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Boathouse Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, American,
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%
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Boathouse Cantina
1. No one can beat our view!
"great view of the river the warm décor and the friendly service"
vivian c
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2. Great Location!
"You can't beat this place...fun atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff"
Rodney P
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3. All of our food is made fresh!
"I look forward to returning in the future and eating here again"
Shelly H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had lunch here with the family. Really nice setting right on the river. Fun to watch the kayakers and tubers float by. Service was very good. Got nachos for appetizer - very good. Had the Italian Sandwich with fries. Delicious. Really nice vibe.

Thank thezoodude
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017

You can't beat the view from the Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO. Try to get a window view, as the river is stunning in the evening. If the weather is nice, ask your server to open the window for a nice breeze with your dinner....More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed yesterday

We were not sure we wanted to wait for 45 minutes, but decided to go to the bar and have cocktails. A nice little and was playing, but not over powering, so it was a nice wait. Had some really good fish tacos, and a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of dinners here. It was enjoyable to watch people playing in the river while enjoying a great steak salad. The service was good as well. On our next trip to Granite Mountain Outfitters I'm sure we will have dinner at the...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 6 days ago

my niece and I had been rafting that afternoon and found The Boathouse for dinner. Though at 11, she was a bit overwhelmed by the menu, we had an excellent dinner! Right on the river, could sit and watch the kayaks on the rapids below....More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for years every 2 weeks. This year getting various salads, nice variety but the lettuce is rusted, slimey etc, $12 for salad that needs to be in trash. Make them a little smaller and have quality products. Alot of cilantro...More

Thank dianewaspen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of 4 meals were prepared inappropriately. Carna Asada Tacos were cold. A burger requested to be very well done came to the table medium and was sent back. A burger requested to be medium came to the table well done. There was no attempt...More

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch not knowing what to expect. They had a wide variety of food. Plenty of choices for the adults, and for the kiddos. Incredible taco selection. Wonderful salads. The kids menu is awesome! Just a wonderful ambiance. Pretty river setting, wonderful...More

Thank Timothy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is by far the best location for views of the river. The staff was great. The food was typical bar food that was good. We would go there again and again for the great staff and incredible views.

Thank juliem282018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch and had the ahi salad, shrimp taco, and fish taco, all excellent! It has plenty of seating and we got a seat by the river where we could watch a kayak competition and also the World Cup playing on TV.

Thank lifeduka
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We do allow dogs outside on our full patio, and out front on the street side we have three tables and dogs are allowed there as well!
24 July 2017|
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Response from Janna W | Reviewed this property |
We did free street parking about a block away. Watch for signs about parking...
1 September 2015|
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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
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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
  • E-mail
They may not share the same name, but the Arkansas River is essential Colorado. Its foamy rapids and tree-lined bends are a place where beauty and adventure meet, and we opened Boathouse Cantina on its banks to embody all things Colorado. From our locally sourced organic produce and grass-fed beef to the cozy and natural interior or our Salida cantina, everything we do is to honor the place we're lucky to call home and to serve the best to its people. Next time you find yourself taking in the beauty of the Arkansas River or exploring old Salida, head to the Boathouse Cantina, sit by the fire or on the patio, and enjoy some laid-back Colorado cuisine. We'll keep the beer cold.
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