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La Cantina

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241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
+1 970-476-7661
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

La Cantina is the best inexpensive Mexican food in Vail. I get the burritos because they are a great size. The chips and salsa are great they have a salsa bar with five different kinds all super good. Order at the counter and they bring you your food. Cheap drinks. I once saw J T eating here.

Thank George O
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Got an early dinner take out from la cantina and was very happy with my meal. The service was friendly and fast, and the menu had plenty of choices; there was a nice little suggestion page for the gluten free and vegetarians. I ordered something along the lines of 'El gringo grande' burrito, which described itself as the choice for... More 

Thank shannon334
Vail, Colorado
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

In the 2nd floor of the transportation building. Easy to grab food on your way to or from the mountain. The portions are (too) big. It's an excellent grab and go where you feel like you got your money worth.

Thank Elizabeth S
Vail, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

I love this place. Everything from the tacos to the burritos are outstanding! The salsa bar is fantastic and unlimited! Margs are delicious and refreshing! The best part about this place is the price!! Very reasonable for Vail. This place is always pretty packed, and there is no table service so you have to go up to the counter for... More 

Thank Katie M
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

You would never expect a place in a bus station would be able to provide such delicious food but this place delivers. The ceviche, burritos, guacamole and tacos were some of the best we have ever had. Such a delight!

Thank Shelley S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with my teenage kids. Service was great food was so delicious. Who would have thought you can get an amazing fish burrito in a restaurant in a garage. Fabulous and friendly. Loved it and will go back again.

Thank Terri W
Orlando, Florida
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Was told by a local to stop here and try some great Mexican food. This place is actually inside the bus station and it is a very small location. Tacos were fairly average. Gave them a try based on the high reviews. Margaritas and guacamole were best items we purchased. If you are looking for a cheaper option it maybe... More 

Thank JL1026
kill devil hills
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144 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

We were chillin in Vail and decided to come here. This place is always busy! Margaritas were great and the salsa bar is out of this world. And....the tacos are huge. Really like this place a lot!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Legendary food. Something about eating here made the universe seem to be totally balanced. As if the taste of the food wasn't great enough, the price made it that much better. If you don't eat here, something is wrong with you.

Thank boilore13
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I cannot say enough about the epic nature of the tacos at this place. I imagine the rest of their food is great too, but I just can't get past the glorious tacos to try any of it.

Thank Sirailin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657-5245
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-7661

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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?