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“Mountain Getaway”

Crystal Park Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 January 27, 2013

Spending the weekend in Manitou Springs, Co, we decided to try out a family own Mexican restaurant. My first feeling when we were seated is this is not authentic. The restaurant is cozy and clean but no Mexicans around. . We ordered eggs benedict and a smothered potatoes with eggs and green chili since they were still serving breakfast at noon time. When the meal arrived the chorizo on my eggs benedict were forgotten, I told the server and immediately she brought a side order of chorizo - how can you forget the meat!! The food is overpriced and not really authentic, $40 for two entrees, a beer and a margarita ($7).

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Thank lrodrig71
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We dine here regularly. Really lovely ambience and staff and the food is consistently excellent. It is also one of our favorite patios in town.

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Thank Robin W
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was our third time to Crystal Cantina.........always wonderful.......even when they're really busy..............they're busy because they are so good!!!!

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Thank 2travelersEstesPark
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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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Thank brian b
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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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Thank Timcito
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