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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The first time my husband & I went we weren't sure if we had the right place bc we couldn't find a sign, so we just guessed. After walking into the cozy little Pueblo style house that's the Cantina we knew we were at the right place. We were craving some delicious authentic Mexican food and being from the South... More 

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

So glad to hear we've always been a big hit with you and your family, Libby -- thanks for this fantastic review. Authentic Mexican is what we're all about, so it's good to hear you think we've been doing a great job. Hope we see you again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Meade, Kansas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

One of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever eaten at. Starting with great salsa, margaritas,, chimichangas to die for. Service is fantastic. It's Not the easiest to find but well worth the effort. Parking sucks but that's because it's so popular.

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

Glad you're such a fan of everything we do! Thanks for your business and for taking the time to leave us this note -- it really does mean a lot. I look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I really enjoyed our meal here. Their Top Shelf Margaritas are the best I have ever had and the mole on the enchiladas was amazing. Loved it!

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

So glad you loved it so much! "Best I've ever had" is some amazing praise to hear about anything, and when it's something as widespread as margaritas, it truly means a lot, and I really appreciate it. Hope we see you again really soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Hartwell, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stopped for the night on a road trip from Arlington, Washington to Georgia and found this place on TripAdvisor app. Staff was very friendly and the food exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.

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

Glad you enjoyed it so much, Travis! I don't know if your travels will bring you back to Manitou Springs again anytime soon, but if they do, I really hope we'll be seeing you again. Thanks again for stopping by! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The drinks are killer. Try the Cadillac margarita. Chips are freshly made and are delicious along with their salsa. The menu is quite small, which likely accounts for the food quality. Great rellano and the seafood entrees appear to be very fresh. Wait for a table on weekends can be tough.

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

Glad you're a fan, BuzzWalsh! Thanks for the terrific review -- it sounds like you like everything about us, although I'm sorry if you've had to wait an unreasonable amount of time on the weekends occasionally. Still, I appreciate all the feedback, and I hope we see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, CO
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Crystal Park Cantina has always been one of our favorite places for Mexican food. We have noticed that their wine prices are very high and not in line with the food menu prices. We also wish they would allow small dogs on their outside patio, but apparently the owner's mom has an issue with that. Returning here after a... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review! I'm really happy to hear that you're such a fan of our food, especially the rice! I did want to let you know why we don't allow dogs on the patio, though. To put it simply, it's because if we allowed dogs, there would be LOTS of dogs on the patio, and since... More 

New York, USA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a recommendation from our campground host and indeed a great choice for dinner. Even so it was busy with several families the staff was extremly attentive, super friendly and had great recommendations regarding the menu. Having been to many mexican restaurants over the years, this might not be the top one in terms of food presentation and flavoring... More 

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

Glad to hear you thought we mainly hit the mark! Thanks for the great review. As someone with lots of Mexican restaurant experience, it's great to know we measure up, in your view. I look forward to your next visit when you're back in town! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Montrose, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The place is adorable. Situated about 1/2 mile out of town. I ordered the chili relleno, with the mild white tomatillo sauce. It was fabulous. Great atmosphere and service.

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

Thanks, Karmen! Glad you enjoyed everything so much. That chile relleno is one of our specialties, so thanks for the kind words about it. I can't wait to see you again sometime soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The food is beyond amazing! I tried the jalapeño cilantro margarita on recommendation of our server and it was unbelievably yummy! When our food came, I tried the Tomatillo Alfredo Sauce on my enchiladas and it was AMAZING!! I asked if I could get a jar of it to take home to Wisconsin with me. Crystal Park Cantina is my... More 

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

Jahietala, I'm so happy to hear you felt this way! It looks like this was your first ever TripAdvisor review, so it really means a lot that you liked us enough to register an account here just to review us. I truly appreciate the kind words, and I look forward to your next visit next time you're in Colorado! All... More 

arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 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 

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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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