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El Monte Grill & Lounge

1611 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
9703721869
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Ranked #98 of 483 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Price range: $9 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: College and Prospect
Transit: Future development will have the Mason Street corridor at our back door. RTD bus stop with-in 3 blocks.
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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was my first (and last) visit to El Monte. The dinner was served nearly cold and the beans and rice were dry as if sitting in a pan on the stove for hours. The $9 margaritas had no flavor and tasted as though there wasn't any tequila in them. For the cost of this dinner, it should have been... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended by friends. We were not too hungry but enjoyed the dinner: Pear Pomegranate Salad was excellent. My only comment is our server was too intent to remove our plates and we found that to be unnecessary. Overall, very good, would go there again,

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Thornton, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ate here at a company Christmas party. Menu listed some pretty fancy dishes, so I was expecting some good food. I was wrong. I had the chicken tacos. Was literally the last person served. Margarita's were gross and overly strong. The chicken tacos were way too spicy and soggy. The mashed potatoes tasted like carrots. Caesar salad wasn't the best... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

High quality non-GMO ingredients in their meals and the best drink ever called the Esteban. Nice atmosphere also and great guacamole!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I just wanted to let people know about my horrible experience at El Monte last night. Pretty sad when the best part of the meal is the guacamole and chips. I ordered the carne asada tacos and they were the worst ever. Burnt pieces of old tough steak with zero flavor. The rice had zero flavor and the black beans... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The silver coin margarita at El Monte is in a class by itself. House-made fresh tortillas and salsa and killer guacamole make for a perfect happy hour. Wish they were still open for lunch and Sunday brunch.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place has awesome drinks (a great list to choose from), great tasting food, and terrific ambiance! fun place for friends or a date

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Fort Collins, CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We talked our friends into joining us at El Monte. They were hesitant to go because they'd been numerous times before and always had very slow service. My other friends and I usually go for Happy Hour and love it - good food, drink and prices. However, I found out that dinner is a whole other story. It took forever... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The service was slow and the food was nothing special for the cost. For a Mexican restaurant not very authentic food and a small menu.

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Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I have been at this pretty restaurant a month prior with a good experience. I was very disappointed this last time, not only with the food but with the service. I'll cut to the chase: I ordered the mushroom flat breads and they were served cold and fairly flavorless. When the waitress finally returned to check on us I told... More 

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Additional Information about El Monte Grill & Lounge

Address: 1611 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone Number: 9703721869
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican

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