Reader: Skip Tamayo and go back to Taco Bell for those 2 a.m. quesadillas, Westword

patiotamayo.jpg
Danielle Lirette
The rooftop patio at Tamayo doesn't disappoint -- if you know it's there.
Tamayo, the modern Mex restaurant that Richard Sandoval opened on the edge of Larimer Square a dozen years ago, wasn't looking so modern last winter. That's when the internationally renowned restaurateur put a million bucks into an update of the space. In her current review, Gretchen Kurtz suggests that Tamayo's service doesn't match its surroundings. In response, readers served up their own assessments of Tamayo -- and Westword.

See also: Tamayo's million-buck makeover needs a service check

Says courtneyaustell:

This review is so off it is not even worth the full read. I have never had a bad experience at Tamayo or any of its sister restaurants. I love the authentic, traditional, yet modern twist this restaurant offers on its plates and cocktails. Westword has been wrong before and I could only wish they admit it this time. Go back to Taco Bell and get the 2am quesadillas you are trying to compare Tamayo's exquisite ones to. Seriously - I don't believe a word you wrote about this restaurant.

But Brawest does:

Was there a couple weeks ago for the first time. Horrible service. We ordered drinks and then didn't see anyone for twenty minutes. A shame since I work on the same block and the food was good, but I will not be returning.

Have you been to Tamayo lately? What did you think of the food? The service?


Location Info

Tamayo

1400 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
11 comments
posonly
posonly

Damn, Richard Sandoval has hired an army of PR flacks to come to boards and post positive comments. 

dspam
dspam

I have never had a bad experience at Tamayo, it's been our favorite spot on larimer for years, there's certainly always room for improvement in any business, but to say that Tamayo isn't worth revisiting is simply unfounded Gretchen. 

I'm posting to voice my support and love of tamayo, and Richard Sandoval's delicious food, but while I'm at it, Gretchen, your review is completely open ended, and not well written.

You've failed to mention any of their cocktails, or any of My favorite dishes, all you were focused on was your water glass, and the bachelorettes clearly having a better time than you......


John Scruggs
John Scruggs

You can't beat Chubies for the great American burrito.

tsc5658
tsc5658

Tamayo food and service are nothing but amazing every time! 

Erik Keith
Erik Keith

Licking food stains from the inside of a dumpster would be much more comparable to eating Taco Bell...

GFTW
GFTW

Looking forward to JennInFurr's 2 AM Taco Bell quesadilla article!

Justin Day
Justin Day

To be honest I went there a couple weeks ago. The AC was broke and my margarita tasted like shit. Also the food was nothing to write home about. It was only for Happy hour but looking at the menu your really wasting your money here.

Ian Watson
Ian Watson

I think people should think for them selfs. Restaurants are suffering everyday to stay open, pay their employees , and hint at being able to offer health insurance... This ignorant article is stoping people from going there.

Philo99
Philo99

From my experiences at Tamayo, I'm not sure if Taco Bell is a step down.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...