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Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
+1 303-623-2169
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (69 reviews)
“queso” (10 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This small restaurant on the 16th street mall has great tacos and big burritos. The Baja Fish tacos or burrito are my favorite. Great place to grab a quick bite.

Thank JakeH1896
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ordered a quesadilla and burrito..Huge is understatement for price. Place has live music which was decent. A full bar separate from it food counter. Ambiance was very casual and comfortable. Honestly a good alternative to fast food

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't leave Denver without stopping at Illegal Pete's. Burritos are Delicious and everyone is really nice that works there. Location is right on 16th street mall in LODO and super easy to get too. FOOD IS SO YUMMY!!!

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I had a LOT of time to kill thanks to Frontier airlines, so I happened upon the whole 16th street experience by chance. While walking around aimlessly, I saw this restaurant which had outdoor seating so one could watch the character parade go by while...More

Thank Paul507
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We didn't realize when we decided to go here that it was just another walk up and order Chipotle-style restaurant. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special. They have a nice patio space.

Thank Renee26
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Visited Illegal Pete's thinking it was a one-restaurant deal, not a chain. It is very much like a chipotle, so nothing special. Great outside patio area.

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We enjoyed burritos here! The staff is friendly, the food good, and the atmosphere funky. The menu is original with many interesting options. It's a fun place!

Thank marsle
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a good Mexican meal served in a fast casual way, try this restaurant. One orders at the counter and then your food is prepared. The dishes all tasted great. The proverbial Mexican favorites are available along with some other unique...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Always great visiting Illegal Pete’s in Denver. Their green chili is to die for. Love the atmosphere too. My wife had the fish tacos and they are the best.

Thank gmseelye
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We stopped at this spot after the Rockies game. Very similar to a Moe's, Chipotle or Qdoba. We had a burrito and nachos. Great flavor but nothing that set it apart from other chains. I enjoyed that it was a local chain.

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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is public parking close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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