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Donita's Cantina

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

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    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
A regular

One of our go too restaurants when we are in Crested Butte. Excellent Mexican food with a flair. Service is always friendly and efficient. This place should be on your go to list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
David H
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A Donita's customer since the very beginning, it's like home cooking for my family and me. The happy & inviting staff, great service along with generous portions of great food (they're always more than willing to accommodate for vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free) makes Donita's Cantina our go-to place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of our go too restaurants when we are in Crested Butte. Excellent Mexican food with a flair. Service is always friendly and efficient. This place should be on your go to list.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The salsa is more tomato than anything else. The house margarita was okay and the food average. I had a chicken salad and my husband had a chimichanga. Prices average for the town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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Bellingham, Washington
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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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?