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Donita's Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern
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330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food at Donita's is vaguely Mexican - for the most part it is pretty bland for my palate. Please understand that it is not bad. It seems to be well prepared and presented in an appropriate way. It is better by far than Taco Bell. .

Thank BILL W
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both got fajitas. It was a delicious meal with plenty of leftovers. I got the shrimp and steak combo- I recommend it! Service was great. Eating the restaurant was nice. I would return, although it was a little pricey vs the fajita burrito you could get down the street.

Thank jenthehennifer
Mancos, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am always leery of Mexican food north of New Mexico, but Donitas has very good Mexican fare. We had beer and Margaritas at the cantina, which is a fun and cozy space. Bar service was great and we got free chips and good salsa at the bar. The dinner menu is complete with many dishes and combination plates to... More 

Thank coloradocowgirl2016
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With 3 Mexican choices in town the only reason I think Donita's gets a lot of business is because it's at the front section on the main drag and the other 2 are on the last block. The food was more like what you would make from a grocery store. If you want much better food then I would recommend... More 

Thank kkb16
Tijeras, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe it's the purist New Mexican in us that makes us really picky about chile (chili for the rest of the world). So when we travel we may unfairly judge "Mexican" food based on the pinnacle of the cuisine in New Mexico. There is no better. Here we are in Crested Butte. This place is heaven on earth. We were... More 

Thank WeTravelersNewMexico
Dallas TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries with a large group and it was very enjoyable. Our waiter was superb and the food was good. We are accustomed to Tex-Mex, so the flavor was different, but it was good. They were very accommodating for our group and I would definitely go there again.

Thank Teresa D
Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant, in a neat old building with a lot of history, serves very good Mexican food. Being from Texas I'm used to really good Tex-Mex - but this was pretty good considering.

Thank Steven G
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend Danita's Cantina for some of the best and freshest Mexican food you will ever eat. We ordered the specials - chicken enchiladas in blue corn tortillas and a grilled chicken salad, along with peach/blackberry cobbler. The salad was super fresh with local greens and the cobbler was the best I've ever had. Prices were very reasonable. The... More 

Thank Kris W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Donita's on a Thursday night in August. It opens at 5 and we arrived around 5:30 and we were happy we did because, by the time we left, there were about 25 people waiting for tables. The food we good! We had everything from fajitas, to a burrito to a tostada special. The prices were reasonable. We would... More 

Thank WannaGetAwayToday
Newcastle, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in the door at 530 on a Monday afternoon and got the last table in the whole place. Between our whole party we had everything from the chicken chimichanga, the cheese and chicken enchiladas and the chicken quesadillas and everyone loved what they had. The servers did the best they could considering how busy they were.

Thank T Darrin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-6674

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?