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Boathouse Cantina

228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (59 reviews)
“buffalo chili” (11 reviews)
“rellenos” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Boathouse Cantina
1. No one can beat our view!
"great view of the river the warm décor and the friendly service"
vivian c
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2. Great Location!
"You can't beat this place...fun atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff"
Rodney P
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3. All of our food is made fresh!
"I look forward to returning in the future and eating here again"
Shelly H
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1 - 10 of 793 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting overlooking the river. The food is the bar food and drinks. They have music on some nights that is entertaining. Would recommend for a happy night out on the town..

Thank thomasdeyoung616
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017

You can't beat the view from the Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO. Try to get a window view, as the river is stunning in the evening. If the weather is nice, ask your server to open the window for a nice breeze with your dinner....More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason, Trip Advisor thought I reviewed Sweetie's, but I was reviewing the Boathouse Cantina. How does that happen. Anyway, the Boathouse Cantina was the place we picked to meet since it was on the river, and looked like an interesting place. We met...More

Thank Rodney P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is Really Good and the Ambiance is Superb if you are in to Nature! It sits on the Arkansas River and there is always action there! Food for every palette including vegan! The wait staff is great and sports tv is everywhere you...More

Thank Debby G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why someone hasn’t reviewed their cocktails blows me away!?! I just got an appetizer and margaritas. Both were delicious! I’m attaching photos of the drink menu, there aren’t too many places in town that have a variety of cocktails like they do here. My husband...More

Thank WeeBritt88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for a while to get our food as they forgot about us. Our poppers were not cooked fully, though the bacon was burned. The food was decent once we got it, and our waitress was very apologetic. They did make it right and...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We know a place is really good when you can't decide from 10 things that look really good on the menu. Very happy with my burger and sweet potato fries! Fantastic place in the summer when the garage doors are open and you sit right...More

Thank KiteboardingMan
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We love this place when we’re passing through. Great location downtown and on the river. Mexican food flavorful and wings have several great sauces. Super top self margarita and plenty of beers on tap. Great kids menu. Service very friendly.

Thank scottfamilyranch
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Food was very good and wait staff great. They they recommended entrees that turned out to be very very good.

Thank annie15702
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on the "find me gluten free" app and the burger did not disappoint! Our server was friendly and the atmosphere was great too.

Thank Amy W
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Questions & Answers
13 August 2017|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We do allow dogs outside on our full patio, and out front on the street side we have three tables and dogs are allowed there as well!
23 July 2017|
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Response from Janna W | Reviewed this property |
We did free street parking about a block away. Watch for signs about parking...
31 August 2015|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We have 20 beers on tap! Colors light, bud light, pacifico, Alaskan amber, smith wicks, sculpin IPA, first cast IPA, kolsch, lil mo porter, milk stout nitro, angry orchard, paulener hefeweizen, whitewater IPA, eddy line... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004
  • E-mail
They may not share the same name, but the Arkansas River is essential Colorado. Its foamy rapids and tree-lined bends are a place where beauty and adventure meet, and we opened Boathouse Cantina on its banks to embody all things Colorado. From our locally sourced organic produce and grass-fed beef to the cozy and natural interior or our Salida cantina, everything we do is to honor the place we're lucky to call home and to serve the best to its people. Next time you find yourself taking in the beauty of the Arkansas River or exploring old Salida, head to the Boathouse Cantina, sit by the fire or on the patio, and enjoy some laid-back Colorado cuisine. We'll keep the beer cold.
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