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818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (8th Street)
Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
970-879-0826
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The...
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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Cantina

Awesome and clean environment, great margaritas made by Eric. Would recommend you stop by for one or two. Didn't eat but the food smelled delish!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Awesome and clean environment, great margaritas made by Eric. Would recommend you stop by for one or two. Didn't eat but the food smelled delish!

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Steamboat Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great food, great margs. Eliel is an excellent server. We enjoy the happy hour specials and the casual friendly atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I choose this restaurant from recommendations from Trip advisor, since many locals liked it, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed, we were immediately seated and our order was taken. It was happy hour so I ordered from the happy hour menu, 3 pork carnitas for $3.99 which was enough to fill me up. My hubby... More 

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63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

While the family was out shopping my dear husband wanted a place to park it while rest of us shopped. He found The Cantina to be just the right spot. He and I both enjoyed the Bloody Mary's with chips and salsa while waiting for everyone else to finish shopping. Wonder Cantina ambiance and I personally enjoyed sitting outdoors. We... More 

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Holts Summit, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate outside and it was nice with good service. My wife said the chili rellenos were some of the best she ever had. I had a spicy flank steak and chili verde soup both were good. Margaritas were pretty good also. FYI, if they say something is spicy it probably is, I love spicy food so I enjoyed it,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am from Steamboat and have been dining at the Cantina for decades. It is a classic. A tradition. I eat here nearly every time I visit - and the food has remained great all these years. I didn't think of writing a review until we had a problem. We got our meal and it was overcooked. We grumbled and... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Cantina is a lovely little place for mexican food. The food is yummy and the drinks Delish ! I could not eat enough of their yummy salsa.

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food was good and staff was great from the girl who sat us and brought us the never ending basket of chips and salsa to the manager who also played DJ. Our server was great and made great suggestions. One of our daughters is kind of picky and he didn't mind one bit and helped her order her "nacho fries"... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place has awesome cocktails, great fresh tasting nachos and an amazing selection of tequilas. For our drinks we had beeritas (the Margarita with a Corona in it) and our mains were fajitas flambéed with shots of tequila. The taste was great, the show of having your food set on fire at your table was perfect. Eliel is an exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I had a chicken dish with a chipotle cream sauce. Yummy! The salsa is great. Really good margaritas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-879-0826

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?