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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: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Good food and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Shawn M
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Tomball, Texas
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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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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Lake Mary, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food was just ok. Expectations were much higher as this restaurant has been in Crested Butte many years. Lot's of people but surprisingly service was good.

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Aurora, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best margaritas ever! I'm allergic to garlic and they made a special plate just for me! I felt like a princess. The food was awesome!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Best service in Crested Butte! Best Mexican food in Crested Butte! These ladies know how to do it up right with custom flavored, homemade dishes that are sure to please any palette. The daily special is always the way to go and you can't beat the pint margaritas and friendly service. We will be back again...and again...and again!!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great food with lots to choose from. Chips and salsa brought to the table right when you sit down which is great after a long day of skiing. Vegetarian options and great kids menu.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very flavorful. My first experience with a mole'. The place was very full when we first arrived, but the staff kept us plied with chips and salsa and drinks until the surge subsided.

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Evergreen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every time that we go to Crested Butte,we always look forward to eating at Donita's.......Best Mexican food......We get there right @ 5:00 when they open and shortly after that they are packed!

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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?