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The Cantina

) #46 of 120 Restaurants in Steamboat Springs ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-0826
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (32 reviews)
“chile relleno” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
818 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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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

Reviewed 20 March 2013

our "kids" like this place (it could be it's 'cause they play on the Cantina-sponsored ice-hockey team). quite lively, occasional live music, above-average Mex food (and more)

Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed 16 March 2013

LOVE that you cater for the gluten sensitive ... fantastic to be able to enjoy corn chips and salsa with my HUGE Margarita, and come home feeling good. Fajitas were excellent.

1  Thank borambil
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Always love the margaritas at Cantina! They're fresh-squeezed, and you can choose your tequila. Also a great spot to bring the kids - great atmosphere, with adult- and kid-friendly options. A Steamboat favorite for our family!

1  Thank AshleyM1182
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Awful Awful Awful. We went on a Saturday evening, maybe that was our mistake. We had 2 toddlers and 4 adults. They told us 20 minutes, and it was at least 45 to an hour. It was cold outside and no place to stand inside,...More

Thank Terri K
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

Hello, This is Jeff LaRoche, I am the Owner/GM of the Cantina in Steamboat Springs. I apologize for your experience at Cantina. We pride ourselves in our service as well as customer relations. Saturdays are inherently busy at Cantina and we try to please everybody...More

Reviewed 3 March 2013

Great food. Fast-paced atmosphere. Reasonable cost for alcohol. Friendly service. On a busy Saturday night we were seated quickly, chips delivered and wait service attentive but not over bearing.

1  Thank PRF_13
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Thanks for the great review.. We pride ourselves on our service, food and try to make every experience a quality one. Thanks again and hope to see you back here soon!!

Reviewed 1 March 2013

Since when is it ever okay to tell your customers they need to tip? I was always taught it is absolutely unacceptable to even mention tips unless asked. I would hope the owner would fire this bartender for insulting his customers (he said it to...More

Thank skianimal22
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Hello, My name is Jeff LaRoche, I am the owner of the Cantina. I am terribly sorry the bartender (Thomas) left you with a bad feeling in your stomach. Rest assured, none of our staff is taught to ask for a tip or even mention...More

Reviewed 26 February 2013

We visited with a group of 7 after a day on the slopes. The large portions of delicious food were perfect to satisfy our appetites. Especially liked the raspberry margarita - after letting everyone try mine, our group ordered 2 more! Service could have been...More

Thank eess1225
L17efty17, Owner at The Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Hello, My name is Jeff, I am the owner here at Cantina. Thanks for you your recent review. It says alot when someone takes the time to sit down and write a good review as you have done. Im glad you enjoyed your experience here...More

Reviewed 21 February 2013

Many choices in Steamboat for Mexican food and this is a sure bet! Friendly staff and room for groups. Drinks were great - Beer Margarita was lots of fun! Kids menu was fantastic and the food was very good. Offers a good variety for Gluten...More

1  Thank MEcker225
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Sheri S
Is Taco Tuesday all night or just during happy hour?
19 March 2017|
Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Sheri, don't know the answer to that!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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