bar helix / cabana X

3490 Larimer St, Denver CO 80205
$$ Contemporary

bar helix has transformed into Cabana X — transporting you to their chosen destination by way of regionally-driven food + beverage.

drawing inspiration from glamorous and luxury-loving getaway cities all over the world, Cabana X will offer an ever-rotating menu full of playful, satisfying plates + drinks that conjure the poolside cabana menus from each city’s luxury hotel or high-rolling home entertainer.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please note, table reservations for parties of 1-5 guests are for 90 minutes; if your party is six or more, tables are booked for two hours. If you have any problems with your reservation, please email [email protected] or call us: 720-449-8587.

Business Info

  • Address: 3490 Larimer St, Denver CO 80205
  • Cross Street: 35th
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Greek | Mexican | New American | Seafood | Spanish | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pop-up Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 720-449-8587
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 286 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Kimberley K.
Amazing food and drinks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Katherine O.
Excellent experience, we loved it! Thank you so much!! :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Kelly O.
Such a lovely evening out. From the service and safety measures to the food and drinks, it was just a totally lovely night. For two hours, I was able to forget the dumpster fire of a world we are in, and for that I am so thankful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Tillifinney S.
I was so impressed with Cabana X. I felt as though they went above and beyond as far as Covid precaution, and I felt very comfortable dining here. The food was really great. I went with one other, and we ordered a few plates and split them tapas style, but each dish can stand alone as a meal as well. The drink list was GREAT! Order the G&T, it’s beautiful and delicious. I do wish that there was a little bit more lighting for when the sun went down, but not a lot! Overall, it was great. I can’t wait to see what is next for Bar Helix!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Tess E.
As expected, everything was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Jasom M.
Great time and wonderful food!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Vance W.
Amazing experience. Food. Menu. People. Awesome. Thanks Kendra!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Anna B.
The food and drinks were superb. There was so much flavor and creativity. As well the presentation was spot on. This place has become a new favorite with just one visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
JF S.
CabanaX is a delightful muse for the art of the possible and the joyful for cuisine, wine, cocktails and refreshing social gathering. Kendra Anderson and her team are utterly and completely dedicated to welcoming guests and pampering them with a stream of moments that soothe and transport us to a place of joy, calm and nourishing. Bellissimo !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Christina M.
We had the best night :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Sirena R.
Love the new theme and outdoor vibe! Smart move given the pandemic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Antoinette W.
Everything was so delicious and service was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back for brunch!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Mercedes B.
We had an AMAZING time during our visit. The food was delicious, as were the beverages. The service was impeccable and the staff were extremely friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Crystal A.
The pineapple margarita was delicious the 1st round. When I ordered another round, it didn't taste the same, it was not consistent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Emily T.
Shaved ice cocktails were AMAZING!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Vivian P.
The food and drinks are always so good. If I could, I would be here every single day! No worries, once a week to get my fill on your goodness. Thank you again for creating this space, Denver needs this!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Maggie W.
I’ve lived in Denver for just over a year, and this was the best food experience I’ve had yet!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Karen R.
Really enjoyed CabanaX. Great food. Really enjoyed meeting the owner. Will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2020
Latia R.
My friend and I had a lovely time on last evening. The drinks were terrific, the vibes were manifesting after 7pm which made us want to stay until 12am, and the food was phenomenal! The only recommendation would be to allow people to stay as long as possible as long as they are spending money. We were about to have two friends join us and order a round of appetizers and more drinks when we were asked to wrap things up for another reservation. Overall experience is still 9.5!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2020
Myles C.
We only stopped in for drinks this time. We really liked how thorough their cleanliness was, and their cocktails were fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Brittany R.
My husband and I absolutely love Bar Helix/Cabana X. Everything about this place is great! The food, service, ambiance and drinks make a perfect date night or a fun night out with that girls! I highly recommend this place!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Amy S.
Food and atmosphere was fantastic !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Natalie L.
Love this place!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 12, 2020
Jessica J.
Loooooooved the “la Mesa” salad, absolutely delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
Shantai C.
Last night was a really nice vibe! The Cabana burger was "amazing"!!! Thank you for the wonderful service and good luck to all future openings!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Michele W.
We already loved and missed Bar Helix so we were excited to try Cabana X. Best cocktails anywhere!!! Food was also delicious. Don't miss the genius watermelon salad. Best of all following all the best protocols for safety of staff and diners during the pandemic: outdoors, widely spaced out tables, temp check on arrival, hand sanitizer on the table, masks. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Chelsea D.
Loved everything about it! With everything going on right now, it was such a nice little escape. All of the food was delicious. All of the drinks, AMAZING. 10/10....can’t wait for the next destinations!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Lindsey L.
Loved the hostess and blonde waitress. The hand sanitizer on the table was a touch I haven’t seen anywhere else and made me feel comfortable AF

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2020
Melanie L.
Always the perfect cocktail and delicious food, super service. They’ve adapted through the pandemic and I hope they stay around for a long time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
TJ Green & Ryan Conklin C.
The Bar Helix Team just flipped the switch from a Negroni, Sexy, Intimate concept, to a lively, open, vacation inspiring spot. Love the concept, especially since we could all use a vacay these days. The new menu is legit.we tried numerous apps to get a taste, and the reimagined drinks are great! Aperol Spritz over shaved ice and the Espolon Tequila (forgot the name) drink are legit. I’ll be back to have a few and think about being on a beach somewhere else.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Lauren P.
Excellent customer service. Will be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2020
Renise W.
Great service. Very cautious with COVID. Food was good but very small portions for the price. Had a good time and would reccomend to others.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2020
TOLONDA T.
Cool Caribbean vibe, nice staff. 2 out of 3 dishes were great. Nothing like it in Denver.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2020
Matthew K.
This was only our 2nd time here...1st time since COVID changed up the rules. We waited at the hostess' podium for a solid 10 minutes before we were greeted (plus there was one couple ahead of us), but otherwise service was very good. We were asked to sign waivers and had our temperature taken, which felt smart and responsible. The cocktails were all very good. The watermelon shaved ice was particularly good...but you can't come here and not get the Bar Helix negroni. The guacamole and chips were really good, but the portions of guac and salsa were pretty sparse. We also got the corn dogs (gluten free) which were pretty delicious. All told, I like the space, I appreciated the service, the drinks are good (and strong) and the food is funny, if the portions are a little small'ish. We'll certainly be back for more.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 02, 2020
Cat S.
Love the destination-theme menu, and the food and drinks were excellent! However, I'm not sure tables were "deep cleaned" between customers as required; they were only wiped down with a rag kept in a bucket, which I think is pretty typical in non-pandemic times but likely not sufficient right now.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 01, 2020
Caroline P.
Great atmosphere, fun drinks, great food. We had a reservation and we did take our time ordering but the food and drinks came out fairly slow. After 90 mins they told us another party was waiting for our table (we had just finished apps and ordered our dinners 60 seconds before that) they were understanding when we explained that no one told us there was a time limit on the table, and they seemed to find the other party somewhere else to sit. They were safe, took our temperature before entering, hand sanitizer at the table and all the staff were wearing masks. With the exception of our server who was wearing a face sheet that she had tilted up, therefor completely ineffective.