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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
+1 719-685-5999
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (35 reviews)
“enchiladas” (33 reviews)
“alfredo sauce” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gormet Mexican food in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Happpy hour specials. Off the beaten track up the road, make a left at the Manitou Inn and Suites and go up the hill about a half a mile and it will be on the right....More

Thank VickiShehan
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, Vicki -- thanks for making it our way! We love serving up great meals and fun times, so we hope to see you back this way again soon for those. Cheers! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cystral Park did not hit it out of the park this evening. I arrived at 6:20pm to meet a friend for a celebratory birthday dinner. After driving around for 15 min and stalking patrons that we leaving, I finally found a parking spot. After a...More

Thank CatLadyInCo
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As mentioned in your Google review, I'm sorry to hear you weren't impressed with our service on your visit. I assure you this isn't a usual experience for us, so I apologize if you caught us at an off time. We're confident you can always...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Crystal Park Cantina has a pleasant atmosphere. I like the old historic photos of the restaurant from the past when it has had various owners and names over time. I remember the Mission Bell Inn days in the 1970s and 1980's but I also...More

Thank ManitouExpert
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for being such a big supporter of what we do here. I'm delighted our salsa and chicken enchiladas hit the spot, and we can't wait until you can join us for a seat on the patio. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner tonight at Crystal Park Cantina in Manitou Springs, CO. The restaurant is off the beaten path, which we enjoyed, and we noticed the deer enjoyed the neighborhood also. The ambiance was layed back and comfortable with an...More

Thank Susan G
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks for making it our way for date night, Susan! We're happy to hear you and your husband had a great time and enjoyed the drinks and meal. We're always grateful to welcome you by, so we look forward to the next time you make...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I ate here yesterday with friends and enjoyed the whole experience. I’m gluten free these days so I asked if the quesadillas could be prepared with the corn tortillas and the waitress told me they may not look the same but I said I really...More

Thank Rita E
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

I'm thrilled your visit was a hit all around, Rita! Thanks for sharing so many great remarks about your salads and quesadilla. Hope you and your friends can join us for another delicious Mexican bite soon. Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is not like any other. They have unique atmosphere and their food is nothing less than Amazing! You can pick anything on their menu and you couldn’t go wrong. Great place to have a beer or a soda :) We’ll be back for...More

Thank BossGuss
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Glad to hear we could win you over with our authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks! We're grateful for the stars and look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The beef burrito with red mole was super good, as was the margarita, chips and salsa. Tastiest Mexican meal in the Colorado Springs area.

Thank Denise L
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Denise! We love sharing fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, so it's great to have your support. Happy New Year! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is the second time I have been to this great restaurant. It's off the beaten Manitou Springs Path and well worth the visit. The food is organic, unique and delicious. I had the Navajo Taco which comes on fry bread. YUM!!! Add to that...More

Thank Libi K
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for making it our way again, Libi! We appreciate your praise for our team and are happy we could share an excellent meal with you. See you back soon! Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here, the restaurant was very busy and we had not booked - with more than a few people waiting outside, but a table was available after only a short wait. Nice snacks were provided while our food was prepared. Highly...More

Thank warrior193
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thanks for that enthusiastic recommendation! I'm glad we were able to get you seated relatively quickly, and it's great to know that your short wait was worth it. Best, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This little cantina artfully blends southwestern warmth with that Manitou foothills vibe. The service is friendly and casual. I just don’t really care for the food. I want to like the food, but the flavors and preparation just aren’t “there.” Great place to relax and...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

While we're happy to hear you enjoy our atmosphere and friendly vibes, I'm sorry you're not as pleased with the cuisine. Every dish is crafted with fresh, authentic flavors so you can enjoy the best. I'm sorry this hasn't been the case for you and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-5999
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Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.
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