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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    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
Happy Hour

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Jennifer K
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Simpsonville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Service is great, atmosphere is ok, food is pretty below average to bad. My daughter got what they called a tostada. They took a crunchy shell and put cheese on it and either steamed or microwaved it until the shell was a melted inedible blob. The salsa at the table was bland and the salsa in the Tacos Nuevo was... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
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?