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Crystal Park Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Margharitas were very good and the food was decent. Not sure if i would go back because i prefer more traditional mexican. They serve safron rice instead of the normal mexican rice and no fajitas on the menu.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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358 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for some delicious food in Manitou Springs and TripAdvisor led us here. No, it’s not in the main walking area of downtown so you’ll want to drive or bike here. But, don’t miss out if you’re in town. This is some of the best Mexican food I’ve had in Colorado. Located in a residential neighborhood, this place... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went well my wife to check it out in mid-afternoon and asked a local patron if it was good...he said "you're in for a treat". It was exceptional. Atmosphere and folks relaxed and industrious. The food was killer...one of the I've ever had. No tricks...just great execution of classic stuff with exceptional selection of ingredients. Get anything and try all... More 

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Thank John S
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

John, I'm really happy you were so impressed with us! I hope you thanked that local guy on our behalf! :) Seriously though, I really do appreciate the great review. Can't wait to see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well off the Main Street in Manitou, this restaurant is worth any parking hassle you may encounter if visiting during prime dining hours. Be patient if they are slammed when you get there, it is well worth the wait. We have eaten many times at the other Mexican restaurants in town but Crystal Park will now be our annual Mexican... More 

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Thank Marcia918
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I know the parking can be a hassle, Marcia, but I'm glad you think dealing with it is more than worth it -- thanks for sharing this awesome review! I really appreciate hearing from you and I just hope you'll come back and see us again soon. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Solwezi, Zambia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I enjoyed some chips, salsa and guac for a starter. All was delicious. Then we shared the fish tacos which were a little disappointing. The fish wasn't as fresh or tender as it could have been. The food all around us looked amazing and we wish we would have had room to try something different. The vibe... More 

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Thank KriBauer09
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here overall, but I'm really sorry to hear the fish tacos were a disappointment. I truly apologize that you didn't get to see us at our best -- I just wish you'd let us know so we could've fixed it at the time for you. I hope you'll stop by again sometime so we... More 

Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last night for a family dinner. We made a reservation in advance for a party of five. Part of our party arrived first and were sat in the upper level of the restaurant. They had been there for about five minutes before the rest of our party arrived and were given menus. Once we arrived we joined... More 

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Thank beanie6869
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that the service was so poor during your visit here the other day. I'm not sure how that could have happened any more than you are, but I will absolutely investigate this. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Granbury, Texas
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although GPS didn't direct us straight in, we eventually located Crystal Park Cantina and glad we did. The atmosphere is really nice. Chips and salsa are good, but the salsa does have a smokey flavor so be prepared for that. I ordered the beef enchilada's with green chili's. I really enjoyed the meal; it hit the spot perfectly. The wait... More 

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Thank Koga57
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm glad you found us too after a great review like this one! Thanks for being a big fan, and for taking the time to let me know you liked it. I know parking can be a pain, since we only have a few spots, but I'm glad you persisted and that it paid off. Hope to see you again... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cantina is off the beaten path, but it is a path worth taking. Being from Texas, I am familiar with Southwest and Tex Mex foods, and am a tough sell. I was first impressed with the homemade salsa that came with the chips. It had a wonderful flavor and a nice spice level, but not one that would char... More 

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Thank Adjuster148
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I appreciate the fantastic review and the Dr. Pepper feedback! I'll be sure to keep that in mind going forward -- good to know it's something folks are interested in. Thanks for giving us a try, and for taking the time to write this. I look forward to your next visit! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch on Tuesday and liked it so much that we came back for dinner! The food was delicious and the service was great. We loved the location that was away from the kitschy downtown area and also convenient to our hotel. The house margarita was one of the best I've ever had. Sitting on the patio... More 

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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad you loved it enough to visit us twice in one trip, Vanessa! Thanks for making us a part of it. I truly appreciate your compliments, and I hope we'll see you again someday! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently vacationed in CO and unanimously agreed this was our favorite meal. Yes, a bit pricey but the food was great and they were very accommodating and conscientious with our son's food allergies.

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Thank CMS1111
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear you and the family all loved us this much! Thank you for giving us a try, and thanks even more for the wonderful review. Can't wait to see you again sometime! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
Description
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.

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