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The Cantina

818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Price range: $15 - $30
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
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When we are in the mood for an early dinner, Nachos and Margs at the Cantina are our favorite choice. Ask for Eliel as your server, he's the best. Locals Chris and Jamey

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Lakewood, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food here is mediocre at best, yet it's pricey for mexican food. $14 for a burrito that is mostly filled with rice. My mom had the mandarina salad and it was mostly romain lettuce with very little else. We spent over $100 for dinner for 4 adults and a 5 year old without alcohol. That was for a burrito,... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped in around 7:30 pm for dinner. We were able to get a seat right away. We ordered the Santa Fe enchiladas and a chicken burrito, with white queso sauce. It was the best we ever had. I might drive back to steamboat just for that Santa Fe enchilada! I eat at a Mexican restaurant wherever I can, it... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great place to get a margarita and a snack and take a break from Lincoln Ave. shopping. But the entrees are pretty average.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We don't take a trip to Steamboat without stopping in for a meal here! Have been going there for 22 years! Good good food, nice atmosphere!

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Burrton, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food was pretty good, but the made from scratch Margaritas is what will bring us back! Good eats in a good atmosphere with great drinks.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were not super hungry, so ordered the beef empanadas (3) and tacos (3) to split. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that the food was on the bland side. The sopapillas were great!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Good experience in a friendly local restaurant. Great tacos and value, always good margaritas. Waitress Dani was delightful and efficient.

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Extensive menu, all well cooked and well presented by friendly, cheerful staff. No airs and graces here, just honest, good value food and drink.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Food was fine, not great, decor was nice, margaritas were great, location is excellent. For food, we preferred La Fiesta but this is still a good option.

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