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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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Tampa, Florida
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Service was awful. The food was even worse. The worker brought out the wrong food and then argued with us about it. Horrible. Don't waste your money! !!

Thank glutenfreesearch
Vail, Colorado
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you don't mind climbing up the steps of the Vail Transportation Center and eating in the bus station, La Cantina may be the best Mexican restaurant in Vail. It's where the locals eat.

Thank RJ1340
Atlanta, Georgia
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252 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Located in the transportation center - it's a little like eating at the mall. Nothing fancy. Order at the counter. Service was quick. Servers were polite and nice. Food was pretty good, price was great - under $10 for lunch in Vail Village. Had chicken enchiladas ( all white meat), fresh, and very good. Lunch even comes with free chips... More 

Thank NWS2012
Jackson, Wyoming
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Authentic, delicious, priced right! Great enchiladas and tacos!! Salsa bar. Easy take out solution. Small space inside transportation center, super informal, not a lot of atmosphere but simply great Mexican food!

Thank lisavail
Sydney, Australia
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

For those that appreciate unpretentious service and value, this is a gem in the capital of skiing pretence. Walking in and seeing a couple of dogs sitting at a table with a family disarmed us immediately, (something that you can't see in Aus as they are not allowed). Great value food, quick service - and its in the transport/carpark terminal.... More 

Thank Travel-Sitreps
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

La Cantina is the best inexpensive Mexican food in Vail. I get the burritos because they are a great size. The chips and salsa are great they have a salsa bar with five different kinds all super good. Order at the counter and they bring you your food. Cheap drinks. I once saw J T eating here.

Thank George O
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Got an early dinner take out from la cantina and was very happy with my meal. The service was friendly and fast, and the menu had plenty of choices; there was a nice little suggestion page for the gluten free and vegetarians. I ordered something along the lines of 'El gringo grande' burrito, which described itself as the choice for... More 

Thank shannon334
Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

In the 2nd floor of the transportation building. Easy to grab food on your way to or from the mountain. The portions are (too) big. It's an excellent grab and go where you feel like you got your money worth.

Thank Elizabeth S
Vail, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I love this place. Everything from the tacos to the burritos are outstanding! The salsa bar is fantastic and unlimited! Margs are delicious and refreshing! The best part about this place is the price!! Very reasonable for Vail. This place is always pretty packed, and there is no table service so you have to go up to the counter for... More 

Thank Katie M
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

You would never expect a place in a bus station would be able to provide such delicious food but this place delivers. The ceviche, burritos, guacamole and tacos were some of the best we have ever had. Such a delight!

Thank Shelley S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?