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Donita's Cantina

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330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6674
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Came in starving, left happy

There was a fairly long wait on this Friday night in Crested Butte and after a long drive, we were starving! However, it was worth the wait! We both had fajitas (mine chicken and his combo of Ahi and steak). The staff was friendly---we seemed to have 4 people waiting on us during the course of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MtnLvr2013
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Loveland, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Avoid this place unless you want to be chastised. Went in for dinner and drinks, sat at the bar waiting for a table. Wife ordered a frozen margarita, was told she shouldn't order frozen and loudly chastised for doing so. So went with recommended Rocks, he the asked her which tequilla she liked and was chastized loudly again for her... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There was a fairly long wait on this Friday night in Crested Butte and after a long drive, we were starving! However, it was worth the wait! We both had fajitas (mine chicken and his combo of Ahi and steak). The staff was friendly---we seemed to have 4 people waiting on us during the course of the meal. Great team... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was the only place open late so we gave it a shot. I can't say it's bad, just weird. The server convinced us to try the special which was an enchilada with butternut squash and peanut sauce, Mexican fusion anyone? It was odd, very sweet but not bad. The chips were obviously a grab bag of leftovers, some were... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The queso is a must here. It is so good and unlike anything I have ever had before. My favorite is the guacamole taco on a flour tortilla and a spinach enchilada. The guacamole is fresh and tasty. Finished the dinner with a homemade peach and rhubarb cobble with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Yum!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Although this isn't hardcore authentic Mexican food, Donita's is a great place to relax, have dinner, and catch up with friends without worrying about the waitstaff giving you the side eye. The greens in salads and garnishes seemed particularly fresh, and the fajita salad I ordered came with 4 big grilled chicken tenders - more meat than many meat entrees... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

had the rehearsal dinner here. They were very accommodating and the food was excellent. I am gluten free and they had many selections for me. The guacamole was very good too. We had such a nice time and the service was wonderful for 30 ppl in our group. Thank you

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been coming to Donita's for 30 years. The atmosphere is wonderful. I have purchased 4 of their handmade water jugs, which are made by an artist in Gunnison. The margaritas are super! The food is great! It is always great seeing the owners. We will continue to come to Donita's whenever we're in Crested Butte or Gunnison.

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good place for family but pretty average food. Mild salsa and guac, standard uninspired mexican fare. Strong and good margs.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food itself was good but my family of 4 ate here and spent $120 on one dinner. Each of us did have a margarita but hindsight we would have chosen a different location.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love this joint. The food is great, plentiful and consistent. The margaritas are delightful. This is a classic Crested Butte restaurant that is a must for every visit!

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Additional Information about Donita's Cantina

Address: 330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Phone Number: 970-349-6674
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-6674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?