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Crystal Park Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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178 Crystal Park Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5999
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Nashville
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60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

6 of us had dinner here on a Saturday night. We had reservations, but likely didn't need them (locals say you should have a reservation). Food: Very good- and a LOT. I got a Mexican sampler platter and it was too much food. Others at the table said their food was good. They also have GLUTEN-free stuff. Service: Excellent. Beer... More 

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Thank TN-Bill
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good and waitress was attentive. Ordered margaritas. I ordered a jalepeno and cilantro marg that was $3 more than my wife's which was a regular marg. I didn't notice a $3 difference. Chips and salsa was good. Only the first round of chips and salsa are free. More will cost you; $1 chips, $2 salsa. It was very... More 

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

Jeremy, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience overall, and I appreciate the feedback on what we can be doing better. I hope we'll see you again soon so that we can show you and your wife a better time -- thank you again! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is off the main drag and is worth looking for. It happened to be just houses away from where we stayed and we are glad we could walk. Parking was limited on a Saturday night but we didn't have to wait long for a table for our party of five. The food was fresh and delicious. Our table... More 

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Thank dmoran810
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm glad you came by for a visit too after a great review like this one! Thanks so much for giving us a try, and for the awesome review -- hope to see you again sometime for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here after visiting Pikes Peak and were not disappointed at all. At first when you pull up, you don't really know to expect, but sometimes little restaurants off the main road are the best finds. I had a spinach and mushroom enchilada with a tomatillo alfredo sauce. SOOO good. They had ordinary items that you... More 

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

I'm glad you decided to go a bit off the beaten path to find us, Ashley, and I'm even happier you liked it here so much! Thanks very much for the great review -- we'd love to see you again next time you're in our neck of the woods! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

mississippi
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because the reviews looked pretty good on trip advisor. The kids meals were 8 bucks a piece for not much food that the kids didn't like. Adult entrees we ordered included chicken tacos and fish tacos. The chicken taco tasted pretty good, but the fish taco was overcooked. It took forever to get drink refills. The staff... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback! First, please let me say that I'm sorry if anything on the menu was disappointing to you OR your kids -- I just wish we'd known so we could've replaced those for you. We pride ourselves on friendly, accommodating service, and I regret that we didn't get to help you out. I appreciate you taking... More 

Colorado
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was hungry for Mexican food and the B&B suggested this place. Kind of off the beaten path or more for locals go here and I see why. Seating outside under pergola or umbrellas was great with all the flowers. Service was excellent. We were thirsty so Kaitlyn was always bringing us drinks with no problem. Her suggestions for dishes were... More 

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

What an awesome review! I hope you'll pass our thanks along to your B&B hosts, too. I'll be sure to let Kaitlyn know how happy you were with our service, and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Austin, Tx
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like your Mexican food with flair, eat here. Homemade chips & salsa. Both the chicken and spinach enchiladas were superb. For vegetarians, my son also really liked the veggie Burrito. Don't miss the desserts! Definitely the place for Mexican food with style.

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

Wow, sounds like you LOVE your Mexican food with flair, after a fantastic review like this one! Thanks a lot for checking us out, and for taking some time to leave us these compliments. We hope you and your family will be back again soon for more. Thanks again! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Morgantown, West Virginia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house made chips and delicious fresh salsa started our meal off right. I had chicken enchiladas and opted to try both the tomatillo alfredo sauce, and the chili verde pork sauce, both on the side. Both were delicious! We also shared an order of sopapillas for dessert - I live on the East Coast and you can't find those... More 

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Thank mountainmama74
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear how much you loved everything! Thanks very much for paying us a visit and for the compliments. Hope you'll be back soon -- we'll get some sopapillas ready! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered pulled pork tacos and chicken enchiladas w/ green sauce. Both entrees were fresh and tasty. The salsa and chips were excellent, too! Would have given this 5 stars, except the kids menu is way over priced for the portion size.

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

I appreciate the great review, and the feedback on the kids' menu. I'm always looking for ways to improve, so I'll definitely keep this in mind. In the meantime, though, I just wanted to let you know I appreciated the compliments, and I hope we'll see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Marietta, Georgia
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our white water raft guide recommended the Crystal Park Cantina, so we went there without reservations, in hopes of getting served. We were seated immediately, at a wonderful outdoor table, called the perch. The food was amazing - fresh and delicious. The service was impeccable. When it began to rain, we were promptly escorted indoors and continued our terrific dining... More 

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

I'm very happy you came looking for us, Lana, and I'm even happier to know how much you enjoyed your visit! Thanks very much for giving us a try and for the terrific review. We hope that if you're ever in town again, you'll come back -- hopefully next time it won't rain and you'll be able to enjoy your... 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, 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 Road, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?