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La Cantina

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241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
+1 970-476-7661
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best guacamole I've ever put in my face! Everything we ordered was fantastic!! The platters wth the different types of meat and all the fixings are the way to go! Tostadas are excellent too! Don't pass this place up!!

Thank YumEFood
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to save money, this is your best best. Right in the Vail Village Transportation Center, the location can't be beat. It has virtually no ambiance, but decent food at low prices. Mexican food such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fish tacos. Tortilla chips not great, but free with your entree (you may have to ask for... More 

Thank Christopher N
keller, tx
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here Saturday night, not so much a restaurant, you order at a counter and they bring it out to you... seating is out in the open which is a little different. We had taquitos and chili relleno which I really enjoyed. Everyone in our group liked everything they got. The house margarita was not great. Pay the... More 

Thank hlgrimes5
Stafford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

It is not a restaurant more a cafe. The tables and chairs are basic. No waiter service, you order your food at the counter, collect a number and in short order your food arrives. My 4 star rating is based on la cantina being a cafe! The food is well priced for Vail. Four of us dined all with different... More 

Thank cookie242
Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Best mexican in the vail —excellent for apres-ski and their salsa's are to die for. A must if you are looking for an affordable and delicious meal in super expensive vail!

Thank mrfo1976
Carnesville, Georgia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stopped in to warm up and grab a bite to eat for lunch. The place was fairly busy, but I didn't have to wait long to order. They have a vast menu selection, so it was a little overwhelming trying to decide what I was in the mood for. Ended up choosing their #2 Burrito and a drink. Total cost... More 

Thank Rebecca M
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I go here a few times a year cause it's cheap and the food is usually decent. I recently stopped by to grab a quick bite to eat. I ordered a burrito. The rice was very crunchy and undercooked. The tortilla was stale and the overall quality of the food was poor. Don't know what happen between a few months... More 

Thank Jordan B
Tyler, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We saw the sign in the parking garage, best margarita in town. We had to try it. We ordered a cod burrito, chips and salsa, and 2 margaritas. When I saw it coming out of a tap, "I thought this what they are considering a the best margarita??? " Surprisingly it was good, a little too good. I couldn't finish... More 

Thank Jammie B
Sterling, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick meal as we have done many times in the past. Waited longer than usual just to give them our order. We got our main meal right away, then served our chips a little backwards IMO. After reminding him for drinks waited another five minutes and Still no drinks. Went up to remind him again.... More 

Thank Onelife970
Leawood, Kansas, United States
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A local person directed us here, and we were so glad. He said it won awards for great Mexican food at a great value. I tried the stuffed jalapeño appetizer and a wonderful steak burrito. Delicious! Worth the search, at the end of the parking garage.

Thank Emily E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-7661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?