Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe

★★★☆☆
Head South of Alameda for Award Winning Mexican Cuisine in Denver
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720-465-1839

457 S Broadway

Denver, CO

80209

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Love them. I go here with my family every chance we get. Great restaurant. A little mild, but that is pretty typical.

5
★★★★★

Love them. I go here with my family every chance we get. Great restaurant. A little mild, but that is pretty typical.

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Quite a racket going on here. Crappy product at outrageous prices. You don't have to be Einstein to figure out that the ingredients in both food and drinks are of the lowest possible quality. Benny's isn't much better, but they use a much tastier cheese combo (white AND yellow), which counts for a lot with Tex-Mex. Also, they actually put some tequila in the margaritas, which helps with the buyers remorse when you waddle out of these places. I guess folks eat here out of habit. There are much better Mexican spots in town.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Quite a racket going on here. Crappy product at outrageous prices. You don't have to be Einstein to figure out that the ingredients in both food and drinks are of the lowest possible quality. Benny's isn't much better, but they use a much tastier cheese combo (white AND yellow), which counts for a lot with Tex-Mex. Also, they actually put some tequila in the margaritas, which helps with the buyers remorse when you waddle out of these places. I guess folks eat here out of habit. There are much better Mexican spots in town.

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I have been to Blue Bonnet many times and the food is consistanly good. One of my most favorite things about a mexican restaurant is the chips and salsa and theirs is quite fresh. I also love that they serve tortilla strips to maximize how much salsa you can get on a chip!

4
★★★★☆

I have been to Blue Bonnet many times and the food is consistanly good. One of my most favorite things about a mexican restaurant is the chips and salsa and theirs is quite fresh. I also love that they serve tortilla strips to maximize how much salsa you can get on a chip!

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We love this place. They have the best chips and salsa in town, and the best Margaritas to go with it. Our kids love to check themselves out in the fun house type mirror at the entrance.

5
★★★★★

We love this place. They have the best chips and salsa in town, and the best Margaritas to go with it. Our kids love to check themselves out in the fun house type mirror at the entrance.

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Quick service, great food and awesome margaritas! Prices are very reasonable. Miguel always greets you with a smile and gets you seated quickly.

4
★★★★☆

Quick service, great food and awesome margaritas! Prices are very reasonable. Miguel always greets you with a smile and gets you seated quickly.

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Great Margaritas. Get the top shelf kind without a doubt. Nice bartenders and good crowd for talking or watching. Oh yes, the food is always a kid pleaser.

4
★★★★☆

Great Margaritas. Get the top shelf kind without a doubt. Nice bartenders and good crowd for talking or watching. Oh yes, the food is always a kid pleaser.

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I like Blue Bonnet for its quick service, reliable food, and my favorite chips and salsa anywhere! Great for kids--you are in and out quickly.

4
★★★★☆

I like Blue Bonnet for its quick service, reliable food, and my favorite chips and salsa anywhere! Great for kids--you are in and out quickly.

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We love the Blue Bonnet! We go there about once a month with our whole family. Great food and drinks and it is very kid friendly and affordable.

4
★★★★☆

We love the Blue Bonnet! We go there about once a month with our whole family. Great food and drinks and it is very kid friendly and affordable.

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This food comes straight from a microwave prepackaged. People who call his mexican are most surely from some small town in the midwest and don't know what they're looking for. beers are cold, which is the only saving grace.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This food comes straight from a microwave prepackaged. People who call his mexican are most surely from some small town in the midwest and don't know what they're looking for. beers are cold, which is the only saving grace.

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The cafe is on S. Broadway. The have fresh salsa and many good mexican dishes. I like eating in the outdoor patio. We had a very nice meal.

3
★★★☆☆

The cafe is on S. Broadway. The have fresh salsa and many good mexican dishes. I like eating in the outdoor patio. We had a very nice meal.

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My office used to be near Blue Bonnet, so we would reluctantly go there on occasion. The food's not great; it's cheap Mexican food (I use the term loosely - nowhere close to authentic). You have to guess the kitchen is mainly equipped with microwaves and can openers. However, it has a convenient location, and a fun atmosphere.

2
★★☆☆☆

My office used to be near Blue Bonnet, so we would reluctantly go there on occasion. The food's not great; it's cheap Mexican food (I use the term loosely - nowhere close to authentic). You have to guess the kitchen is mainly equipped with microwaves and can openers. However, it has a convenient location, and a fun atmosphere.

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This restaurant is a nice place to go for a large gathering of people. The place is really loud and thus doesn't work for a nicer dinner. The food was great but the service was very average. The margaritas are good, but certainly don't compare to many other places. Overall, a good place for a quick, casual meal, but I would plan somewhere else if you are looking for something nicer.

3
★★★☆☆

This restaurant is a nice place to go for a large gathering of people. The place is really loud and thus doesn't work for a nicer dinner. The food was great but the service was very average. The margaritas are good, but certainly don't compare to many other places. Overall, a good place for a quick, casual meal, but I would plan somewhere else if you are looking for something nicer.

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For us, it was just another medicore Mexican restaurant. It was an overcrowded restaurant with good service and food that was ordinary. You can get the same food at any chain mexican restaurant in Denver. The price is comparable to other mexican restaurants so don't travel downtown just for this one.

3
★★★☆☆

For us, it was just another medicore Mexican restaurant. It was an overcrowded restaurant with good service and food that was ordinary. You can get the same food at any chain mexican restaurant in Denver. The price is comparable to other mexican restaurants so don't travel downtown just for this one.

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The food was average. The ambiance was average. I had heard so many good things about this place that I tried it with a friend as my husband said I wouldn't like it. It looks much better from the outside than it is on the inside. I suppose it's an old neighborhood hangout. Nothing special in my book .... but always worth a try.

3
★★★☆☆

The food was average. The ambiance was average. I had heard so many good things about this place that I tried it with a friend as my husband said I wouldn't like it. It looks much better from the outside than it is on the inside. I suppose it's an old neighborhood hangout. Nothing special in my book .... but always worth a try.

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Love, love, love this place! We have been going to the Blue Bonnet for 20 years (a short amount of time in the history of this restaurant!)
The Blue Bonnet has survived many ups and downs of this neighborhood over the years and continues to thrive and impress! From the old building to the "newer" building, character abounds. The food is consistently great, the margharitas even better! Great prices and friendly service. Enjoy!

4
★★★★☆

Love, love, love this place! We have been going to the Blue Bonnet for 20 years (a short amount of time in the history of this restaurant!)
The Blue Bonnet has survived many ups and downs of this neighborhood over the years and continues to thrive and impress! From the old building to the "newer" building, character abounds. The food is consistently great, the margharitas even better! Great prices and friendly service. Enjoy!

