As part of the Osage Nation, Tocabe utilizes our American Indian roots to help educate people on indigenous culture.

Our Restaurant

Tocabe is currently the only American Indian owned and operated restaurant in Metro Denver specializing in Native American cuisine. Our co-owners, Matt Chandra and Ben Jacobs, were inspired to open Tocabe by Grayhorse: An American Indian Eatery, which was established in 1989 by the Jacobs family.

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Our Restaurant

Our Restaurant

Tocabe brings a new and exciting concept to Denver’s restaurant community. Specializing in contemporary American Indian cuisine, the menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of modern American Indian fare. Tocabe’s fast casual style offers eat-in and take-out options, along with catering to meet your needs.

Tocabe is in a unique position when it comes to the restaurant industry. Tocabe is the only American Indian restaurant in the Denver metro area and one of only a handful throughout the United States. Please come in and enjoy our nationally recognized food. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Indigenous Marketplace

We have developed the Tocabe Indigenous Online Marketplace to enable anyone to find, source, and cook their own delicious recipes at home! All of our ingredients are Native and Indigenous-sourced and can be shipped nationwide or picked up in store.

By shopping our Indigenous Marketplace, you’re participating and making an impact in food sovereignty through supporting Indigenous foods that are farmed, ranched, fished, harvested, and crafted by Native caretakers, nourishing our communities from seed to soul. So, shop our marketplace today. And in the meantime, learn how to create American Indian recipes with Indigenous ingredients so you can stop cooking with the same ingredients you always do and instead start creating meals with healthy and wholesome foods that also make a difference.

Blue Corn Pancakes with Berry Compote
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Wild Rice Grain Bowl with Tepary Beans
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Our Food

Our Food

When Tom and Jan Jacobs first moved their family to Denver in the late 1980s, they opened Grayhorse, a small American Indian restaurant located in downtown Denver. That operation was the precursor to Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery.

Twenty years later, with Benjamin’s help, the family revived its dream of presenting the finest in American Indian cuisine to diners of all backgrounds.

Tocabe’s menu is inviting to all different types of taste buds. You will find traditional flavors layered with a modern twist, using only fresh, quality ingredients. All of our food is prepared in house daily by our awesome crew.

Come in and try our signature Shredded Bison. It’s a fan favorite with Chile beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and red onions. We always recommend topping your bison with our Osage Hominy salsa, hot green chiles and don’t forget -- the Ancho Chipotle sauce. We feel that any combination of our toppings will get you hooked and craving for more at all hours of the day.

Tocabe also offers dessert options, a range of seasonal sides, rotating soups and stews, as well as our mouth watering bison ribs.

Philosophy and Design

Our Philosophy

At Tocabe, our mission is to become the Industry Standard of American Indian Cuisine by offering the highest quality food, service, and atmosphere at an affordable price that does not compromise the integrity of our product, staff, culture, and community. Our vision is to embrace the traditions of American Indian Cuisine and ingredients by building community through food.


Tocabe’s setting is a clean, warm, open space with connections to American Indian cultural elements, infused with a contemporary atmosphere. Our restaurant design is a dynamic arrangement of textures and colors encompassing natural elements of the land. Our space was designed with you in mind. Our goal is to truly create a warm and comfortable atmosphere for all to enjoy.