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Crystal Park Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Manitou Springs but a bit out off the drag. Great Mexican Food, service is superb. Nice daily happy hour also

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Thank TERRYP1949
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you like everything here, Terry! Thanks for the compliments and for being a fan. Come see us again soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, good food and service. It is a creative twist on Mexican food so keep an open mind but it is good.

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Thank Nivek1
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed your visits here! Thank you very much for the compliments -- hope that means you'll be back soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there a couple of times and have really enjoyed the atmosphere and the cuisine. There are any number of Tex Mex restaurants in Colorado Springs but this has a little bit of that but with an orientation more to California Mex which is milder. Sometimes you just do not want to get "burned" out on mexican food. The restaurant... More 

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Thank OakinColorado
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear you've enjoyed every visit here so far -- thank you for saying so! It means a lot to know how much you like what we do, especially compared to some of the other comparable restaurants around here, so I really do appreciate it. Come back soon! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Colorado Springs
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service and great food!!! Beautiful drive to this restaurant. Will definitely go back!

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Thank SofttailSassy
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear it! Thanks so much for the great review -- can't wait to have you back again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the beef enchiladas with the white sauce and the speedy chihuahua margarita. We also ordered a side of guacamole. Everything was super fresh and delicious. It was fun to choose your sauce and the choices of sauces are unique and different. Great choice in Manitou. It is not in the main city, it is tucked away in a... More 

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Thank Luv2trvl41
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you liked the enchiladas and everything else so much -- thank you for the great review and for giving us a try in the first place! I just hope this means we'll be seeing you around again soon for more. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Woodland Park, Colorado
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On our last visit to Crystal Hills Cantina we tried their Mexican Mixto. Great surprise and my new favorite food there!

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Thank SpencerOleSwann
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad you liked it! Thanks very much for the great review -- I hope you'll come back again soon for more! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Estes Park, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our family of three each had delicious dinner. We all had such a good meal and left extremely satisfied. Complementary chips and salsa to begin. House margarita is not too sweet and had a great flavor. I had the poblano chili pepper with mashed potatoes, unique and delicious. Husband had fish tacos and son had a mixed plate with fish... More 

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Thank Diane C
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Diane, I'm so happy to hear how much you and the whole family enjoyed all your meals and margaritas here -- I hope we'll see you all around again before too long! All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Firstly, I must say that the greeting and service was wonderful. One man bartending and waiting tables single handed was quite a talent and he was pleasant throughout the entire time we were there. I had a pork and avocado burrito with the mole sauce and saffron rice. My husband had a chicken burrito with green chili sauce and saffron... More 

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Thank reneem798
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meals here, Renee! Thank you for taking the time to write this for us! We hope you'll visit us again before too long. All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went here while visiting my husband's grandparents, celebrating grandmother's bday. This is one of their favorite places. My husband and I both got pork burritos, though I had avocado in mine. Really good, large burrito. The tomatillo Alfredo sauce was different and tasty. Very filling meal. The only thing I didn't like was that we only got chips/salsa before the... More 

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Thank Paige S
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that you and your husband and his grandparents all had such a good time here the other day, Paige! Thanks for paying us a visit and for the great review, it's much appreciated. As far as the chips go, we normally don't bring another basket unless a customer asks, but if they do it's no problem... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

All the food was very good and the staff was friendly. My dish was mashed potatoes with pine nuts on top of a roasted poblano with mixed veggies and slaw. Wow, it was all delicious. The chips and salsa were equally good. I don't think you could go wrong with any dish at this restaurant

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Thank Shannon W
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this review

Glad to hear how much you enjoyed it, Shannon -- thanks very much for the fantastic review! We hope you'll come back soon to test that theory on not being able to find a bad dish here (and we're pretty sure you're right!) All the best, Justin A, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
Description
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.

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