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Boathouse Cantina

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great quick lunch in Salida

My husband and I stopped in Salida for lunch and I am so glad we picked this place! It was not crowded around 1:30pm. The service was very good and our waitress was friendly. The tacos were excellent. There was a good selection of beer on tap. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sroark
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped in Salida for lunch and I am so glad we picked this place! It was not crowded around 1:30pm. The service was very good and our waitress was friendly. The tacos were excellent. There was a good selection of beer on tap. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely stop by again the... More 

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Thank sroark
Salida, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good and price reasonable but the service was the best we've had for some time. Refilled our drinks without asking and always accommodating.

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Thank Sunfun1950
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind review, friend! Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Westminster, Colorado
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63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wife and I went to the Boathouse for the first time this past weekend and I know we will be back! They advertise themselves as a Mexican Cantina, but their menu is a little more than that. You can get burgers and even a Philly Cheesesteak. We had tacos and burritos and had their nachos as an appetizer. Definitely good... More 

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Thank mkdenver1
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad you and your wife had a good time with us! Hope to see you back again soon! Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

Beulah, CO
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We seem to end up at the Boathouse fairly often. It's right on the river, above the kayak/canoe runs. We go for the burgers and beer, both of which are excellent. It's always lively, and service can be slow at times, but it is a fun place to eat and drink after a long day skiing at Monarch Mountain.

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Thank Barring C
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review, friend! We're so glad to have you by for some burgers and beer by the river. Looking forward to next time! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

After our first experience of skiing at Monarch, we were ravenously hungry. Although we were a large party and they seemed busy, our wait was only 15 minutes. I got the fish tacos and my husband the fish and chips. The portions were large, the food delicious and fresh, and the service friendly and timely. We will definitely be back!

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Thank goodwill246
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

When you're ravenously hungry, we'll always be there! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a great review. Hope you'll come see us again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Louisville, Colorado
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228 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have been here a few times and it always seems to please everyone in our group. I had the fish tacos and others had burgers (black bean and the more traditional beef variety). The kids like the nachos and the like. Service is good. Atmosphere is good.

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Thank Russell M
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service in a beautiful location right on the river! Mexican food was tasty, but pretty spicy. Burgers were tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. Their coffee machine wasn't working the day we were there which was sad in the dead of winter.

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Thank Linda S
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Linda, thanks for stopping by -- I'm glad you had a good time for the most part! Sorry about our coffee machine, though. It's been colder than anticipated and our pipes froze! I hope you'll be back soon, so you can enjoy a warm cup by the river! Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

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

Most of the food I've encountered so far in Colorado has been so so. This is by far the best tasting food. Excellent burger and sweet potato fries and a pretty view of the river.

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Thank Debbie K
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Debbie, wow, the best tasting food you've found in Colorado? It doesn't get much better than that. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area looking to soak up the view. Until then, Becca, Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Boat House sits right next to Arkansas River. The place can get pretty filled up but do whatever you have to to get a seat near the edge. There is terrific people watching -- swimming, kayak course practicing. And the river is just a beautiful view anyway. The Staff can be sporadic. But this is Salida. It seems to... More 

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Thank MomOfBoysOhMy
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Wow, I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read this review! Thank you so much for being a friend to us for so long and coming to see us whenever you're in the area. One day, I'm sure you'll be able to order something other than the fish tacos, and I can't wait to hear what you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great for viewing football games...even though the crowd got a little rowdy for my taste they were harmless. Sit near the bar.

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Thank 7shepdog
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and watching the game with us, friend! Sorry if it was a bit rowdy, but game days are always a bit intense. Thanks for being understanding -- hope you'll be back soon! Cheers, 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

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
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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