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Boathouse Cantina

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Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Albany, Indiana
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for lunch. We were seated river front. And what a view we had. Kayaks, fishermen, and we could see trout in the river. I would go there just for the view. But the food was killer also!!!! We ordered cheese curds with jalapeno dipping sauce as our appetizer, and boy was it tasty. I had the... More 

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North Carolina
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201 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place sits right on the Arkansas River with great views if the weather is nice and even if it's not go for the great Southwestern Cuisine, also a good craft beer selection, I had the Chipotle Chicken Burrito with both red & green chili sauce, my wife the Avocado Burrito, both very good. the red was good but the... More 

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Canon City
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the Boathouse during a weekday for lunch. The Boathouse sits right on the Arkansas River. The dining room is able to raise all the windows on two sides of the restaurant looking out onto the river. The atmosphere is very relaxing listening to the river and enjoying the cool breezes. The level of noise from the other... More 

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Thank Carol J
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Carol, I'm so glad everything hit the mark for you! Thanks for leaving such an awesome review. Hope to see you for some fish n' chips by the river again soon! Until then, Becca, Manager More 

aptos
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best thing about this restaurant is the Outdoor Seating above the Arkanas River. The food is good.

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Thank AptosAmy
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Amy, I'm so glad the river made your experience that much better! Thanks for coming by, friend. If we could be doing anything to make sure you have a five-star experience, please let me know! Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Brooklyn, Michigan
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location on the river. Friendly staff. Great service and good food and great selections available for dinner. It was fun being in this quaint river town that was alive with activity at night.

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Thank Robert230
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Robert, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed Salida so much -- we love this place! Hope to see you again soon, friend. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Dorchester, Nebraska
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88 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped by the Boathouse Cantina later in the afternoon to see if we could get a table reserved on the river side for about an hour later. No problem. Our table was ready and waiting when we returned from walking in the park about 45 minutes later. It was perfect. The margarita was good, my husband said his chicken... More 

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Thank Huskerredhead22
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

There's nothing quite like margaritas by the river -- glad you enjoyed! We all really appreciate your support here. Come see us again soon! Until next time, Becca, Manager More 

Benbrook
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They were able to accommodate a family of ten for lunch with very short notice. The service was fast and the food was great. Made for a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks

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Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Jimmy, I'm so glad we could get your whole party in! Thanks for dropping us a line here. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Lenexa, Kansas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A "must-visit" restaurant in Salida. Great beer selection and some fun/unusual mixed drinks too. The food isn't fancy but it's darned good! And the views of the Arkansas River out of the roll-up garage doors is spectacular and restful. Excellent bar with big screens for sports events, but we preferred to talk and enjoy friends and the river view. We... More 

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Thank TAS35
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad you stopped by for some rest and relaxation! Looking forward to next year, friend. Until then, Becca, Manager More 

Sewanee, Tennessee
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great table on the deck overlooking the river.This was a mixed blessing as our server was overworked and couldn't get to us as often as she or we would have preferred. If I'm ever in Salida again I will definitely go back.

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Thank 0amm0
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so glad you got to enjoy some time by the river, friend. Thanks for being patient about your service! Really hope to see you again soon. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped for dinner and loved the views and overall vibe of the place; fun and casual. We had the carnitas and chorizo tacos, and one of their specialty burgers. The tacos were the star of the two. We sat at the bar - watched football on one of their several screens - and the bartender was... More 

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Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Chrissy, I'm so glad you got to enjoy the game by the river -- nothing better! Really looking forward to next time. Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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