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“Delicious Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cantina

The Cantina
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 8th Street
Transit: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
Description: 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.
Marietta
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Our family went to the Cantina for lunch. The food was delicious. Everyone got something different and all enjoyed. Staff was helpful and accommodating with our large group.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Heather E
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Freeland, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Good food, atmosphere and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

As far as Mexican food goes, this was good, everything was tasty and hot. Service was always friendly and the price was average. Definetly look for some coupons in the local papers or magazines for free margaritas and other stuff...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank SpartanFan85
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Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
271 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Some Interesting Twists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We were surprised to see lettuce wraps amongst their tapas and pleasantly surprised at how good they were. We also enjoyed the house Margaritas as well as a Mexican pizza (on a tortilla) that was also on the tapas menu

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Boulder-USA
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A below par performance for a Steamboat restuarant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Oh dear, sorry Cantina; in a town packed full of good places to eat, you just don’t cut it. It was empty when we visited (at a peak time), which should have told us everything we needed to know. The food was average, the atmosphere non-existent and the service, by Steamboat’s standards, well below par. Incidentally, this was the only evening meal where the gratuity was added to the bill, leaving us no discretion. Very disappointing considering the glowing reviews and relatively high ranking. I toyed with giving Cantina a 2/5 as I was that disappointed; but that would indicate poor service and food, rather than just ‘lacklustre’.

At the time of writing I can’t offer any comparison with the other Tex/Mex offerings in town, so you’ll have to take your chances with the alternatives, but as far as the Cantina is concerned, it is average at best and in a town where there is a great choice and some superb restaurants, did you really want a Mexican tonight anyway?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sicarrie
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Staffordshire
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to expectations, service wasn't good enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I was hoping that this place would be better, based on the reviews i'd read on here. The reality was that the food was only marginally above your average tex-mex restaurant and because the 18% "gratuity" was automatically added, we just got the impression the service suffered as a result. Where is the incentive for them to go "over and above" on the service when the tip is guaranteed?

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank jonnylegend
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