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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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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Favorite Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins, but....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Steve V
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very impressed with the friendly welcome and service. My hubby loved the quail, I enjoyed Spinach enchiladas and a refreshing frozen strawberry daiquiri. The salsa bar was also very good. Prices were reasonable for the generous portions.

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Ft Collins
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place is real Mexican- love the salsa bar and big margaritas. Whenever my dad visits from Chicago, he always asks to eat here. Big portions- easy with kids.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It's been a while since I've eaten here and the food and drinks used to be quite good. I was sorely disappointed on my return visit. Has management changed? New chefs? Cutting quality to keep prices down? Whatever it is, they need to go back to the old because the dish I ate was plain at best, beans and rice... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is always great! No one ever leaves hungry! Service is superb! We've made it a yearly destination in Old Towne before move in week. Tricolor enchiladas are my favorite with cheese and mushroon enchiladas coming in second. The salsa bar is to die for with the range for faint of heart to hearty hot. They keep them coming... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?