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Benny's Restaurante y Cantina

Map & Directions 301 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
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303-894-0788
  • Mexican, South American
  • Sun 7am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 9am-11pm, Sat 7am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • ATM, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street

Description

Westword's Description

Benny's is a Colorado classic, a Colorado Mexican restaurant that serves fat-ass burritos, enormous nacho platters, free chips and salsa, and (allegedly) 350 gallons of margaritas every weekend. This is a favorite go-to place for a side of chicharrones (crisp and hot and greasy as hell) and a bowl of green chile (indubitably Coloradan -- thick and slick and full of pig). But there's plenty more on the menu that will give you a true taste of uniquely Colorado cuisine.

 
Member Reviews

  • on 10/24/13
    1

    Not sure why people like this place other than location. The food is basically derived from cans, slopped on a plastic plate with no spice at all to suggest that it might be Mexican style cuisine. And the margaritas... well they don't serve real margaritas unless you like cheap tequila from a plastic bottle dosed with lime flavored syrup. The best and most authentic Mexican... More >>

  • on 04/05/10
    4

    Decent tex-mex food - enchiladas are good.

  • on 03/19/10
    4

    Love the margaritas!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Peter K. on 12/20/09

    Go to Benny's and try a chili relleno with a margarita. If you plan on having more than one, bring a designated driver!

  • Kevin H. on 06/13/11

    If you are seated in the east dining room and your server is white, prepare for cold food that comes 30 minutes after you order it and no attention paid to you at all.

  • Casey D. on 06/29/13

    Not sure what to have? The Rellenos are a great pick!

  • Denver Westword on 07/23/13

    If you like your drinks bigger than your face, you can opt for a liter of the Jose Cuervo Gold house margarita for $15 on Tuesdays only.

  • Becky B. on 04/15/12

    The food, drinks and people are all fabulous here. Anything smothered with their green chile is pretty epic. Om nom nom.

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