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La Cantina

241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
+1 970-476-7661
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
“burrito” (16 reviews)
“guacamole” (6 reviews)
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241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
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21 - 30 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2016

Located under the Vail Visitor Center, next to the free, topside Parking Lot, we were glad to find it, but mainly because of the food! Primarily Tex-Mex (IMHO), one of us had the very authentic and tasty #1, which was 2 crispy, shredded-beef (ground-beef is...More

Thank WildWilliam
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Service was awful. The food was even worse. The worker brought out the wrong food and then argued with us about it. Horrible. Don't waste your money! !!

Thank glutenfreesearch
Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you don't mind climbing up the steps of the Vail Transportation Center and eating in the bus station, La Cantina may be the best Mexican restaurant in Vail. It's where the locals eat.

Thank RJ1340
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Located in the transportation center - it's a little like eating at the mall. Nothing fancy. Order at the counter. Service was quick. Servers were polite and nice. Food was pretty good, price was great - under $10 for lunch in Vail Village. Had chicken...More

Thank NWS2012
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic, delicious, priced right! Great enchiladas and tacos!! Salsa bar. Easy take out solution. Small space inside transportation center, super informal, not a lot of atmosphere but simply great Mexican food!

Thank lisavail
Reviewed 11 February 2016

For those that appreciate unpretentious service and value, this is a gem in the capital of skiing pretence. Walking in and seeing a couple of dogs sitting at a table with a family disarmed us immediately, (something that you can't see in Aus as they...More

Thank Travel-Sitreps
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

La Cantina is the best inexpensive Mexican food in Vail. I get the burritos because they are a great size. The chips and salsa are great they have a salsa bar with five different kinds all super good. Order at the counter and they bring...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Got an early dinner take out from la cantina and was very happy with my meal. The service was friendly and fast, and the menu had plenty of choices; there was a nice little suggestion page for the gluten free and vegetarians. I ordered something...More

Thank shannon334
Reviewed 20 January 2016

In the 2nd floor of the transportation building. Easy to grab food on your way to or from the mountain. The portions are (too) big. It's an excellent grab and go where you feel like you got your money worth.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I love this place. Everything from the tacos to the burritos are outstanding! The salsa bar is fantastic and unlimited! Margs are delicious and refreshing! The best part about this place is the price!! Very reasonable for Vail. This place is always pretty packed, and...More

Thank Katie M
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Does the place have any kid options like many Mexican restaurants? Hotdogs, chicken fingers etc? And do the menu items come with rice and beans? I could not tell via a posters menu picture. Thanks
24 May 2017|
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Response from cookie242 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any children's menu, it is a small restaurant. Give them a call, there is probably something to suit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-7661
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