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Boathouse Cantina

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Mexican, 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 56
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  • 13
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place with friends, great location and good beer selection.

We live in the area and here been there many times. I really like the Mexican food, in particular the chili rellenos and the fish tacos. The portions ample, prices reasonable and the presentation unique. I've also had the burger and it too is large, well prepared with all the eight fixings. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Doug W
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Nathrop, Colorado
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Nathrop, Colorado
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We live in the area and here been there many times. I really like the Mexican food, in particular the chili rellenos and the fish tacos. The portions ample, prices reasonable and the presentation unique. I've also had the burger and it too is large, well prepared with all the eight fixings. The place gets very busy in the summer... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have eaten here several times with family and friends. We like it because it's in a terrific location next to the Arkansas River in a cool, historic building. They have diverse menu choices for everyone. The food is pretty good. And they have happy hour daily from 3 PM to 6 PM. The restaurant draws both locals and tourists,... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words, Lisa! With that said, don't hesitate to let us know next time you're in if there's anything we could we doing to send you off even happier. We're all ears! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Every time I visit Salida, CO, I have to stop by The Boathouse to grab a bite to eat. The staff is always friendly, and the food is so delicious. I also love the atmosphere of the place and the location is perfect. Great place for any kind of meal, whether it be with friends, family, or just by yourself.

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

Thanks so much for this review, Andrew! Looking forward to having you back soon for more great food and friendly service. 'Til then, Becca, Manager More 

colorado springs
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A friend recommended the Boathouse to us while on a drive through Salida. We never expected to eat at a restaurant right on the Arkansas River! It was a warm Spring day so the windows on the river side of the restaurant retracted up into the ceiling like a garage door so we could see and feel the breeze off... More 

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

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed all of our different menu options -- and I agree, you can't beat that river view! Looking forward to next time. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

victoria bc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Food was just ok and the service a bit better than tolerable. We got the feeling that the server didnt really care

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

I'm so disappointed that you weren't impressed with our dishes. I'm especially disappointed, though, that you left us feeling as though we don't care -- in fact, it's quite the opposite! Since I'm not sure of the specifics, I'll pass this general feedback along to the rest of the team. With that in mind, I hope you'll give us another... More 

Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Overlooks the Arkansas river. We were there on a cool day so the doors were down but the view of the river and kayakers practicing were great. Had the Cattleman's burger and a Cantina Club. Both were good. Enjoyed and will return if we make it back to this artsy town.

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

I'm overjoyed to hear that you had a great time with us. Thanks for spreading the good word -- we really appreciate it. Hopefully next time you're here, the weather will be a bit more balmy and you can enjoy the river from our patio! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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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: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?