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Crystal Park Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Run by the family up the street; Wait staff often live within the neighborhood; cool adobe building décor with a friendly bar. Terrace--take a sweater. It's always packed with people from Manitou, the West Side and elsewhere in Colorado Springs... a real local hangout. Margaritas are excellent as is the Southwestern-inspired food. Craft beers on tap.

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Thank John G
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

John, glad to hear from you! Thanks very much for letting us know how much you enjoy coming here. I appreciate the detailed review, and I just hope we'll be seeing you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! Had the Huefos rancheros and they were delicious! Great salsa. Definitely coming back to try their margaritas.

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Thank 719HDTraveler
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Good choice on the huevos rancheros -- thanks for letting us know how much you liked everything! Can't wait to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Good food & service in updated historic building with a casual, local atmosphere. It's in my neighborhood so go often.

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Thank Barby B
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear from you, Barby! Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to write this for us. We'll be happy to see you again any time! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Orlando, Florida
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The staff was quick to come up with a gluten and dairy free option for me. The food was not to to my liking yet there was NOTHING wrong with it. The guacamole is fresh. For me the spice overpowered the dip. The presentation of portobello enchiladas and pork burrito were really nice. The atmosphere is charming. No blended margarita,... More 

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Thank Amy G
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Amy, I really appreciate that you still left a good review despite not really caring for your meal as much as we would have liked. Thank you for giving us a try and for your feedback. I hope you'll visit us again someday so we can show you an even better time. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

In Manitou Springs but a bit out off the drag. Great Mexican Food, service is superb. Nice daily happy hour also

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Thank TERRYP1949
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you like everything here, Terry! Thanks for the compliments and for being a fan. Come see us again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice atmosphere, good food and service. It is a creative twist on Mexican food so keep an open mind but it is good.

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Thank Nivek1
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed your visits here! Thank you very much for the compliments -- hope that means you'll be back soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Been there a couple of times and have really enjoyed the atmosphere and the cuisine. There are any number of Tex Mex restaurants in Colorado Springs but this has a little bit of that but with an orientation more to California Mex which is milder. Sometimes you just do not want to get "burned" out on mexican food. The restaurant... More 

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Thank OakinColorado
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear you've enjoyed every visit here so far -- thank you for saying so! It means a lot to know how much you like what we do, especially compared to some of the other comparable restaurants around here, so I really do appreciate it. Come back soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service and great food!!! Beautiful drive to this restaurant. Will definitely go back!

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Thank SofttailSassy
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear it! Thanks so much for the great review -- can't wait to have you back again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I had the beef enchiladas with the white sauce and the speedy chihuahua margarita. We also ordered a side of guacamole. Everything was super fresh and delicious. It was fun to choose your sauce and the choices of sauces are unique and different. Great choice in Manitou. It is not in the main city, it is tucked away in a... More 

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Thank Luv2trvl41
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you liked the enchiladas and everything else so much -- thank you for the great review and for giving us a try in the first place! I just hope this means we'll be seeing you around again soon for more. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Woodland Park, Colorado
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On our last visit to Crystal Hills Cantina we tried their Mexican Mixto. Great surprise and my new favorite food there!

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Thank SpencerOleSwann
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you liked it! Thanks very much for the great review -- I hope you'll come back again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
Description
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.

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