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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (34 reviews)
“enchiladas” (34 reviews)
“alfredo sauce” (18 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beef burrito with red mole was super good, as was the margarita, chips and salsa. Tastiest Mexican meal in the Colorado Springs area.

Thank Denise L
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Denise! We love sharing fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, so it's great to have your support. Happy New Year! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I have been to this great restaurant. It's off the beaten Manitou Springs Path and well worth the visit. The food is organic, unique and delicious. I had the Navajo Taco which comes on fry bread. YUM!!! Add to that...More

Thank Libi K
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for making it our way again, Libi! We appreciate your praise for our team and are happy we could share an excellent meal with you. See you back soon! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here, the restaurant was very busy and we had not booked - with more than a few people waiting outside, but a table was available after only a short wait. Nice snacks were provided while our food was prepared. Highly...More

Thank warrior193
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for that enthusiastic recommendation! I'm glad we were able to get you seated relatively quickly, and it's great to know that your short wait was worth it. Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little cantina artfully blends southwestern warmth with that Manitou foothills vibe. The service is friendly and casual. I just don’t really care for the food. I want to like the food, but the flavors and preparation just aren’t “there.” Great place to relax and...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While we're happy to hear you enjoy our atmosphere and friendly vibes, I'm sorry you're not as pleased with the cuisine. Every dish is crafted with fresh, authentic flavors so you can enjoy the best. I'm sorry this hasn't been the case for you and...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Service was great, food was wonderful, and it's a cute little place. Loved it - we will definitely be back!

Thank ree784
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

It's pleasing to hear that you found our food to be wonderful and our service great. Thanks for the kind recommendation. We're looking forward to the next time you're back our way. Thanks, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Went here with the family for dinner It was crowded when we arrived. I would recommend making reservations since it's a small establishment, and it does fill up. The service was pretty good considering the crowd. We got chips and salsa fairly quick. The chips...More

Thank Robert R
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Robert, it's good to know you enjoyed your visit overall, and I appreciate you taking the time to write this for us. I hope we'll get to see you again before too long! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My wife's comment is easy and direct...the best Mexican I have ever tasted...and we have spend time in Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona and California.....I had a Chilean empanada and it was unique and delicious.....one server, her assistant, and a busser delivered and removed our food...More

Thank William M
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

William, it's absolutely fantastic to hear how much you and your wife both loved everything the other day, and we hope you'll come back again sometime soon for more! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Service was great, very prompt and the food was hot!! Very good chips and very flavorful salsa! Grilled Shrimp taco was very authentic with the salsa and saffron rice. I do think they should be server on full size tortillas!! My mom ordered huevos rancheros....More

Thank Court M
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Court, it's fantastic to hear from you -- thanks for being such a fan! Come back soon! :D Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 21 October 2017

I was looking for some fish tacos. They knocked it out of the park. Service was adequate and helpful, not overbearing. They had kids meals for my daughter and the chips and salsa was top notch, just the right heat and flavor. I usually skip...More

Thank Mpedc
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Glad to hear you loved the fish tacos and everything else as much as you did -- thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great meal, reasonably priced. Great service. Nice setting off of Manitou Blvd traffic and construction. Ate outdoors near a small waterfall. Not typical Tex Mex offerings.

Thank servehim65
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I really appreciate the compliments -- thanks for taking the time to write this for us! Come back any time! Best, Justin A., Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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