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Donita's Cantina

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330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A Crested Butte Classic

Year after year this is always my first stop for dinner in the Butte. Good foods, great prices, family friendly, good bar, fair prices and always great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denver, CO
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Crested Butte, Colorado
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

U just never know. Sometimes Wonderful and sometimes horrible.... Slow service and always slow bringing food out. Used to be long lines to get in but no more. We still go once in a while when we need a Mexican food fix and hope for the best. Used to be a crested butte classic. I'd say it's a tired now.

Thank Casey M
Denver, CO
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Year after year this is always my first stop for dinner in the Butte. Good foods, great prices, family friendly, good bar, fair prices and always great service.

Thank PaulDurkin
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

As you enter Donita's, you'll be greeted warmly by two local owners and sisters, Kay and Heli. They are always sincerely interested in the people who come to their restaurant, asking where they're from, welcoming them back...the food is excellent homemade Mexican fare, with daily specials and at very reasonable prices! Well worth a visit!!

Thank chappbj
Arvada, Colorado
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you like Tex Mex then give this a try. We had the vegatable enchiladas and they were very good. They have a nice drink menu and happy hour pricing. Nice place, clean and great wait staff.

Thank Karen G
Harrison, Arkansas
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We enjoyed our early dinner at Donita's Cantina. The service was fine, and we liked the margaritas, although the strawberry version wasn't as sweet as we would have liked. The food was okay, too. Try the quesadillas.

Thank siloamjim
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I watched the manager take the salsa off of my table and place it on another table after my kids have dipped their chips into it and coughed all over it. When I said something she changed it out just before the next victims almost eat it. After I refused to eat my food, which didn't look good anyway she... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We chose Donita's just by driving through town. It was early evening and we got seated right away. Good timing as it got busy after our arrival. I had the special and it was really unique ( never offered in any other Mexican restaurant and I have been to many) and fantastic. Loved the sauce and ingredients. I would have... More 

Thank Cyn106
Carbondale, Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The restaurant was fairly crowded, but we had no trouble getting seated or served. The food was basically standard Mexican fare, but I don't mean that disparagingly. It was good food, fresh, and plenty of it!

Thank SueC0
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Arrived around 5:30 the place was packed. Had some margaritas while we waited. The staff was very busy but also took time out to see if we needed anything. Food was excellent as always!

Thank JT052361
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Growing up in Texas and living in New Mexico for 12 years, I have had a lot of Mexican food, and so has my husband. We were craving some and hoped Donita's would be good. However, my husband's description of the food we were served was, "edible." There were some bright spots: the black beans were great, the homemade cinnamon... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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