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Boathouse Cantina

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American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201
+1 719-539-5004
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local...
At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food & view

Super friendly staff and creative southwestern menu. Looks like April is the off season, so we got a good table with a riverfront view. According to our waitress, peak season can be 1-1/2 hour wait. Great location and we had a nice walk downtown before and after lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
CPA316
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Super friendly staff and creative southwestern menu. Looks like April is the off season, so we got a good table with a riverfront view. According to our waitress, peak season can be 1-1/2 hour wait. Great location and we had a nice walk downtown before and after lunch.

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you had a good time with us -- and that you scored such a sweet table! Thanks for leaving us a review, and we hope that you'll be back again soon. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Littleton, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Mid bike ride nachos - very average/ok/ seemed to be melted cheese whiz or some other cheese substitute. Would not order again/would return however Staff was attentive.

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so sorry if you were disappointed by your nachos. We use the freshest ingredients, so it's surprising that you felt your nachos weren't prepared with high-quality cheese. This is definitely not the norm, and I hope we can show you that the next time you stop by! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Cascade, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was my first visit and the food was good! I couldn't make up my mind since there where so many yummy choices! I wanted to go back and try the huge burrito, but wasn't able to get back. I will return for sure!

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad that your first visit with us was stellar! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We can't wait until you make your way back to see us -- there's a huge burrito with your name on it! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It sounds weird, but The Boathouse has the absolute best fries I've had. Their entrees are solid as well. I mean, I had a deep fried burrito. And if you grab a table on the far wall, you'll have a great view of the river. Not a bad place to have a good meal with good people!

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

The best fries of your life, Mac? Well, there's no higher compliment! I'm so happy that you had a good time with us (can't beat that view!). Thanks for leaving us a review -- we really appreciate it. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Oakland, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped here for lunch during a birding tour of Colorado. When 16 people descended on the spot without warning, the staff didn't blink. Instead, they ushered us to several tables on the patio and proceeded to deal with the unexpected crowd with smooth aplomb. Several of us had the fish tacos, which were delicious, but the grilled shrimp salad... More 

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Jim, I'm so glad that your tacos really hit the spot! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review (and such a kind one at that!). Hope you'l be back soon. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have requested this eatery several times in our trips to Salida, CO, and it never disappoints! The menu has a good enough selection to satisfy most people and the beer selection is amazing with at least twenty on draft! The fact that it rests above the Arkansas River and the kayak course makes it a fun and relaxing atmosphere... More 

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

It's so great when we get to connect with like-minded people like yourself! Glad that you've had a good time with us -- hope you'll be back again soon. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The staff at the Hampton Inn recommended the Boathouse. When I saw "cantina" in the title I did not want to go. We are from Texas. We are pretty picky. But, as the week went on, we ended up going. It was great!!! Food was different than our Tex/Mex at home. Fresh, tasty, hot. Great beer selection. Knowledgeable staff. Great... More 

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

It means a lot to impress someone so well-versed in Tex-Mex! I'm thrilled that you chose to stop by while you were in town -- looking forward to next year. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place has an awesome indoor seating area with windows that open up over the river. The food, while overpriced, is pretty good, and they have decent happy hour. Service was very good, and I would return for the great view!

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Becca E, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

It's always great to hear from someone who enjoys the view as much as we do! I'm glad you had a good time with us -- hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Salida, Colorado
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Being a local, I'am able to frequent this establishment from time to time and typically have a very enjoyable experience. Mind you its not fine dining. A full bar and a generous craft beer selection is available. Probably one of the best margarita's in town. Food quality is good and typically consistent. Menu variety is mixed and varied and in... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch and was not disappointed. Windows were open and provided a wonderful breeze with a spectacular view! Baja tacos and the cheeseburger was good. Great beer selection and great service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?