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Crystal Park Cantina

) #5 of 41 Restaurants in Manitou Springs ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
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Reviewed yesterday

We love good Mexican food. The Crystal Park Cantina is a quaint old restaurant we've eaten at for over three decades, although its name has changed from Mission Bell Inn since a new owner took over. It is a considerable distance from our home so...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been regularly dining at the Cantina since Justin bought the place over six years ago. Ate there last evening and the food was tasty as always - pork/avocado burrito for me, chile rellenos for my wife and sopapillas for dessert. Saffron rice and...More

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

I'm sorry to hear it, James. Any business has to make cost adjustments, as you said, but I apologize if any of ours have led to anything that even seems like a decrease in quality. That's not what we want, and I'll do my best...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Okay, we have been going here off and on for a couple of years. Food has been good and drinks were great. Within the past months, there has been a steady decline in service and food quality. Not quite sure who is running the "show"...More

Thank Jason L
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Jason, I'm concerned to hear that you've felt the quality here is declining -- that's obviously not a conscious decision on my part, and I'm going to be looking into this and a few other people's similar feedback so we can see what we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I liked it, but not worth the money to take our family. Definitely a couple place, not family. Raspberry margarita was yummy.

Thank AngHuber75
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I appreciate that feedback -- we do try to be family-friendly, so it looks like we can be doing more about that. I hope to see you again soon, whether it's the whole family or just for date night. Thanks again! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. Adobe architecture. Clean. Not loud. Fast service. Great margaritas! Excellent food. We had the shredded beef enchiladas and loved them. Their menu is a little brief, but there's enough choices.

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

Mike, thank you for the compliments! Sounds like you really enjoyed just about everything and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon for more! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal Park Cantina is a very cute restaurant in beautiful Manitou Springs. We ordered sweet potato nachos which provided a great blend of flavors with chorizo and lots of cheese. The tomatillo Alfredo sauce is a great addition to burritos and is a sauce we've...More

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

So glad to see how much you enjoyed everything! I really do appreciate your compliments, and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon for more of that tomatillo sauce you liked so much! :) Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful restaurant tucked into a hillside. Off the beaten path and worth the short detour. Patio dinning is pleasant and offers Nice views. The menu offers some commonplace Mexican dishes with some interesting additions like the stuffed poblano peppers. Delicious! Nice variety of vegetarian options....More

Thank servehim65
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit -- thanks very much for this glowing endorsement! I sincerely hope we'll be seeing you again before too long. All the best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ask the waiter to what to order and he told us a heavenly meal and margarita We could not have any better food anywhere. Enjoyed the outside dining This is a must stop if you are in the area

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

Susan, thank you sincerely for the great review -- come back any time for more! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a recommendation from another couple. Mango margaritas were very good and food was excellent. We ordered the smaller portions of our meal but still thought it was a lot of food. It all tasted fresh and delicious! Chips and salsa were very...More

Thank Laura S
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Laura, thank you for the compliments! Happy to hear you enjoyed it all -- hope we'll see you again very soon for more! Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We could walk here from our hotel. That was a real plus. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table and 30 minutes for our food. This is a busy place. Don't go if you are in a hurry. Lots of Mexican beers on...More

Thank friendofmitzi
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals so much! I'm sorry for the long wait, though -- busy or not, an hour is a bit long to have to wait, so we'll work on that. Still, it's great to hear from you and I...More

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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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