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The Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (8th Street)
+1 970-879-0826
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has really good food. The guacamole and fajitas are fantastic. Their margaritas are also good. The service was good and we were quickly taken care of during our dinner.

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Thank KSeater
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, wonderful service staff. We have had meals here for several years, it has always been really good.

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Thank bobaleaux
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visit to Steamboat is complete without a stop here. Great food, great service - one of our favorite places. Love the salsa and guacamole! Haven't had anything on the menu I won't recommend.

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Thank Lanita L
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to drop in, have a drink (or two) and order some honest Mexican food at the bar or in the sitting area, this is a very good pick. The bar lady was friendly, fun and knowledgable. I came on my own and wanted to read the paper and do some mails - the place was perfect for... More 

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Thank ArneHFrandsen
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Ordered the taco/enchilada lunch combo. It was very average American-Mexican fare and not very cheap. I'd recommend skipping this spot in lieu of better options around town. I have better, cheaper Mexican restaurants back home!

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Thank Jacob T
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special or interesting. Service was overall good but the pet names of honey, babe, and dear used to communicate was rather annoying. Most disappointing was the tamale. I really expected to get an authentic one. Not a tamale like tortilla. Expensive for what you get. My son called it when he said he could go to taco bell and... More 

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Thank Anita K
Centennial, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was less than average. Service was the same. A highlight was having a local beer on tap. I had the chili relleno with ground beef with refried beans and rice. I don't think I've ever experienced tasteless refried beans before, but the rice as the same. On the flip side, the relleno was almost impossible to eat as it... More 

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Thank burrka
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food is not that good. Shredded pork is dry rice is dry chips and salsa are just really average. The place isn't the cleanest and had a musty smell. I don't know if this owner is trying to save money or something... but turn your fricken heat on in the back the bathrooms tight wad.. On a lighter note..... More 

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Thank Bailey F
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We were looking for some Mexican food late one night and gave this place a try. Staff was friendly and fun to chat with. Lots of seating but most of the back room was closed at that time. My work partner and I both got different burritos with different toppings and were both really happy with them. Full bar and... More 

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Thank donaldc570
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We found this restaurant by chance when walking by. They had a great special on the board so we decided to stop and were not disappointed. The food was great and the service was quick and friendly. We were ready for some authentic Mexican cuisine when we happened upon it. Quaint atmosphere too.

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Thank tracys925

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-0826
Description
Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Cantina is one of Steamboat’s oldest dining establishments and serves creative Mexican cuisine and award winning fresh squeezed margaritas for lunch and dinner daily.The highly acclaimed fresh-squeezed margaritas are made with fresh lemons and limes — no sour mix here. Signature items include tequila-fired fajitas served flaming table side; Chimi Cozumel filled with shrimp, mushrooms & spinach topped with jalapeno pesto cream sauce; Carne Asada made with tender buffalo steak; and homemade cinnamon fried ice cream.The Cantina in Steamboat offers a children’s menu, a gluten free menu, a large variety of vegetarian options and plenty of fresh salads and soups.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?