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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
7196855999
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This place was a little hard to find the first time we went, but it's become a regular favorite when we're in town. We like the fish tacos. And prefer to dine outside. We'll be back.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great margaritas, well priced. Everything was well prepared and tasty, all the ingredients were fresh, we were greeted by a host/bartender promptly, and our waiter was very kind and polite. The restaurant was well decorated and nice, wasn't too hot nor too cold. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in quality Mexican food in a small, cozy atmosphere.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fantastic meal! Had shrimp and fish tacos which were amazing and the hand made guacamole is very unique and delicious. The server we had was great, he gave us perfect recommendations and the beer/margarita he made for me was delicious. Feel like i'm getting redundant. Short and sweet, great food, great service, good prices, fresh, responsible, and unique.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This little place is tucked away off the main Manitou Ave drag, but it is definitely worth finding. They us all fresh ingredients, and it shows in their meals. We liked that you can order a slightly smaller portion of an entree for a lower price. These smaller portions were perfect for us, and we didn't overeat or overspend. We... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This mexican food is the best I have ever had. It is so fresh. Food doesn't get thrown out to you in 10 seconds. Everything made from scratch. Meat is top quality. The rice is almost like a pilaf. Drinks and service are spectacular also. Don't miss this one.

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manitou springs, co
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My wife and I enjoy the Crystal Park Cantina. They have a decent menu with traditional mexican offerings and a few specialties of their own. We really like their red mole sauce. They have a great cocktail menu as well. Though, their house cantina margs are usually fine with us, especially during happy hour (3-5 pm I think). In the... More

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Off the beaten path this Cantina has a great casual atmosphere, friendly owners and staff. I have tried numerous items on the menu and enjoyed them all. In warm weather a nice outdoor patio. .

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Towanda, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great food! We all loved the atmosphere of this cool place! The rice was very good and also the margaritas!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Cute restaurant that's much larger inside than it seems from outside. The food is all around delicious and flavorful. I had to ding one star because my pork taco was on the bad side of mediocre unfortunately. But the rice, enchilada and chile relleno were absolutely delicious. The green chile sauce is memorable. If I lived in town I'd be... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Wow! Try mixing the mole and alfredo sauces. The portion sizes are appropriate, but it's so delicious you'll want more. I'm rarely surprised by dining experiences, but this lovely spot may be the best Mexican food I've ever tasted. Best kept secret in Southern Colorado.

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