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Holy Tacos! I cannot believe how many new additions are on their menu. If you like spice and variety, head straight for the Blue Bonnet. Their grilled pineapple salsa on the veggies taco sets your tongue on fire - delicious. I also had their chicken adobado taco, not spicy at all and love the rub on the chicken. I went side salad instead of rice and beans and regretted my decision so much, I ordered a side of rice and beans. I just adore their black beans with pico de gallo on top and rice. Nothing like a sopapilla to finish off the meal. Next time I have to try the fried ice cream, sounds interesting!

5
★★★★★

Holy Tacos! I cannot believe how many new additions are on their menu. If you like spice and variety, head straight for the Blue Bonnet. Their grilled pineapple salsa on the veggies taco sets your tongue on fire - delicious. I also had their chicken adobado taco, not spicy at all and love the rub on the chicken. I went side salad instead of rice and beans and regretted my decision so much, I ordered a side of rice and beans. I just adore their black beans with pico de gallo on top and rice. Nothing like a sopapilla to finish off the meal. Next time I have to try the fried ice cream, sounds interesting!

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Until recently, many moons have passed since I ate here. Ugh. Me wantem wampum back. We used to go here alot when you could get a burrito and a beer or margarita for 5 bucks. Neither were authentic or very good, but it was always rocking and the atmosphere was fun. I think they created there own little niche and they should have stuck with it. For some reason, they started changing stuff. The prices sky-rocketed while the quality plummeted. Trying to upgrade is the only reason I can think of. It didn't work. Too many great places now and this isn't one of them. They should have stuck with their little niche.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Until recently, many moons have passed since I ate here. Ugh. Me wantem wampum back. We used to go here alot when you could get a burrito and a beer or margarita for 5 bucks. Neither were authentic or very good, but it was always rocking and the atmosphere was fun. I think they created there own little niche and they should have stuck with it. For some reason, they started changing stuff. The prices sky-rocketed while the quality plummeted. Trying to upgrade is the only reason I can think of. It didn't work. Too many great places now and this isn't one of them. They should have stuck with their little niche.

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I simply did not like it. I mean it was average. There are so many better Mexican food places in Denver. I guess I heard this place was very good, so I was disappointed.

2
★★☆☆☆

I simply did not like it. I mean it was average. There are so many better Mexican food places in Denver. I guess I heard this place was very good, so I was disappointed.

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I saw the owner of the restaurant on Bertha Lynn's newscast last week for Day of the Dead. He had these tamales on display so I had to go in and try them. They were DELICIOUS!!!!! I was very impressed they were not too greasy like so many can be. I also tried the pasole and was angry that I only got the cup and not a bowl. It was awesome! I went through an entire basket of chips myself dipping them into the pasole. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. I hadn't been to the Blue Bonnet in years and was extremely happy I saw them on tv and got the idea to go there again. Well worth it!!! I need to put the Blue Bonnet back on my radar for a regular stop.

5
★★★★★

I saw the owner of the restaurant on Bertha Lynn's newscast last week for Day of the Dead. He had these tamales on display so I had to go in and try them. They were DELICIOUS!!!!! I was very impressed they were not too greasy like so many can be. I also tried the pasole and was angry that I only got the cup and not a bowl. It was awesome! I went through an entire basket of chips myself dipping them into the pasole. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. I hadn't been to the Blue Bonnet in years and was extremely happy I saw them on tv and got the idea to go there again. Well worth it!!! I need to put the Blue Bonnet back on my radar for a regular stop.

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I started eating Mexican food in the early 60s as a kid with my family at the Bullfighter on So. Colo. Blvd by U. Hills. I discovered Ticos on Evans by D.U. as a teenager. In our high school years, we would smoke up an appetite at Wash. Park and satisfy it at Ticos. It was the 60s. Everybody did it. Great sopapillas with ice cream and wine sauce, or cinnamon and honey. Not to speak the bean and sour cream burritos. And how about the Havana Inn? The Holly Inns? Then a friend took me to El Paso del Norte on Larimer downtown. This is when Larimer was a dangerous place to go, before all the yupsters showed up. You had to speak a little Spanish, but I could not get enough of that authentic stuff. I still love Taco de Mexico and a dozen little Taquerias on the West Side. When I became legal to drink, you couldnt keep me out of The Riv in Glendale, down the street from Celebrity. Id stop there for pool, beer and burritos almost on a daily basis, year after year. I have eaten hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times at Tex-Mex places like Bennys, Noa Noa, Chubbys, Satire, La Loma, El Tejado, La Cueva, Las Delicias, Mexico City Lounge, La Fogata, Santiagos, La Fiesta, BB2, D

1
★☆☆☆☆

I started eating Mexican food in the early 60s as a kid with my family at the Bullfighter on So. Colo. Blvd by U. Hills. I discovered Ticos on Evans by D.U. as a teenager. In our high school years, we would smoke up an appetite at Wash. Park and satisfy it at Ticos. It was the 60s. Everybody did it. Great sopapillas with ice cream and wine sauce, or cinnamon and honey. Not to speak the bean and sour cream burritos. And how about the Havana Inn? The Holly Inns? Then a friend took me to El Paso del Norte on Larimer downtown. This is when Larimer was a dangerous place to go, before all the yupsters showed up. You had to speak a little Spanish, but I could not get enough of that authentic stuff. I still love Taco de Mexico and a dozen little Taquerias on the West Side. When I became legal to drink, you couldnt keep me out of The Riv in Glendale, down the street from Celebrity. Id stop there for pool, beer and burritos almost on a daily basis, year after year. I have eaten hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times at Tex-Mex places like Bennys, Noa Noa, Chubbys, Satire, La Loma, El Tejado, La Cueva, Las Delicias, Mexico City Lounge, La Fogata, Santiagos, La Fiesta, BB2, D

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Kidding, right? Road tripped in from Tucson last week. Told my host about the great Mexican food there so he took me to this place. Great looking menu but the food was gag-me terrible. I ordered a combination plate, letter B. What got delivered was a mess o'cheese with some funky looking/nasty tasting sause and store bought tortillas. The taco was from the 60s, hard shell and right out of the bag. Taco Bell at twice the price. Most places make their own these days. Is this place some kind of inside Denver joke or hazing or something? The margarita was poured out of a soda gun. It had a slightly soapy after-taste once you got through the sour mix. They must have just cleaned the hoses from the tanks with soap or something, I don't know. What is this, The Flintstones? How about some lime juice and fresh tortillas. You wouldn't see this in Arizona or New Mexico. I came through Hatch on the way up and ate at the Pepper Pot. Awesome. What a difference a day makes. I have since found a couple of great spots here. Fortunately.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Kidding, right? Road tripped in from Tucson last week. Told my host about the great Mexican food there so he took me to this place. Great looking menu but the food was gag-me terrible. I ordered a combination plate, letter B. What got delivered was a mess o'cheese with some funky looking/nasty tasting sause and store bought tortillas. The taco was from the 60s, hard shell and right out of the bag. Taco Bell at twice the price. Most places make their own these days. Is this place some kind of inside Denver joke or hazing or something? The margarita was poured out of a soda gun. It had a slightly soapy after-taste once you got through the sour mix. They must have just cleaned the hoses from the tanks with soap or something, I don't know. What is this, The Flintstones? How about some lime juice and fresh tortillas. You wouldn't see this in Arizona or New Mexico. I came through Hatch on the way up and ate at the Pepper Pot. Awesome. What a difference a day makes. I have since found a couple of great spots here. Fortunately.

