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Ed's Cantina & Grill

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Mexican, American
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390 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-2919
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 382
    Excellent
  • 293
    Very good
  • 117
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Location and Pretty Good Food

Cute little place right on the main strip in Estes Park. Sit on the back patio to do some people watching as folks stroll along the river walk. Service was good...food was pretty good...dogs allowed = AWESOME!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
ceecee99
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Families with children
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Westminster, Colorado
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the spinach and black bean enchiladas at Ed's. The spinach was fresh and the salsa was spicy. The dish came with rice and a corn salsa that were both decently satisfying. My husband had the bison tacos which he thought were too salty and overpriced. The diet cola had an off-taste (maybe it was Shasta?) so my advice... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wedding rehearsal on the rooftop which had inside/outside seating available. It was very, very nice! Food was simple (great tacos) and the bar staff were excellent - thanks gals! We went down to the main bar afterwards and service was great downstairs also.

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Colorado
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This will be a quick review because it really doesn't deserve much more. We read a lot of five-star reviews of Ed's Cantina, which I'm now attributing to flatlanders from sea level drinking too many margaritas and thinking they're having good food. Spouse and I are fans of bison. We make a lot with bison, and love the sweetness of... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I think Ed's has become complacent about it's food, service, and customer base. The chicken and beef in dishes is consistently dried out and tough. Some of the newer wait staff is blasé about service. We have been going to Ed's since it was opened by the original owner. This summer is an all time low for us.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm always worried about trying new places as I'm very picky, but this place is excellent. The barbacoa tacos were amazing. The salsa and cheese dip were great and unlike the usual from most Mexican restaurants. Sit outside and enjoy the river.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have dined here a couple of times. Great atmosphere, close to many other shops in Estes Park. Both food and service are excellent. Highly recommended.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cute little place right on the main strip in Estes Park. Sit on the back patio to do some people watching as folks stroll along the river walk. Service was good...food was pretty good...dogs allowed = AWESOME!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ed's Cantina & Grill of Estes Park, Colorado has the makings of a five star Restaurant, but lacks value for your buck. Location: Easy to Find. (.5) Ambiance: Unique. (1) Food: Descent. (1) Price (Value) Overpriced. (.5) Customer Service: Lacking. (.5) Satisfaction: Wanting. (.5) Overall Experience: 4*'s

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent! Salsa was homemade, chunky and just spicy enough. Chips were light and fresh. I can't say enough about the pork enchiladas with their homemade sauce!!! Best I've had anywhere!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went here a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night for dinner. It was OK. Super crowded at 5:30ish but that was to be expected. We were lucky to find 2 seats in the bar area and our server Danielle WAS FANTASTIC. She was present without being overbearing. She even got the game on for me when I... 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: +1 970-586-2919

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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