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The Cantina

Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free
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818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (8th Street)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ogden, Utah
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for lunch. The food was very tasty. The service was fast. All the staff was very friendly.

Thank WMagaw
Saint Peters, Missouri
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and it was busy. One waitress was taking care of the inside and one table had 12 people, but she did pretty good. Chips and salsa were good. I had the chicken chimichanga and my husband got a beef enchilada and a tamale. The food was good price wasn't bad. If we were in the mood... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fine but nothing to write home about. The service, however, was the killer here. Terrible service from the get go. Our waitress had to be stopped and asked more than once to bring things we had ordered and most of the staff were more interested in talking to each other than in working. We won't ever eat... More 

1 Thank Carrie L
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go every time we stay in Steamboat Springs. Friendliest staff and great margaritas. Try to sit in the open doorway or outside on the patio to people watch :) Great place to take a break from shopping or walking and get refreshed.

Thank Scott H
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a quick beverage with a light bite to eat and The Cantina delivered. The margaritas were delicious and reasonably priced. And the service was good, too. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank Sandro M
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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296 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling north from Arizona. Being from Phoenix we have eaten a lot of Mexican food. The food here is average at best. The service is good and the staff is friendly but the restaurant could use some housekeeping. Granted, it is an old and historic building but some extra lighting and cleaning could perk up the ambience a... More 

1 Thank funhogs2
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here every summer for years and the margaritas have always been amazing but this year they have changed. It was a big tourist weekend with the Mustang Roundup--seems like they changed the mix to not be as good. Food still the same.

Thank tlrouse
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We came into the Cantina at about 7:30 on a Friday night. Someone met us at the hostess stand and then seated us. I have celiac disease and asked for a gluten free menu. I was told that everything was gluten free. I did not have a language barrier but felt brushed off. I spoke with our server about what... More 

Thank JJ2505
Saint Louis, Missouri
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great Margaritas and good Mexican Food. We have never been disappointed here. It's a great place to go with a big group.

1 Thank lisahrrt
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here on previous trips to Steamboat, so decided to try it. We were amazed that the restaurant had been there since 1972 and the chef since 2002. I ordered chile rellenos and they were really delicious, with a teeny bit of sweet in the pepper which was perfect. The service was good, never lingering at the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-879-0826
Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Cantina is one of Steamboat’s oldest dining establishments and serves creative Mexican cuisine and award winning fresh squeezed margaritas for lunch and dinner daily.The highly acclaimed fresh-squeezed margaritas are made with fresh lemons and limes — no sour mix here. Signature items include tequila-fired fajitas served flaming table side; Chimi Cozumel filled with shrimp, mushrooms & spinach topped with jalapeno pesto cream sauce; Carne Asada made with tender buffalo steak; and homemade cinnamon fried ice cream.The Cantina in Steamboat offers a children’s menu, a gluten free menu, a large variety of vegetarian options and plenty of fresh salads and soups.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?