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Boathouse Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, American,
228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rellenos” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Boathouse Cantina
1. No one can beat our view!
"great view of the river the warm décor and the friendly service"
vivian c
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2. Great Location!
"You can't beat this place...fun atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff"
Rodney P
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3. All of our food is made fresh!
"I look forward to returning in the future and eating here again"
Shelly H
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11 - 20 of 794 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We know a place is really good when you can't decide from 10 things that look really good on the menu. Very happy with my burger and sweet potato fries! Fantastic place in the summer when the garage doors are open and you sit right...More

Thank KiteboardingMan
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We love this place when we’re passing through. Great location downtown and on the river. Mexican food flavorful and wings have several great sauces. Super top self margarita and plenty of beers on tap. Great kids menu. Service very friendly.

Thank scottfamilyranch
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Food was very good and wait staff great. They they recommended entrees that turned out to be very very good.

Thank annie15702
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant on the "find me gluten free" app and the burger did not disappoint! Our server was friendly and the atmosphere was great too.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The wide variety of food on the menu is my favorite aspect! The view of the mountains and the Arkansas River are a bonus!

Thank autgmom
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was one our go to places to eat. Great views of the river. Good service and bar. The food has slipped some over the year. Its ok just off a some.

Thank I6954XUgeorget
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

1st visit in a while and was pleasantly surprised. The staff is always super friendly and efficient and today Ashley was behind the bar and awesome as usual. There was a recent kitchen re model and it seems they have all the kinks worked out....More

Thank scottys831
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a great location seated right at the base of the mountain on the river. Their menu was extensive! I tried the chili rellenos, and was surprised when they came out looking like egg rolls! They were delicious though! The jalapeño poppers were...More

Thank beeham2
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Get there early if you are as in love with a beautiful river view as I am. Very nice Mexican food and great burgers. The Arkansas River runs right beside you.

Thank GaylonWampler
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We stopped in for dinner our first night in Salida. The food was good & they have Soulcraft Coconut Milk Stout, which is delicious! It was so busy & loud in the restaurant. There are 2 entrances & the hosts were unorganized. The 2 of...More

Thank 1Kare1
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Questions & Answers
14 August 2017|
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Response from REBECCA E | Property representative |
We do allow dogs outside on our full patio, and out front on the street side we have three tables and dogs are allowed there as well!
24 July 2017|
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
They may not share the same name, but the Arkansas River is essential Colorado. Its foamy rapids and tree-lined bends are a place where beauty and adventure meet, and we opened Boathouse Cantina on its banks to embody all things Colorado. From our locally sourced organic produce and grass-fed beef to the cozy and natural interior or our Salida cantina, everything we do is to honor the place we're lucky to call home and to serve the best to its people. Next time you find yourself taking in the beauty of the Arkansas River or exploring old Salida, head to the Boathouse Cantina, sit by the fire or on the patio, and enjoy some laid-back Colorado cuisine. We'll keep the beer cold.
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