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818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005 (8th Street)
+1 970-879-0826
11:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

LOVE that you cater for the gluten sensitive ... fantastic to be able to enjoy corn chips and salsa with my HUGE Margarita, and come home feeling good. Fajitas were excellent.

1 Thank borambil
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Always love the margaritas at Cantina! They're fresh-squeezed, and you can choose your tequila. Also a great spot to bring the kids - great atmosphere, with adult- and kid-friendly options. A Steamboat favorite for our family!

1 Thank AshleyM1182
Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Awful Awful Awful. We went on a Saturday evening, maybe that was our mistake. We had 2 toddlers and 4 adults. They told us 20 minutes, and it was at least 45 to an hour. It was cold outside and no place to stand inside, and the kids went crazy. Had we had a realistic expectation of waiting time, we... More 

Thank Terri K
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, This is Jeff LaRoche, I am the Owner/GM of the Cantina in Steamboat Springs. I apologize for your experience at Cantina. We pride ourselves in our service as well as customer relations. Saturdays are inherently busy at Cantina and we try to please everybody as well as we can. Unfortunately sometimes Murphys Law goes into effect and when it... More 

Burlington, Vermont, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Great food. Fast-paced atmosphere. Reasonable cost for alcohol. Friendly service. On a busy Saturday night we were seated quickly, chips delivered and wait service attentive but not over bearing.

1 Thank PRF_13
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review.. We pride ourselves on our service, food and try to make every experience a quality one. Thanks again and hope to see you back here soon!! More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Since when is it ever okay to tell your customers they need to tip? I was always taught it is absolutely unacceptable to even mention tips unless asked. I would hope the owner would fire this bartender for insulting his customers (he said it to others besides my party and I). Food was average.

Thank skianimal22
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Jeff LaRoche, I am the owner of the Cantina. I am terribly sorry the bartender (Thomas) left you with a bad feeling in your stomach. Rest assured, none of our staff is taught to ask for a tip or even mention it. On the night you were here (Wednesday) we have a special every week that... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

We visited with a group of 7 after a day on the slopes. The large portions of delicious food were perfect to satisfy our appetites. Especially liked the raspberry margarita - after letting everyone try mine, our group ordered 2 more! Service could have been a little better, as we were often left needing drink or chips/salsa refills. It was... More 

Thank eess1225
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Jeff, I am the owner here at Cantina. Thanks for you your recent review. It says alot when someone takes the time to sit down and write a good review as you have done. Im glad you enjoyed your experience here at the Cantinan and hope to see you back here soon.. Ask for me next... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

Many choices in Steamboat for Mexican food and this is a sure bet! Friendly staff and room for groups. Drinks were great - Beer Margarita was lots of fun! Kids menu was fantastic and the food was very good. Offers a good variety for Gluten Free diners as well.

1 Thank MEcker225
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

This is a pretty nice place with good food, reasonable prices, very popular, sometimes a bit too crowded.

Thank karen s
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Our family went to the Cantina for lunch. The food was delicious. Everyone got something different and all enjoyed. Staff was helpful and accommodating with our large group.

Thank Heather E
Freeland, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

As far as Mexican food goes, this was good, everything was tasty and hot. Service was always friendly and the price was average. Definetly look for some coupons in the local papers or magazines for free margaritas and other stuff...

Thank SpartanFan85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?