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Boathouse Cantina

228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (54 reviews)
“potato chips” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We "stumbled" into Boathouse Cantina after a "misadventurous" afternoon hiking near the top of Cottonwood Pass. We were hungry and chilly, but we enjoyed a good meal. The waitstaff was very friendly despite being very busy, and the chicken strips really did get rave reviews.

Thank JamesBburg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Busy but great place with seating along the Arkansas river. Nice beer from local brewery. Live music was welcome. We sat outside which made conversations easier because it was busy and noisy inside. Had the Boater Burger with homemade chips and all was solid. Not...More

Thank EarthyNP
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun place. Really nice old building by the river. Large venue, indoor seating, sidewalk seating, patio seating and deck seating by the Arkansas River. Specialty is Mexican- 8 on a 10 scale. Fish tacos were dry.

Thank 95rangerover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place to enjoy good food while enjoying river activities. Recommend shrimp tacos. Definitely sit on deck

Thank lingilLivingston
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don't usually give bad reviews but the service was awful and the food was mediocre at best. Over priced as well. I don't mind a $15 burger but when it's a pre-made low quality beef patty, that's not ok. Appetizers were tiny. Beer flight...More

Thank maci_604
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Boathouse is a great lively place to eat on the Arkansas River. The food and staff were great. We had a table overlooking the river and watched the kayakers surf the rapids.

Thank Lakota1
Reviewed 4 days ago

I specifically chose the Boathouse to sit next to the river. There is an awesome bar area near right on the river where you can watch the kayakers. Service could be improved. There were servers standing around while I was waiting for someone to come...More

Thank Foodtrips
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked around for a while trying to decide where to eat or get a drink. Boy did we make the right choice. Right by the river. It was a warm day, but the cool breeze off the river made it all better. The burritos are...More

Thank SFA87
Reviewed 5 days ago

The wife and I stopped the other day for lunch it was crowded but was seated in a timely manner.. food was good and the view of the river was nice.

Thank justhere45102
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed happy hour and appetizers with a seat overlooking the river. Server was great - with recommendations and taking photos!

Thank Kay G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What beers do you have on tap?
1 September 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We have 20 beers on tap! Colors light, bud light, pacifico, Alaskan amber, smith wicks, sculpin IPA, first cast IPA, kolsch, lil mo porter, milk stout nitro, angry orchard, paulener hefeweizen, whitewater IPA, eddy line... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004
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At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
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