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Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
+1 303-623-2169
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (59 reviews)
“queso” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed their food. I would totally recommend going here if you happen to be in Denver!

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Union Station and were going to go to Snooze, but it was over 30 minute wait. Had seen this place day before in am and say they had burrito breakfast options and decided to try it. Well worth the $10 for a...More

Thank Paulette F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends in for convention downtown, we decided to try Illegal Pete's. Did not disappoint. Beans and rice fabulous! Great Mexican food, great svc A++++ Right off 16th St Mall, at Wazee, take the shuttle from your downtown hotel.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd eat here again in a heart beat. It was super busy and they ran out of green chili, which is to die for, at 1030 at might on a Monday. The place was PACKED. My smothered burrito was fabulous! They mix the ingredients before...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son & I went to a Rockies game and got downtown early in the morning. We stopped at Illegal Pete's. Good food at a great price.

Thank John L
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Funky atmosphere, great food made to order. Outdoor dining relaxing. Good service. They appear to care about the environment, no foam plates or take out containers.

Thank Lilly B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Came from Lubbock TX for the Metallica concert ate her for breakfast it was really good and fresh the staff was really nice cool atmosphere I would recommend this to anyone burritos are delicious

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

You guys this place was awesome. Good vibe, friendly staff and AMZING FOOD!! I had the shredded beef burrito with potatoes in it!!! So so good. Like a pot roast in a tortilla shell. Wife had the carnitas and she said it was equally as...More

Thank Agsnitker
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place is really good it is kinda like quadoba or chipotle but this place has fried potatoes you can add to your bowl or burrito and also has fish you can get. Also they let you smoother the burritos with green chili sauce.

Thank Nathan S
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for your review, we are happy you appreciate the options we offer. We hope to see you next time you are in town! Cheers, Kristin

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Casual, self service and reasonable prices! Great tacos and burritos.. The restaurant has a very nice sign at the entrance welcoming everyone regardless of religion, gender, background, color etc. Salute!

Thank Kaitirawi
Kristin S, Front Office Manager at Illegal Pete's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks so much for the review. We are glad you stopped in. And thanks for the comment about the sign!

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:30
07:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-2169
We celebrate humanity. We celebrate individuality. We celebrate relationships and connections. And most importantly we celebrate every human's need for tasty food, stiff drinks and good times. Well, maybe it's not a need, but it's certainly a want. Either way, it's our desire to make each illegal pete's location the kind of place where you can go to celebrate more with other humans.
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