Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, USA

About Crystal Park Cantina

4.4 / 5

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    Shannon Sanchez (Shae)
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    July 12, 2024

    This place was great despite the wait. We got there on a Saturday at around 5 pm. Which I would consider primetime for being busy. There really is no waiting area inside the restraunt. Everyone just sort of hangs out around the outside of this small establishment. You have to climb a set of stairs to get to the entryway. Just thought you should know this, cause not everyone can make it up a flight of stairs. This small eatery is nestled back against the foothills in Manitou Springs among the local residential areas. Parking is on either side of the road. Just make sure you're not blocking one of the neighbors' driveways. After we waited about 50 minutes, someone came out and called our name. We walked in, and we were seated on the first floor by the bar. We wanted to eat atine if the outdoor tables, but the wait would have been even longer. Our seats were not bad, though. From where we sat, you could see there was another seating area about a half a flight of stairs up. That also led to the two outdoor seating areas. After giving us a few minutes, the waitress asked what we'd like to drink. I ordered an alcoholic beverage, I can't remember the name of it, but it had wine and some hard liquor in it with salt on the rim. It wasn't a margarita, but it sure was delicious! She took our order. Then we sat and waited. It took another 40 minutes of waiting to get our food. I had the chicken burrito with their jasmine refried beans. Oh the taste was delicious. It's the best Mexican food I've had in a long time. Well worth the wait. I definitely recommend this small quaint restaurant. It's so good, and like I said we went during dinner on a Saturday night, so I'm not surprised about the wait, nor was I upset. It was well worth the wait. Our waitress was also very friendly and prompt. The prices on their menu items were actually very reasonable. The plates were around $13 and up, and yes, they had a child's menu too. Give it a try. A local favorite that visitors must try!

    Christine Srivastava
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    June 19, 2024

    This was a great find! Delicious fresh chips and smoky salsa, very friendly and quick service, fun atmosphere. I had the fish tacos, which were great, but sadly had only one small piece of fish each. The rest of my family loved their food too.

    Kaitlyn Rose
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    June 07, 2024

    I wanted to GATEKEEP this restaurant but I’ll leave my review and hopefully no one will see it. Lived here my whole life and I’m so upset this was my first time. I loved the atmosphere on the patio. Incredible margaritas, I ordered the Cadillac and my partner got the Mango Missi. Both delish. Our server was amazing too. Didn’t catch his name but service was the best I’ve experienced around here in years. Definitely an outdoor summer experience spot I highly recommend, but only to my closest friends lol.

    Barbara V.
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    May 09, 2024

    We are so happy we were introduced to this hidden gem! We had a lovely evening on the patio. The servers were welcoming and efficient. The Cantina Cadillac margaritas were very good, and the Cara's Bourbon Crush Margarita was deemed to be the best margarita EVER. The chips, salsa, and queso were great starters, and our burritos were really flavorful and good-sized. The queso fundido should not be attempted as an entrée - but it made for some great leftovers! And of course we enjoyed the deer browsing above the patio.

    Michelle Clodfelter-Elrod
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    April 14, 2024

    It was very busy with an outside line for a table. We were able to get seats at the bar for a delightful experience. We ordered the Habenero Margaritas and asked if we could get extra spicy. We were not disappointed best flavor and spice we have had hands down. For as busy as the bartender was, she was very in tune to those at the bar and the tables she could view from the bar. Jalepeno poppers are not the breaded and flash fried, Fresh made and super amazing, worth the extra wait. Overall, great dining experience!

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    178 Crystal Park Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, USA

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