Thursday, September 9, 2010

Restaurant Review: Tamayo

Tamayo (4.6/5)

Tamayo is on the Larimer Square block in downtown Denver. Jeff has been dying to try this place so we decided a nice dinner out would be enjoyable. As we are early dinner eaters, we arrived 5 minutes before 5:00 and had to wait for them to open the doors. Jeez we are lame! Maybe we could hit up the early bird dinner at Denny's next time. We asked to sit on the patio even though it was hotter than heck.
The Patio
Seating in the patio lounge
Jeff's Tequila Flight, complete with a tomato palate cleanser, salt and lime (not that you need salt and lime with good tequilas)
Look at the color difference between the Anejo (left) and Blanco (right). The middle is a Reposado.
TAMAYOPOLITAN~ Pineapple infused tequila / cranberry / guava $10.
This drink was awesome! Very light, but still a great tequila flavor. It was blended together and had a VERY smooth texture. It was like a fruit-boozy-silk bomb....amazing!
Crispy fresh baked chips with a Yin Yang Salsa
 Queso. Not very smooth or easy to dip but very yummy
QUESO FUNDIDO melted queso gouda & oaxaca / flour tortillas / chile morita salsa 9

My dinner (which is in the appetizer section). The drizzled cream and bean pure (under the flautas) went great with the crispy shells.

FLAUTAS crispy corn tortilla / shredded chicken / three chile sauce / tomatillo salsa / crema fresca 11

Jeff ordered the special of the evening. Seared tuna on a squash puree. The puree was so smooth and the tuna was cooked great. This dish is pretty healthy....seafood and VEGGIES!

Food: 4.5/5
Gourmet Mexican food. Very fresh and unique. Priced well for quality. Queso was a little hard to dip into.

Service: 5/5
As we were the only ones was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about tequila. Everything was brought out quick. He was friendly.

Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Outside balcony has a beautiful view of the city and both Coors Field and Invesco Field. Modern and colorful decor. Has a lounge on the balcony that looked like a great place to get drinks.

What is your favorite Mexican restaurant?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm glad you liked it-- I have been dying to try this place too, it's RIGHT across the street from my office (the wooden door right next to Ted's. I wish we woulda ran into one another!