3 Margaritas - Fort Collins

 3 Margaritas
3400 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Sun – Thursday 11:00 am to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
We have no idea why we keep going back to this place. And if that sounds like the start of a negative review, it’s not. Keep in mind that the name is 3 Margarita’s, which explains exactly why we go back to this chain restaurant, especially when we stumble across a buy one get one ½ off coupon for drinks!
Atmosphere:  The Fort Collins location is quite large, with several dining areas throughout the restaurant. There is a large bar area, when first entering the restaurant, strewn with beer posters and flags. The decor throughout is authentic Mexican, with bright paper mache birds, star lanterns hanging from the ceiling and the occasional sombrero hung up here and there. There is a mix of green and white tiled/red painted tables with brightly painted wooden chairs as well as intimate booths on the out-skirts of the dining areas. There also appeared to be a small patio area along the side of the building for use during warmer months. Most of the crowd here was family oriented besides the few happy hour goers in the bar.

Service:  Service was great to the point of almost being annoying.  We were well taken care of, but being interrupted by one of 3 people every couple minutes, just to make sure we had what we needed, seemed to be a little much.

Drinks:  We go for the margaritas, which are very good (see picture). They have several varieties and combinations – Strawberry, Blackberry, Melon, Kiwi, Coconut, Peach, Watermelon, Mango, Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry-Banana, and Papaya and so on. Also, there are so many tequilas to choose from that every tequila snob will be satisfied. They carry all the well-known Mexican beers as well as the typical domestics.

Food:  Having been here several times, we do not go back for the food (as implied above). The refried beans have little flavor, the taco shells seem like the store- bought- kind and the salsa tastes like tomato sauce. The tortilla chips were actually great and tasted as if they were fresh made in the restaurant. The menu carries all the traditional Mexican dishes like burritos, tacos, enchiladas, chili rellanos, etc. They also have a combination section, salads, soups and a fairly large selection of seafood plates. We had the shredded beef taco plate and the beef taco and enchilada plate during our last visit.

Amenities:  Take out menu, children’s menu, HD TV’s.
Parking:  There is plenty of parking in the parking lot surrounding the place.
The Buzz:  Happy hour daily from 3pm to 6 pm, lunch specials, catering.
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