Donita’s Cantina

Donita’s Cantina

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

Address: 330 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Hours: Open every day 5p–9p


Featuring a wide variety of Mexican cuisine, Donita’s Cantina is one of the longest standing restaurants in Crested Butte. They have been in the same location, helping to make memories, traditions and above all else great food, atmosphere and customer service, for thirty years. Their food is delicious, and there are many options to choose from including an excellent children’s menu. Considering the area and the portions, the middle-tier pricing is actually quite affordable.

When it comes to drinks, they definitely know what they’re doing. They make one of the best margaritas around. There are several different types of margaritas to choose from, all made by a knowledgeable bartender and with an honest pour. They also offer a smaller variety of liquors, beers and wines so there is something to fit all tastes. And yet, this restaurant is also widely known for being a family-friendly dinner spot thanks to their light atmosphere and great kid’s menu.

What They’re Known for: Good though it is, this place hangs its hat on more than just its food and libations. Those who have visited Donita’s Cantina once tend to come back thanks to the attentive, polite, cheerful owners and staff.

What to Watch for: Thanks to their 30 years in business to build clientele, Donita’s Cantina is one of the most popular restaurants in Crested Butte. If you want to count on eating here, you should make reservations or show up right when they open at 5p.

Price: $5-$30+

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Donita's Cantina