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Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar - 68 Reviews - 301 E Seventh Ave, Denver, CO - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (720) 874-2599

Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar

301 E Seventh Ave (at Grant Street)
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 874-2599
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Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar - Denver, CO


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I had my car towed at that parking lot on May 5, 2011 going to celebrate cinco de mayo @ Benny's, I got these really mean people that i had to deal with by the name mile hi towing...


The food never was (and still isn't) good.

I don't get it 10/19/2011

The food never was (and still isn't) good. more

Notorious 10/2/2011

Benny's is popular with suburbanites. For some reason word has gotten out that heading to the city requires a stop at Benny's. The locals, however, won't touch the place. We typically head south and east for Mexican food which is where the good stuff is. The food at Benny's has to be straight out of a can or bottle. There is little that tastes fresh. Meats are typically cooked to the consistency of rubber (with the possible exception of the carnitas, which are sometimes a high point on the menu). Most dishes are covered in a generic sauce and a bed of lettuce with a few bits of tasteless tomatoes. There is no imagination in the presentation of the food. Several reviewers have mentioned the margaritas. Yes, they are tasty, but way overpriced. Order a liter of margaritas and you'll get a liter carafe packed full of ice with little room for margarita. The atmosphere at Benny's has nothing to offer. It is absolutely jam-packed with tables. A server will take your order, someone else will deliver the food in minutes and then you'll be hustled out to make room for the next party. There are televisions playing in every corner. The place is pitch dark in certain spots (which is usually a sign that you don't want to see the place in full light). The popularity of this place is absolutely puzzling. more

Benny's Regular Back in ACTION... 6/21/2011

I had my car towed at that parking lot on May 5, 2011 going to celebrate cinco de mayo @ Benny's, I got these really mean people that i had to deal with by the name mile hi towing and recovery i took them to court and it turned out that they where innocent because they showed ""proof"" i dont know how but whatever im over it. more

Don't be a dummy 5/25/2011

sounds like the biggest problem with folks is failing to be honest when parking downtown. If you make yourself familiar with your surroundings and keep yourself honest ( including paying for parking) then you won't find yourself in costly situations. I have been a patron at Bennys restaurant fr several years and have always parked in the correct lots for the establishment that I'm going to. It doesn't take a high school graduate to read a sign. If there's ever any doubt you should not park there. Welcome to the world of adult responsibility. more

well, i get it 3/7/2011

from reading the reviews here, the food sucks, the management sucks, the parking sucks, but getting hammered in magaritaville makes it all wort while. sad statement!!!!!! more

Parking Scam @ Benny's 10/23/2010

After patronizing Benny?s Cantina nearly every Friday night over the past 15 YEARS (and Sunday breakfast every other weekend) a large group of my friends and I have decided never to set foot into the establishment again. Thru having my car towed from an honor pay system parking lot @ 734 Logan, I discovered that Benny and the establishment which bears his name are clearly involved in a racket with this parking lot. more

Great Margs 6/23/2010

I love this place. Great margs and that's all that matters! Pros: You just go in for margs! more

Great Mexican Food 4/9/2010

I love Benny's and will always go there. We continue to take out of town company there and they always want to go back. It is fun, fast and consistant food. A great place to go with a group of friends. The food is good, the marguarita's better. If you have not been go tonight. Sometimes there is a wait but you can hang at the bar and I have never had to wait for more than one marguarita. Love it!! more

Disgusting food. 2/13/2010

Well, I will definitely never be back. I didn't drink the night I went, but I wish I'd at least have that excuse after even attempting to eat the slop laid before me. Pros: Tequila selection Cons: Food, Service, Decor more

Property Manager 2/10/2010

Best Mexican Food in Denver! Skip the menu, order the sloppy chicken burrito and you won't be disappointed! more

Good Margarita 2/3/2010

Most people I know go to Benny's for the margaritas, not-so-much for the food. Don't get me wrong, the food isn't terrible but it's just ok. I've been there many times and have tried several items from on the menu and nothing has been very good as far as food. The margaritas on the other hand are very good. They are strong and they have many different flavors. You can order by the glass or a small pitcher. Overall the service has always been pretty good. Good place to go after work for happy hour. Pros: Really good margaritas Cons: Food is just ok more

