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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
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Del Norte, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were heading up to the hot springs and was looking for a local place to have lunch on Small Business Saturday. This was perfect. They were having a busy late lunch and we chose to sit at the bar. We ordered the jalapeno poppers, stuffed mushrooms, and chicken strips to share. They were all great. Husband had a chocolate... More 

Thank Kat S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went after the big holiday light parade on the night after Thanksgiving. Luckily got 2 tables before filling up (1 for adults, 1 for kids). Service was excellent and friendly, especially considering how busy it was. The pork green chili was spicy. Very spicy. Maybe just a bit too spicy. Everyone else enjoyed their orders.

Thank Matt K
Canon City, Colorado
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mahi fish tacos and post roast sandwich were very good. Our server was cool. Best part is eating riverside, even in winter.

Thank CindyD171
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool restaurant right on the water. We weren't sure if it was kid friendly but good menu for the kids and adults. Love the sweet potato fries!

Thank Ashley A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to enjoy some good food and drinks and we're absolutely blown away by the amazing customer service! The atmosphere is unlike any other bar restaurant I've been at. There is nothing better than eating and drinking with a beautiful view of the Arkansas river just a few feet away. I can't wait to go back next summer!

Thank Kelly E
Salida, CO
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a consistent go to for my family. Set long the Arkansas River in downtown Salida the Boathouse has a unique feel. The garage doors roll up in the summer creating a open air dining experience. With all manner of watercraft sliding by, the view is always entertaining. The food is great too. I love the bacon wrapped jalapeno... More 

Thank Mike H
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking through a lovely little town. We crossed the Arkansas River and found a Charming restaurant sitting along the river bank. We sat outside and some good local beers and enjoy the scenery and especially the shrimp salad. The server was extremely nice at providing a taste of the different beers. The service was a little slow.

Thank Shirley C
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Busy lunch. Cool layout. Impressive menu. Chicken strips were perfection. Crispy battered crust, yum! Honey mustard dipping sauce a little wonky. All other dipping sauces, delicious. Have not found chicken strips anywhere in Denver that come close. Will be jones-ing for Boathouse chicken for some time to come.

Thank KCqdog
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Muscle appetizer was about the best muscles we've ever had. Spicy with lots of garlic and tomatoes. Only complaint was we needed more bread to dip out the juice. Ordered fish tacos and got shrimp tacos but they were still good.

Thank KathyStruckman
Golden, Colorado
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

What could be finer than sitting by the Arkansas River drinking beer and eating good food with friends? That's what we did at the Boathouse Cantina. Excellent burgers and cold brews. Highly recommended.

Thank bmrchk

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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, Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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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