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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (60 reviews)
“potato chips” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great little find in Salida, right on the river. Loved the open air atmosphere and the margarita was awesome! Great carnitas tacos too. Fun watching the float/drift boats and the kayakers while we ate.

Thank Island_GirlMN
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

I'll raise a margarita to this review, friend! Thanks for coming by -- hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Our table by the river was lovely. My daughter had a burrito and said it was good but not extraordinary. I had quinoa burger and I liked it. Food was average but view made up for it.

Thank Lisa S
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Lisa, I'm glad the view impressed, but I wish our dishes had too. I know we can do better, and I hope we get a chance to show you that! Until then, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 29 August 2016

There were no tables on the river on an August Saturday evening, so we sat on the "inland" side of the restaurant, on the patio at the entrance, which we noticed was dog-friendly. The service was very good, prompt even though a busy evening, and...More

Thank misspWestSlope_CO
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Even though you didn't get your river view, I'm so glad you had a great meal! Thanks for leaving some feedback about the tacos -- we'll look into it. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2016

great selection of brews and beers, sitting on the rivers edge, watching the rafts, tubes, kayaks, dogs and people just in life jackets floating by. What a fun area to watch the river activities

Thank treebird1
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

I'm so glad you had a fun time by the river! Thanks for the awesome review. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful setting right on the river. You can sit outside with covered canopy. I had the pork carnitas burrito. It was huge for $12...no need for any apps. Super tasty. My friend had the cantina chicken and really enjoyed it. Friendly staff and cool atmosphere!

Thank Eric R
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Eric, there's nothing better than a burrito by the river -- cheers! So glad you had a good time, and looking forward to many more. Until next time, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Get a seat outside and watch the children playing in the river and the kayaks coming through the obstacle course. The food and service are very good unless there is a crowd. The beer was served cold and the Chardonnay wine my wife had was...More

Thank Joel H
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Joel, I'm thrilled you had such a good time by the river! Thanks for taking the time to drop us a line here. Hope to see you again soon! Until then, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I never write bad reviews, but I feel that tourists visiting Salida should steer clear of this establishment. The restaurant was busy the night we ate there, but we were seated quickly. However, the service and the food were both terrible. My taco salad with...More

1  Thank Tina D
Zev G, Owner at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Tina, it seems like nothing went right for you -- I'm pretty shocked, as this sounds nothing like our usual standard of food or service. Please know that we're delighted to welcome all people here, local or not, and I regret that you have the...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good solid place with a big menu. We were there late on Saturday evening as it was only place open. Took a while to get served but food arrived quickly and was good. I'm sure there are better places in town but this was only...More

Thank Lynn m
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Lynn, thanks for coming by! I wish you had been more impressed with our dishes, though -- I know we can do better. Hope we get another chance to really wow you! Until then, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to eat here. We were hoping for a table with a view of the river and they were very helpful. The host put us on a list and we sat at the bar for 15 minutes until a great...More

Thank WkndrTom
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Tom, the river IS the hero -- glad you loved the view! Thanks for being so patient about the wait. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Boathouse provides a great view of the river and the folks walking around the park. You can spot fish from your table! Our food was average but not remarkable. The calamari was tasty but not a full appetizer order. The french fries of the fish...More

1  Thank Phil B
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Phil, I'm really glad you enjoyed our atmosphere, but I wish our food had impressed you more! Thanks for leaving us some detailed feedback -- I'll pass this along to the kitchen. I hope that next time, we can really wow you! Until then, Becca,...More

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Shabbyfan
14 August 2017|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure for inside. We always like to get an inside table along the river. Give them a call as they may allow dogs on the patio outside.
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TxWaccamaw
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...
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Climb14ers
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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Description
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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