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Crystal Park Cantina

Menu

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
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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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Looking for a place to get authentic mexican that has ambiance, a touch of class, top notch margs & a heap of guac the whole table will love? This is it! While you're at it, get the burrito bowl and enjoy your night out at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Jenna, thank you for the fantastic review! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Authenticity is so important to us, and I'm happy to know we could deliver on that. Hope to see you and the family back again soon...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

My family has been visiting Crystal Park Cantina for many years. The food is always great and the service is exceptional. We love to sit on the patio, if you are feeling a little cramped the mountain air is good for the soul, so is...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Mountain air and tequila sounds like the cure for anything, Holly! We're so lucky to have you and your family as repeat customers. It's always great having you all in! Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a find! Came here because other TripAdvisor reviewers loved it. Fresh, tasty food, with unique flavors, not the usual Mex_American fare. Great service, food, and location.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Greg, it's fantastic to hear we could provide you with a unique take on our Mexican cuisine. From the service to the food, I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your entire experience with us. Hope to see you back again soon! Take care, Justin...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were in the mood for margaritas and found this restaurant on Yelp. The margaritas were some of the best that we have had anywhere! The service was attentive and the food was excellent. The guacamole was delicious and fresh. The chicken enchiladas with tomatillo...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

We wish we were closer to you as well, Tracey! It's so great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Fresh food and great service are both very important to us. Next time you're in the mood for a margarita -- you...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This place is in a residential neighborhood but is what gives it its charm. Gem. Had the pork with avocado burrito, which was well apportioned and was juicy with smoky flavors. We also had the steak tacos which were outstanding. The steak is marinated in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

What a huge compliment! Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy a meal with us. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed all of our unique flavors. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Located in a suburban neighborhood on the side of the mountain. Really great Mexican dishes. The sweet potato nachos are a really nice twist on an old staple. Wait staff was attentive without hovering. I never had to ask to have my soft drink refilled....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Margaret, It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us! I really appreciate the high marks. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Justin A., Owner

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Our last night of vacation, and we were looking for Mexican fare with a good review...and we found it here! We loved that they offered smaller portions for a smaller price on some of the entrees. Plenty of options for vegetarians, too. Great atmosphere, excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Justin A, Owner at Crystal Park Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thanks for the great recommendation! It's awesome to hear you're a fan. If you're ever back in the area, I hope you make it back our way! Take care, Justin A., Owner

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