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“Festive place with great food”
Review of The Cantina

The Cantina
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Unlike so many Mexican eateries Cantina offers "light" choices. The light burrito I had was small with brown rice, beans and grilled chicken with a scant amount of cheese sauce and it was extremely good. Son, daughter-in-law and husband all were very pleased. Pleasant and efficient wait staff...perfect for a Friday dinner after a visit to the hot springs!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Excellent restaurant! Food was amazing, great service, very clean! Family friendly! One of my favorite things we ate to start with was the nachos, followed by the fajitas! We also had a few margaritas.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

when I plan my trips to steamboat springs, I KNOW the cantina is on my list! just walking in the front door I can feel the local vibe, then quickly the wonderful aromas come filtering thru to the bar. The cantina's food is exceptional Mexican fare, more authentic than MOST American-Mexican restaurants we dine at. thank you for the years (30+) of tons of fun, good friends and laughs....NOT to mention wonderful meals!!!

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1  Thank barbarabaxter
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Ask for the mojito margarita with sugar around the rim. It's made with pineapple infused tequila, and it's a wonderful treat. Sit out on the streetside patio, bask in the sun, peoplewatch, and enjoy a wonderful happy hour.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have a hard time finding a better margarita anywhere! The SideCar Margaritas (a regular margarita with a Coronita in it) is awesome. In the summer the patio is open and is great for people watching. They also open the doors to outside in the summer so the whole front of the restaurant and bar is open so you can sit at the bar and still feel like you are outside. The food is average Mexican food and a little pricey, and I'm not thrilled with it, but don't miss Happy Hour here, the margs are cheap! They also have a great range of tequilas and the bartenders know their stuff!

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