A Notch Above Canned Dog Food - Good Margaritas 7/12/2009

Benny's is one of those restaurants that remains popular despite serving really crappy food. The reasons are the location, the prices and the margaritas. You don't go to Benny's for good food. You go to get drunk, or to ameliorate the affects of alcohol drank and don't care what you shove down your gullet, as long as it's filling. Pros: Good margaritas, cheap, fast service Cons: Very nasty food. Not very clean. more

Good atmosphere, great margaritas 4/17/2009

Fun, local Denver Mexican restaurant. Great margaritas and people watching. The food is good or bad depending on what your order, but if you go to Benny's it is more for the experience. Expect to wait for a seat, but order a margarita and enjoy yourself. Pros: local Denver hotspot Cons: food isn't so hot more

I love Benny's 3/30/2009

I love this place. I started coming here in the 80's when there were only a few tables. It was down the street from where it is located now. The food has only gotten better over the years. I guess when you go to a place you get the kind of service you deserve. I have had nothing but great service here. I can't wait to fly home in July and the first place I eat will be Benny's. As soon as I get off the plane. Pros: Best Mexican Food in Denver Cons: Non more

Yummy 1/28/2009

This was a place that our conference group came to for Mexican food. It was all really tasty and I especially liked the margaritas here. The staff were super nice and helpful. more

Good Mexican 1/2/2009

Benny's is a good place to take the family for Mexican food. Though the atmosphere is a little dark and crowded, they do have good food. The chicken taco has cubes of chicken, though I would prefer a pulled type and more moist. The crispy relleno is flour tortilla wrapped around a canned green chile. The green carne asada pork over the top is tasty and I think based on the sauce it could make a good burrito. The salsa was good and the chips were fresh and warm. They have Margarita's for $5 may be hard to beat. more

Is a fun tasty restaurant 12/28/2008

We have gone here for years. It is also a favorite for my teacher friends and I to hang out. Benny's has above average margaritas, solid green Chile, good chile rellenos, good fish tacos. Great place for kids, nice patio. Service is good too. Bartenders are really nice. more

Lost a little love for Benny's 12/16/2008

I've been to Benny's tons of times, and in most cases the food is good and speedy, but if you're looking to go out with a big group, it's a total different story. We made reservations, and weren't seated for almost an hour, then the server refused to separate checks, which took about an hour to get out in the end. Sorry Benny's, but you're not in my recommended restaurant list any longer! Pros: Good Prices Cons: Never bring a large group- ever more

Holy hell this place is bad 11/25/2008

Where do I begin? After I waited what seemed like any eternity to be seated by the host (who was chit chatting and playing grab a** with a co worker) I found myself sitting at my table for at least 30 before my waitress came to take my order. I never got the drinks I ordered and the only service I recieved was the waitress pushing me to finish about a gallon of queso dip ( that ultimately lead me to repainting every square inch of my toilet) I was told this place was the best in Denver, I was decieved. The only good thing about this place is that I'll never go there again!!! more

So not good... 7/26/2008

The place was pretty crowded - I always take this for a good sign. Chips came pretty quickly as did the ice water - so far so good. Unfortunately, the chips and ice water were the only positives. The margaritas were watery, the fajitas flavorless, and the salsa as bland as a can of Campbell's tomato soup. I asked to waitress for some spicier sauce and brought back something just as bland. This is the sort of Mexican food I would expect to eat in Albania not in the heart of Denver. I can't for the life of me understand what all those people were doing there. I certainly would not repeat. more
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Menu for Benny's Restaurante y Tequila Bar

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This festive Capitol Hill spot is a sure bet for casual dates or Mexican fare for the family.

Owner Message

  • A fixture in Denver's Midtown/Capitol Hill Neighborhood since 1987, Benny's has come to be known for serving delicious, affordable and authentic Mexican food in a fun atmosphere. Locally owned and operated, Benny's food is cooked fresh on site and offered at reasonable prices.


  • In Short
    There's always a crowd at this loud, lively spot. Waits are short, though, with three large rooms and an enclosed patio available. Swift service gets guests in and out; sometimes...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri 11am-11pm Sat 9am-11pm Sun 9am-10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Capitol Hill, Southeast Denver