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Recently visited Colorado and had the pleasure of visiting Blue Bonnet Mex Cafe. Originally from San Diego and very familiar even an expert with Mexican Food. It was AWESOME. I love the House Como Platter and it was authenic and Delicious. \r\n\r\nTwo Thumbs UP! Brought coupon and even saved while I feasted. Highly recommend to all mexican food lovers.

5
★★★★★

Recently visited Colorado and had the pleasure of visiting Blue Bonnet Mex Cafe. Originally from San Diego and very familiar even an expert with Mexican Food. It was AWESOME. I love the House Como Platter and it was authenic and Delicious. \r\n\r\nTwo Thumbs UP! Brought coupon and even saved while I feasted. Highly recommend to all mexican food lovers.

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Greasy, nasty, yucky mexican food.... avoid this place!!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Greasy, nasty, yucky mexican food.... avoid this place!!!

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Just like the title says, Good, but not as good as you heard it was.\n\nKinda dreary and the food is better than average for Mexican. That is'nt a screaming endorsement, but for Denver it is.

3
★★★☆☆

Just like the title says, Good, but not as good as you heard it was.\n\nKinda dreary and the food is better than average for Mexican. That is'nt a screaming endorsement, but for Denver it is.

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We recently gave this place a shot. Normally, I'd give a business a couple of tries before totally condemning it but I'll make an exception in this case. Sweet passion of the Christ, this food is God awful! I ordered crispy rellonos with green chile. I could have poured some Heinz on a monkey wrench. Crispy isn't the word, and the green chile tasted like garbage. I'll stick to El Jardin, De Corazon, La Loma, BB2, Senor Buritto. Anywhere but here.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We recently gave this place a shot. Normally, I'd give a business a couple of tries before totally condemning it but I'll make an exception in this case. Sweet passion of the Christ, this food is God awful! I ordered crispy rellonos with green chile. I could have poured some Heinz on a monkey wrench. Crispy isn't the word, and the green chile tasted like garbage. I'll stick to El Jardin, De Corazon, La Loma, BB2, Senor Buritto. Anywhere but here.

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Since my favorite Mexican resturant closed, I've been on the search for another here in Denver. I actually tried Blue Bonnett with my wife and son earlier this Summer and had a great experience. \r\n\r\nWe ate out on the patio and had the opportunity to chat with the owner who stopped by our table to introduce himself and chat. He seemed genuinely concern as to whether we enjoyed our meal or not. (We loved it by the way....)\r\n\r\nMy advice to others here who give the Blue Bonnet low ratings, take and minute to speak with the owners.Tell them what you like (or don't like). They want your opinion and value everyone as a customer. (which I appreciated.)

4
★★★★☆

Since my favorite Mexican resturant closed, I've been on the search for another here in Denver. I actually tried Blue Bonnett with my wife and son earlier this Summer and had a great experience. \r\n\r\nWe ate out on the patio and had the opportunity to chat with the owner who stopped by our table to introduce himself and chat. He seemed genuinely concern as to whether we enjoyed our meal or not. (We loved it by the way....)\r\n\r\nMy advice to others here who give the Blue Bonnet low ratings, take and minute to speak with the owners.Tell them what you like (or don't like). They want your opinion and value everyone as a customer. (which I appreciated.)

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The BB is great! The family loves it and will continue to eat there. The happy hour is very reasonable and food is great! Great place to take out of towner's for a low cost night out!

4
★★★★☆

The BB is great! The family loves it and will continue to eat there. The happy hour is very reasonable and food is great! Great place to take out of towner's for a low cost night out!

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What we have here is a living testament to poor taste. I mean reallyreallyreally BAD taste, Cousin Eddie taste. Yet somehow, like a wealthy centenarian, this place hangs on and on and on and on.............It looms over Broadway, demonic neon, the Luftwaffe over London, casting a dark shadow of mediocrity onto the credibility of the Denver restaurant scene and raining s-bombs onto the populace below. What have they done to the Earth? What have they done to our fair city? What have they done to my enchilada?

1
★☆☆☆☆

What we have here is a living testament to poor taste. I mean reallyreallyreally BAD taste, Cousin Eddie taste. Yet somehow, like a wealthy centenarian, this place hangs on and on and on and on.............It looms over Broadway, demonic neon, the Luftwaffe over London, casting a dark shadow of mediocrity onto the credibility of the Denver restaurant scene and raining s-bombs onto the populace below. What have they done to the Earth? What have they done to our fair city? What have they done to my enchilada?

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Howd this place go from fun biker bar with edible affordable tex-mex & good strong margaritas to the greasiest most expensive kiddie restaurant in town? If theyd open up one for us adults, put some tequilla in the drinks, lower the prices and make the food ok, I might go back. What the heck happened over there? Somebody buy the place out? You tell me. Id take Casa Bonita over this joke any day.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Howd this place go from fun biker bar with edible affordable tex-mex & good strong margaritas to the greasiest most expensive kiddie restaurant in town? If theyd open up one for us adults, put some tequilla in the drinks, lower the prices and make the food ok, I might go back. What the heck happened over there? Somebody buy the place out? You tell me. Id take Casa Bonita over this joke any day.

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We went with a large group of about 10 people. The prices are average. The margaritas are horribly weak and my vegetarian husband and I were appalled by the cheese enchiladas. It was clearly Velveeta processed cheese food and tinny tasting most-likely-canned red sauce. Disgusting. Would never eat here again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We went with a large group of about 10 people. The prices are average. The margaritas are horribly weak and my vegetarian husband and I were appalled by the cheese enchiladas. It was clearly Velveeta processed cheese food and tinny tasting most-likely-canned red sauce. Disgusting. Would never eat here again.

Cons: Not good Mexican food. Poor quality.

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Had a great night and great food just like old times!!!

5
★★★★★

Had a great night and great food just like old times!!!

