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Ed's Cantina & Grill

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American, Mexican
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390 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2919
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 288
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    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 27
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  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food!

We had dinner here on a Friday night ~ we were there early because we'd skipped lunch and were quite hungry by 5:00. The bar was pretty busy even this early. Service was pretty good but the food was the best. The margaritas were very good but on the expensive side. My husband had the fish tacos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
RobynCamp
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Parker, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Parker, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on a Friday night ~ we were there early because we'd skipped lunch and were quite hungry by 5:00. The bar was pretty busy even this early. Service was pretty good but the food was the best. The margaritas were very good but on the expensive side. My husband had the fish tacos and I had... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Billed as Mexican food, but really boring. All the dishes are bland and they all taste the same. Service is slow and sporadic. I usually have to hunt down a waiter or host to get anything extra after I've ordered. The only reason I ever eat here is because my friends like it. It's just not my choice.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is our "go to" spot for Sunday afternoon happy hour. The margaritas are the best I've ever had....I think 3 is the limit here as they're quite strong. They have a happy hour menu until 5 pm that's got an assortment of appetizers on it. I LOVE their pozole soup. It's a meal in itself. This is another of... More 

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Arizona, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I only had lunch here so that's all I know about the place. The menu was eclectic in that it provided a pretty good variety in both items and the way things were prepared. Service was good though the server was a bit pushy in wanting us to order drinks. (We only had a beer apiece.) I did think the... More 

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Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

had the pozole, very good. a nice, clean, easy to find restaurant, attached to a good size bar. carnita quesadilla very good, nice choclate flan for dessert.

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Front Range, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a pleasant experience and good food at Ed's. I had the Mess Burger which lived up to its name, but was very good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is definitely a restaurant that we go to multiple times while staying in Estes Park. Amazing food and the service is always polite and quick.

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Lyon, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

one of the rare restaurants open on Saturday evening during the winter! We sat in front in the bar area because the dining room was full, and it was noisy. Other than that, nice place with very good food.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Ed's Cantina is a must eat restaurant. I have never had a bad meal. The posole is perfect! And the special drinks are always yummy. The servers are always very attentive and polite. I love going to Ed's every time we're in Estes. The outdoor area is great to sit in and listen to the rush of the river next... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant was very clean during our recent visit. Server was cheerful and knowledgeable, and the food came quickly. I tried the bison enchiladas; my spouse had chile rellenos. Both were good but not exceptional. As we didn't know the place, we asked for the least spicy sauce they had, which was their cheese sauce. I'm pretty conservative when it comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: (970) 586-2919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?