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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%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (74 reviews)
“queso” (11 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
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07:00 - 00:00 Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-1464
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome food. Very cool place to get a bite to eat and plenty of it too. Place is small, so not a lot of seating. Loved the atmosphere and the amount of food that you got.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jhaas132016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this place. The beer was cheap and the food was good. We had the nachos and I had a burrito. I even went back the next day for takeout. The only reason I didn't hit it at five stars was the I thought...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank randallstevens61
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

After just landing I was in the mood for some food and a drink. The seating is open and I chose to sit at the bar, which conveniently had outlets under the bar so I could charge my phone. The beer selection was great and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I went with the Carnitas burrito add quest by recommendation of the staff. Burrito was good, and I got free chips since I was sitting at the bar. They also have a pretty good happy hour here

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 7Rome
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The name is gimmicky; this place is about as illegal-seeming as a tourist information center. That said, though with a similar array of offerings, this somehow managed to be more distinctive, flavorful, and laid-back than chains like Chipotle and Qdoba. Is it the hippie stickers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

A little different type of barn restaurant, my subway n your local metal bar combined..? Anyway , great place!! Amazingly talented staff , excellent service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JakeH1896
Reviewed 28 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul507
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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, Breakfast, 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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