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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful Mexican food, great atmosphere and friendly, fast service. I highly recommend the Navajo Taco!

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

Great choice on the taco, TruDee! Thank you very much for the great review -- hope you'll come back again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Crystal Park Cantina several times and are never disappointed. Whether you get a traditional burrito or enchilada or their salad, it will be delicious. They have a wide variety of margaritas and other specialty drinks. My favorite is the jalapeño cilantro margarita -- the perfect amount of kick. But if you want more heat, go with... More 

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

We're always happy to see you here, Teri -- thank you for letting me know just how much you like coming by! It sounds like you've been a fan for a while now, and I really do appreciate the compliments. Come back any time! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a little of the beaten path, but well worth it. Staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. I had the Chile Relleno smothered with chile verde and it was amazing! Margaritas were excellent as well. We sat on the outdoor patio on a beautiful Friday afternoon in September. Could not have asked for a better meal and... More 

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

David, it's pretty fantastic to hear how much you loved your visit here -- it sounds like you're just as glad you decided to stop in as I am, so thanks! Can't wait to see you again sometime, hopefully soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adorable little spot up the hill in Manitou springs. The food was delicious and the margaritas we awesome. It had a local feel which we loved.

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Thank allie8305
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you loved the food, the margaritas, and the overall vibe of our place, Allie -- sounds like it was a big hit, so thanks for the great review! I just hope we'll see you again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a couple we encountered at Garden of the Gods. It's in a remote residential area but well worth finding. The best Mexican food I've ever had!

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

Deborah, that's so fantastic to hear! Thank you for following their advice and giving us a try, and for taking the time to share your thoughts with this great review. We hope you'll stop by again sometime soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Michigan
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the advice from reviewers and tried crystal park. It was a little off the beaten path, in a funky neighborhood, but we were pleasantly surprised! Sat outside in the great colorado air. One of the best mexican dinners I've ever had and I'm 54. Go and enjoy

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

I'm really happy you went out of your way to visit us! Thanks very much for the terrific review -- it means a lot to know you thought it was as great as you did. Hope you'll come visit us again sometime! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting from out of town and a local suggested this restaurant. Once seated, our hostess put a booster seat in a padded chair for our 2 year old. Shortly after ordering, he slipped off his seat and busted his head on the floor. The seat had not been attached as we assumed, and in fact had no back... More 

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

As I have previously stated several times in reply to your other reviews, I am truly sorry to hear about this. Please know that I will absolutely be investigating this to find out exactly what happened, and to ensure that nothing like it happens again. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

huntsville
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal tonight was a disappointment on many levels. First, the food. The fish taco plates were mediocre at best. The beans were extremely bland and the rice tasted like the cheap yellow rice you buy at the grocery store, but with less seasoning! The service was extremely slow and inattentive. The hostess positioned a booster seat for our two-year-old... More 

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

Jeannie, as I previously stated in reply to your other reviews, I am truly sorry to hear about this. Please know that I will absolutely be investigating this to find out exactly what happened, and to ensure that nothing like it happens again. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here! They have a nice spin on traditional Mexican cuisine! Our server was very helpful in pointing out gluten free options for my wife. We will definitely be back!

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

Glad to hear how much you liked our place, Ron! Thanks very much for this fantastic review -- it means a lot to see this, so I really do appreciate it. Come back any time! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our food was so good the first time that we went back the next day! I ordered the cheese enchiladas both times. The chips were warm and crispy and the salsa freshly made. The margaritas were also excellent. There were three sauces available for my enchiladas so the food could be characterized as TexMex, New Mexican or true Mexican, depending... More 

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

I'm so glad the meal could bring you back for a second visit, Mary -- what a compliment! It's wonderful the whole meal could impress, and I'm glad your husband was able to find something to love, too. I sure hope this won't be the last time we'll get to welcome you in for a bite! All the best, Justin... 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
Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?