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\r\nIf you don't like flavor, enjoy Americanized bland unoriginal McDonalds like manufactured Mexican food? Then this is your place. The food is awful. I get dragged to it by some of my east coast friends of mine who just love it. But keep in mind these are the same individuals that had never heard of green chili until they moved to Colorado. I am a chef and love all types of food and it baffles me why anyone would willingly eat at Blue Bonnet. Instead of rambling on about how awful this place is I will just suggest some of my favorites. D'Corazon on 1530 Blake St in LoDo is Amazing. For a few bucks more Tamayo is delicious try the TAMPIQUEA. Taco y Salsas on E Colfax (not to be confused with Taco's & Salsas on federal) And from my experience some of the best Mexican food I have ever had was out the back of a Taco truck on federal

1
★☆☆☆☆

\r\nIf you don't like flavor, enjoy Americanized bland unoriginal McDonalds like manufactured Mexican food? Then this is your place. The food is awful. I get dragged to it by some of my east coast friends of mine who just love it. But keep in mind these are the same individuals that had never heard of green chili until they moved to Colorado. I am a chef and love all types of food and it baffles me why anyone would willingly eat at Blue Bonnet. Instead of rambling on about how awful this place is I will just suggest some of my favorites. D'Corazon on 1530 Blake St in LoDo is Amazing. For a few bucks more Tamayo is delicious try the TAMPIQUEA. Taco y Salsas on E Colfax (not to be confused with Taco's & Salsas on federal) And from my experience some of the best Mexican food I have ever had was out the back of a Taco truck on federal

Pros: Atmosphere is ok

Cons: Everything

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In some ways,this place is a hole. The chairs are uncomfortable. The speakers in the bar sound like a rusty trombone. On busy nights, I've seen cleaner restrooms at Cheeseman Park. But hole or not, it's a tight fit for the up and coming progressive community thriving in Antique Row. Antique my heiny!! What a misnomer. This neighborhood is flowing with young blood, teeming with all kinds of stuff. It's a vibrant, throbbing area. I go down constantly. After cruising the many alternative bars and men's movie houses that line Broadway, nothing cleanses the palate like a fistful of handmade chips and spicy salsa from the community bowl put on each table here by the servers. They're bottomless. If you want a stiff one, the pros behind the bar have a firm grasp on the situation and are unusually eager to accommodate. They'll even hold your gluten for you . A greasy palm helps,since it's anything for a Buck in this biz. Tongue in cheek, of course. They do work hard, so if you don't want to be a pain in their rear, butter these guys up. I order my margs frozen, the fruitier the better. It's their specialty. How good are they? I'll suck the tumbler bone dry, grab the stem and lick the bottom for any remaining droplets, then work on the sugared rim. Now nothing slides in easier than a two-fisted burrito, and you can't beat the meat here. Add refried beans for an alluring brownness and that familiar organic texture. My personal preference is the red chile, and I have to have sour cream. Love the creamy stuff. On the whole, it's pretty tasty, and it's a gay, festive atmosphere to boot.There's a kind of urban Brokeback Mountain thing going on, but they don't shove it down your throat. Decor? Subtle southwestern, I guess. So bottoms up, boys, and thumbs too, for this iconic Queen City beanery. Nothing could be finer than a politically correct diner.

4
★★★★☆

In some ways,this place is a hole. The chairs are uncomfortable. The speakers in the bar sound like a rusty trombone. On busy nights, I've seen cleaner restrooms at Cheeseman Park. But hole or not, it's a tight fit for the up and coming progressive community thriving in Antique Row. Antique my heiny!! What a misnomer. This neighborhood is flowing with young blood, teeming with all kinds of stuff. It's a vibrant, throbbing area. I go down constantly. After cruising the many alternative bars and men's movie houses that line Broadway, nothing cleanses the palate like a fistful of handmade chips and spicy salsa from the community bowl put on each table here by the servers. They're bottomless. If you want a stiff one, the pros behind the bar have a firm grasp on the situation and are unusually eager to accommodate. They'll even hold your gluten for you . A greasy palm helps,since it's anything for a Buck in this biz. Tongue in cheek, of course. They do work hard, so if you don't want to be a pain in their rear, butter these guys up. I order my margs frozen, the fruitier the better. It's their specialty. How good are they? I'll suck the tumbler bone dry, grab the stem and lick the bottom for any remaining droplets, then work on the sugared rim. Now nothing slides in easier than a two-fisted burrito, and you can't beat the meat here. Add refried beans for an alluring brownness and that familiar organic texture. My personal preference is the red chile, and I have to have sour cream. Love the creamy stuff. On the whole, it's pretty tasty, and it's a gay, festive atmosphere to boot.There's a kind of urban Brokeback Mountain thing going on, but they don't shove it down your throat. Decor? Subtle southwestern, I guess. So bottoms up, boys, and thumbs too, for this iconic Queen City beanery. Nothing could be finer than a politically correct diner.

Pros: Margs, Burritos, Neighborhood

Cons: Acoustics

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I love that they have veggie frendly food that tastes great. They have awesome happy hour and their raz margs are fabulous! Home-made bottomless chips and salsa for $1...can't beat that anywhere in the city!

5
★★★★★

I love that they have veggie frendly food that tastes great. They have awesome happy hour and their raz margs are fabulous! Home-made bottomless chips and salsa for $1...can't beat that anywhere in the city!

Pros: Service, Price, Staff and Food

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I'm lost. Why does this place get a crowd? Surely there can't be that many white folks with no taste in their mouth (and I'm Italian, so I put myself in that category). \r\n\r\nBland, unimaginative, nothing close to authentic Mexican. There's a Taco Bell 50 feet out the door and it comes closer to real Mexican food than this place.\r\n\r\nAnd the margaritas are a joke. You'd be better buying a bottle of mix and Cuervo Gold and doing it at home.\r\n\r\nBut hey--there's definitely no accounting for taste in this town, I know after 15 years. Domino's still sells ""pizza"", Casa Bonita still stays open, and Blue Bonnet (in theory) is a ""Mexican restaurant"". \r\n\r\nAnd I'm the Pope.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I'm lost. Why does this place get a crowd? Surely there can't be that many white folks with no taste in their mouth (and I'm Italian, so I put myself in that category). \r\n\r\nBland, unimaginative, nothing close to authentic Mexican. There's a Taco Bell 50 feet out the door and it comes closer to real Mexican food than this place.\r\n\r\nAnd the margaritas are a joke. You'd be better buying a bottle of mix and Cuervo Gold and doing it at home.\r\n\r\nBut hey--there's definitely no accounting for taste in this town, I know after 15 years. Domino's still sells ""pizza"", Casa Bonita still stays open, and Blue Bonnet (in theory) is a ""Mexican restaurant"". \r\n\r\nAnd I'm the Pope.

