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Boathouse Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a table right on the water. Nice views. Food was very good. Casual atmosphere. Our only negative comments are... we were not told the specials that night and they brought me the wrong drink (they did offer to correct that but I declined). We would most definitely go back.

Thank loves2plan_vacations
Aspen, Colorado
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place opens up to the open air in the summer with perfect viewing of the river. It also has many large screen tv's for watching sports. The food is good.

Thank Landondeane
Salida, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have a mix of ages, we find this to be a place anyone can go and have something pleasing to eat. The riverside views are great, plus outside seating, it's casual and lively, and occasionally has live music! Choose from Fish tacos (my favorite), big burgers, poppers, burritos, chicken fingers, wings,various salads and much more. Full bar is... More 

Thank Medley S
Gilbert, Arizona
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a prolonged visit here, with some beer and apps, followed by lunch. We were thrilled to find a dog-friendly patio! The beer selection is outstanding. We also enjoyed the options for apps. If you like goat cheese, try the fried curds. The jalapeño poppers were also tasty. The Cantina chicken sandwich was very tasty, as... More 

Thank Sheps1272
East Peoria, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse Cantina has an ideal location right on the Arkansas river with seating by windows that overlook the water. In nice weather the windows could be opened for an outside experience. We waited for a window seat and were glad we did. It has a casual, pub like atmosphere. The menu choices were varied with Mexican, chicken, and burger... More 

Thank Diane O
Mankato, Minnesota
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had drinks and snacks there after riding. At the base of the Cottonwood tour trail. Looks out over the river. Nice place to hang out and have drinks

Thank Orangedog42
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, on the river with lovely views. Massive salads and tasty burgers . Parking close by the other side the river close by

Thank Jon Dee J
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to enjoy a beer and some pub food after playing in the area. We had excellent service while there, although we've heard it can be spotty. Portions are large, we split a burrito between 2, and with chips it was more than enough for lunch.

Thank scasagrande
Lake Butler, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here while visiting Salida for a couple days. The atmosphere was pretty neat. A great location right on the river with big windows overlooking the river. My husband had the Mahi sandwich and said it was very good. My Mahi Tacos were ok. I asked for salsa to go on them because they needed a... More 

Thank V N
Colorado Springs
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a prom or something going on in the park so was more busy than usual. Had a chorizo burrito and it was pretty good. Good selection of beers too but surprisingly no Mexican beers on tap and just Corona in bottles.

Thank rbincos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004
At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?