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Los Tarascos

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626 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-3004
970-416-0265
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Time Visit, Not Bad

I just visited Los Tarascos for the first time and here was my thoughts: Good: -food I had the Carne Asada, which tasted good, was well prepared, and well presented Also, tried some salsa from the salsa bar, which tasted good, but I mostly just enjoyed the concept of being able to try different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Theresa B
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have tried this place at least three times and have yet to find anything edible. The place itself looks nice and the staff is so nice and the service is good. The problem is the food is just so bland that it is hard to eat. The salsa on the salsa bar should be helpful but none of it... More 

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Loveland, CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have gone to many Mexican restaurants in Loveland and Fort Collins. A friend told us about this one and it has become a favorite!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We confess to a bit of snobbery when it comes to Southwestern/Mexican cuisine, and we were accordingly prepared to be unimpressed by this restaurant close to the CSU student district. Our first indication that we might be wrong came at the salsa bar, which had an interesting range of offerings that included some hot enough to impress our rather jaded... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I just visited Los Tarascos for the first time and here was my thoughts: Good: -food I had the Carne Asada, which tasted good, was well prepared, and well presented Also, tried some salsa from the salsa bar, which tasted good, but I mostly just enjoyed the concept of being able to try different salsas! -atmosphere Really festive layout and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We've been going to Los Torascos since they opened next door with the short-lived name "Viva La Salsa" (trademark issues apparently). They have always provided a Mexican restaurant experience unlike any other in town. First, the emphasis on seafood sets them apart from everyone else. Yes, you can get a good fish taco at LaLuz or Wahoos. Los Torascos also... More 

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Ft Collins
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been coming here for years now. They originally were in a much smaller place a few doors down and expanded into a much nicer bigger establishment. The food is so authentic and there is not a bad item on the menu, not to mention the margaritas. We come here often with friends and don't plan on changing our... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is one of the best mexican restaurants I have ever ate at! There shrimp dishes are amazing! Treat yourself and try 'Shrimp Tarascos", large shrimp in a very creamy white sauce.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The cheese relleno, smothered in green chili (you have to request the green chili) was tasty and along with the rice and beans was pretty filling. The chicken taco was, um, sort of bland. Nothing but some chicken in red sauce plunked down in the rice. Not too pretty or appealing.

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Fort Collins, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I've traveled to Mexico many times and found this restaurant to be very authentic. Love the Margs love the salsa bar and warm tortillas. I haven't ever had anything bad on this me ur and I've tried many of their dishes! Great food great staff!!

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Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Yeah. When you see that they don't list the drink prices on the regular menu - run. Went out with friends and had a meal at $14 - should have been $9. Salsa bar? What? Trying to save time from the waiter bringing me something? Tiny plastic containers? I felt like I was at MacDonald's. The steak from the carne... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-3004
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 970-416-0265

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?