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La Cantina

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241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
(970) 476-7661
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Was told by a local to stop here and try some great Mexican food. This place is actually inside the bus station and it is a very small location. Tacos were fairly average. Gave them a try based on the high reviews. Margaritas and guacamole were best items we purchased. If you are looking for a cheaper option it maybe... More 

Thank JL1026
kill devil hills
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132 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were chillin in Vail and decided to come here. This place is always busy! Margaritas were great and the salsa bar is out of this world. And....the tacos are huge. Really like this place a lot!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Legendary food. Something about eating here made the universe seem to be totally balanced. As if the taste of the food wasn't great enough, the price made it that much better. If you don't eat here, something is wrong with you.

Thank boilore13
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I cannot say enough about the epic nature of the tacos at this place. I imagine the rest of their food is great too, but I just can't get past the glorious tacos to try any of it.

Thank Sirailin
Vail, Colorado
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I always like coming here for a quick and affordable place to eat! Located on the third level of the transportation, it's easily accessible. They give you chips & have plenty of salsas to choose from.

Thank Lindsey J
Vail, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

As I local, I'm always pleased with my experience at La Cantina. The atmosphere is quite unique....it's in a bus station. But don't let that turn you away.....the food is amazing! A large variety of items keeps me wondering what I will try next. Huge breakfast burritos for about $6, homemade toquitos, fresh salsa and chips, and burgers too! Great... More 

2 Thank Bradley G
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212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Huge meal. Delicious. Great prices and service. Down to earth place under the Transportation Center in Lionshead. Genuine Mexican.

Thank David C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the joints we stop by whenever we go to Vail. Like many other reviews you see, we considered this place to be the hole in the wall. Last night, we came here again. Not like our past visits, staff seemed very unfriendly. But what bothers us the most was all the plastic baskets that they used,... More 

Thank FuzzyBeesMom
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We were in the mood for a cheap eat and despite being the only ones in the restaurant we decided to stick with it as we were starving. Extensive menu, cheap beer and friendly service. Loses a point for a slightly flat atmosphere

Thank ceabull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food and friendly service!Excellent salsas!! Enjoyed testing each of them! Mild, Medium, Hot, and Extra Hot each had unique flavor and loved each in turn!

Thank Chad S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: (970) 476-7661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?