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Boathouse Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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By the River and Park, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome eats!

Great food, great view. On Arkansas river, centrally located. Perfect place to get together with family and friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Gene D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, great view. On Arkansas river, centrally located. Perfect place to get together with family and friends.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have actually been there many times and it is usually busy and you have to wait for a table so I called in advance to reserve a table and was told that they don't take reservations. The hostess did take my name though and asked what time we planned on arriving. When we got there we only had to... More 

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Salida, Colorado, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

You MUST try the Pork Chimi's! They are out of this world! The meat is so moist and flavorful and the portion size is perfect! The green chili is good, but not my favorite. Now their mango habenaro salsa on the other head IS mine and my husbands favorite! You have to ask for it though. Yum Yum so good.

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Salida, Colorado, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love taking visitors to Boathouse for the easy environment, great menu and beautiful river views. It's the perfect place for a relaxed dinner or drinks.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The location is right next to the river and across a bridge from a huge parking lot (parking is a real issue in downtown Salida). We ate a lot of burgers and our 19 year old voted the Boat House as the best. They are thick and juicy, just wonderful.

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Food was great! Atmosphere was really cool! And service was great! The TV's were awesome to watch some football! Very cool place!

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Meade, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I ate twice at this restaurant. First time we had lunch second time we just had orderves and drinks. They have lots of TVs great view of the river. It was really cold during our stay and some of their water pipes were frozen but they made up for with effort. Would love to eat here in... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family and I loved this place. It has great food that all of us enjoyed and even had wifi so the kids could play on their electronics. We had a great view of the river and the mountain. When we walked in, there was a live band that was playing in the front of the restaurant. The service was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Stayed at Palace Hotel and stopped for dinner at the Boathouse...delicious meal and great service. The salsa was delicious, recommend a stop at this restaurant while you are in Salida

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Wichita, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Stopped by this Cantina on a recent trip to Colorado... was in the mood for some good food. With Cantina in the name I expected a broad range of Mexican food, I was wrong. There were only a few such items on the menu. This place has your standard bar fare... nothing to write home about.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: By the River and Park, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • 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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 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?