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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

After reading reviews of this place, I figured that they had great "Colorado" mexican food. Chips were stale, sausa (which is usually a good indicator of the rest of the meal) was mediocre, Should have stopped there, but ordered our meals. green chile was less than mediocre. Meal was served warm. Was disappointed.

Thank John W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere here is somewhat eclectic compared to your standard Mexican restaurant. The service was good and our food was served quickly and piping hot. My wife had the Taco salad with ground meat that she enjoyed. I had the Carne Asada fajitas which were served sizzling and the steak was cooked as ordered. We will go back to this... More 

Thank Charles P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a fine, generic Mexican food restaurant. Being from Texas, we have pretty high standards for Mexican food and eat it quite a bit. The food here is not bad, but nothing special either.

Thank TKleintrip
Grand Lake, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Tasty meal with a variety of margaritas on the menu. I got the basic margarita that was on special...delicious! The food was tasty as well. Great service as well.

Thank MarilynGrandLake
Aspen, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are in CB and you're needing a little 'kick start' to your fading day stop in here for a margarita. You will not be disappointed! They have Happy Hour too!

Thank luv2traveltoday
Toronto, Canada
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207 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This quirkly place has very satisfying food and friendly staff. The portions ate big. The coffee with dinner is very good. Every thing tasted fresh and homemade. Come early to avod the mad crush!

Thank Travel333333A
Salida, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

High quality food and great margueritas! Best Mexican food in the area. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank Shelly E
Crested Butte, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Donitas offers very affordable Family dining. I would say the Mexican food is average but good. And it is quite affordable for Crested Butte.

Thank CBlocal2014
Rogers, Arkansas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The owners and waitstaff are amazing. We don't look at the menu anymore we just order the nightly special meal and margarita are always amazing

Thank jdrhodes
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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?