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Crystal Park Cantina

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Mexican
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178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5999
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy!

This is by far the best place to eat in Manitou and the whole west side! The margaritas are delicious and I've never had a bad meal....EVER! A couple of my favorites are the Pork Avocado burrito and the Huevos Rancheros! The atmosphere is really cool including an outdoors area. What's perfect is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jeff A
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far the best place to eat in Manitou and the whole west side! The margaritas are delicious and I've never had a bad meal....EVER! A couple of my favorites are the Pork Avocado burrito and the Huevos Rancheros! The atmosphere is really cool including an outdoors area. What's perfect is that it's tuck away in an area... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff A
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Jeff, thanks very much! You definitely picked a couple of our best dishes, and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know just how much you like them. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Northglenn, Colorado
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Driving back from Cripple Creek we decided to stop in Manitou Springs and asked Siri where a good Mexican restaurant was and she suggested Crystal Park and she was right on! I had the Navajo taco which was very good and filing. My wife had the spinach, portabella, and cheese enchilada and she said it was muy Bueno! Seemed like... More 

Helpful?
Thank ColoradoAztec52
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for searching us out -- glad Siri sent you our way! Sounds like you guys really enjoyed it here, and I hope you'll make the trek to come see us again sometime. I know we're a little out of the way, but we're glad you agree it's worth it! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Manitou Springs, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My husband had the hamburger on homemade bun and was delighted. He's a big burger fan and was surprised they did such a fine job in a Mexican joint, ha! My meal was very tasty and we will be back. The eclectic atmosphere is warm and inviting.

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Thank Kathryn L E
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Kathryn, this is great news coming from a big burger fan like your husband! Thanks to you two for joining us, and we look forward to seeing you again down the line. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant with great flavor and good drink selection. Very friendly staff and good size portions. If in the local area and looking for good food you must try this place.

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

Gared, thanks for the pat on the back and for directing people our way -- we really appreciate it! Hope to see you back by for a drink and some good food. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Fort worth
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We recently moved to Colorado Springs and love finding new great places to eat. This restaurant will be on the not returning list. The food was pretty good but crazy expensive for what you get. It cost 60$ for 2 burritos and an order of tacos. We all had water and my husband didn't even order. They charge for a... More 

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

I'm very sorry to hear that you weren't impressed with the food or the service, and that you felt it was over priced. Most of our customers feel that the high quality of our cooking is worth the slight premium, and again, I'm very sorry to hear that you don't feel the same way. All that said, if the service... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very good mexican style food. I had the fry bread tacos and boy was it good. We ate here for lunch. My wife loved it. She had the chicken tacos and my son had the portabella mushroom enchiladas.

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

I'm glad to hear how much you and your family all loved it here, Ken! Thanks for giving us a try, and thanks for the great review. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Lafayette
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Great little restaurant that is off the beaten path. Chili rellenos and spinach enchiladas were outstanding. Service was good.

Helpful?
Thank Okiefoodjunkie
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you liked it -- thanks for traveling off the beaten path to come find us, and thanks for spreading the word about us! I really do appreciate it. Come back soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I recently went to the cantina for the first time with my son and daughter-in-law. We had been busy all day and were tired and hungry. We were greeted warmly and seated upstairs. The food was outstanding, the service very good, and the margaritas were good as well - especially the sangria margarita. I have a favorite cantina where I... More 

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

I very much appreciate the endorsement, Kris! Thank you for giving us a try, and thanks a lot for all the compliments. Sounds like you really liked everything, especially the drinks, and I hope that next time you're in Colorado Springs, you'll come up and see us again so we can see if we can't finally overtake your go-to place... More 

fountain co
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This has been a favorite of ours in the past, mostly because of the patio. We wanted to take advantage of a beautiful indian summer evening and were not disappointed with the patio. Perfect temperature, deer wandering around and great chips and salsa. The margaritas weren't as strong as I remembered, but still good. However, the food, was a different... More 

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

I'm surprised to hear how disappointed you were -- if we got your order wrong, or if anything wasn't what it should have been, I wish you'd let a server know so we could have fixed it. I apologize if you were at all unhappy with anything you ordered, and I do hope you'll give us a chance to make... More 

Manitou Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Sadly, my favorite dish, the mushroom and spinach enchiladas, has become unfortunate. The taste the past few months (I've ordered twice just to be sure) is just off. I have no idea what the new ingredient is (someone suggested the garlic may have been past its prime) but there is now something distinctly and tartly off about the enchiladas. I... More 

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

I'm really surprised to hear that you've had a bad experience with the enchiladas, much less on more than one occasion, Mojo. I'm going to look into why that might've happened -- as far as I know, the recipe hasn't changed, and your meals should have been as tasty as ever. Thanks for letting me know about this. I hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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