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Donita's Cantina

330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6674
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Ranked #20 of 52 restaurants in Crested Butte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
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English first
prior lake mn
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We sat down at the bar for a couple drinks before dinner and were pleasantly surprised that happy hour was in progress. The margaritas were served in pint glasses and were very tasty and potent. Free chips too! Our visit was already a success. We put our name in to get a table and after we had waited awhile we... More

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Windsor, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Had the steak fajitas tonight and they were terrific. This is just a great place to have Mexican food in CB! Great service, consistently good food and wonderful margaritas!

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Hugo, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We didn't have to wait for a table. The waiter was very nice and fun. They had great margaritas and the food was delicious! It was a little crowded with how close some of the tables were, but it wasn't too bad. They staff were all great and so nice.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went to the Cantina last night to have a meal with my boyfriend. After living here for 7 months I thought I would like to give something new a try. Worst idea I could have made. The food was good and the place was practically empty, but after leaving around 8 pm and going home and going to bed,... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Donitas has been serving wonderful Mexican food and Margaritas for something like 30 years, maybe more. It is the kind of place that when you start thinking about Crested Butte, you start looking forward to having dinner at Donitas! It is large and we have always had no trouble getting a table. It has a large bar area with fireplace... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great food, atmosphere, very kid friendly. Excellent value. Margaritas were awesome. Highly recommend.

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Aledo, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We arrived at this recommended restaurant by our condo management to find it in complete chaos! There was a waiting list and the sometime hostess told us it would be a 30 minute wait. We put our name down on the list and waited and waited and waited. Half our party waited for an hour and 10 minutes then left,... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have eaten here 3 times during trips to CB, and the food is always excellent, service attentive, and very filling! Lots of choices on the menu and the salsa is delicious, you can even buy some to take home! We arrived about 6pm, and the server mentioned she thought they were still in happy hour, so we ordered margaritas.... More

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Westminster, Colorado
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was a busy Saturday night when we ate at Donita's, but the wait was only 10 minutes. There appeared to be a good mix of locals and tourists. The menu explained the history of this building, and we were impressed with the ornate metal ceiling. The server was friendly and had several good suggestions for dinner and drinks including... More

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NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We ate here 1 night. The food was good, fresh and plentiful. The meal was good..just not over the top good or bad. In terms of value, the portions were large. I would come here if in the mood for Mexican or very hungry.

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