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Boathouse Cantina

228 N F St., Salida, CO 81201-2107
719.539.5004
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Ranked #10 of 51 restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bar, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After several visits to the Boathouse over the past few years, I must say the food and service has improved. It's a bar scene when there are ball games to watch but not too bad. Families are typically in attendance even with small children. After the first couple of visits we wondered why we even considered going back but the... More

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We sat right on the river and watched dogs fetch balls in the rapids, rafters, and swimmers. If you are in Salida. It's a must pop into. Food was real good. Salsa was delicious. Rellenos was very good. The enchilada with buffalo chili was "the best meal of the table". We enjoyed, great service, great view, and good food. From... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As it turns out the Boathouse and Rivers Edge are owned by the same guy. Who'd know with the Boathouse having decent bar food and friendly service and the later lacking pretty much everything but a view. We ate at the bar two nights for dinner and the food was typical bar fare with a couple of good options. The... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food was very good. We had the rellenos. Stellar Bloody Marys! Staff slow to approach table. Was going to bar to order when the server approached our table after quite a wait. After that, she was great!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here after a rafting trip. They had some great beer choices and the apps were good. Service was good and very kid friendly. It's great to sit by the river, but all seating has a nice view and atmosphere.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great beer, and a great view of the river. It's even more fun when the kayakers are practicing.

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Canon City, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having eaten there several times, it's time to let the cat out of the bag - this place is great. You should all go!! We are down-river folks from Canon City (1 hour east) and enjoy coming up for an occasional walk about town and of course a meal at the Boathouse Cantina. This place is the envy of many... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our first glimpse of this restaurant was while we were rafting past it on the river through Salida and the people eating above us waved down and smiled from above. The next day we decided to eat there and we walked through historic downtown next to the bridge and when we went in, were seated next to an open railing... More

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Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been going to the Boathouse Cantina for 6 years. Ist place we go on the 1st night in Salida for drinks and dinner. Sits right on the river. Is frequented by visitors and locals alike.. Great food {try the 3 little pigs}, great drinks amd great amboience. There'a always a buzz at the Cantina.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Spending the day in Salida, CO for the annual Riverwalk Art Festival, it was time to find something to eat. Well, not only did we find "something", we found what is likely one of the best restaurants ever. Located right on the Arkansas River in beautiful Colorado, the Boathouse Cantina boasts an impressive menu of delicious selections. Honestly, I don't... More

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