This post was originally published on October 13, 2016.
My mama came to visit Denver last month and we had an exciting weekend full of delicious food, street art, railroads, mine tours, and unique watering holes. On our last full day together, we opted to try a new brunch spot (new to me at least). We opted for Tamayo House in Larimer Square. Tamayo is a Mexican-inspired restaurant by world-renowned chef Richard Sandoval and features a $39 all you can eat and drink brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
The dishes on the menu include brunch plates like the Tamayo benedict, mahi mahi ceviche, cazuela dishes served in traditional pots (think eggs topped with meat and veggies in a tiny cast iron dish), enchiladas, pozole, and delicious Latin-infused breakfast sweets. You also get unlimited drinks including margaritas, mimosas, Bloody beers, Bloody Marias, and The Bloody Mary. I only drank two Bloodies at Tamayo since my mom and I were doing some house shopping afterwards, but wooooh! I was definitely tipsy off of two Tamayo Bloodies. This all you can eat and drink brunch would be perfect for a Sunday football pregame or if you are just looking to get boozy on the weekend. You can check out my full review of Tamayo’s Bloody below!
AT A GLANCE 14/20
At first looks, Tamayo’s Bloody looked tiny and lacking since there were no garnishes (not one!). The sea-salted rim was pleasing and spices were seen throughout, so the Bloody had that going for it. The color was a bit light and at first, I thought the Bloody would turn out watered down.
Tamayo’s Bloody Mary had no garnish. I am giving it a 10/20 on this category or a 50% so it doesn’t drop the final score too low, since there are other good qualities about Tamayo’s Bloody.
The housemade mix was really, really good. The mix had moments of fire hotness mixed with tangy flavors. The Bloody was southwestern in taste and had the perfect balance between hot pepper and lime.
TEXTURE & ACIDITY 19/20
The texture of the Bloody was actually perfect and not watered down at all (though I thought that when I first saw it). It was the slightest bit acidic due to the tangy citrus flavors and gave me a tiny bit of heartburn.
Tamayo’s Bloody was unique in flavor. I enjoyed the contrast between the Southwestern spice and tangy citrus tastes.. The only thing that was lacking was obviously the fact there was no garnish, but since the Bloodies are unlimited.. It’s understandable. When you think about it, why fill up on garnishes when you can fill up on unlimited small plates? For $39 all you can eat and drink, you really can’t go wrong with Tamayo.
FINAL SCORE 78/100
Indulge yourself in boozy cocktails and delicious modern Mexican food at Tamayo on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM. Tamayo is located at:
1400 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202 (in Larimer Square)