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818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-0826
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th Street
Transit: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
Description: Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Cantina is one of Steamboat’s oldest dining establishments and serves creative Mexican cuisine and award winning fresh squeezed margaritas for lunch and dinner daily.The highly acclaimed fresh-squeezed margaritas are made with fresh lemons and limes — no sour mix here. Signature items include tequila-fired fajitas served flaming table side; Chimi Cozumel filled with shrimp, mushrooms & spinach topped with jalapeno pesto cream sauce; Carne Asada made with tender buffalo steak; and homemade cinnamon fried ice cream.The Cantina in Steamboat offers a children’s menu, a gluten free menu, a large variety of vegetarian options and plenty of fresh salads and soups.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Loved the margaritas! Very cool, welcoming atmosphere. Chips and dips came with though we did not order them.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have celiac disease, the gluten free selections on the menue have been reliably, safely gluten free for me over the past 3 years.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I love to sit in the window and have a house margarita. It isn't the best Mexican in town but I do love hanging out here and having a few drinks and appetizers. Check it out!

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Buffalo, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Santa Fe Enchiladas and Fajitas were excellent. We eat here every time we are in Steamboat Springs.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The soft shell chicken tacos looked odd to me at first glance. Perhaps it was the lighting or the tequila in the giant margarita...but the first bite was so tasty, I forgot why. I gave the average rating as the service was skewed to overlooking outoftowners in favor of locals. Nice people, but not particularly attentive. (I'd still go back).

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are many places outside of the south to find white cheese dip. I am not from the south, but my girlfriend is and she's a big fan of white cheese dip. She discovered this location on a previous trip to Steamboat and I had my first visit there recently. It is located on the main road through Steamboat, so... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great Margaritas, kind of a dive, enjoyed the food, but the whole time we were in the restaurant there were several un-cleaned tables around us and not very many customers for the two wait staff on duty. As the few customers did arrive they would have to stand next to the table and wait for it to be cleaned before... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We held our rehearsal dinner at Cantina on 7/30/2014. There were approximately 30 people in our group. After requesting more information from Cantina about hosting such a party, I was directly contacted by Jeff, the owner. He was absolutely wonderful. He was very accommodating to all of our needs, and we ended getting a wonderful fajita bar with appetizers, drink... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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154 reviews 154 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stopped through Steamboat on our way back home. I got the fish tacos with a pineapple or mango salsa (couldn't tell) which were delicious. Friends got the chile rellenos and smothered burrito. They have a ton of gluten free options, you just have to ask. Chips and salsa came first along with delicious margaritas for like $3. TV's are around... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Crispy, warm chips and salsa and a delicious margarita were introductions to our excellent dinner at The Cantina where the "feel" is truly Mexican. Fish tacos featured a generous portion of grilled fish with pineapple salsa accompanied by refried beans and a truly unusual and excellent cheesy rice. Sizzling top-sirloin fajitas with all the trimmings were exceptional, too! We'll return... More 

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Additional Information about The Cantina

Address: 818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-0826
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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