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La Cantina

241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
(970) 476-7661
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Ranked #57 of 101 restaurants in Vail
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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78% Recommend
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is located in the parking structure and is almost a closet in the structure. Think a small food stand in a run down mall. But... the food is really good. Not awesome but quite good. It's plain Mexican food well made. So nothing weird or unusual. The tacos are cooked in the fryer with the meat - the best... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is good if you're in a hustle and need food. Yes, as the other reviews say, La Cantina is in the transportation center, so it's not a great location. It did feel a little dirty due to the sub station atmosphere. However, the food and the prices were pretty good. You also get chips with free refills. The staff... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our 3rd night in Vail we were tired and looking for a "quick snack." The kind folks at Sitzmark Lodge immediately told us of this place. I loved the reasonable (normal) prices and my son gobbled up his enchiladas. I was stuck with leftovers from last night's dinner. Hope to come back to try the crunchy tacos and margaritas.

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Vail, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you are looking for ambience, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for real people, real good food and fantastic margaritas, go no further, belly up to the bar and have some fun. Food is really really good. Bottomless chips and salsa. Several fresh salsas to choose from.The crispy tacos are awesome! Be ready because... More

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Washington, DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a quick, cheap dinner- we did get that (cheap by Vail standards anyway). The food was adequate only because we were starving. There was old food caked on the tablecloth under the glass top and the place just seemed to be in chaos. A lot of people hanging around drinking. They ran out of chips and... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

By far the most inexpensive meal in Vail. Salsas were freshly made, not a tremendous atmosphere. Very easy for take out and speedy turn around.

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Newbury, Berkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We just kept going back...the best Burritos in Mexico (and Vail too!!!) Great for a laid back no frills dinner when you have had a hard days skiing and snowboarding and are still jetlagged!

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Yes, this place is hard to find. You really have to ask the locals or someone on the bus. No frills, good food. Great potent margaritas. I went there when the beer festival crowd was letting out. What a fun time. I hope nobody was driving home that night.

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KL, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Hidden gem located under the Vail transportation hub. We ordered beef tacos, Mahi mahi tacos and a side order of guacamole. Everything was delicious and the price tag was affordable. Service was friendly and timely! Definitely recommend this place.

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Atlanta Ga
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stumbled across this place years ago in the parking deck. Great food served quickly at a good price. Always try to get back by when I go to vail

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