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“Fun Place - Great Food”
Review of Boathouse Cantina

Boathouse Cantina
Ranked #6 of 59 Restaurants in Salida
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Love the chile rellenos and cold beer --- sit outside and watch the kayakers on the Arkansas River! Fun place for tourists, cyclists, skiers, locals, etc.

Thank BeMaz
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We arrived in Salida after a long day of driving and were looking for a place to relax with good food and great ambiance.

We found both--in abundance!--at the Boathouse Cantina.

The location is right above the Arkansas River; large roll-up windows allow breezes to blow through and the sound of the river to be the background to the meal. We loved watching dogs and their owners playing along the river's edge.

The food was surprising--in a really good way. :) We split the vegetarian green chile, fish tacos, and a spinach salad.

The veggie green chile was excellent--very flavorful. The salad was fresh with lots of extras like Gorgonzola and cranberries and walnuts, and the dressing was just right. The fish tacos were chunky with filling.

We liked the options for drinks and beer as well.

The service was just right--friendly, timely, attentive, but not intrusive.

This was our first visit, but it will be a regular stop on any future visit to Salida. :)

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1  Thank Jennie A
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good for kids. Somewhat creative Mexican-style dishes predominate the menu. Nice outdoor seating in the alley, although we never saw the river. Great french fries. Not much in the veggie or no-red-meat department (other than chicken). Good salads, though. Service was decent. Good beer list.

After a few days in Salida, you'll run out of better places, so stop in to the Boathouse.

Thank PickyTravelGuy
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Most staff were friendly and helpful. Lunch was burgers and we were not impressed by the frozen patties for the $10+ price. Beer was good but over-priced for lunch at $5 a glass.

Thank Rick U
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Annual visit to Salida and we must visit the Boathouse Cantina everytime! I always order the Baja Fish Taco---Blackened mahi mahi topped with citrus sour cream, slaw and lime. They are served with corn & black bean salsa and pico de gallo, homemade house potato chips & fried green chilies. Simply delicious with a "side" of Margarita:) Can't beat the view of the Arkansas River from the shady porch!

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