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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
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good solid place with a big menu. We were there late on Saturday evening as it was only place open. Took a while to get served but food arrived quickly and was good. I'm sure there are better places in town but this was only place open. Recommend for a quick dinner.

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Thank Lynn m
Edmond, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a last minute decision to eat here. We were hoping for a table with a view of the river and they were very helpful. The host put us on a list and we sat at the bar for 15 minutes until a great spot opened up. The waiter warned us that the kitchen was backed up a bit... More 

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Thank WkndrTom
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boathouse provides a great view of the river and the folks walking around the park. You can spot fish from your table! Our food was average but not remarkable. The calamari was tasty but not a full appetizer order. The french fries of the fish and chips were twice cooked and well seasoned. The cod was properly cooked but blandly... More 

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Thank Phil B
Denver, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was craving Mexican food and margs and my husband and I decided to try Boathouse Cantina. Although the place was busy when we arrived on a Saturday night the hostess seated us right away and got us started with margaritas. This restaurant has a great location overlooking the Arkansas river. Although it was cool and rainy the night we... More 

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Thank Judy M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for drinks and dinner. This casual open air restaurant which looks over the Arkansas Ricer was so pleasant. Food was good. Highly recommend.

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

Sharon, I'm so very happy you got to enjoy some drinks by that gorgeous river! Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Illinois
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant overlooks the river where there is kayaking, swimming, and floating on tubes. It's a fun atmosphere and has food that is affordably priced. I highly recommend the chicken taco salad, best taco salad I've had.

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

Farmom, I'm so glad our taco salad really hit the mark! Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again real soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

Overland Park 675
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great river view. Great live music. Great atmosphere eating outside. Food nothing special and pricy. Service okay, kind of slow. Very busy place for sure. Would go back for the view and live music. Not for food or warm beer.

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Thank Pisces310
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we weren't at our best when you came by. I know we can do better, and I hope we get a chance to show you that! Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of the river is nice and the food quality was good. However, our food took a long time and some of our drinks never arrived. The place is overrated.

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

Destin, I'm sorry your service didn't impress -- we definitely should've done better. I'll pass your feedback along to the rest of the team so we can get better about this. Hope you can give us another chance to wow you! Thanks, Becca, Manager More 

Lake Zurich, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to stop here for lunch on motorcycle ride. Outdoor patio seating where you can watch the activities on the river. I've tried several good cocktails and the fish tacos are my favorite. Friendly service!

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Thank Kim36237
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Kim, I'm thrilled you've loved those fish tacos -- a personal favorite! Hope to see you again soon, friend. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Fritch, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat w/ a view of the river; food was good; expect 15-20 minutes wait on a table. Service was very good. The locally brewed beer on menu very good. Prices were a little high, but Salida is tourist town, so you should expect a little higher price. I would definitely eat there again.

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

Mike, I'm so glad your enjoyed your meal by the river. Thanks for coming by -- 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?