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Crystal Park Cantina

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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TAPAS
$12.0
1/2 Order $8.0
Guacamole
avocados, tomato, onion, cilantro, garlic and jalapenos served with our fresh tortilla chips
$11.0
Sub Chicken $9.0
Sub Chorizo $10.0
Cantina Quesadilla
chipotle-lime smoked salmon, caramelized onions and four cheese blend, cucumber creama sauce on the side
$10.0
Queso Fundido
baked four cheese blend, sautéed mushrooms, and chorizo served with warm flour tortillas
$11.0
Filo Shrimp
four large shrimp wrapped in shredded filo, sautéed and served with red pepper sauce
$10.0
Jalapeno Poppers
jalapenos stuffed with spicy chorizo cream cheese blend, topped with parmesan panko and baked
$10.0
Cantina Chicken Wings
glazed with sweet and spicky ancho honey pecan sauce, with a bleu cheese dip upon request
$10.0
Sweet Potato Nachos
sweet potato fries tossed with chorizo, pico, caramelized onions, four cheese blend and red pepper sauce
$10.0
Add Chicken $3.0
Cantina Nachos
tortilla chips, alfredo, jalapeno-cilantro cheese, and chorizo
SPECIALTIES
$14.0
Lighter Fare $12.0
Chile Relleno
green chilies with four cheese blend rolled in a crispy shell, smothered with your choice of sauce, served with rice and beans
$13.0
Navajo Taco
house-made fry bread topped with lettuce, four cheeses, pico, guac, and crema – served with chile con carne
$12.0
Huevos Rancheros
“breakfast for dinner” - corn tortillas topped with beans and eggs, smothered with pork green chile, garnished with four cheese blend, pico and guac – served with hashbrowns
$13.0
Poblano Chile
stuffed with garlic mashed potatoes, topped with pine nuts, sautéed seasonal veggies, mexican slaw, tossed in a chipotle ranch dressing
$12.0
Cantina Burger
grilled 8oz all-natural angus beef patty with melted jalapenos and cilantro cheese blend, caramelized onions, served on a santé fe corn bun with chipotle mayo slaw, choice of warm house potato chips or sweet potato fries. substitute for 2 sliders
$16.0
Mexican Mixto
chili relleno, choice of enchilada, choice of chicken or pork taco, choice of sauce, served with rice and beans. no substitutions
$22.0
Add Two Filo Shrimp $4.0
Carne Asada
grilled all-natural 12oz rib-eye served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables
$10.0
Lighter Fare $8.0
Add Grilled Chicken $3.0
Add Sautéed Shrimp $4.0
Tostado Chopped Salad
romaine lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, cucumber, grilled corn, black olives, red onion, finished with toasted pumpkin seeds and tortilla strips. dressings: cilantro vinaigrette, chipotle ranch, lemon ginger sesame, or oil & vinegar
CHOICE OF SAUCE
Pork Green Chili
spiciest, full of flavor, good on anything
Tomatillo Afredo
mild, lighter, white, cheesy, & zesty
Red Mole
traditional red blended with a bit of house mole, try it with beef
TACOS
corn tortillas topped with slaw, pico, crema and guac - served with rice and beans
$15.0
Carne Asada
all natural grilled flank steak
$12.0
Lighter Fare $10.0
Chicken
seasoned slow roasted chicken
$12.0
Lighter Fare $10.0
Carnitas
slow-roasted pulled pork
$12.0
Veggie
grilled seasonal vegetable blend
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Baja Fish Or Shrimp
dipped in tempura beer batter or pan-seared and topped with mango-pinapple salsa
SMOTHERED BURRITOS
flour tortilla filled with your choice, served with rice and beans, smothered in your choice of sauce, garnished with pico, guac and crema
$16.0
Carne Asada
all-natural grilled flank steak
$14.0
Lighter Fare $12.0
Avocado Pork
slow-roasted pulled pork and guacamole
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Pork
slow-roasted pulled pork
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Beef
shredded beef with peppers and onion
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Chicken
seasoned roasted chicken
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Veggie
sautéed seasonal veggies
ENCHILADAS
two stuffed and rolled corn tortillas, served with rice and beans, smothered in your choice of sauce, garnished with pico, guac, and crema
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Portobello, Spinach, & Cheese
portobello mushrooms, spinach, four cheese blend and scallions
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Chicken
seasoned roasted chicken and four cheese blend
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Beef
shredded beef cooked with peppers and onions and four cheese blend
$13.0
Lighter Fare $11.0
Cheese
filled with manchego, asadero, white cheddar, and quesadilla cheeses, and green onions
SIDES
$3.5
Mashed Potatoes
$3.5
Grilled Veggies
$3.5
Small Salad
$3.5
Half Avocado
$0.5
Grilled Jalapeno
LAS MARGARITAS
$7.0
La Cantina
sauza silver, signature mix, fresh lime juice
$7.0
Fighting Sue
sauza silver, pacifico beer, signature mix, fresh lime juice
$8.0
Speedy Chihuahua
cabo wabo, grapefruit juice, signature mix, fresh lime juice
$8.0
Mango Missi
sauza gold, mango puree, signature mix, fresh lime juice
$8.0
Sour Cherry - Raspberry - Blackberry
sauza silver, natural fruit syrup, signature mix, fresh lime juice
$9.0
La Sangria Margarita
sauza silver, ginger simple syrup, orange juice, red wine, ginger ale, fresh lime juice
$10.0
Cantina Cadillac
el tesoro, patron citronge, grand marnier, fresh lime juice
$10.0
Walk Home
hornitos reposado, patron citronge, fresh squeeze orange juice, fresh lime juice
$10.0
Patron Perfecta (skinny)
one-third patron silver, one-third patron citronge, one-third fresh lime juice
$10.0
Jalapeno Cilantro
patron silver, fresh muddled jalapenos and cilantro, fresh lime juice
TEQUILAS
BLANCOS
$8.0
Don Julio
$8.0
El Tesoro
$8.0
Patron
$8.0
Avion
$8.0
Espolon
$9.0
Partida
About
Crystal Park Cantina is a unique, home-style Mexican restaurant in Manitou Springs serving delicious food made with the finest ingredients available.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The empanadas were only OK. Everything else we had, including the sopapias, were great. Best food we had in Manatos Srings. We are looking forward to going again.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this! I'm sorry to hear our empanadas were unable to live up to the rest of your meal. Still, it's great to know everything was such a hit. Our team is looking forward to having you back as well! All the best,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! Went for first time and their spin on Mexican food is done right. Im from Texas and we have great TexMex food but this food is a little different but in a very tasty flavorful way! I had steak tacos (amazing), friend...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and support! We're proud to deliver a fresh take on Mexican food. It's wonderful to hear how much you both enjoyed it. Hope to have you back sometime soon. We'll have a margarita waiting! All the best,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about it for a while and finally got to go. Excellent service, nice drinks and fabulous food. Our new standard by which all Mexican Restaurants will be judged

