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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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“fish tacos” (59 reviews)
“buffalo chili” (11 reviews)
“rellenos” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and fried Brussels sprouts. Friendly service and great local beers. Don’t miss the coconut stout with a scoop of ice cream for desert. After dinner you can walk off the calories along the scenic river walk!

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Scenic location on the river. All workers were pleasant and took good care of us. Food was very good and large portions and reasonably priced. We would definitely go back in the future.

Thank HammerTX
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are lucky enough to get a table on the river or on the Deck it is a peaceful, beautiful location for Lunch or Dinner. We could see the Kayak Course with activity in it. The Staff was wonderful. Food was very good. Soda...More

Thank ron S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

2:30 on Sunday, lots of open tables... I was told to wait for a hostess for patio seating and I waited, and waited, and waited, literally over 5 minutes which feels like a lifetime, only to have the party behind me helped first. Then she...More

Thank Faythe78
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I picked up some trash by the river that some people just throw there and the owner I beleave seen me do it and came over across the river and gave me a $15.00 gift card and said your invited to the boathouse for lunch...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The location of this restaurant is great, right on the river. Plenty of seating along the river. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was served very fast. The menu has a nice variety. I wanted some chips and salsa very badly and almost...More

Thank Shelly H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner after dark so the river wasn’t visible. Good food and great staff. My husband said the fish tacos were just about the best he’d ever had. The vegetarian burrito was good too. Nice selection of beer and wine. Don’t miss the churros and...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Boathouse Cantina can always be counted on for great food and great service. Joshua took care of our table and was on his A-Game. Got our drinks to the table right away, promptly took our order, and our food came within just a few minutes....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We chose this place because of the smells coming out of the kitchen. We were pleasantly surprised by the great view of the river the warm décor and the friendly service. Our food was great, some of the best fries I've had in awhile. We...More

Thank vivian c
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A relaxing atmosphere, with delicious food! Very refreshing! The food that I ordered was delicious. I enjoyed sitting along the river, while eating my meal.

Thank Bernadette H
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure for inside. We always like to get an inside table along the river. Give them a call as they may allow dogs on the patio outside.
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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
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At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
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