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Boathouse Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, American,
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for lunch and dinner! The staff is great and the food well prepared. I love sitting on the river side watching the water.

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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 3 weeks ago

We are currently visiting Salida and stopped in the Boathouse on the recommendation of the owner of our motel. We looked at the menu before going and thought it had potential to be really good. We sat at the bar because we were told there...More

1  Thank Top1percenter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food. Right on the river, so beautiful scenery. Sweet potato fries are a must! Great place to sit and enjoy a meal after a long day of traveling, or playing in the mountains. About $50 for my family of 4 to each order a...More

Thank mindygail2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant, on the river. The food and the service were excellent! There was very little wait time, although there was a nice crowd there.

Thank pevans41
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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
Reviewed 12 March 2018

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 11 March 2018

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 10 March 2018 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 5 March 2018 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

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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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.
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.
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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