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Boathouse Cantina

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, American,
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Boathouse Cantina
1. No one can beat our view!
"great view of the river the warm décor and the friendly service"
vivian c
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2. Great Location!
"You can't beat this place...fun atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff"
Rodney P
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3. All of our food is made fresh!
"I look forward to returning in the future and eating here again"
Shelly H
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Reviewed yesterday

We eat at the Boathouse almost every time we come to Salida. It's casual atmosphere and fun menu make it a family favorite. If the weather is nice, get a table overlooking the river.

Thank 779beth
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017

You can't beat the view from the Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO. Try to get a window view, as the river is stunning in the evening. If the weather is nice, ask your server to open the window for a nice breeze with your dinner....More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Colorado evening after a day of white water rafting on the river. The location and view off the deck and back of restaurant is great. The menu offered a different twist to many common dishes. We were game. The chicken strips listed as the...More

Thank dewthedew
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location and good Mexican food. The stuffed mushrooms and wrapped asparagus alone were worthy of an excellent review. Great menu of local microbrews.

Thank danielfrancisg2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good burgers & sweet potato fries. Friendly service and spectacular location on the river. I was disappointed with the happy hour margarita and couldn't even finish it. My guess is they used some kind of mix. Don't waste your money - spend it on one...More

1  Thank werfry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last week my wife visited our kids outside Colorado Springs she had chicken burrito and Holly our daughter had chicken fingers and Bob had pulled pork. Sadly I am in Florida babysitting dogs!!

Thank bobjoness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started and ended our night here. Had some drinks looking over the river with some great appetizers! The end of the night they had karaoke.

Thank MikeHouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was drawn to this restaurant by the live music. It was fun and seemed like a local band with a local crowd, but they played covers well. Beer selection was good, food was good but took a long time. I didn't realize one side...More

Thank tobycc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to be by the water and I love to eat. this place is both of those in one. sit along the Arkansas River and take in Mountain Views while enjoying some lunch or dinner.

Thank dvcurtis
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place for lunch and dinner! The staff is great and the food well prepared. I love sitting on the river side watching the water.

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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We do allow dogs outside on our full patio, and out front on the street side we have three tables and dogs are allowed there as well!
24 July 2017|
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Response from Janna W | Reviewed this property |
We did free street parking about a block away. Watch for signs about parking...
31 August 2015|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We have 20 beers on tap! Colors light, bud light, pacifico, Alaskan amber, smith wicks, sculpin IPA, first cast IPA, kolsch, lil mo porter, milk stout nitro, angry orchard, paulener hefeweizen, whitewater IPA, eddy line... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004
  • E-mail
They may not share the same name, but the Arkansas River is essential Colorado. Its foamy rapids and tree-lined bends are a place where beauty and adventure meet, and we opened Boathouse Cantina on its banks to embody all things Colorado. From our locally sourced organic produce and grass-fed beef to the cozy and natural interior or our Salida cantina, everything we do is to honor the place we're lucky to call home and to serve the best to its people. Next time you find yourself taking in the beauty of the Arkansas River or exploring old Salida, head to the Boathouse Cantina, sit by the fire or on the patio, and enjoy some laid-back Colorado cuisine. We'll keep the beer cold.
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