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Crystal Park Cantina

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178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5999
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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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  • 56
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  • 6
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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
Excellent Mexican Restaurant.

I went to this restaurant because of the great reviews. It did not disappoint, I like my food to be hot when it is served and to stay that way while I eat. The thing I loved the most was that the food was served on a hot platter. My food was hot until I finished, what a great idea.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Salem, Illinois
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Salem, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant because of the great reviews. It did not disappoint, I like my food to be hot when it is served and to stay that way while I eat. The thing I loved the most was that the food was served on a hot platter. My food was hot until I finished, what a great idea.... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our group of 5 enjoyed the food as well as the margaritas. Nice atmosphere, friendly server. The chips and salsa were delicious. Restaurant is a little off the main road, which is good from a parking standpoint as we were there on the Ascent/Marathon weekend.

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

Glad to hear it, Sherry! Thanks for finding us, and thanks for sharing your experience. Hope we see you again next time you're in town! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Jeffersonville, Indiana
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice Mexican place the food was okay queso I wouldn't recommend it's not what you expect. The chips and salsa were excellent and the jalapeño margarita are crazy good. The blackberry and raspberry margarita were awesome as well. Patio is superb ask for their beans with cheese on them and use as a dip killer

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

Sounds like you had a pretty great time here overall, and I just wanted to let you know I really appreciated hearing from you! Sorry you didn't love the queso, but it sounds like you enjoyed the rest of your visit and I hope you'll come back soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Manitou Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is the best Mexican food in Manitou Springs. We eat there often and are always happy with our meal choices. The patio is great also.

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

Glad to hear it, Annie! Thanks so much for this terrific review and for all your business. I'm already looking forward to your next visit! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better finds I've found in Colorado for Mexican food. The service has always been pretty good - sometimes better than others. However, the food is consistent in quality. My only complaint is that they won't alter the menu items for the most part. Be aware that the rice contains dairy...you can't get it without since... More 

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

Glad to hear how much you like it, Amy! I'm sorry about the rice, but it's great to know you're a fan of everything else, and I hope this means we'll be seeing you again really soon. Thanks for being a fan, and thanks for this great review! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Roseville, California
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Lucky find for us. This was the best meal I have had in a loaning time. Kind of a artsy/hippy atmosphere in this older, hillside building. The restaurant is off of the main road up a little canyon. Easy to miss, great if you find it. We completely lucked out and got a table on the patio where we enjoyed... More 

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

Well, I know I'm glad you found us -- thanks for helping to spread the word about this place! I really do appreciate all the compliments, and I hope you'll come back again next time you're in town -- we've got plenty more interesting dishes where those came from! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First of all the menu is limited ...if you want to try to eat healthy forget it .... We both went with the chopped salad and it was very boring... I ate it all it was still hungry even though I had shrimp added... I don't know what was missing.. it was just nothing special ..it was fresh though. the... More 

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

I'm sorry to see you weren't more impressed, although I'm also a little surprised -- this isn't the kind of feedback we normally get. We do have several healthy options, and I hope you'll come back again so we can show you a better time. I know you'll enjoy it. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food and margaritas are delicious and the atmosphere is cozy and friendly! My husband and I eat here a lot because I have an uncontrollable craving for their habanero margaritas and steak tacos! Check it out! In my opinion, it's the best Mexican restaurant in Colorado.

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

That's what we're trying to be, and I'm so glad you think we're getting it right! Thanks very much for the awesome review -- hope we see you and your husband again soon for more tacos and margaritas! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best cheese enchiladas with green chili sauce I've ever had. Two thumbs up for my meal. Loved the salsa, not your every day sauce, and the chips were light and delicate, definitely made on site if I had to guess. My husband had the chicken tacos. He would only give them a one thumbs up, but still very good. We... More 

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

Great to hear how much you guys liked it here! And hey, I'll take any number of thumbs ups, so no worries on that. Thanks so much for this stellar review -- hope you'll stop in again for more next time you're in town! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The chips and salsa were so delicious, but as soon as I took the first bite of my food, I was disappointed that I had taken up any room in my stomach already! I wanted something with meat, so I took the waitress' suggestion and ordered a burrito with pork and avocado. She suggested the tomatillo alfredo sauce as it... More 

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

Filling up just means you get to take some home, right? Nothing wrong with that! :) Seriously, though, thanks so much for this awesome review. Really glad you liked it so much, I hope you'll be back again sometime! All the best, Justin A, Owner 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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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