Pros: Clean, friendly

Cons: Blandest Mexican food on the planet, weak drinks

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Warned by a friend that the food at The Blue Bonnet was a joke, off we went to this former landmark anyway. The food was amusing, but the house margarita was hilarious. If this is a Margarita, then Im the the King of Pop. The drink was a massacre, Sand Creek on the Platte. I thought Id stumbled into Tonys Meats by accident, given the butcher job here. I mean, it was OFFAL! If there were a margarita board of ethics, Blue Bonnet would be subpoenaed daily. No Nectar of the Gods here; this green swill tasted more like the Antichrist, straight out of Linda Blairs mouth. (Sorry). My point is, though: This really ISNT a margarita, by definition. NOT EVEN CLOSE!! FACT: Margarita, invented in 1948 in Acapulco by Margarita Sames. Mixed to order; 1) a generous portion of fine white tequila, (50%), 2) a splash of fresh lime (25%), 3) a float of Couintreau (25%). Obviously, some subtle variations have evolved; i.e., substituting Grand Marnier or triple sec for Couintreau (still orange liqueurs), maybe a splash of fresh orange or lemon juice, or using a darker tequila, all good. Now when you throw in gender and sexual-orientation issues, (not that theres anything wrong with that) you get out of my realm of interest. But if you do ask for a fruity drink, thats what you should get. And if you order a real margarita, THATS what you should get. So what did I get? I guarantee you there was no fresh juice in there, probably industrial sour mix concentrate instead. Nor any liqueur even resembling Couintreau, more likely sugar, MAYBE orange zest. Hopefully they sprinkle in a little tequila although I really couldnt taste it. $CHA-CHING, BABY$. If you want to get technical, and I do, what we have here tastes more like a tequila sour or a cheap tequila daiquiri than a margarita. IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK AND IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, THEN ITS A DUCK! I couldnt get away with this kind of deception in my business for a minute, let alone decades. Unfortunately, well never really know for sure, because at the Bonnet, you cant watch the bartender mix your house margarita from scratch like in a professional restaurant. Here, THEY JUST SHOOT THIS CRUD OUT OF A HOSE, LIKE DOWN ON SOME FEED LOT IN FORT MORGAN! Makes you feel special. Ok, so WHERE does this stuff come from, then, since its not hand-mixed to order behind a bar? Is it delivered in tanks from companies like Coca-Cola or Seagrams? Or do they cook it up in some clandestine lab somewhere, like meth? Maybe a big, tattooed guy named Tiny with black engineering boots, a bad case of dandruff, no hairnet, and a penchant for revenge on the public. Who knows? Why the hell doesnt this place just get it over with and run a couple of troughs out through the dining room. One for the amusing slop, the other for the hilarious swill. That way, the hapless cattle that graze on this fraudulent stuff could just line up and load up. Easier for all concerned. Truth is, though, this kind of mediocre B.S. really needs to fade into the sunset and find its eternal resting place down in the tar pits. And while were at it, can I toss in our dinosaur of a waitress here? Talk about hostile body language. I was SURE this old battle-ax was going to attack me bad even BEFORE I started to open my mouth to joke about the $1.50 charge for the salsa. Guess shes heard it all before..... No crime here, though. The place gets away with murder every day. Just ask my margarita.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Warned by a friend that the food at The Blue Bonnet was a joke, off we went to this former landmark anyway. The food was amusing, but the house margarita was hilarious. If this is a Margarita, then Im the the King of Pop. The drink was a massacre, Sand Creek on the Platte. I thought Id stumbled into Tonys Meats by accident, given the butcher job here. I mean, it was OFFAL! If there were a margarita board of ethics, Blue Bonnet would be subpoenaed daily. No Nectar of the Gods here; this green swill tasted more like the Antichrist, straight out of Linda Blairs mouth. (Sorry). My point is, though: This really ISNT a margarita, by definition. NOT EVEN CLOSE!! FACT: Margarita, invented in 1948 in Acapulco by Margarita Sames. Mixed to order; 1) a generous portion of fine white tequila, (50%), 2) a splash of fresh lime (25%), 3) a float of Couintreau (25%). Obviously, some subtle variations have evolved; i.e., substituting Grand Marnier or triple sec for Couintreau (still orange liqueurs), maybe a splash of fresh orange or lemon juice, or using a darker tequila, all good. Now when you throw in gender and sexual-orientation issues, (not that theres anything wrong with that) you get out of my realm of interest. But if you do ask for a fruity drink, thats what you should get. And if you order a real margarita, THATS what you should get. So what did I get? I guarantee you there was no fresh juice in there, probably industrial sour mix concentrate instead. Nor any liqueur even resembling Couintreau, more likely sugar, MAYBE orange zest. Hopefully they sprinkle in a little tequila although I really couldnt taste it. $CHA-CHING, BABY$. If you want to get technical, and I do, what we have here tastes more like a tequila sour or a cheap tequila daiquiri than a margarita. IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK AND IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, THEN ITS A DUCK! I couldnt get away with this kind of deception in my business for a minute, let alone decades. Unfortunately, well never really know for sure, because at the Bonnet, you cant watch the bartender mix your house margarita from scratch like in a professional restaurant. Here, THEY JUST SHOOT THIS CRUD OUT OF A HOSE, LIKE DOWN ON SOME FEED LOT IN FORT MORGAN! Makes you feel special. Ok, so WHERE does this stuff come from, then, since its not hand-mixed to order behind a bar? Is it delivered in tanks from companies like Coca-Cola or Seagrams? Or do they cook it up in some clandestine lab somewhere, like meth? Maybe a big, tattooed guy named Tiny with black engineering boots, a bad case of dandruff, no hairnet, and a penchant for revenge on the public. Who knows? Why the hell doesnt this place just get it over with and run a couple of troughs out through the dining room. One for the amusing slop, the other for the hilarious swill. That way, the hapless cattle that graze on this fraudulent stuff could just line up and load up. Easier for all concerned. Truth is, though, this kind of mediocre B.S. really needs to fade into the sunset and find its eternal resting place down in the tar pits. And while were at it, can I toss in our dinosaur of a waitress here? Talk about hostile body language. I was SURE this old battle-ax was going to attack me bad even BEFORE I started to open my mouth to joke about the $1.50 charge for the salsa. Guess shes heard it all before..... No crime here, though. The place gets away with murder every day. Just ask my margarita.

Pros: I didn't meet any here.

Cons: Talked to plenty of them.

