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The Cantina - CLOSED

818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-0826
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (22 reviews)
“margarita's” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
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818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

I have a hard time finding a better margarita anywhere! The SideCar Margaritas (a regular margarita with a Coronita in it) is awesome. In the summer the patio is open and is great for people watching. They also open the doors to outside in the...More

Thank Allioaks86
Reviewed 13 May 2013

A great atmosphere where you are able to sit outside and enjoy all the beauty Steamboat has to offer. The only place in town to enjoy beer-ritas and delicious food! The staff is friendly and accommodating. Definitely a favorite!

Thank jamkam2013
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Sitting at the tiled bar tables at the big glass doors watching the sun go behind Howelsen hill is a nice way to enjoy a happy hour margarita. When the weather is warm, they open the big doors and its very pleasant sitting al fresco.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 May 2013

A great place to go for happy hour or après ski. The sidecar Margaritas are the best along with the nicest and most knowledgeable staff we have met. The service was great and it seemed like everyone knew everyone and made you feel right at...More

1  Thank Cathi Y
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Good food and a few different menu choices. Portions pretty large. French margaritas are excellent-but stick to one! Nice waitress and good service. Would return.

Thank traveler180
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and we would love to have you back for another "Frenchy" when you are in the area!

Reviewed 8 April 2013

Two stories of dining and a cozy bar overlooking the main street. Generous drinks and food portions. Fresh chips and salsa. Step up from the average chain mexican food.More

1  Thank Robert H
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

Thanks for the great review.. I do, however think you may have us confused with the Rio down the street. I appreciate you taking the time to get on here and Im sure they do too but its not fair to take a good review...More

Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stumbled across The Cantina after a day of skiing. It was still early (before 5), so it was literally one of only a handful of open places in town. Our server was super friendly and kind to our daughter. She knew the menu incredibly...More

1  Thank mitchpcv
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

Thank you for the wonderful review.. We hope to see you back here soon!! Sincerely, Jeff LaRoche Owner/GM Cantina Restaurant..

Reviewed 5 April 2013

Friendly wait staff. Food was average, first basket of chips were a bit stale, the rellenos were on the greasy side. We didn't pay enough attention to the menu to know they were not deep friend, which was not to our liking. The margaritas on...More

Thank Happytravelers80123
Reviewed 4 April 2013

After having a great dinner at another establishment in town we had high hopes for finding another gem. It was not to be. The food was mostly canned/packaged and almost devoid of flavor. Thank goodness for the oversized margarita, to help wash it down.

Thank Elewis33
Reviewed 3 April 2013

....because the one so highly rated by other reviewers was not AT ALL as good as we were led to believe by the large amount of high praise that we read. We really wanted an excellent Mexican meal, which is why I consulted TripAdvisor to...More

1  Thank H E C
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2013

Hello, My name is Jeff LaRoche, I am the owner of the Cantina. Could you kindly provide a bit more detail in your feedback so that I know exactly what parts of your meal you did not enjoy? I try to make sure our food...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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