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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (59 reviews)
“buffalo chili” (11 reviews)
“rellenos” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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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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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181 - 190 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Muscle appetizer was about the best muscles we've ever had. Spicy with lots of garlic and tomatoes. Only complaint was we needed more bread to dip out the juice. Ordered fish tacos and got shrimp tacos but they were still good.

Thank KathyStruckman
Reviewed 26 October 2016

What could be finer than sitting by the Arkansas River drinking beer and eating good food with friends? That's what we did at the Boathouse Cantina. Excellent burgers and cold brews. Highly recommended.

Thank bmrchk
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really great casual menu, good service, good value in the meals. Many TVs provide sports atmosphere. Nice beer selection. Terrific spot overlooking the Arkansas River and Salida's urban kayak waterpark.

Thank tstockma
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a table right on the water. Nice views. Food was very good. Casual atmosphere. Our only negative comments are... we were not told the specials that night and they brought me the wrong drink (they did offer to correct that but I declined)....More

Thank loves2plan_vacations
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place opens up to the open air in the summer with perfect viewing of the river. It also has many large screen tv's for watching sports. The food is good.

Thank Landondeane
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a mix of ages, we find this to be a place anyone can go and have something pleasing to eat. The riverside views are great, plus outside seating, it's casual and lively, and occasionally has live music! Choose from Fish tacos (my...More

Thank Medley S
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a prolonged visit here, with some beer and apps, followed by lunch. We were thrilled to find a dog-friendly patio! The beer selection is outstanding. We also enjoyed the options for apps. If you like goat cheese, try the fried...More

Thank Sheps1272
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Boathouse Cantina has an ideal location right on the Arkansas river with seating by windows that overlook the water. In nice weather the windows could be opened for an outside experience. We waited for a window seat and were glad we did. It has...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had drinks and snacks there after riding. At the base of the Cottonwood tour trail. Looks out over the river. Nice place to hang out and have drinks

Thank Orangedog42
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff, on the river with lovely views. Massive salads and tasty burgers . Parking close by the other side the river close by

Thank Jon Dee J
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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