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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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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"
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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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181 - 190 of 814 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Prime downtown riverside bar by the Arkansas River -well located with views towards S-Mountain and the Arkansas river. Large, popular and busy.

Thank Clive L
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great location on the river. Nice atmosphere although a little loud. Great variety on the menu made it hard to choose! Great service as well.

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Always love stopping in at the Boathouse Cantina while in Salida. Love the food and the great views of the Arkansas River. Burgers and sweet potato fries are great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Boathouse Cantina has a great selection of beer and is a great place to catch a game. The service is friendly but the food is average.

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I visited the Boathouse for dinner with a small cycling group. It is located right on the river and has very nice bar/restaurant atmosphere. Very crowded at dinner, so the service was slow, but the food & beer were very good. We walked there from...More

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Love! Love! Great place for lunch, and Supper. You better get there early if you want a river side view seating. Locals get there and stay .. but no matter, good good, consistent with having a 👨‍🍳 chef.. very well presented food, wonderful paring of...More

1  Thank EdCharlaFrieze
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food is ok - location is awesome. Overlooks the beautiful Arkansas. Good service. I always enjoy the mojitos.

Thank Erin E
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great food. Loved the location. The restuarant is on the Arkansas River . We was watching people kayaking , while eating. We will be back

Thank moonpieindiana
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great lively atmosphere and delicious food, right on the Arkansas River! Service was efficient and friendly though they were super busy...

Thank BaylorBear
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We LOVE the Boathouse!! We have vacationed here many times and weve never been disappointed! Great food! Great staff! Great atmosphere....best place along the river!!!!

Thank Katherine J
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 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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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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