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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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Lakewood, Colorado
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

I debated whether to give 3 or 4 stars, but in my experience of Mexican food this was a 3. It's as fresh as can be, but not in the least bit spicy. The person who suggested this place called it "Tex Mex." The "crispy" Chile Rellenos had a thick batter which was sort of crispy on the outside, but... More 

Thank Sandy K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had dinner twice with our 2 kids. The menu is huge! This is a family friendly restaurant, but they have a full bar. Recommend the fajitas!

1 Thank mbandmb2
Simpsonville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great margaritas! We didn't get to stay for dinner but the staff was friendly in a charming building.

Thank Jennifer K
Crested Butte, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great fun, great service and good drinks during happy hour. Bartender was very informed of the area and it is right in the middle of great shopping.

1 Thank Martha H
Tomball, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

As a Texan, I am very picky about my Mexican food. We have so many amazing options here, that I always hesitate to try something in another state. We decided to visit Donita's because we heard it was family friendly. While the food was not amazing, it was still pretty good. The margaritas on happy hour, however, were some of... More 

Thank SMA723
Charleston, South Carolina
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food in a fun environment. Prices make it a good value. We always eat here when visiting CB (once or twice a year for 19 years).

Thank FYICharleston
Tomball, Texas
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

We got there right when they opened after a long day of skiing. The food was good, hot and tasted fresh. We had chicken enchiladas, poblano peppers and guacamole. The food was different from home but was good and spicy. Guacamole was slightly off color but we were starving and had no problems from eating it. Service was quick and... More 

Thank Shawn M
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015

Average food, good service and not much else to say. Since there isn't much in Butte its worth a try.

Thank tziarnik
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were satisfied with the meal here, but really appreciated the service. I would definitely dine here again.

Thank WCD4983
Arlington, TX
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2015

Donita's has been around for years for good reason! Excellent food! We go there at least once on every trip to Crested Butte to thaw out after a day of skiing! Go there hungry - the portions are huge!

1 Thank Kathiwithani

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?