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“Favorite Mexican Restaurant!!” 5 of 5 stars
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3 Margaritas Family Mexican
3400 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2607
(970) 225-3811
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Cuisines: Mexican
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Favorite Mexican Restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Wow I am disappointed to see such poor reviews of this restaurant. I grew up on Mexican food, and 3 Margaritas id one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to in the States. It's where I have my Birthday dinner EVERY year. The atmosphere is one of my favorite things about this place, the waiters are always zipping around with hot dishes bringing wonderful smells from the kitchen. Sometimes they have a mariachi band preform around the restaurant, which I also love. My favorite dishes on the menu are the tosdadas (add some of the salsa they serve with the chips!) and the fajitas, but make sure you save room for fried ice cream!! The margaritas are great, though I haven't tried them all. Ha You cannot beat the service here, I have been coming for so many years that the wait staff has changed a few times, and they've always been excellent.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
El Dorado Hills, California
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“LOVED this family owned place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My wife, Daughter and I went to this place on the advice of the Marriott Fort Collns. We had a wonderful dinner! We are from California and have some great selections of different types of Mexican food there, but I have to say this was in our top ten!

Visited December 2012
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“At one time they were very good...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I went there tonight because I had a need for a crisp beef chimichanga, and they are close by. The parking lot, entry and reception desk area were filthy. I sat at the bar and ordered the special of the day Gold marg. It was OK but little Tequila flavor. Anyway, I attempted to order the deep-fried chimichanga al la carte to go from the bartender and was immediately double-teamed by the lurking floor manager. Between the 2 of them it was pointed out that for $2 more I could get guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, beans and rice. OK, I go with it. It arrives, I pay and head home. The chimi might have been dipped in the fryer as they walked past it, but no more. It was a burrito. The large amount of rice had no flavor and there was a couple tablespoons of beans. Bottom line: it sucked.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“3 Margaritas: Colorado chain restaurant, with locations all over Colorado.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

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I hate giving so so reviews, however, what can I say? This place is average at best. I would not go out of my way to eat at this 3 Margaritas. I must admit, I've not been very impressed by the others either.

The staff at this location is a mix of English speakers and some who speak next to none. Immediately that sends up a Red Flag with me! Our waitress did speak OK english. There is no doubt, spanish is the preferred language of choice at this location.

Our food was very average! We were seated in the bar as most everyone else was too!
If I have one issue with any restaurant, it's seating a table full of children right next to couple eating dinner, it just does not work! In this case, Open Up The Dining Room, stick those kids away from everyone else!!! We don't want to listen to the noise.

Other posters here mentioned a lack of maintenance to diningroom/bar. I agree with that statement and would say the whole building looks kinda in dis-repair. This location Foothills mall is under re-developement so good times are ahead for the area. As for 3 Margaritas, It's not my 1st choice in Fort Collins, that's not to say, someone couldn't drag me back in there again for a business lunch someday,hopefully not soon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not Southwest Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

While the service was good - friendly hostess and wait staff, the food was very bland for Mexican - salsa tasted like plain tomatoes. However their margaritas are certainly not lacking in alcohol!

Visited October 2012
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