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Donita's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
+1 970-349-6674
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arlington, TX
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered the fajitas with three meat options: chicken, steak, and shrimp. They were amazing, quite possibly the best batch of fajitas we've ever had! Donita's is a MUST have during each and every trip to Crested Butte. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and service oriented. You just can't go wrong at Donita's!

Thank Kathiwithani
Fort Myers, Florida
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first trip to Crested Butte was incredible! The snow covered streets could have been from a post card. Looking at all the neat shops & restaurants, I expected dinner to be just as exciting. Uh...not quite. My first clue should have been by the fact this place was nearly empty. Every other restaurant was packed with long waits. But... More 

Thank Steve H
Austin, TX
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I say in my title, if you're from Texas or NM, you know what good TexMex should be. This just isn't it. While the staff was very friendly and relatively quick, our meals were all just average. Also, the drinks were not very great and he messed up our drink order as well. There are other nice places in... More 

Thank brienoc
Charlottesville, VA, United States
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner with a small cycling group. Good service with above average mex food. Lots of choices. I would go back.

Thank Dennis H
Erie, Colorado
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223 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant knowing it had mixed reviews on food, but the ceiling of the old hotel that now hosts the restaurant is amazing, old cooper style from 1800's, just stunning. The service was wonderful, the food was edible, but my rice was not soft enough for me but overall the meats had lovely taste and done very nicely.... More 

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was just okay. I would go again but it was nothing to write home about. Typical mexican cuisine. We did have a good appetizer that was a spicy queso and I would recommend you try it.

Thank Fireluvr
Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Donita's. The daily special is always creative and delicious. The salsa and chips are out of this world and the service is top notch. It's a must visit for me and my family and friends.

Thank jdrhodes
Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I loved the coziness of Donatas. I had fajitas and they were yummy. Great chips and salsa. Service was good.

Thank JerseyLiz303
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I Love this place, besides skiing eating here is on the top of my list of places to go in Crested Butte. Best salsa I have ever ate, Chimichangas are outstanding, every thing that we have had here was great! Should be rated #1 in Crested Butte.

Thank JethroBodine2
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Donita's is our go-to for Mexican every time we visit Crested Butte. They have a large variety of options on their menu that are sure to please anyone. The service was excellent and the owner is super friendly!

Thank Jessica H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 970-349-6674

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