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Quite honestly, I have absolutely no clue how this place stays in business or how it manages to get good reviews in the newspaper! I have been there a total of three times over the years, primarily because other people wanted to go there. The first time I went there, I found it to be marginal, nothing special. The other times were poor. The food is obviously not made to order and it reheated by microwave. The last time I went was decidedly the worst. \nThe service is awful, the drinks are not made to order. Save your money. Do not eat dinner here.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Quite honestly, I have absolutely no clue how this place stays in business or how it manages to get good reviews in the newspaper! I have been there a total of three times over the years, primarily because other people wanted to go there. The first time I went there, I found it to be marginal, nothing special. The other times were poor. The food is obviously not made to order and it reheated by microwave. The last time I went was decidedly the worst. \nThe service is awful, the drinks are not made to order. Save your money. Do not eat dinner here.

Pros: ZERO!

Cons: Awful food,margaritas, service.

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Very mediocre, which is unfortunate because its right in my new neighborhood and I consume alot of mexican food and drink. Industrial style food and beverage prep makes for a disappointing product which grows old quickly, both literally and figuratively. ( Seriously, margaritas on tap? ) Theres nothing better than a freshly mixed margarita, and sadly, The Blue Bonnet mass produces theirs, and the taste reflects that fact. The service was ok. I ate at the bar and noticed the customers that the bartenders seemed to be familiar with (regulars, I guess) got much better treatment than the average Joe, with complimentary drinks and chips, etc. I'd hang out more if the food and drink were any good, although the atmosphere, which seemed fun at first, also grew old fast with all the young children running around. No thanks.Way overpriced as well.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Very mediocre, which is unfortunate because its right in my new neighborhood and I consume alot of mexican food and drink. Industrial style food and beverage prep makes for a disappointing product which grows old quickly, both literally and figuratively. ( Seriously, margaritas on tap? ) Theres nothing better than a freshly mixed margarita, and sadly, The Blue Bonnet mass produces theirs, and the taste reflects that fact. The service was ok. I ate at the bar and noticed the customers that the bartenders seemed to be familiar with (regulars, I guess) got much better treatment than the average Joe, with complimentary drinks and chips, etc. I'd hang out more if the food and drink were any good, although the atmosphere, which seemed fun at first, also grew old fast with all the young children running around. No thanks.Way overpriced as well.

Pros: Colorful atmosphere, good for kids

Cons: mass-produced product, uncomfortable atmosphere for adults

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Both of my experiences at the Blue Bonnet Cafe were really bad. This place is a chamber of culinary horrors. The salsa is runny, the chips are stale, the piles of half-melted yellow cheese left me bloated and uncomfortable, the green chile is red and runny, with fatty and gristly pork remnants, not lean like other places in the neighborhood. The margaritas were watery and bland. It's almost like W and Cheney were cooking the food and Condie was behind the bar, mixing the margs. It's that bad. Yechh....

1
★☆☆☆☆

Both of my experiences at the Blue Bonnet Cafe were really bad. This place is a chamber of culinary horrors. The salsa is runny, the chips are stale, the piles of half-melted yellow cheese left me bloated and uncomfortable, the green chile is red and runny, with fatty and gristly pork remnants, not lean like other places in the neighborhood. The margaritas were watery and bland. It's almost like W and Cheney were cooking the food and Condie was behind the bar, mixing the margs. It's that bad. Yechh....

Pros: Parking

Cons: Food, margaritas

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If you're looking for a gourmet mexican restaurant...go somewhere else. But if you're looking for great margaritas, food, service, and a place to eat without spend an arm and a leg, go here! Someone on this site complained that the bartenders don't use triple sec in their margaritas...who cares! Their margs are good, potent, and...wait, do you really need anything else? The bar and wait staff are the friendliest around...very social and make you feel welcome. The food comes out quickly and no, it's not gourmet, but you wouldn't expect that here. It's great food in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. That's that! A local diamond in the rough, I chalk it up to one of the better mexican restaurants in SW Denver. And no, I don't work for the restaurant....I'm just a fan :)

4
★★★★☆

If you're looking for a gourmet mexican restaurant...go somewhere else. But if you're looking for great margaritas, food, service, and a place to eat without spend an arm and a leg, go here! Someone on this site complained that the bartenders don't use triple sec in their margaritas...who cares! Their margs are good, potent, and...wait, do you really need anything else? The bar and wait staff are the friendliest around...very social and make you feel welcome. The food comes out quickly and no, it's not gourmet, but you wouldn't expect that here. It's great food in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. That's that! A local diamond in the rough, I chalk it up to one of the better mexican restaurants in SW Denver. And no, I don't work for the restaurant....I'm just a fan :)

Pros: Ambience, service, drinks, food, price

Cons: parking, often crowded

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I got dragged back in here recently. This joint?s been around for awhile but then, so have I. Although I no longer patronize the place, I remember the days when they?d use turkey in the chicken items to make a few extra pennies. Not too long ago, actually. Quite a long and storied history of nickel and diming. They charge for chips and salsa. And unless things have changed recently, this is the only bar/ restaurant, Mexican or otherwise, that I?ve EVER been to or even heard of ANYWHERE that doesn?t use triple sec or a similar liqueur in their margaritas. So technically, unless you special order, THE BLUE BONNET DOESN?T EVEN SERVE MARGARITAS. WITHOUT TRIPLE SEC, IT?S CALLED A TEQUILA SOUR. That?s some serious chutzpah. I imagine they?ve netted quite a haul on this caper over the decades. We?re not talking about nickels and dimes, either. Do the math. I used to think it was kind of funny, part of the show. No mas. Too expensive these days for this kind of stuff. Really burns me up. Now I see they offer gluten- free items. Gluten-free? In a Mexican restaurant? Gimme a break. I have never seen one gluten-free item anywhere in Mexico. If health food is the objective, look elsewhere, my friend, because it ain?t happening here. Talk about trying to starve a dead horse. Besides the sheer volume of grease in the food, there are probably enough preservatives in one pre-made batch of Blue Bonnet tequila sour/margaritas to give King Tut a little rise. One or two gluten-free tortillas isn?t going to offset that. Just look at the ingredients that any cheap, wholesale sweet and sour mix contains. Bend over, Denver and get out the KY jelly. Order up another $8.90 tequila sour, and enjoy the ride. I?m talkin? about service with a smile. If the shaft is what you?re looking for, this establishment will be happy to give it to you. They?ve been doing it for decades, but now you can get it gluten-free. PULL-EASE!!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I got dragged back in here recently. This joint?s been around for awhile but then, so have I. Although I no longer patronize the place, I remember the days when they?d use turkey in the chicken items to make a few extra pennies. Not too long ago, actually. Quite a long and storied history of nickel and diming. They charge for chips and salsa. And unless things have changed recently, this is the only bar/ restaurant, Mexican or otherwise, that I?ve EVER been to or even heard of ANYWHERE that doesn?t use triple sec or a similar liqueur in their margaritas. So technically, unless you special order, THE BLUE BONNET DOESN?T EVEN SERVE MARGARITAS. WITHOUT TRIPLE SEC, IT?S CALLED A TEQUILA SOUR. That?s some serious chutzpah. I imagine they?ve netted quite a haul on this caper over the decades. We?re not talking about nickels and dimes, either. Do the math. I used to think it was kind of funny, part of the show. No mas. Too expensive these days for this kind of stuff. Really burns me up. Now I see they offer gluten- free items. Gluten-free? In a Mexican restaurant? Gimme a break. I have never seen one gluten-free item anywhere in Mexico. If health food is the objective, look elsewhere, my friend, because it ain?t happening here. Talk about trying to starve a dead horse. Besides the sheer volume of grease in the food, there are probably enough preservatives in one pre-made batch of Blue Bonnet tequila sour/margaritas to give King Tut a little rise. One or two gluten-free tortillas isn?t going to offset that. Just look at the ingredients that any cheap, wholesale sweet and sour mix contains. Bend over, Denver and get out the KY jelly. Order up another $8.90 tequila sour, and enjoy the ride. I?m talkin? about service with a smile. If the shaft is what you?re looking for, this establishment will be happy to give it to you. They?ve been doing it for decades, but now you can get it gluten-free. PULL-EASE!!!

