Boulder >Food & Dining > Tahona Tequila Bistro
1035 Pearl St, Boulder, CO | Directions 8030240.017635 -105.281992
Neighborhoods: Central Boulder, Downtown
Overcharged – I like this place alot but wonder if anyone else has experienced the eronious extra drink or two on their bill?? Thought it was an honest mistake the first couple of times, but it has actually happened to me/us 5 or 6 times now. They are alwayes gracious and correct the charge, but it is pretty much always on there. Won't be eating here any more...
Great margs, apps, generous happy hour – If you want a place with good margs, guac, chips, chiles relenjos and more go to Tahona. I have to squash Safarigirl's review, because this person must not know what they are talking about (if you think Rio and Juanitas are good, you probably think Azteca is good). You can get two drinks, five apps, for $30 for two people! Try the mexican chocolate dessert at the end. The only place better than this in Boulder is Centro.
The portions are just right (not the obesity inducing portions at other places).
Are you kidding? – Not the best place to eat Mexican in Boulder. Look close by for Juanitas and The Rio as much better options. Tahona is trying to hard and the food wasn't the best. We had to wait for our server to approach our table and even then was not real interested in us. No thank you
Great take on classic Mexican Dishes, very reasonable prices – I really enjoyed my experience here, not your average Mexican food. I found the menu to be extremely inventive. I ordered the shrimp mojo for my dinner, and it was delicious. The food was much fancier than a typical Mexican restaurant, but the prices and the atmosphere made it casual and unpretentious. The tequila selection is incredible and the staff is extremely knowledgeable about their product. I never thought drinking could be so educational. My waiter in particular was charming. I would recommend Tahona for a nice dinner or just to hang out with some friends. One of the best meals I have had in Boulder.
Loved the experience...but enough with the Patriots already:) – Loved the food, the libations and the service. It was a nice alternative to the typical approach by most of the Americanized Mexican food joints in the area. Instead of getting an oven-hot plate with your entree drowning in a sea of refried beans, orange-painted rice and a seaweed-esque mat of velveeta topping it off, I was surprised to be able to truly identify and savor the food I had ordered. In stark contrast to the Rio, you don't have to down 2 or 3 margaritas to enjoy the food and blur the rest of your evening. In turn, the atmosphere oozes warmth and class. You would be glad that you took out of town guests or a date to this happenin' spot. I haven't tried their dance parties to date so the jury is still out on that stuff. The one bit of constructive criticism - please remove the Patriots' memorabilia from your bar area...truly offensive to a Dolphins fan:)
Not a good value, mediocre, drinks extremely weak – For the good: Great atmosphere, decent food, good tasting drinks
Bad: tiny portions, over-priced food (and not stellar, just decent), and although drinks taste good, there was practically no alcohol in them. Be forewarned, they charge for chips and salsa. They also are running some kind of strange obsession with pickled vegetables.
We had the fish tacos - and like I said - they were decent. The fish was well flavored. The rice and beans, however, appeared portioned for an infant - there was a tiny plate brought on the side with a sprinkling of rice and so few beans I could have counted them. I'm not one of those people who crave massive portions - Definitely a European style eater who enjoys tapas and small tasty portions, but this was so small it looked like those jokes about NY chic-chic restaurants.
I guess I just get put off when I feel a restaurant is trying to pull one over on me - It feels as though the owner is nickle and diming the patrons - shaving cost off the top with tiny portions and weak drinks to pay the probably exorbidant rent at a prime Pearl street location. I have sympathy, for sure, but it doesn't make me want to return.
If you're looking for excellent food - go with the Kitchen - the food tastes like a work of art. If you're looking for yum Mexican, I'd go with Rio Grande - the margaritas are excellent and the food is reasonably priced, filling and tasty.
Best tequila selection! – Boulder's new, Tahona Tequila Bistro boasts over 100 different varieties of tequila. And where there's tequila, you know margs and tacos are sure to follow closely in tow. But here, the margs have fresh squeezed lime juice and come in about as many varieties as the tequila. Their best selling tacos are made from all natural ingredients and served with homemade condiments, like salsa and sour cream. (Take that, shredded cheese users).
However, that's not all you'll find at this mod version of classic Mexican flavors.
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Real Nice – Great tacos (wish they used two torillas so they would not break apart) excellent drinks. Really solid place. Enjoyed.
Great music on Saturday nights – This Saturday we stopped in at Tahona for the first time and were pleased. The service was top notch and the list of tequila's were good but, not complete. I have have more tequila's at other places and my favorite was missing Chinco.
Overall I would recommend Tahona.
Editorial Review – Yucatan peninsula inspired restaurant has huge tequila bar and serves Mexican fare.
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