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“Another top Burger”

Crystal Park Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went to Crystal Park Cantina the other day with friends and had a fantastic burger on the recommendation of a friend. Who'd imagine having a great burger at a Mexican restaurant, but I was very impressed. The bun was great, so were the carmelized onions, chipotle mayo, angus beef was perfectly cooked medium, and the side of sweet potato fries was also the best I've had.
Chips and salsa were very good. Service was excellent. We will be back! Margarita's were very good as well including the very interesting jalapeno and cilantro one our friend got.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Perhaps it was the night, or circumstances, or simply the quality of food preparation, our five meals at La Cantina were GREAT! There was not a single complaint from our table and we all chose different dishes. I chose the "carne asada" and was ever so pleasantly surprised by the preparation and flavor of the carne. It was somewhat reminiscent of a fine "churrasco" from Colombia. Although La Cantina does not adhere to a totally traditional concept of a Mexican restaurant, we found that a modicum of creative license enhanced each plate. No need to consult the varied Margarita menu: the house Margarita goes down well and maintains good "sabor" to the end. Open for lunch and now Saturday/Sunday brunch. Since we live in the neighborhood, it is convenient and pleasant to have such a good neighbor.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our first visit to Crystal Park Cantina. We expected a positive experience based on reviews we read, the off the beaten track setting, the number of cars parked on the street, and attractive exterior. The postives ended once we were seated. The margaritas were exceptionally slow to arrive with no explanation until we tracked down the server. My wife's dinner arrived on a small, appetizer type plate. Strangely the server said it was a luncheon plate since she ordered a 2 taco plate. My dinner was barely warm and less than ordinary. This dinner outing held promise but turned out to be dissapointing and not worthy of a return for quite a long time.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We really enjoyed eating at The Cantina and can't wait to go back! The salsa is yummy, chips are nice and thin, margarita's were tasty, service was speedy and friendly. We like pretty spicy food and this could have been more spicy, but it was very flavorful! There are traditional and newer menu choices that all sound delicious. We felt it was not expensive and not cheap, but good value as the food tasted fresh and delicious. Other nearby Mexican restaurants don't have these important qualities.
Try it, you'll be glad you did.

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Thank BZteri
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

These guys know how to cook! A very warm and fun atmosphere.....wonderful fresh food....great margaritas! The owner is a friendly soul who will treat you right! EVERYONE should go and try this place.....I promise you, it will become your FAVORITE place to dine and hang out with your friends!

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