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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5999
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.
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arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went early at lunch so had no problem parking. Think if they are busy at night parking would be tough. Service and people were great friendly and efficient. Food was really good. Chicken burrito and spinach, portobello were yummy. Chips house made and addicting.

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself here, and I'm really happy to hear that. Great choice on the burritos -- hope we see you again sometime soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I feel a sense of great sadness reporting about what used to be one of my most favorite places to spend an evening. I began noticing the quality of food slipping a bit in recent days; the pulled pork tacos were somewhat dry and lacking in seasoning, portion sizes for their delicious rice seems less than before, and the basket... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm sorry we've disappointed you, especially since you've always been a fan of ours in the past. It's true that due to our policy, we're unable to accommodate dogs on our patio, but we absolutely should have been more courteous in explaining this to you. Our patio is fairly small, and if we didn't have some restrictions on pets, there... More

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While visiting Manitou Springs, CO in September 2014, a local business owner suggested the Crystal Cantina for dinner. It was very easy to locate and we dined early so we didn't need a reservation. We enjoyed a great meal! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review, Lori! I'm glad you listened to whoever it was that referred you to us, and it sounds like you are too. It's great to hear you really enjoyed your meals here, and I hope that next time you're back in the Colorado Springs area, you'll stop in again. Thanks again! All the... More

Mint Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I were recently in Manitou Springs, Colorado visiting from North Carolina. We went to the top of Pike's Peak on Cog Railway(awesome) and came down hungry! We checked around and this restaurant was recommended by locals. Yum, Yum, Yum! We both had the Navajo Tacos and I had the Cadillac Margarita. OMG! So good! If I ever... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review! I really appreciate it, just like I appreciate your business. I hope you'll be visiting Colorado again soon -- I look forward to your next visit! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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173 reviews 173 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Gorgeous patio and beautiful location. It is Mexican food but not traditional Mexican. If you are in the mood for Mexican with a twist, this is a place worth trying. Good margaritas and everything we tried was wonderful. I'll definitely be back!

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Kelly! From the food, to the location, to the margaritas, it sounds like we were a big hit, and we can't wait to see you again sometime soon. Thanks again! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This food is heaven! Great service, not too fast, not too slow. If you want to experience Mexican food, you have to be at that place. Awesome cocktails aswell. Go there now!

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

This food is heaven? What a compliment, Roos! I couldn't be happier to hear that you were so impressed. Looking forward to seeing you for a bite and a cocktail soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One star for great margaritas, one for a friendly initial greeting. Someone made a mistake and our food order went in an hour and 15 minutes after we were seated. We were a party of 11 on a Friday night, and I understand mistakes happen. I would not write a negative review that alone. However, when we complained to the... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I wanted to take a moment to respond to this review, because I think there are a few misconceptions and incorrect statements here that need to be corrected, just for the record. First, your timeline of events is a little skewed. Your reservation was for 7pm on Friday night of Labor Day Weekend, one of the busiest nights of the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Being from Texas, we have been scouring the Springs area for good mexican food like you find back home in Texas. We have lived in Manitou for 3 years and finally decided to give this restaurant a try. Very impressed with the quality of the food and service. Some creative menu items and a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend Crystal Park... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad you're such a fan of ours! As somebody from Texas, I trust you to know great Mexican when you taste it, and I'm glad you feel that we qualify. Hope we see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

Chicago
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have a hard time reviewing Mexican food. I guess I always have higher expectations than what a Mexican restaurant can ultimately deliver. That being said, I have tasted excellent Mexican Food in Chicago. Here, the food was good, and somewhat inventive. But can I say I "loved my meal" - no. But everyone at the table ate their food... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for the 4 stars, I always love to hear how we compare to cities with 2.5 million people! -- I'm glad to hear that you were all satisfied with your meals and with our service. That said, we want to be the kind of restaurant you write home about, so we'll do our best... More

Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very quaint, off the beaten path restaurant. A very nice alternative from the main street of Manitou Springs. We were seated in the upstairs dining area which was very nice. Very open and airy. Love that it is decorated simply. A very nice place to have a quiet meal. Staff is friendly, in a professional way. The... More

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you thought we improved over your first visit here -- we're always trying to improve, so next time should be even better! I really appreciate the great review, not to mention your business, and I can't wait to see you again! All the best, Justin A, Owner More

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Additional Information about Crystal Park Cantina

Address: 178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Mexican

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