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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
  • 61
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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
Fun place right on the river

We could see this place from our room at the Palace Hotel, so we sort of had to go there at least once. It is right on the river, which is running very high right now. It is fun to watch the kayaks and rafts trying to negotiate the narrows right outside the window. The tables are all high bistro... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
davegidd
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Bonsall, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Denver
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

food was a disappointment, but view of river was pretty. Charged for extra sauce for calamari (which seemed to nickel and dime a bit considering not a cheap app). Bland. Daughter had portabella mushroom sandwich, and much more bun than mushroom and wet (that was probably our worst dish, but none were great). Chips and salsa were tasty.

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Bonsall, California
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311 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We could see this place from our room at the Palace Hotel, so we sort of had to go there at least once. It is right on the river, which is running very high right now. It is fun to watch the kayaks and rafts trying to negotiate the narrows right outside the window. The tables are all high bistro... More 

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Desert Center, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Boathouse Cantina's main demographic seems to be young-to-middle aged singles, based on the overall ambience, music, and pace. Having said that, the crew at The Boathouse and especially our waiter Luke, went above and beyond to make this older couple, along with several other 50+ customers, feel welcome. We were immediately ushered to great seating overlooking the nearby rushing... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad everyone made you feel welcome and comfortable -- I'll definitely let Luke know how pleased you were. Looking forward to next time! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff was very nice and attentive even though they were very busy. They had plenty of different beers. Including a local IPA. The food was awesome. I had the tacos. They were huge and very filling.

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

Anthony, I'm so glad everything hit the mark for you -- huge, awesome tacos is what we're all about! Thanks for spreading the good word. We're looking forward to next time, friend. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We had nine in our party and they were very accomodating seating us all together. Nice selection of drinks from the full bar. Husband had southwestern Mahi tacos. I had shrimp tacos. Both were good. Something for everyone here. The place was packed. The tables are pretty close together in the area overlooking the river. They have a perfect spot!

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

I'm happy to hear that there was something for everyone in your party! Thanks for leaving us such a kind review -- looking forward to next time. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Westminster, Colorado
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were walking downtown Salida after FRIBark and wanted to eat, but had our dogs with us. We saw dogs on the patio so asked if there was any available seating there for us. We were seated immediately & our dogs were brought a fresh bowl of water before we were even asked if we wanted a beverage. The food... More 

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

Christine, I'm glad you and your pups had a good time with us. I wish, though, that you had loved your food more. I'm confident that next time, we can really wow you! Until then, Becca, Manager More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were able to sit on the patio with our puppy... many people had their dogs on the patio. Fish tacos were good.. margaritas not so good.... smothered burrito good.

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

Thanks for coming by -- I'm glad you and your pup had a good time! Thanks, also, for the feedback about our margaritas. I'll pass along your comments to the bar. Hope to see you again soon, Becca, Manager More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our family eats here every time we come to Salida! Never had a meal we didn't like and the staff are nice. The patio sits right off the Arkansas River so you can watch the kayakers and rafters go by while you enjoy your meal.

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

Robert, I'm so honored that you choose to come to us every time you visit. It's wonderful to hear that you've liked every meal -- here's to many more good times! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Anson, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place has the BEST atmosphere! Get a window seat overlooking the Arkansas River! Everyone is having a blast on the river. No glass to separate you from the fresh outside air. Oh, and the food is fantastic! And the service of the best! You've got to try this place!

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

This is the BEST review! It's so great to hear from someone who shares our enthusiasm of that river atmosphere -- nothing like it. I can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Denver
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Service good, atmosphere was right on the river. We had salads which were very good. We only had to wait 10 minutes to be seated at a table with a river view.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed everything about your experience, D.H. -- mission accomplished. Thanks for spreading the good word. I'm looking forward to next time! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

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Additional Information about Boathouse Cantina

Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201
Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare

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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: 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?