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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch.

The food here was really good but the margaritas were even better! The steak tacos were great. The chips were OK but the salsa was really tasty. We had a group of ten and everyone liked their meal. I would definitely go back again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
StLouisCyn
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food here was really good but the margaritas were even better! The steak tacos were great. The chips were OK but the salsa was really tasty. We had a group of ten and everyone liked their meal. I would definitely go back again!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We sat out front, outside which is nice. great service. The portions are large and fresh. My husband had a chimichanga with shredded chicken, I had a taco salad, very very good and nice service. They offer a happy hour on drinks and appetizers.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

With Steamboat's best Margarita's and great happy hour prices for margs and nachos it is worth a visit. Eliel is the perfect server at this friendly eatery.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I usually don't go to Mexican restaurants as I can't tolerate dairy of any kind. And Mexican restaurants tend to use lots of cheese, among other things. I read a review the other day about this place from a patron who had a child with allergies, and had been so pleased with the dinner that was made for her. So,... More 

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Craig, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The chef was so kind to create a meal that my daughter with allergies could eat! From salad to steak, it was all fresh and creative. With an allergy to onions, eating out, especially Mexican food, can be tough. We liked it so much that we requested that the chef write down what he did so it can be repeated!!... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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