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The Cantina - CLOSED

818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-0826
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (22 reviews)
“margarita's” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed January 22, 2018

The restaurant closed a couple of months ago and has been purchased by new owners. From what I understand, they will be presenting a Spanish menu which is far different than Mexican. Hopefully, they will be opening in the spring. We look forward to trying...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank StretchCampbell
Reviewed October 24, 2017

It may be great for many things, but we went there for Happy Hour. The margarita's were very good as they make their own mix for the drink. The salsa and chips were great was well.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Steve L
Reviewed October 9, 2017

A good, no frills Mexican restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs. Portions were generous with lots of drink options for tequila lovers. Try one of their fruit infused margaritas! Service was friendly with quick meal preparation. They specialize in fajitas. The atmosphere is very casual [as...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank mbotos
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We stopped in for a margarita and chips and salsa. Margarita was very good and plenty of tequila in it. They make their own margarita mix which is very good. I loved their salsa. Next time we go to Steamboat, we will definitely have dinner...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Karen G
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Had drinks and appetizers here while waiting on a carryout pizza. Were very welcoming to our dog on the patio. HIt it at happy hour, Bonus.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Hoticeky
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We had six adults and one child in our party and had previously eaten at The Cantina. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server who took our drink order. It was downhill from there. Our drink order consisted of two iced teas, three...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank tuggletuggle
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Stopped in while my son and I were getting him ready to start CMC. The food was surprisingly good. Great flavor and as a vegan they were very accommodating. The service was friendly. Sat and talked to the owner and and bartender for awhile. They...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank bippy227
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Meh food, odd service - no single dedicated server, instead, several different servers brought water, took drink orders, and asked and re-asked, and then re-asked about orders and order clarification. I assume that the drinks might have been OK, but the food definitely was not...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank eli h
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Stopped here for happy hour that included chips and salsa, which were excellent by the way... and some margaritas. I ordered a skinny marg and then we saw that this place was supposed to have a no sugar Blood Orange Margarita! WONDERFUL. Not obvious on...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Meg7623
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Went here with a group of colleagues for an end of season bash. Service wa good. Waiter attentive, $1 Taco specials + some others. Margaritas were pretty good too.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Skinut79
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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 80487-5005
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-0826
  • E-mail
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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