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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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Satisfying dinner

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
blbrandt
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Pittsburgh
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pittsburgh
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Buffalo, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at the Cantina in February of 2015. Our Margaritas were excellent. The seafood enchiladas and chicken fajitas were also excellent.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Loved the margaritas! Very cool, welcoming atmosphere. Chips and dips came with though we did not order them.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have celiac disease, the gluten free selections on the menue have been reliably, safely gluten free for me over the past 3 years.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I love to sit in the window and have a house margarita. It isn't the best Mexican in town but I do love hanging out here and having a few drinks and appetizers. Check it out!

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Santa Fe Enchiladas and Fajitas were excellent. We eat here every time we are in Steamboat Springs.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The soft shell chicken tacos looked odd to me at first glance. Perhaps it was the lighting or the tequila in the giant margarita...but the first bite was so tasty, I forgot why. I gave the average rating as the service was skewed to overlooking outoftowners in favor of locals. Nice people, but not particularly attentive. (I'd still go back).

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are many places outside of the south to find white cheese dip. I am not from the south, but my girlfriend is and she's a big fan of white cheese dip. She discovered this location on a previous trip to Steamboat and I had my first visit there recently. It is located on the main road through Steamboat, so... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great Margaritas, kind of a dive, enjoyed the food, but the whole time we were in the restaurant there were several un-cleaned tables around us and not very many customers for the two wait staff on duty. As the few customers did arrive they would have to stand next to the table and wait for it to be cleaned before... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We held our rehearsal dinner at Cantina on 7/30/2014. There were approximately 30 people in our group. After requesting more information from Cantina about hosting such a party, I was directly contacted by Jeff, the owner. He was absolutely wonderful. He was very accommodating to all of our needs, and we ended getting a wonderful fajita bar with appetizers, drink... 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?