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“Green Chile heaven in CB” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Donita's Cantina

Donita's Cantina
330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6674
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Ranked #21 of 57 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Houston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Green Chile heaven in CB”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Donita's Cantina has a long history in Crested Butte. It's definitely New Mexican in style, versus Tex-Mex. Their green chile is wonderful. Ask about the margarita and food specials. Margaritas on the rocks are the speciality. Their chile con queso is a yummy appetizer, and any of their open faced enchiladas with extra green chile is hard to beat.
Save room for the cobbler of the day. Ask your server to save some for you while you order. It sells out FAST!
No reservations except for huge parties. I try to go right after skiing and arrive with my crew around 5. Great way to end a perfect ski day.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwalk, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food was plentiful and well prepared. The staff was friendly and helpful. I liked the atmosphere and large portions.

Visited March 2013
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Lake Tahoe, NV
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Margaritas were Great!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We ate here on our first night in Crested Butte. We were exhausted from the drive in from Denver and just wanted a quick easy meal so we could go back to our room and get some rest before skiing the next day. We mostly picked this place because they had a 2 dollar margarita special. The margaritas were great, and the food was pretty good. I ordered steak fajitas, and my husband a polenta/carnita special. The fajitas were good, and there was plenty of food. We also ordered an appetizer special that were little deep fired jalepeno things which were awesome with their avocado/sour cream. Sooo good!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food and Margarita's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Not alot of ambience but good mexican food. Definitely order the Silver Patron margarita's they are superior compared to the top shelf house margarita's. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the fish tacos which were delicious. The wait service was rushed. My waitress addressed me as "what's your order lady?" That forgiven due to the outstanding margarita's.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent "made from scratch" Mexican food in a cozy & warm setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Excellent Mexican food that is made from scratch in a cozy atmosphere in one of our favorite ski towns, Crested Butte, CO.

Large groups & families are welcome and receive warm and attentive server from all the staff.

The margaritas were delicious and the margarita of the day always has a unique twist to it.

Would highly recommend this restaurant for delicious and hearty Mexican food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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