Happy Hours & Outdoor Restaurants Denver, Capitol Hill & Winter Park

Fresh Mexican Food with Zest

Welcome to Lime an American Cantina & Tequila Bar. We are a locally owned and operated restaurant, serving the Denver area since 2001. We strive to consistently provide professional and friendly service, fresh Mexican food and great drinks in a fun environment. Our food is prepared from scratch daily, and we are proud of our signature dishes that cannot be found at any other restaurant.

Each Lime location is tailored to the community it inhabits but also shares trademarks like our bar patio, happy hour specials, and fresh Mexican food.

Our award winning margaritas are mixed from our house made sweet & sour & Sauza Tequila. The tequila selection at Lime is second to none, offering more than 160 tequila brands. Please come join us at one of our three locations and see if you can taste the difference. Thank you…

  • Delicious Mexican Cuisine
  • Over 100 Types of Tequila to Try
  • Legendary Margarita Bar
  • Happy Hour Specials & Taco Tuesdays

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Lime DP

Hot-Spot and Private Events off 16th street mall

Lime at Denver Pavilions is our flagship location. Featuring a fantastic catering menu, banquet room for private events, and full-service menu of Fresh Mexican food in Downtown Denver

Lime Winter Park

Family Friendly Restaurant in Winter Park Village

Lime at Winter Park is geared towards vacationing families. There’s nothing like hot food on a cold day. Featuring a simpler menu for faster food-to-mouth time and delicious street tacos.

Let Lime host your next private event!


[We’re hiring high-energy teammates]

Lime is always on the lookout for outstanding staff. If you’re looking for a restaurant job in Denver or Winter Park we want to hear from you! Our atmosphere is always fun, fast-paced, and friendly. You can be sure as a part of the Lime family you’ll be surrounded by driven people like yourself. We’re currently especially excited about front-of-house positions such as servers, bartenders, bussers, hosts, and food runners.

>> Please email your resume and application to info@eatatlime.com

Lime Lovin’

  • Pam and her team are without doubt the best out there! I can't imagine anything more perfect than the partnership of Lime at the Denver Pavilions!

    John Farnam
  • Love this place! Can't wait to celebrate our wedding here! Tiffany the owner and Teresa are fantastic!

    Ryan Fiore
  • We ate at this restaurant after our volleyball tournament in Denver. It was late and they took our large party. The server did a great job of matching parents up with their children when taking orders. I was deciding between two food choices and asked the server which would be better, she suggested the fried avacados.....they were AMAZING!!! Loved them and the lime rice was great!

    Kim H
  • I was a fan of the Larimer St. location. After returning to Denver from a brief move, I was surprised to find they were closed. Friends suggested I try Lime at the Pavillions and voila, there was my favorite Mexican restaurant downtown! The service was amazing and the view on the 3rd floor of the Pavillions was spectacular. The new larger location was well decorated and a joy to dine in.

  • We dined here on December 31, 2014. We were able to comfortably watch a football bowl game in the bar area while we ate. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I had the 'grilled chicken tacos al carbon' which was served with 3 hefty tacos with beans and rice on the side. My wife and daughter each enjoyed the 'chicken fajitas'. The entire meal was delicious. We will certainly be back in the future! The only negative I could speak of was the fact there were more plates with delicious food than our small-ish bar table had room for!

  • I would like to take a moment and express my sincere thank you to Aleck and Adam at your restaurant in downtown Denver on March 28, 2014. I am a success trainer that has trained over 3000 companies across the country on behalf of motivational coach Anthony Robbins. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. The experience my son Garrett Figueroa and I received at the Lime Cantina was neither good, bad, nor ugly; it was truly OUTSTANDING!!! The interaction from both Aleck and Adam was way over the top and we hope to have their top notch experience again soon in the future. Dinner was outstanding, service was impeccable, and the environment was nothing but the BEST. I Just want to say thank you again for having an eye for such incredible talent and giving us a fantastic experience.

    Brett F
  • Great patio! Nestled inside the pavilions center, it limits some of the hustle and bustle from 16th st mall. Delicious tacos. The bartender Mike gave excellent recommendations.

    Jaime L
  • Had an amazing time at Lime. It was a beautiful day and they have outside seating. The hostess pulled some strings and got us a seat outside. We had great margaritas, apps, and entrees. Our server was so personable and attentive. It was a great lunch! I highly recommend eating here

  • The NEW Lime is now located on 16th Street mall in the Pavilions on the 3rd floor across from the theater. This location is classy, beautifully designed, and the perfect place to grab a drink and/or a meal downtown. The windows overlook the mall; I think it might be the only restaurant that can say that. And in the summer, it will be even better because the windows will open like garage doors and diners can enjoy sights and sounds of downtown Denver. There are two separate bars where you can choose to be served. The menu has some new items. Our table of four all had different orders and we all liked each one. If you like tequila, you'll have lots and lots to choose from. Enjoy!

  • This place was by far one of the best restaurants I've been to in the downtown Denver area! The food was absolutely delicious, decently priced, the staff was efficient and polite, didn't have to wait long to order or have our food brought out to us, and the drinks were amazing! Nothing bad to say at all; I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. They were also pretty busy when we got there and the fact that everything flowed pretty smoothly and the great service we received was truly indicative of us having a good experience. Looking forward to go going back again!

    Vanessa H.