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Donita's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
+1 970-349-6674
17:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cudos to the hiring manager (Kate??). We went there several times and the staff were all excellent (especially Heli and Dave). They have a killer happy hour special margarita! Excellent food and specials. Easy to get to (right in the heart of "downtown") and accessible by bus if necessary.

Thank Michael M
Fort Worth, TX
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food in an awesome atmosphere. We had a party there for about 50 people. Some of us arrived early, but were immediately welcomed by Hele, one of the owners. The service was prompt. I love Tex-Mex food and Donita's did not disappoint.

Thank travellustinggirl
Frisco, Texas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Mexican dinner but weren't really pleased with the atmosphere. During our meal, a large dog for away from someone in the back and ran out into the dining floor. As the workers corralled the dog, it pee'ed on the carpet next to our table. Sort of out a damper on what was a good evening dinner.

Thank edandshelleyd
Arvada, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy this place when in town. Its good Mexican food and you must try the cobbler and cinnamon ice cream!

Thank Jpthecyclingking
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't visit CB and not go back to Donita's. It's still a favorite in town with great food and the bartender was friendly and did not disappoint; his margs pack a punch.

Thank Skicbmr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu. We had three couples and each couple split their special salad and special dinner. What a treat! Reasonably priced.

Thank Sandy M
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not eat here as we were unable to get my wife's wheel through the snow behind the building.Handicapped access is through the rear of the building.Check with the hostess first.I did not see any handicapped parking at the rear of the building.

Thank Akureyi02
Arlington, TX
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ordered the fajitas with three meat options: chicken, steak, and shrimp. They were amazing, quite possibly the best batch of fajitas we've ever had! Donita's is a MUST have during each and every trip to Crested Butte. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and service oriented. You just can't go wrong at Donita's!

Thank Kathiwithani
Fort Myers, Florida
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Our first trip to Crested Butte was incredible! The snow covered streets could have been from a post card. Looking at all the neat shops & restaurants, I expected dinner to be just as exciting. Uh...not quite. My first clue should have been by the fact this place was nearly empty. Every other restaurant was packed with long waits. But... More 

Thank Steve H
Austin, TX
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

As I say in my title, if you're from Texas or NM, you know what good TexMex should be. This just isn't it. While the staff was very friendly and relatively quick, our meals were all just average. Also, the drinks were not very great and he messed up our drink order as well. There are other nice places in... More 

Thank brienoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-6674

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?