Pros: not too crowded anymore

Cons: nickel and dime shenanigans

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Used to be really good back in the early 90's. Still pretty good but their service and wait time could be better.

3
★★★☆☆

Used to be really good back in the early 90's. Still pretty good but their service and wait time could be better.

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The old marketing adage states ?You don?t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle.? Well said for many types of businesses, but unfortunately for the Blue Bonnet Cafe, restaurants actually do sell the steak. This place reminds me of a Denny?s menu; where the pictures of the food look great but the actual product is another story altogether. After eating at the Blue Bonnet several times over many years, I?ve finally realized one thing. It just isn?t any good. The menu is extensive and everything sounds great, but the food tastes as if it was prepared in bulk earlier and reheated, cooled, reheated etc. as needed. It tastes stale. Even the margaritas taste like they have been sitting around for awhile before they are served, apparently out of a tank somewhere in the building and pumped through a hose to the bar, and then finally shot out of a gun or something. Quite a journey. If they had saved a little of the energy it must have taken to develop the elaborate menus and drink lists and put it into actually serving a fresh, consistent product, this place might be worth another shot. I prefer eateries that may only offer a limited number of items, but they do those items consistently well, and concentrate on freshness. Blue Bonnet seems to want to do way too many things, and puts quality on the back burner. It?s just not worth that bloated uncomfortable feeling you leave with after ingesting all that yellow cheese and recycled steam-table grease. Thanks anyway.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The old marketing adage states ?You don?t sell the steak, you sell the sizzle.? Well said for many types of businesses, but unfortunately for the Blue Bonnet Cafe, restaurants actually do sell the steak. This place reminds me of a Denny?s menu; where the pictures of the food look great but the actual product is another story altogether. After eating at the Blue Bonnet several times over many years, I?ve finally realized one thing. It just isn?t any good. The menu is extensive and everything sounds great, but the food tastes as if it was prepared in bulk earlier and reheated, cooled, reheated etc. as needed. It tastes stale. Even the margaritas taste like they have been sitting around for awhile before they are served, apparently out of a tank somewhere in the building and pumped through a hose to the bar, and then finally shot out of a gun or something. Quite a journey. If they had saved a little of the energy it must have taken to develop the elaborate menus and drink lists and put it into actually serving a fresh, consistent product, this place might be worth another shot. I prefer eateries that may only offer a limited number of items, but they do those items consistently well, and concentrate on freshness. Blue Bonnet seems to want to do way too many things, and puts quality on the back burner. It?s just not worth that bloated uncomfortable feeling you leave with after ingesting all that yellow cheese and recycled steam-table grease. Thanks anyway.

Pros: alot of sizzle

Cons: no steak

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A friend of mine & I stopped in for lunch today. Our water came quick, our chips & salsa soon after & then our drinks. I wasn't into having alcohol today, so I sampled a strawberry limeade. It tasted kinda funky, not bad, just not good. The busser came by and filled our salsa dishes and continued to top off our waters before they had a chance to go empty. That was a bonus! At most Mexican restaurants I've eaten at it is difficult to get a refill on chips & salsa and sometimes even harder to get water refills. Nice job Blue Bonnet! Now, for our lunch. It was tasty although a little tough as if it sat under a heat lamp for a little while before coming out. I had a chile relleno & a cheese enchilada. It was a 3 star meal. Not the best I've ever had, but not the worst either. I have eaten at this establishment a couple times before this and usually get the same experience. Not a bad choice if you're in the area and Blue Bonnet's location is a matter of convenience. But, if you're trying to pick the best Mexican food in Denver, this isn't it.

3
★★★☆☆

A friend of mine & I stopped in for lunch today. Our water came quick, our chips & salsa soon after & then our drinks. I wasn't into having alcohol today, so I sampled a strawberry limeade. It tasted kinda funky, not bad, just not good. The busser came by and filled our salsa dishes and continued to top off our waters before they had a chance to go empty. That was a bonus! At most Mexican restaurants I've eaten at it is difficult to get a refill on chips & salsa and sometimes even harder to get water refills. Nice job Blue Bonnet! Now, for our lunch. It was tasty although a little tough as if it sat under a heat lamp for a little while before coming out. I had a chile relleno & a cheese enchilada. It was a 3 star meal. Not the best I've ever had, but not the worst either. I have eaten at this establishment a couple times before this and usually get the same experience. Not a bad choice if you're in the area and Blue Bonnet's location is a matter of convenience. But, if you're trying to pick the best Mexican food in Denver, this isn't it.

Pros: Great service! Quick, friendly & our water & salsa never went empty

Cons: Average food. Nothing spectacular. It wasn't bad, just not anything to rave about.

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My margarita was not so good and when I noticed the bartender was squirting them out of a soda gun like a soft drink, I just about s%@t! You could throw a monkey back there to do that. Plus, who knows when or where these margaritas were actually made and by whom; or what was (or wasn?t) in that drink. I wonder if anyone ever even bothers to ask. Talk about a compromised, if not potentially adulterated product. What a crock of hooey! For the prices this place charges and the level of quality they claim, they should be hand-crafting their cocktails up-front like a real restaurant, especially their signature item. Everyone I?ve mentioned this to agrees. VERY MINOR LEAGUE!!! I can?t comment on the food because I decided not to eat. I figured if a Mexican restaurant won?t even mix a margarita to order, who knows what shortcuts are going on in the food prep department. Caveat emptor.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My margarita was not so good and when I noticed the bartender was squirting them out of a soda gun like a soft drink, I just about s%@t! You could throw a monkey back there to do that. Plus, who knows when or where these margaritas were actually made and by whom; or what was (or wasn?t) in that drink. I wonder if anyone ever even bothers to ask. Talk about a compromised, if not potentially adulterated product. What a crock of hooey! For the prices this place charges and the level of quality they claim, they should be hand-crafting their cocktails up-front like a real restaurant, especially their signature item. Everyone I?ve mentioned this to agrees. VERY MINOR LEAGUE!!! I can?t comment on the food because I decided not to eat. I figured if a Mexican restaurant won?t even mix a margarita to order, who knows what shortcuts are going on in the food prep department. Caveat emptor.

