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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (32 reviews)
“alfredo sauce” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
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1 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Service was great, food was wonderful, and it's a cute little place. Loved it - we will definitely be back!

Thank ree784
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's pleasing to hear that you found our food to be wonderful and our service great. Thanks for the kind recommendation. We're looking forward to the next time you're back our way. Thanks, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the family for dinner It was crowded when we arrived. I would recommend making reservations since it's a small establishment, and it does fill up. The service was pretty good considering the crowd. We got chips and salsa fairly quick. The chips...More

Thank Robert R
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robert, it's good to know you enjoyed your visit overall, and I appreciate you taking the time to write this for us. I hope we'll get to see you again before too long! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's comment is easy and direct...the best Mexican I have ever tasted...and we have spend time in Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona and California.....I had a Chilean empanada and it was unique and delicious.....one server, her assistant, and a busser delivered and removed our food...More

Thank William M
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

William, it's absolutely fantastic to hear how much you and your wife both loved everything the other day, and we hope you'll come back again sometime soon for more! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great, very prompt and the food was hot!! Very good chips and very flavorful salsa! Grilled Shrimp taco was very authentic with the salsa and saffron rice. I do think they should be server on full size tortillas!! My mom ordered huevos rancheros....More

Thank Court M
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Court, it's fantastic to hear from you -- thanks for being such a fan! Come back soon! :D Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for some fish tacos. They knocked it out of the park. Service was adequate and helpful, not overbearing. They had kids meals for my daughter and the chips and salsa was top notch, just the right heat and flavor. I usually skip...More

Thank Mpedc
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you loved the fish tacos and everything else as much as you did -- thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, reasonably priced. Great service. Nice setting off of Manitou Blvd traffic and construction. Ate outdoors near a small waterfall. Not typical Tex Mex offerings.

Thank servehim65
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I really appreciate the compliments -- thanks for taking the time to write this for us! Come back any time! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Travel up the hill out of the touristy downtown to find this hidden gem. Great service. Delicious authentic Mexican fare, especially the sauces. They met our low carb special requests perfectly.

Thank cegtravel1
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It's great to hear how much you loved everything -- we hope you'll be back again soon! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Visited for lunch on a Saturday. It wasn't crowded, we had reservations but could have walked in (after tourist season). Service was good and the food was excellent. I had a combination plate, my wife had an enchilada with tomatillo alfredo sauce was wonderful

Thank Ric M
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Ric, glad you enjoyed everything -- thank you for stopping by, and for the great review! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food here is a little different than most Mexican restaurants. What a wonderful surprise! They have 3 sauces to choose from to top off your enchiladas or smothered burritos. A red mole, pork green chili and a mild tomatillo alfredo. Husband ordered beef burrito...More

Thank 70s-child
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

I'm so happy to see how much you loved everything here the other day! Thank you for the wonderful review -- come back soon! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were told by some locals to try this place and I am so glad we did. The place has personality and is charming. I tried the pork tacos and they were the best I have ever had in my life! The meat was so...More

Thank Allan T
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Allan, thank you for the fantastic review! I'm glad you took that advice and came by here to give us a try, and even happier to hear how much you liked it. Come back soon! Best, Justin A., Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
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Description
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.
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