Date of visit: February 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delicious food and awesome service are what we're all about! It's fantastic to hear we could deliver on that. Hope to have you back our way soon! Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 6 February 2019

The salad I had was delicious...wonderful homemade dressing. My husband had an enchilada and nearly burst trying to eat all the food that they give you. Big servings! The waitress was attentive and very pleasant. We had a very good time and will go again.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Gretchen, delicious food and wonderful service are what we're always aiming for! It's fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Our number one rule is, come hungry! We look forward to welcoming you back our way sometime soon. Take care, Justin...More

Reviewed 31 January 2019

We stopped in for some lunch and a couple of drinks. The food was great, the service was great, and the drinks hit the spot. Nice atmosphere and nice location. Definitely a great place to stop!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thanks for this! It's great to hear how much you all enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to have you back again sometime soon! Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden surprise in an are saturated with fast food fare. Moderately priced, the menus offers a variety of tasty southern dishes.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

Here we were thinking that there weren't many decent Mexican places in the Colorado Springs area ... until we ventured over to Manitou to check this place out. My wife and I have found our new "favorite" restaurant! Everything we ordered on this visit -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

I'm so happy to hear you found a new favorite! It's wonderful to know how much you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us. Top-notch is our aim, I'm glad we were able to hit that mark. Can't wait to have you both back...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

We've tried very hard to find a Mexican restaurant that has good food! Queso was awesome, chilli Relleno also extremely good! Give it 5 stars... First Mexican restaurant outside if Texas that I've enjoyed ;)

Date of visit: January 2019
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you so much for your great recommendation! It's fantastic to hear you're such a fan. Hope to have you back for another meal with us sometime soon! Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 2 January 2019

We visited the Crystal Park Cantina this past weekend to introduce my cousin's beautiful girlfriend from New Zealand to Colorado. She was very interested in experience what everyday Americans enjoy. As a Colorado native, I could not pass up the opportunity to introduce Anne to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

I couldn't agree with you more, life is certainly better with tacos, margaritas, chips, and guacamole! I'm thrilled you brought Anne here to experience a taste of Colorado. It's fantastic to know how much you all enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to have you...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

well made mexican food. burritos are on the small side but so well made. Saffron rice is always my favorite at this place. Drinks are ok not spectular. Can get really busy after 5. Nice little hidden gem.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Our saffron rice is certainly a crowd favorite! It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We definitely do tend to get busier later in the evening -- thanks for that heads up! Hope to see you again soon. -Justin A., Owner

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