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Boathouse Cantina

228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (55 reviews)
“potato chips” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We heard about this place from a friend in AZ. Highly recommended by him, we had to check it out. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get seated. But, our server, Lisa, was quick to take our order. In no time to speak...More

Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu offered many options from tacos to NM based chile dishes. The service was great and the food was good. We sat at a table overlooking the river with the sound of the waves. The chef made exceptions for the dietary restrictions for one...More

Thank jd2k
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located in the historic district of Salida right by the river, you get the feel this is local and tourist favorite like. Huge Rayo f space with knowledgeable and helpful staff, this is a must visit establishment for dinner. I had the taco salad with...More

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the kids to the park, walked the river and ate dinner at the Boathouse overlooking the water. It is a great atmosphere with a variety of selections on the menu that should please anyone. The calamari and cheese curds started us off. We...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 4 ate at a riverside table. We waited about 15 minutes to get a table with a neat view. Our service was good and the food was even better. We shared 4 appetizers and each one was great. We can't wait to...More

Thank Janna W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined here for lunch while driving thru the area. Good variety on the menu. Our party had the hummus appetizer, the roasted veg salad, and the blackened mahi sandwich. All our dishes were very good and also generous portions. One in our party was...More

Thank Linda2003
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is located in the historic district right on the edge of the Arkansas River. We enjoyed watching rapids of the river and rafters floating buy. Restaurant had garage doors that go up giving you a complete outdoor feel. Food was OK, but location and...More

Thank ALH972
Reviewed 5 days ago

Super place to eat, especially if you get to sit above the Arkansas river. Enjoy this busting area of old town Salida. Not the best Margaritas we've had, but service was excellent. Whenever we're in Salida, we make it a point to go there. Take...More

Thank paul v
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was mediocre, cold, and the service was awful. Our meal took forever, the waitress went MIA (I had to go get drink refills for myself), and then she basically asked us to leave ("can I wrap this stuff up for you to take?"...More

Thank ArmyNomad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Boat House has great food, scenery and people. My family and I go there every year and enjoy everything that they have to offer. I hope to come back next year and enjoy the great cuisine.

Thank miahunt13
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Questions & Answers
24 July 2017|
Response from Janna W | Reviewed this property |
We did free street parking about a block away. Watch for signs about parking...
1 September 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

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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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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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At Boathouse Cantina in Salida, CO we believe in supporting our local businesses and local artists. That's why we only serve the freshest local organic produce.
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