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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Definately Worth It

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tom B
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Salida, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Salida, Colorado
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We ate at The Boathouse a couple times while in Salida (we returned so it was obviously pretty good). On our visits we tried burgers, fish tacos, burritos and some of the appetizers, notably the duck tostada. Everything was good and the menu has enough options to satisfy just about anyone. Good draft beer selection as well. They always seems... More 

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Hereford, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really liked the Duck tostadas, quesadilla, buffalo chili, green chile cheddar BLT.... good place for a relaxed meal and craft brews.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had the opportunity of eating at the Boathouse a couple of weeks ago. I highly recommend it to anyone travelling through Salida, CO.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went here at a busy time, after one of the many events held in this lovely town, and so I will qualify this review with that comment. We had in our group two very hungry event participants who had completed a long race, and some very hungry supporters. We waited 20 minutes to be seated, not bad for a... More 

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South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We met an old relative here for late night dessert. We closed the place down on a Monday night. Our waiter was courteous and attentive, although I'm certain he was eager to get out for the night! Great atmosphere, great view! Would go back for dinner sometime!

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Loved the atmosphere and the food was good. Service was excellent. We had lunch and were able to sit at a table overlooking the river. It is a Catina so don't go in expecting 5 Star dining.

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Salida, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing notable. On several occasions the spinach in the spinach salad could best be described as gross.

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Salida, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tourists love it because it overlooks the Arkansas River and is the place to be during FIBArk. The food is overpriced, Cisco, and just "meh." The restrooms are horrendous. Okay for a beer and an app and a lovely view of the river.

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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?