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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Loveland, Colorado
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

There was a fairly long wait on this Friday night in Crested Butte and after a long drive, we were starving! However, it was worth the wait! We both had fajitas (mine chicken and his combo of Ahi and steak). The staff was friendly---we seemed to have 4 people waiting on us during the course of the meal. Great team... More 

Thank MtnLvr2013
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

It was the only place open late so we gave it a shot. I can't say it's bad, just weird. The server convinced us to try the special which was an enchilada with butternut squash and peanut sauce, Mexican fusion anyone? It was odd, very sweet but not bad. The chips were obviously a grab bag of leftovers, some were... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The queso is a must here. It is so good and unlike anything I have ever had before. My favorite is the guacamole taco on a flour tortilla and a spinach enchilada. The guacamole is fresh and tasty. Finished the dinner with a homemade peach and rhubarb cobble with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Yum!

Thank MollyGracie
Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Although this isn't hardcore authentic Mexican food, Donita's is a great place to relax, have dinner, and catch up with friends without worrying about the waitstaff giving you the side eye. The greens in salads and garnishes seemed particularly fresh, and the fajita salad I ordered came with 4 big grilled chicken tenders - more meat than many meat entrees... More 

Thank Terri K
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

had the rehearsal dinner here. They were very accommodating and the food was excellent. I am gluten free and they had many selections for me. The guacamole was very good too. We had such a nice time and the service was wonderful for 30 ppl in our group. Thank you

Thank ALB4hlg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We have been coming to Donita's for 30 years. The atmosphere is wonderful. I have purchased 4 of their handmade water jugs, which are made by an artist in Gunnison. The margaritas are super! The food is great! It is always great seeing the owners. We will continue to come to Donita's whenever we're in Crested Butte or Gunnison.

Thank K K
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172 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Good place for family but pretty average food. Mild salsa and guac, standard uninspired mexican fare. Strong and good margs.

Thank JackinDenver
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The food itself was good but my family of 4 ate here and spent $120 on one dinner. Each of us did have a margarita but hindsight we would have chosen a different location.

Thank Allison F
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Love this joint. The food is great, plentiful and consistent. The margaritas are delightful. This is a classic Crested Butte restaurant that is a must for every visit!

Thank marya_11
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Service is great, atmosphere is ok, food is pretty below average to bad. My daughter got what they called a tostada. They took a crunchy shell and put cheese on it and either steamed or microwaved it until the shell was a melted inedible blob. The salsa at the table was bland and the salsa in the Tacos Nuevo was... More 

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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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?