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The Cantina

818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-0826
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It may be great for many things, but we went there for Happy Hour. The margarita's were very good as they make their own mix for the drink. The salsa and chips were great was well.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A good, no frills Mexican restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs. Portions were generous with lots of drink options for tequila lovers. Try one of their fruit infused margaritas! Service was friendly with quick meal preparation. They specialize in fajitas. The atmosphere is very casual [as...More

Thank mbotos
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in for a margarita and chips and salsa. Margarita was very good and plenty of tequila in it. They make their own margarita mix which is very good. I loved their salsa. Next time we go to Steamboat, we will definitely have dinner...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had drinks and appetizers here while waiting on a carryout pizza. Were very welcoming to our dog on the patio. HIt it at happy hour, Bonus.

Thank Hoticeky
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had six adults and one child in our party and had previously eaten at The Cantina. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server who took our drink order. It was downhill from there. Our drink order consisted of two iced teas, three...More

Thank tuggletuggle
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stopped in while my son and I were getting him ready to start CMC. The food was surprisingly good. Great flavor and as a vegan they were very accommodating. The service was friendly. Sat and talked to the owner and and bartender for awhile. They...More

Thank bippy227
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Meh food, odd service - no single dedicated server, instead, several different servers brought water, took drink orders, and asked and re-asked, and then re-asked about orders and order clarification. I assume that the drinks might have been OK, but the food definitely was not...More

Thank eli h
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Stopped here for happy hour that included chips and salsa, which were excellent by the way... and some margaritas. I ordered a skinny marg and then we saw that this place was supposed to have a no sugar Blood Orange Margarita! WONDERFUL. Not obvious on...More

1  Thank Meg7623
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went here with a group of colleagues for an end of season bash. Service wa good. Waiter attentive, $1 Taco specials + some others. Margaritas were pretty good too.

Thank Skinut79
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We has 32 people in our group. They were very good to accommodate us. We go here multiple times every year when skiing. Staff is always friendly. Food is always good.

Thank m6_traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-0826
  • E-mail
Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Cantina is one of Steamboat’s oldest dining establishments and serves creative Mexican cuisine and award winning fresh squeezed margaritas for lunch and dinner daily.The highly acclaimed fresh-squeezed margaritas are made with fresh lemons and limes — no sour mix here. Signature items include tequila-fired fajitas served flaming table side; Chimi Cozumel filled with shrimp, mushrooms & spinach topped with jalapeno pesto cream sauce; Carne Asada made with tender buffalo steak; and homemade cinnamon fried ice cream.The Cantina in Steamboat offers a children’s menu, a gluten free menu, a large variety of vegetarian options and plenty of fresh salads and soups.
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