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“Great if you like corn chips and puff pastry bowls.”
Review of The Cantina

The Cantina
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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.
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great if you like corn chips and puff pastry bowls.”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We went there as we were told that the "happy hour" was great. It was okay nothing special. Husband had nachos which was massive, daughter had chicken and fries off the kids menu and I had a salad which was served in a puff pastry basket. Why does this happen? I'm ordering a salad because I don't want the calories and yet they serve it in a puff pastry basket? Needless to say I didn't eat it and would have much preferred my salad to have come in a bowl than puff pastry. Had the raspberry margarita which was highly recommended but to me tasted like raspberry cordial. At $7.50 a pop (happy hour prices) I wouldn't recommend it.

Visited January 2014
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Denver, CO
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Margaritas and Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

You can't go wrong here. This place has a great atmosphere right in the middle of downtown. You can walk to all the shops and then drop in for some great margaritas. I have had margaritas in hundreds of places and I would rank this place in the top 25 easily for margaritas. The food was great and reasonable for a ski town. Service was great too. No complaints here. If you want yummy fun food when walking in downtown steamboat, this is the place.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank JeepmanSV
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Spring, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good place!”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and good food and drinks! Walked in right off the street and the staff was very friendly and helpful! Food was great too!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Randi S
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Right in the heart of the main drag, this was a really great find. We got a recommendation from a shuttle driver on where to eat and he steered us right. If you are a fan of American Mexican food this is a great place that has everything. Carne Asada is great as are the burritos and there are some good 'healthier' options too, but after skiing all day you've earned some bad behavior!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank danhenry11
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice Mexican Food”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stopped in as we were driving by, not knowing what it would be like. The food was very good. We all were glad to have found this in the center of town.

Visited December 2013
Thank LoveToBike8
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