Dining Review: Crystal Park Cantina goes beyond the usual south-of-the-border greatest hits

Crystal Park Cantina "Cantina Burger with Sweet Potato Fries" - Wednesday October 4, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.

I don’t make it a habit of ordering cheeseburgers at Mexican joints. But for Crystal Park Cantina, I’ll make an exception.

The Cantina Burger ($14) is exceptional. At the upscale, hideaway Manitou Springs establishment (178 Crystal Park Road), a generous, organic patty meets gooey jalapeno-cilantro cheese, caramelized onions, chipotle mayo and cabbage between a hearty, Santa Fe-inspired corn bun.

Quite unlike any other burger you’ll get around here.

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