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The Cantina

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 84
    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
Most recent review
yummy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
shellie12
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ate here with three others. Made a reservation about two hours beforehand on a Saturday evening. Got seated right away upon arrival however the servers are clearly overwhelmed so service is a bit slow. The servers clearly have too many tables. The chips and salsa are great but the it would be nice if they refilled the salsa and refill... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was the last place our group visited on our trip and by far was the best meal of our 5 day trip. Even the strip steak (sorry forgot the correct name) was much better than the steak my wife had at another restaurant that week. The guac appetizer which was not made tableside was very good. Everything was so... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I brought a group of 31, The Greater Charleston Ski Club Chs SC, for dinner. I called about a month in advance to make my reservation. The manager confirmed my reservation and contacted me about a week prior to our arrival. When I got there the assistant manager was there to see to our needs. We put us in a... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Another trip to Steamboat and another dinner at The Cantina. Our large group was quickly seated on a weeknight and our service was very good. We ordered several margaritas, appetizers, and an assortment of entrees and everyone was very happy with their selections. We will be back during our next vacation!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped for lunch and drinks today. Good location for people watching, if you can get a window table. Margaritas were great, but the food was just ok. Guacamole was bland, as was the salsa. Generous portion size on the lettuce wraps. Enough to share or satisfy a large appetite.

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Pittsburgh
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Tacos Del Mar were delicious! We also enjoyed our margaritas and all the meal accompaniments. We had wonderful, friendly service. Couldn't ask for more!

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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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