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El Monte Grill & Lounge - CLOSED

1611 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-1074
+1 970-372-1869
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
26 Oct 2015
“Great food! Great atmosphere! Great Margs!”
23 Sep 2015
“Great Mexican Flavors”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1611 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-1074
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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Fun intimate restaurant with live entertainment on weekends. Marvelous fresh food. Guacamole made to order! Try the coin marg - heaven!

Thank WomenInBlack
Reviewed September 23, 2015

El Monte is a wonderful restaurant that delights the taste buds. It started with the fresh tortillas and salsa. Be sure to get the crispy tortillas and break them apart. Super Yummy! I was a bit skeptical about the green mole only to find that...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Love happy hour tamales and tacos. Food here is always quality, but the menu can be limited and too spicy for some. margaritas are top notch.

Thank Cassyt
Reviewed August 24, 2015

We never miss this restaurant when visiting Ft. Collins. The food and drinks, say margaritas, are amazing! The serving staff and the management are sharp and courteous. The food is a bit eclectic, which makes it more interesting than a typical or "traditional" Mexican restaurant....More

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Neither the OpenTable nor the TripAdvisor app has ever let me down and this night was no exception. My mother-in-law was rather skeptical based on the location - behind the Chuck.E.Cheese on College and Prospect and south of a couple of restaurants that change names...More

Thank TexasVoyager_BW
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Started off with 'chips and salsa' but wasn't your typical. They provide a basket of crisp and soft tortillas with excellent salsa and guacamole. Then had the shrimp enchiladas which were also excellent. Food was pricey but much better in quality than many other places...More

1  Thank HorseLoverWisconsin
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place because a friend recommended, cool little joint, but menu is small and pricey. 3 street tacos were $14. Wasn't awful but it wasn't spectacular that I would return.

Thank rokeedy
Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have a hankering for Mexican but want something a little different than the standard fare found most everywhere, then El Monte will take you where you want to go. The menu is definitely familiar but none of the dishes are typical, middle of...More

2  Thank CascadesRanger
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing food! Superb margaritas - not just the "regular" tequila experience! Fresh food, done how you like it.

1  Thank Jen J
Reviewed March 12, 2015

El Monte has terrific and authentic Mexican food. this is definitely not your average Mexican restaurant. The tamales and tacos were exquisite and the other choices on the menu made it very difficult to choose. the specialty cocktail list was quite good and the local...More

2  Thank Ship B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1611 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-1074
    (College and Prospect)
  • Public Transportation: Future development will have the Mason Street corridor at our back door. RTD bus stop with-in 3 blocks.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-372-1869
  • E-mail
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