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818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005 (8th Street)
+1 970-879-0826
11:00 - 22:00
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North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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684 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with a group of colleagues for an end of season bash. Service wa good. Waiter attentive, $1 Taco specials + some others. Margaritas were pretty good too.

Thank Skinut79
Collierville, TN
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We has 32 people in our group. They were very good to accommodate us. We go here multiple times every year when skiing. Staff is always friendly. Food is always good.

Thank m6_traveler
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took family to dinner at The Cantina. I have eaten here many times over the years. It hasn't ever been a wonderful restaurant but was good Mexican. I think it has definitely slipped. Won't be back.

Thank Bouldegirl47
Centerville, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A must in Old Town Steamboat! Great service, food and location! The restaurant is located in Old Town within close proximity to everything! The staff is well trained and delivers everything they need to and more! The food was high level and delicious! A must stop in the Boat!

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The food was actually pretty good but the service was poor. Our server (and the others we observed) seemed easily overwhelmed and didn't write down orders. It was no surprise that there was a service blunder and/or forgotten item at literally every interaction..from the chips and salsa, to the side of mayonnaise, the refills on soda and beer. The icing... More 

Thank mason737
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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200 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I love this place and try to eat here when we travel in the area! The Mexi-Tossed Salad is a personal favorite with lime-cilantro vinaigrette dressing. The atmosphere is casual. Will continue to go there whenever I can! Highly recommended.

Thank nightingale1972
Salida, Colorado
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I actually worked at the Cantina for 8 years in the 70's. It hasn't changed much and is still one of my favorite restaurants. The food is good, it has the flavor of "old time Steamboat", and I like the atmosphere. It also has a great separate bar area for Happy Hour and Apres Ski time!! It is worth a... More 

Thank Kristi Y
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place has really good food. The guacamole and fajitas are fantastic. Their margaritas are also good. The service was good and we were quickly taken care of during our dinner.

Thank KSeater
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, wonderful service staff. We have had meals here for several years, it has always been really good.

Thank bobaleaux
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

No visit to Steamboat is complete without a stop here. Great food, great service - one of our favorite places. Love the salsa and guacamole! Haven't had anything on the menu I won't recommend.

Thank Lanita L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lincoln Avenue between 8th and 9th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-879-0826
Fun, casual dining in historic downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Cantina is one of Steamboat’s oldest dining establishments and serves creative Mexican cuisine and award winning fresh squeezed margaritas for lunch and dinner daily.The highly acclaimed fresh-squeezed margaritas are made with fresh lemons and limes — no sour mix here. Signature items include tequila-fired fajitas served flaming table side; Chimi Cozumel filled with shrimp, mushrooms & spinach topped with jalapeno pesto cream sauce; Carne Asada made with tender buffalo steak; and homemade cinnamon fried ice cream.The Cantina in Steamboat offers a children’s menu, a gluten free menu, a large variety of vegetarian options and plenty of fresh salads and soups.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?