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The Pioneer

Map & Directions 2401 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
  • Mexican
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

“The Pioneers” is the name for the University of Denver sports teams, and we think any frontiersman (or woman) would appreciate the hearty fare to be found at the Pioneer, a DU watering hole. The fare is bar food – but quality bar food, including respectable burgers, burritos, soups and salads, as well as some of the town’s best nachos, with every chip loaded with quality ingredients. And if you don’t feel like ordering off the extensive beer menu, we have just the thing to wash down your meal: the Boone margarita, named after DU’s embattled, unofficial mascot.

Member Reviews

  • z_belchermk wrote a review for The Pioneer
    on 03/08/11

    Great bar with suprisingly good mexican food. I had the Al Pastor Tacos --- awesome street tacos!! Highly recommend the place...

  • streetsignartist wrote a review for The Pioneer
    on 08/05/10

    Still miss the hong kong restaurant. However nice renovation to transform this venue into a college bar

  • ClarkeW wrote a review for The Pioneer
    on 07/06/10

    Great new bar in the DU area. happy hours every day from 4-7 and again at 10-midnight! $2 beers (great selection on tap) The food is delicious. I recommend the tortilla soup or nachos.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Blake B. on 05/18/10

    Chips and salsa are way worth the two bucks. Great happy hours and specials, too.

  • Denver Westword on 02/28/12

    These guys know how to make a mean Margarita! Forget sweet n sour, this is the real deal... fresh squeezed juice and all!

  • Perry D. on 09/27/11

    I absolutely love the people here!

  • Spencer B. on 05/25/10

    Happy Hour is a must! House margs are strong. Get the tinga tacos, actually you really can't go wrong with any of the food.

  • Denver Westword on 07/11/13

    The nachos are laid out in a single layer and topped will all of the goodness a nacho should be topped with starting with black beans, grilled beef, cheese, jalapenos, and Mexican crema.

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