWOL for over 10 minutes. The food WAS scrumptious when we finally ate (the half w/o dairy). Nobody refilled our water or asked us if we wanted dessert. My inedible meal was discounted 50%. Too little too late--this place surely can can't coast on goodwill forever.

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★★☆☆☆

Last Friday my family and I ate arrived at JB's at 7 PM requesting a patio table. Staff refused to "hurry" any loiterers; We we waited 1.5 hours to be seated! The waitstaff offered us a seat inside, but only after we complained.
Once seated, things continued to go down hill. My sister-in-law ordered a saltless margarita. It came salted. Our beers were warm. I ordered a dish with ABSOLUTELY no cheese because of allergies. Half of it was covered in cheese. No apology or replacement food was offered!
Two of our four meals arrived, but the others were AWOL for over 10 minutes. The food WAS scrumptious when we finally ate (the half w/o dairy). Nobody refilled our water or asked us if we wanted dessert. My inedible meal was discounted 50%. Too little too late--this place surely can can't coast on goodwill forever.

Pros: Food, atmosphere

Cons: service, timliness, drinks

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Julia Blackbird's is more of a spin off of New Mexican food, rather than authentic. The food is ok but not authentic and not all that unique either. As a New Mexican transplant in Denver, I would never take anyone here to introduce them to New Mexican cuisine. The chile is bland. Not hot enough for a native, but I guess they don't really expect many New Mexicans to walk in the door.

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★★★☆☆

Julia Blackbird's is more of a spin off of New Mexican food, rather than authentic. The food is ok but not authentic and not all that unique either. As a New Mexican transplant in Denver, I would never take anyone here to introduce them to New Mexican cuisine. The chile is bland. Not hot enough for a native, but I guess they don't really expect many New Mexicans to walk in the door.

Pros: nice location

Cons: bland chile

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I have just finished reading the other reviews for J.B.s and my advice is. . .DON'T BELIEVE A WORD! Go for yourself and expierence it. It has been fun watching the transition of J.B.s from her original place to the new one. The food is still as good as always and if yuppies change flavor then there should be an FDA warning! New Mexican food is spicy and Julia's touch makes it very enjoyable. Thank you Julia!

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★★★★★

I have just finished reading the other reviews for J.B.s and my advice is. . .DON'T BELIEVE A WORD! Go for yourself and expierence it. It has been fun watching the transition of J.B.s from her original place to the new one. The food is still as good as always and if yuppies change flavor then there should be an FDA warning! New Mexican food is spicy and Julia's touch makes it very enjoyable. Thank you Julia!

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Went to Julia's last night to eat in the new restaurant. We waited for 20 minutes at the table before anyone offered to take a drink order. We weren't the only ones. The intimate space has been replaced by one giant room and the noise level was deafening. You can't hold a conversation at all. The locals have been replaced by yuppies-in-training who slam the margaritas and make for a disturbing experience.

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★★☆☆☆

Went to Julia's last night to eat in the new restaurant. We waited for 20 minutes at the table before anyone offered to take a drink order. We weren't the only ones. The intimate space has been replaced by one giant room and the noise level was deafening. You can't hold a conversation at all. The locals have been replaced by yuppies-in-training who slam the margaritas and make for a disturbing experience.

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The food was hot but I found it to have enough flavor to mix well with the heat. The corn was great and so were the sopapillas, yum. But the service was so-so, it was slow getting the food and it was a chore to get the server's attention. But otherwise, it was a nice lunch.

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★★★☆☆

The food was hot but I found it to have enough flavor to mix well with the heat. The corn was great and so were the sopapillas, yum. But the service was so-so, it was slow getting the food and it was a chore to get the server's attention. But otherwise, it was a nice lunch.

Pros: good food, prompt seating, good atmosphere

Cons: service

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I was unimpressed with Julia's. It's in my neighborhood and I had hoped to like it, but the food had no flavor other than spicy hot. I tried my friend's dish hoping it was just that I had not chosen wisely, but it was also only "hot" with no other flavor. I was truly disappointed.

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★★☆☆☆

I was unimpressed with Julia's. It's in my neighborhood and I had hoped to like it, but the food had no flavor other than spicy hot. I tried my friend's dish hoping it was just that I had not chosen wisely, but it was also only "hot" with no other flavor. I was truly disappointed.

Pros: Nice neighborhood, Nice decor

Cons: Lack of flavor

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Julia Blackbird's is one of my favorites. The dishes are creative, and everything tastes like it was just picked. Love the shrimp burrito.

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★★★★★

Julia Blackbird's is one of my favorites. The dishes are creative, and everything tastes like it was just picked. Love the shrimp burrito.

Pros: Great food, Nice location

Cons: No alcohol, Not great service

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perhaps Julia Blackbird's is the only 'authentic' NM restaurant around, but the food and service are mediocre at best. much of the food we had there was either extremely bland and/or tepid. whether it's the Taos Tacos, Calabacitas, or Tamales, Julia Blackbird's is sorely overrated; they're lucky that they don't have any competition on that side of town.

go to Little Anita's or Jack N Grill for better NM food. and if you're ever in Santa Fe, try Castro's. i believe their food is what Julia Blackbird's SHOULD taste like. talk about heavenly...

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★★★☆☆

perhaps Julia Blackbird's is the only 'authentic' NM restaurant around, but the food and service are mediocre at best. much of the food we had there was either extremely bland and/or tepid. whether it's the Taos Tacos, Calabacitas, or Tamales, Julia Blackbird's is sorely overrated; they're lucky that they don't have any competition on that side of town.

go to Little Anita's or Jack N Grill for better NM food. and if you're ever in Santa Fe, try Castro's. i believe their food is what Julia Blackbird's SHOULD taste like. talk about heavenly...

Pros: decor, friendliness

Cons: poor service, lackluster food

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My husband and I did "take out"(took about 15 minutes) and tried the recommendations posted on these reviews. The guacamole was spicy, fresh and probably the best we have ever had. The green chili plate and the 3 enchilada plate were also flavorful with a nice kick to it. We would definitely return.

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★★★★★

My husband and I did "take out"(took about 15 minutes) and tried the recommendations posted on these reviews. The guacamole was spicy, fresh and probably the best we have ever had. The green chili plate and the 3 enchilada plate were also flavorful with a nice kick to it. We would definitely return.

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Julia presides over her tiny kitchen, making food inspired by her Mexican, Spanish and Native American roots. Her funky, festive, colorful little restaurant is a gathering place for the Highland neighborhood folks. For breakfast, try the…

 

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