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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lakewood, Colorado
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have a great view of the river if you are able to get a table along the river's edge. Their menu had lots to choose from. I had the baja fish tacos and they were very good and the portion was ample. They came with potato chips which was a bit odd. They make their own potato chips. They... More 

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Thank CherylS852
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, good food, good drinks, friendly and quick staff. Burrito was HUGE. Seriously, like a nerf football. I would eat here again when in Salida

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Thank Mojokan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location of this place is what is best about it - lovely to sit by the river and watch the water play while we enjoyed our dinner. Food pretty typical, but nothing spectacular. Service was good, though water glasses were never refilled without asking. Prices reasonable for portions.

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a few drinks, as the location is excellent - right on the river. Atmosphere is fun! Bartender - Amanda - was terrific!

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Salida, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ambience is great and service good. Food good. Great place for afternoon lunch or early dinner. Cannot get a steak so not a dinner house. Meals are large.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group enjoyed a nice meal overlooking the river. It was the perfect spot to sit and have a drink while we watched kayakers and swimmers on the water. We had been there a year ago, and made a point to return again this year!!

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Thank Lois M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Boathouse a couple of times on our trip and have received very friendly service. The food is very good and it is right along the river. Great view, great atmosphere, great service, and great food.

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

I'm thrilled you've had some good meals with us -- thanks for the kind words! Hope you'll be back again soon. Take care, Becca, Manager More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for delicious food and a great view - here is your spot. They has a great selection of burgers and tacos and other munchies. Very creative drinks too! Overlooks the river, so you can watch the kayaking! Lots of fun!

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Thank travelhappy87
Zev G, Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Good food, good views -- that's our motto in life! Thanks for stopping by, friend. Hope to see you again soon! Until then, Becca, Manager More 

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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Boathouse is a fun place to eat and enjoy the river. It has a good upscale Mexican menu and a wide selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. The place stays busy so it may take some time to be seated and served. If you're lucky enough to get a table overlooking the river, you'll be entertained by the... More 

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

John, thanks for coming by, friend! I'm glad you got some quality river-time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Becca, Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here...food was good but they were slow to bring out our food and they didn't seem that busy at the time....

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

Faith, while I'm glad you enjoyed your food, I wish that our service had been up to our usual standard. You should never experience a long wait time, regardless of how busy we are. I hope that next time, things will move a lot quicker. Until then, 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?