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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh but not spicy

I debated whether to give 3 or 4 stars, but in my experience of Mexican food this was a 3. It's as fresh as can be, but not in the least bit spicy. The person who suggested this place called it "Tex Mex." The "crispy" Chile Rellenos had a thick batter which was sort of crispy on the outside... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Sandy K
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Lakewood, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lakewood, Colorado
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I debated whether to give 3 or 4 stars, but in my experience of Mexican food this was a 3. It's as fresh as can be, but not in the least bit spicy. The person who suggested this place called it "Tex Mex." The "crispy" Chile Rellenos had a thick batter which was sort of crispy on the outside, but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had dinner twice with our 2 kids. The menu is huge! This is a family friendly restaurant, but they have a full bar. Recommend the fajitas!

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great margaritas! We didn't get to stay for dinner but the staff was friendly in a charming building.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great fun, great service and good drinks during happy hour. Bartender was very informed of the area and it is right in the middle of great shopping.

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Tomball, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

As a Texan, I am very picky about my Mexican food. We have so many amazing options here, that I always hesitate to try something in another state. We decided to visit Donita's because we heard it was family friendly. While the food was not amazing, it was still pretty good. The margaritas on happy hour, however, were some of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food in a fun environment. Prices make it a good value. We always eat here when visiting CB (once or twice a year for 19 years).

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Tomball, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We got there right when they opened after a long day of skiing. The food was good, hot and tasted fresh. We had chicken enchiladas, poblano peppers and guacamole. The food was different from home but was good and spicy. Guacamole was slightly off color but we were starving and had no problems from eating it. Service was quick and... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Average food, good service and not much else to say. Since there isn't much in Butte its worth a try.

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Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were satisfied with the meal here, but really appreciated the service. I would definitely dine here again.

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Arlington, TX
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Donita's has been around for years for good reason! Excellent food! We go there at least once on every trip to Crested Butte to thaw out after a day of skiing! Go there hungry - the portions are huge!

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?