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: minor league

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One more Denver taco-slinging cash cow that specializes in seperating newly transpanted yuppies from their hard earned fun tickets. Mediocre at best. Bring the Rolaids and for some extra fun on the way home, don't turn on your headlights and drive on the wrong side of the road. Welcome to the Queen City of The Plains. Have a real cool experience.\r\n

2
★★☆☆☆

One more Denver taco-slinging cash cow that specializes in seperating newly transpanted yuppies from their hard earned fun tickets. Mediocre at best. Bring the Rolaids and for some extra fun on the way home, don't turn on your headlights and drive on the wrong side of the road. Welcome to the Queen City of The Plains. Have a real cool experience.\r\n

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I love going here, they have the best Chili Rellenos in town!!! The nice crispy ones, not the soggy tasteless ones you find in a lot of places. I love their salsa and chips that everyone gets to start the meals!!! And they also make a mean Strawberry Daqueri

5
★★★★★

I love going here, they have the best Chili Rellenos in town!!! The nice crispy ones, not the soggy tasteless ones you find in a lot of places. I love their salsa and chips that everyone gets to start the meals!!! And they also make a mean Strawberry Daqueri

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I used to frequent this place when i lived in the neighborhood. Being back in Denver recently, I stopped in for a little nostalgia. What a mistake! What I remember as being a fun, cheap neighborhood joint has somehow evolved into a gay Chile's or Chevy's, complete with the obligatory tootie-fruitty drink lists and prices to match. The food hasn't improved and the decor is downright strange. The service used to be friendly and personal, but I didn't see that this time. Another one bites the dust.\r\n

1
★☆☆☆☆

I used to frequent this place when i lived in the neighborhood. Being back in Denver recently, I stopped in for a little nostalgia. What a mistake! What I remember as being a fun, cheap neighborhood joint has somehow evolved into a gay Chile's or Chevy's, complete with the obligatory tootie-fruitty drink lists and prices to match. The food hasn't improved and the decor is downright strange. The service used to be friendly and personal, but I didn't see that this time. Another one bites the dust.\r\n

Pros: Parking

Cons: Just about everything else

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This place SUXS ! the food is horrible. I dont know why people cater to this place! The location is the only good thing about it.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place SUXS ! the food is horrible. I dont know why people cater to this place! The location is the only good thing about it.

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Into each life must come one meal far worse than all the others, a meal that makes you wonder not only how such a meal could exist, but why? A ?White Whale? of a meal, if you will. Well, I saw my White Whale when a friend took me to the Blue Bonnet Cafe for a celebratory dinner. I asked the waitperson for a pre-dinner margarita, specifying my favorite tequila. I was anticipating a delicious concoction of high quality tequila, orange liqueur, and lemon/lime. Being somewhat of a tequila aficionado and very familiar with the distinct flavor of the expensive 100 % blue agave silver brand that I had requested, I noticed immediately that my drink was not what I had ordered. After some discreet inquiries, I learned that my preferred tequila had been poured on top of the house margarita and then presented to me as if it were the drink I had ordered. This house margarita contained cheap mass produced gold tequila and was not even close to what I ordered. In addition, I learned that there was no orange liqueur (triple sec, countreau, etc.) in the margarita. I wouldn?t even consider this a margarita. It?s like serving a Chicago Dog without mustard and then throwing on some chili and cheese, except that the only possible reason for serving this altered margarita is to save money, and that the average customer doesn?t notice. The restaurant actually gets away with this on a regular basis. I personally consider it false advertising. However, in order not to embarrass my dining companion, who was paying and is much less discerning than me, I kept quiet and finished the meal. Needless to say, a meal to remember and one I won?t repeat.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Into each life must come one meal far worse than all the others, a meal that makes you wonder not only how such a meal could exist, but why? A ?White Whale? of a meal, if you will. Well, I saw my White Whale when a friend took me to the Blue Bonnet Cafe for a celebratory dinner. I asked the waitperson for a pre-dinner margarita, specifying my favorite tequila. I was anticipating a delicious concoction of high quality tequila, orange liqueur, and lemon/lime. Being somewhat of a tequila aficionado and very familiar with the distinct flavor of the expensive 100 % blue agave silver brand that I had requested, I noticed immediately that my drink was not what I had ordered. After some discreet inquiries, I learned that my preferred tequila had been poured on top of the house margarita and then presented to me as if it were the drink I had ordered. This house margarita contained cheap mass produced gold tequila and was not even close to what I ordered. In addition, I learned that there was no orange liqueur (triple sec, countreau, etc.) in the margarita. I wouldn?t even consider this a margarita. It?s like serving a Chicago Dog without mustard and then throwing on some chili and cheese, except that the only possible reason for serving this altered margarita is to save money, and that the average customer doesn?t notice. The restaurant actually gets away with this on a regular basis. I personally consider it false advertising. However, in order not to embarrass my dining companion, who was paying and is much less discerning than me, I kept quiet and finished the meal. Needless to say, a meal to remember and one I won?t repeat.

Pros: I don't have to go back

Cons: I went there

Message from Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe

What's kept Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe at the forefront of Denver Mexican restaurants? This family owned and operated eatery has offered patrons an expansive menu loaded with made-from-scratch Mexican food, unbeatable margaritas, seasonal specials and handmade chips and salsa for over 40 years. What's more? The service is upbeat, attentive, fast and friendly.



Parties can be accommodated banquet style, take-out is available and for your next event, why not be the hit of the party by ordering Mexican catering from Blue Bonnet. Although you can't enjoy the fun atmosphere of the outdoor patio, the Mexican cuisine is just as fresh and thoughtfully prepared.



A gluten free menu is available to satisfy diners' sensibilities, as well as a kids menu for the little ones. Head south of Alameda to the best Denver Mexican restaurant, Blue Bonnet Mexican Cafe. Reservations are accepted.

Provided by Citysearch

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In Short
Meal times are swarming with fans, willing to wait 15 to 90 minutes for a seat. People chatter excitedly at worn booths and tables, crowd the bar for margaritas or wrestle with unruly kids. Late nights bring in…

Key Points

  • Expanded Outdoor Patio
  • Gluten Free Menu Available
  • Homemade Eats and Margaritas
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