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El Monte Grill - Fort Collins
El Monte Grill - Fort Collins

El Monte Grill - Fort Collins Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elmontegrill.com/
  • Email: Sarah@elmontegrill.com
  • Phone: (970) 372-1869
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday 11AM to 10PM
    Friday and Saturday 11AM to Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Brent Lewis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We cater on a case by case basis. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Suite 327

    We are proud to host everything from intimate private parties to business meetings or wedding rehearsal dinners. We offer everything from appetizer buffets to three or four course dinner’s custom tailored to fit your guests' appetites. Suite 327 is the perfect destination for your next special event with accommodations between 15 and 60 guests. Add in some inventive and creative food, handcrafted cocktails, and inviting atmosphere for lunch or dinner and you have Suite 327…

    For more information, please contact
  • Private Party Contact: Lorna Applebee (970) 980-7480
  • Entertainment: Thursday- Ladies Night, ladies enjoy half off their cocktails.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Rent suite 327 our banquet room for your next party!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College and Prospect
  • Public Transit: Future development will have the Mason Street corridor at our back door.
    RTD bus stop with-in 3 blocks.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We share a parking lot which has over 100 spots.
A word from El Monte Grill - Fort Collins
Flavors of the Southwest, Mexico and Central America are expertly combined with only the best Steak, Chicken and Seafood.

All cocktails are prepared with classic techniques, fine spirits and fresh juices. Try the Esteban- an El Monte exclusive of lime juice, mint and gin, served at a chilly 28 degrees.

Try our made to order guacamole and choose from 15 ingredients to give it a taste all its own. Always wanted to try guacamole with Strawberries, goat cheese and chives? We got you covered.

Happy Hour 7 days/week with cocktail, beer, wine and food specials.

We have a banquet room that holds 15-60 guests. Great for all events from business presentations to rehearsal dinners.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, good service and it is consistent. Not for the person seeking tex-mex or authentic Mexican fare, but great food with a south of the border flair."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We've been here several times and will keep coming back. Great food with a great atmosphere. If you haven't tried their guacamole you are missing something special!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We visit Fort Collins frequently and are always looking for something different, especially when it comes to Mexican. This is definitely a spot we'll try again. We've only eaten here once, but we were very impressed by the menu - it isn't your typical enchiladas and chimichangas. They really make an effort to provide something that you won't find in every typical Mexican restaurant. The servers were great. Margaritas were really good. And the atmosphere was just right."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "El Monte has a varied menu and outstanding drinks! The guac is fresh and delicious and the food never disappoints. Service is fast and friendly and the place doesn't get too noisy which we love."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The fish tacos were great. Everyone in our group of six enjoyed their food, desserts and drinks."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had dinner here with our kids on Saturday night. The selection was great , the drinks were fabulous and the guacamole was superb. We had a wonderful waitress and lots of fun and great food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was still good but nothing compared to how it used to be a few years ago. I tend to recommend this restaurant to friends because I am picky and enjoy real dinning experience. However the past 2 times I had dinner at your place, the food presentation and creativity was way below what I experienced in the past… Hope you can make some improvement because I am not sure I want to return again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband had pork tenderloin that was superb and my shrimp enchiladas were wonderful. This is the second time I have eaten here...the first time I had the chili rellenos and they were superb. A+ on the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you like Rick Bayless-style mexican food, you'll love this place. My wife and I have been several times, and the latest (Valentine's Day) was the best. The service was very attentive (although our waiter couldn't pronounce any Mexican names properly). We were a bit disappointed to sit it the "banquet area" (a back room), but the food was amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love El Monte, for lunch, dinner or happy hour. It is nice to have some non-Old Town options and to support a locally owned spot. The food was yummy, with decent choices - but please, put the steak relleno back on the menu! Great and varied cocktails and friendly and efficient service."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "As always, my wife and I had a wonderful time at El Monte Grill. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the atmosphere was fun and relaxing. Anytime we want to go somewhere special, El Monte is always at the top of our list. You will not find better Mexican food anywhere else in Fort Collins!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Thanks for an enjoyable lunch, quality service and excellent menu. The food was perfect."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Prompt seating with reservation. Great service. Good food although not an extensive menu. Special for night with steak and chile relleno was excellent. Had a great time and I will be back and recommend it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I highly recommend the exotic house- made guacamole! It was amazing. This is a family- friendly restaurant, so can get a little noisy. But the food was incredible, and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Outstanding food. Fresh made guacamole, killer chocolate cake. We had a group of 7, each with a different entree and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We love El Monte. In a town full of tex-mex, El Monte stands out. Their menu is different and delicious, their cocktails imaginative, and their custom guacamole tasty and fun. I am particularly fond of their roasted chile rellenos and their soft corn tacos. We love that they are again doing lunches."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "El Monte is consistently great. Quality food & drink. Good friendly service. And with dishes with an excellent, fresh unique flair. Can be a bit noisy, but that's ok. Scrumptious. Delightful."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our family really enjoyed the experience. Will go back!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had an amazing server and the food was phenomenal. Everything we ordered was delicious, although my favorite was the chile relleno. I typically would never order this, but it was so unique I tried it and it paid off!"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Delicious food, excellent service. We'll definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We ate here for dinner once 3 years ago and had a great dinner but that was the last week before they remade themselves and changed the menu. We kind of forgot about the place but went back two nights ago and had great food. They've done something with the decor too, as it was really nice in there (not quite as barren as it was 3 years ago). I can recommend their classic guacamole and the shrimp enchiladas. Unlike their sister mexican restaurant in town, we were able to get a bottle of decent wine. Margaritas just don't do it for everybody, so it's nice that they have good wine and other drinks as well."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Returned to El Monte Grill after a being away for 5 months. Food is still most authentic interior Mexican in Fort Collins, but service had slipped. Still recommend house margarita over so-called top shelf. Remember, this is real Mexican food, not Tex-Mex (or that horrid New Mexico stuff)."
    Dined on 10/11/2013