Denver >Food & Dining > Julia Blackbird's
3434 W 32ND Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.761969 -105.033228
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, West Highland
Unique Southwestern Foods – Our little family enjoyed a good meal here last weekend. Everything was prepared with care but we did find the portions a little small for the price point. Also, the staff never refilled or asked how everything was. Good thing we didn't have any major issues so all was good.
Good Southwestern Food – I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Tucked away off the street with a little patio outside and a very warm feel to it inside. Food is like going to Sante Fe or Taos. I haven't tried anything I didn't like. My husband's only complaint is that the portions aren't big enough.
Taos Tacos reply – I visited Julia Blackbird's on Saturday July 22nd and ordered the Taos Tacos (one of my favorites). The tacos come with a choice of either shredded beef or chicken topped with lettuce, tomato and pico de gallo. In addition, the plate is garnished with queso fresco, fresh guacamole and salsa as toppers. The restaurant does not provide Tabasco on the tables as the food is flavorful enough to not need to be doused with unnecessary heat. If you are looking for cheap flavorless taco thrills perhaps you should visit your local Taco Bell drive-thru! I have been a regular customer of Julia's for the past 5 years and frequently recommend it to family, friends, and coworkers. They have never been disappointed!
Southwestern cooking with a taste of authenticity, a gourmet flair and a personal touch. – The Scene
Ceiling fans spin overhead, attempting to churn the heat from the kitchen out the open door. Only two rows of tables fit into the narrow dining room, but rather than claustrophobic, the place feels like home, and mom is cooking in the kitchen. Colorful southwestern art lines the walls, vivid celebrations of life, food and love. The friendly service makes you feel welcome though it can be slow at times.
Julia Blackbird adds an irresistible creativity to her southwestern cooking, utilizing unusual ingredients and sauces in a way that is almost addictive. Yet, even these gourmet flavors seem somehow connected with the traditions of New Mexico that inspired them. Tacos in blue corn tortillas; spicy soup full of squash, hominy, and beans; and honey sweetened acorn squash satisfy the taste buds and the belly. Try the rich, goat cheese stuffed rellenos or the trio of enchiladas buried in three different sauces. On the side, order a succulent ear of spiced corn.
And the blackbird in my backyard told me so! – I finally made my way to the most talked about resteraunt, Julia Blackbirds. I had to see what everyone was talking about. I first walked up and saw a great lit patio with a great atmosphere and people enjoying there food. I walk in to be greeted by a friendly smile and was seated right away. The food is wonderful fresh and colorful, the beer and margs are awesome. The artwork on the wall was also an added charm to her resteraunt. Julia personally came to our table and asked how everything was. I highly recommend Julia Blackbirds!
Very authentic and great experiences – When I was asking around for a great place to eat with friends or my girlfriend I kept getting the same place Julia Blackebirds. The talk around was that this was the best place to get New Mexican dishs and from what i experienced I am now one of those that do nothing but give compliments. It is a great place to go and hang out with friends for just a casual night of hanging out and eating fantastic food. When it comes to Julias i would wait for hours to be seated, even though you will never have to.
Very Authentic, Great Taste – I went to Julias friday night and I left with nothing to complain about. I was seated right when I walked in the door, and servers were very kind and professional. I have never tasted a more Authentic taste without actually going to New Mexico. I also enjoyed the vibrant colors and paintings. Julia's is a great place to bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of good times and great food.
Great food! Well worth the wait! – I have found that throughout most of the reviews, the complaints mostly concentrate on how hard it is to get a table. I must agree that during peak hours you may have to wait to get a table, however why would you complain? Obviously if the place is packed they must be doing something right. If you don't like the wait, go somewhere less popular. I've been frequenting Julia's for years, and have tried nearly everything on the menu. The food is to die for and the wait staff is incredibly friendly. Julia herself can be found in the dining room most of the time, and is more than willing to take care of any problems that may come up. Julia's is great, and I recommend it to anyone who wants a true taste of New Mexican cuisine.
Be seen, spend your money, leave dissapointed – I've been to Julia's a couple of times... the food is below average, looks pretty but the flavors can be very bitter. The service is terrible for what is usually a small crowd and the prices outrageous for what you get. I've already decided I'll never eat there again.
Best In Denver – I frequent julia blackbirds and the food, service, and ambiance is always perfect. The servers are friendly and the food is always delicious. Highly recommended.
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