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Ed's Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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390 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-2919
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11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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DFW
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The food here was fairly average and that is about the best I can say for this place. Chips and salsa will cost you $2, which should be free at any mexican food restaurant. The meal was alright until we found a nice long hair in the salad, which killed the meal for us. Service was good and they didn't... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Estes Park has such a limited number of good restaurants, it's not even funny, but we have been going to Ed's for over 20 years- In the old location, in the new location. But now, it offers more modern dishes in addition to the Mexican food, and I think the food is a bit better than it used to be.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Not just your average Mexican food, dishes are made from scratch and easily adapted to allergies and such. My wife is celiac and had no problems here.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We've been to Estes Park many times but this was the first time we happened upon this place. We will definitely be back! Our food was excellent, as was my margarita.

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1 Thank Lainie838
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We are from south Texas up here on business, and we really enjoyed it. The salsa and chips were great. I had the carne asada and was good. My wife had the street tacos, and she said they were excellent. I definitely recommend this place.

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1 Thank Andrew E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Great food and a great atmosphere. The waiters and waitresses were very friendly. I would recommend to anyone who wants to eat a nice place at an affordable price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had a massage down the street at Affinity and then walked to Ed's for a drink. We had the small plate of beef tacos which were amazing. Taylor, the bartender was so friendly with everyone and we decided to come back for take-out later in the day. When we came back, we ordered a drink while they were preparing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This Mexican restaurant and bar was a nice surprise! We were looking for somewhere to eat around 8:30 on Tuesday and not many places were open. We found Ed's and were very pleasantly surprised with the awesome service and friendly wait staff. The menu was interesting and creative. Our orders came quickly and were delicious! There was live music and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner during a brief stay in Estes. We all enjoyed our dinner greatly. The margaritas were especially awesome. The only things that caused me not to give 5 stars: we didn't get any chips and salsa like most Mexican-type restaurants; just seemed odd. Also, my husband got the bison tacos, and he said they were "meh".... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Yum! Love this place!!!! The chips and salsa are fresh and tasty, the bottles if water they leave at your table are a nice earth-friendly touch, the patio is fantastic...and the food! Wow!! The food is fantastic! The vegetarian options are amazing! Fresh ingredients used, amazing flavors oh so good! And the nachos! Wow! How they take something as simple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-2919

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?