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The Cantina

818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-0826
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Charlotte
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The cantina is not a place I would have normally popped in as I walked by, but someone recommended it. I'm glad the did! The people are sincerely friendly and the food is wonderful. Loved the lettuce wraps with cilantro dressing for a healthier option.

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Collierville, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a regular restaiurant for us in Steamboat. We like it so much, we went 2 times this year. nice menu selections and good service. It is almost always a quick place to get in and out.

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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

As a Texan, I wasn't expecting much. Especially since everywhere in town had a 45 minute wait and Cantina had no wait. But the margaritas were great, the chips were perfect and my street tacos were better than what I get in Houston or Austin. This is now a must when we visit.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Four of us! Expensive. Yes, we had margaritas that were to sweet. The food was overcooked and sauces horrible. The wait staff was overworked and not attentive. All in all, I was totally embarrassed because I suggested we try the Cantina. There are 7 Mexican restaurants in Steamboat, pick another one.

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L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello Janet, I am sorry that your experiance at Cantina was less than stellar. My name is Jeff LaRoche and I would like to hear more about your experiance here so that I can work to mitigate the problem(s). I work hard with staff every day to get better than the day before and I take these reviews very seriously.... More

shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We ate here twice while we stayed in Steamboat. The salsa is fantastic, maybe some of the best I've ever had. The service is very friendly and fun. We were unable to find anything we didn't like about eating there. The brick walls with ski's and other winter sports equipment hanging around made us feel comfortable for whatever reason. The... More

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L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and I look foward to your next visit to Cantina. Please let one of the managers know that you gave a trip advisor review on your next visit. Again, I realize that it takes time to sit down and give a review and I appreciate the time you have spent to put us... More

Sarasota, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant had friendly staff, and the food was good. The menu isn't very imaginative, but it's good, basic American-idea-of Mexican food. It's location is also great, and it's a very decent place for a meal or a drink.

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L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and Im happy you enjoyed your experiance here at Cantina. Sincerely, Jeff LaRoche More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

What can I say lots of good tasting Mexican food at a good price the drink selection is pretty vast. The staff were friendly. My only problems with the place were the restrooms weren't the best and it was a little loud which mad eat difficult to talk. But it is a bar.

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L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and I am happy that you enjoyed your experiance here at the Cantina. We strive to get better every day in all apects. As far as the bathroom goes, it is a constant battle to keep 100 year old buildings at their best. I will make a point to personally check them and... More

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

In downtown, can be hard to find a car park. Food was plentiful and enjoyable. Service was average given it was not busy.

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L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, Im glad you enjoyed your experiance and yes, the parking behind the building does make it easier to access Cantina. If you could elaborate on the date and time you were here so that I can address the service issues it would be greatly helpful. I take these reviews very seriously and I strive to have the best service... More

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