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Donita's Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
+1 970-349-6674
17:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City,Mo
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times as well. Food is always good service is usually good. Really have only had one poor service experience.

Thank LivinNorthkc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This place claims to be Mexican. I've eaten Mexican food from the Yucatan to Sonora and from Tex Mex to New Mex... this ain't that. The food was awful. Here's one tiny example. You'd think it would be hard to mess up black beans. All you really have to do is open a can. I don't what they were trying... More 

Thank Clay W
Portland, Oregon, United States
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Cudos to the hiring manager (Kate??). We went there several times and the staff were all excellent (especially Heli and Dave). They have a killer happy hour special margarita! Excellent food and specials. Easy to get to (right in the heart of "downtown") and accessible by bus if necessary.

Thank Michael M
Fort Worth, TX
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great food in an awesome atmosphere. We had a party there for about 50 people. Some of us arrived early, but were immediately welcomed by Hele, one of the owners. The service was prompt. I love Tex-Mex food and Donita's did not disappoint.

Thank travellustinggirl
Frisco, Texas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Mexican dinner but weren't really pleased with the atmosphere. During our meal, a large dog for away from someone in the back and ran out into the dining floor. As the workers corralled the dog, it pee'ed on the carpet next to our table. Sort of out a damper on what was a good evening dinner.

Thank edandshelleyd
Arvada, Colorado
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy this place when in town. Its good Mexican food and you must try the cobbler and cinnamon ice cream!

Thank Jpthecyclingking
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We couldn't visit CB and not go back to Donita's. It's still a favorite in town with great food and the bartender was friendly and did not disappoint; his margs pack a punch.

Thank Skicbmr
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu. We had three couples and each couple split their special salad and special dinner. What a treat! Reasonably priced.

Thank Sandy M
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We did not eat here as we were unable to get my wife's wheel through the snow behind the building.Handicapped access is through the rear of the building.Check with the hostess first.I did not see any handicapped parking at the rear of the building.

Thank Akureyi02
Arlington, TX
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We ordered the fajitas with three meat options: chicken, steak, and shrimp. They were amazing, quite possibly the best batch of fajitas we've ever had! Donita's is a MUST have during each and every trip to Crested Butte. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and service oriented. You just can't go wrong at Donita's!

Thank Kathiwithani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-6674

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?