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The Cantina

) #44 of 124 Restaurants in Steamboat Springs €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
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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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Took family to dinner at The Cantina. I have eaten here many times over the years. It hasn't ever been a wonderful restaurant but was good Mexican. I think it has definitely slipped. Won't be back.

Thank Bouldegirl47
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A must in Old Town Steamboat! Great service, food and location! The restaurant is located in Old Town within close proximity to everything! The staff is well trained and delivers everything they need to and more! The food was high level and delicious! A must...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The food was actually pretty good but the service was poor. Our server (and the others we observed) seemed easily overwhelmed and didn't write down orders. It was no surprise that there was a service blunder and/or forgotten item at literally every interaction..from the chips...More

Thank mason737
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I love this place and try to eat here when we travel in the area! The Mexi-Tossed Salad is a personal favorite with lime-cilantro vinaigrette dressing. The atmosphere is casual. Will continue to go there whenever I can! Highly recommended.

Thank nightingale1972
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I actually worked at the Cantina for 8 years in the 70's. It hasn't changed much and is still one of my favorite restaurants. The food is good, it has the flavor of "old time Steamboat", and I like the atmosphere. It also has a...More

Thank Kristi Y
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place has really good food. The guacamole and fajitas are fantastic. Their margaritas are also good. The service was good and we were quickly taken care of during our dinner.

Thank KSeater
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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