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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
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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
  • 64
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  • 16
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  • 14
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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
GOTR Weekend with Friends

Great place to meet friends, sit by the river, have some drinks and wonderful fish tacos. Highly recommend when in this quaint little town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Grilled Shrimp Salad was excellent. Fast and friendly service. Outdoor seating available and they have a full service bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to meet friends, sit by the river, have some drinks and wonderful fish tacos. Highly recommend when in this quaint little town.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a great restaurant right next to the Arkansas River in Downtown Salida. They have a great patio bar that can open up to the river for a nice view of the swimmers and fishermen doing their thing in the water. The food was very good and the service was great. Very attentive waiter and a good experience. We... More 

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

Scott, thanks for stopping by -- I'm glad you were able to snag a seat close to the river! All of us really appreciate your kind words here, and look forward to your next visit. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Edinburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I are stopping over in Salida while we do some hiking, and we decided to stop into the Boathouse Cantina for dinner based on these reviews. We were not disappointed with the ambiance, the service, and the food. Both of us had the fish tacos which were quite tasty. I'd recommend this place to others.

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

Thanks for stopping by -- there's nothing like tacos after a long hike! I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and I look forward to next time. Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I ordered the carne asada burrito with green chile. When my burrito came to the table, i was impressed with the massive size of it, however, the plate it was on was not big enough for the meal. The green chile tasted as though it came out of a can. The burrito was over filled with black beans, very little... More 

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

Dena, I'm bummed that you were disappointed with your food -- we want every single part of your experience to be top-notch here. All of our dishes are made fresh every day with high-quality ingredients, so it's surprising that you weren't impressed. I hope that next time, we can do better for you! Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

Chicago area
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141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking the river and watching the people swimming, kayaking and rafting below. Lunch was good, substantial burgers, sandwiches etc. all seemingly freshly made. We returned in the evening for some drinks at the bar. Wine selections a little lacking but I suppose you should drink beer here.

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

I'm so glad you got to chill on our patio -- soak in that Colorado summer! Thanks for leaving us a review. Looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I always have to make a stop here when I'm in the area! First of all, the view and the atmosphere are incredible-you're right on the river. You can sit outside or inside, and will have fresh air and beautiful views either way because the windows are quite large. Every time I come, I get the chipotle chicken tacos. These... More 

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

Carolyn, thanks so much for the kind words -- I'm glad we've hit the mark for you. I hope you've had a chance to come by this summer, because the river is looking incredible these days! Looking forward to next time, Becca, Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You must not miss eating at the Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO. Seated on the deck overlooking the Arkansas River eating fresh Mexican food was the most entertaining aspect of our trip. They use ingredients from the neighboring area which adds an unbelievable freshness and taste to your meal.

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Bronson, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Great riverside seating. Watch the rafters! They have big windows that open like a garage door. Open air seating under cover. Food was Okay. View was beautiful.

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

Maddie, I'm so glad you enjoyed our breathtaking view! I wish our food had impressed you just as much, but I'm confident we will next time! Until then, Becca, Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went here after exploring downtown Salida. As advertised, the cheddar/chili BLT was really good. They also have a very nice selection of beers and cocktails. The fries were good as well, and the tacos looked good.. It was crowded, so we couldn't get a table with a view of the river, so if you want to see the rafters... More 

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

Jimbfishin, I'm so glad you came to see us while you were in Salida! Thanks for leaving such a kind review -- I hope that next time you're able to snag a table by the river! Take care, 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: Bar scene, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?