Tamayo Restaurant

1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
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Chef Richard Sandoval began his culinary journey in his native Acapulco working in the kitchens of the two highly regarded restaurants owned by his parents, Madeiras and Villa Fiore. That experience and the motivation fueled by the tremendous influence of his Grandmother led Chef Sandoval to the United States to attend the Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation he returned to Mexico. In 1992, he was awarded the prestigious National Toque D'Oro (Chef of the Year). In 1995, Chef Sandoval opened the traditionally French influenced Savann in New York City. This led to the opening of Savann East. As his confidence in operations and menu creation grew stronger, Chef Sandoval decided on opening as unique a Mexican restaurant as he could imagine. This is when the stylish and innovative Maya was born. Tamayo Restaurant (Denver) a cousin to Maya opened in 2001.
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Top Sentiments among Tamayo Restaurant Reviewers

Great guacamole app Great Margaritas Interesting flavors Fantastic desserts Good dinners Fantastic eve menu Fantastic drinks Fantastic mango mojito Unique Enchiladas De Salmon Ahumado Excellent Denver Restaurant Week menu

Customer Reviews (79 reviews)


on Citysearch Nov 11, 2009
I'm not sure why we put ourselves through the experience with all the other options on Larimer. Would have done better at Teds for a fraction of the price. The staff is poorly trained and rude. As we entered there was a... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 18, 2009
Eating here was a real treat. My wife chose to bring me here and we had a delightful experience. People say cheap mexican food is horrible mexican food, but this place will turn that thinking around. Will be back soon!... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 30, 2009
Upon entering the restaurant from the bustling atmosphere of Larimer Square, we were immediately greeted by a brightly smiling and very friendly hostess who made us feel welcomed and promptly escorted us to our... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 07, 2009
I've walked by Tamayo so many times on my way to UCD campus for school and saw their cool little salsa dip that so many people ordered. I decided to try it for my birthday on a Saturday. Big mistake. Reservations for the... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 17, 2009
My wife and I dined here for Valentines Day and it was by far one of the best meals we have ever had. They had a special menu for the holiday, and everything was delicious. The service was impeccable and the food was... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 10, 2009
Who says that you have to spend under $20 for good Mexican Food? You have to be kidding, when you go out to a RESTAURANT of this caliber, don't expect Tex-Mex, it's REAL mexican cuisine. The service is always great... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 02, 2009
Don't be fooled by these pretentious, overpriced restaurants. Mexican dished should NEVER exceed $20, I don't care how amazing your head chef is, it's outrageous. El Taco De Mexico has this place beat.... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 06, 2009
There is something very alluring about this place. I, too, have travelled to Mexico and realize that authentic Mexican does not consist of gargantuan portions. Also, comparing Tamayo to Taco Bell is not apt. This IS... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 26, 2008
i agree with dave. i passed by this restaurant many times and had wanted to try it out for some time. the place is way over priced for the amount of food you actually get. i think the food is tasty but not worth the price.... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 25, 2008
Dave you are an idiot! This is a great restaurant! My husband and I have frequented Tamayo for years, and have never had a bad experience. The service is fantastic and the food is delicious, unique Mexican cuisine . I... (more)
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