You don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and Colorado has no shortage of great Mexican eats and Tex-Mex cuisine. So it might be a little overwhelming when trying to find a hot spot for May 5. But, not to worry, here is a list of the Top 5 best Mexican restaurants in northern Colorado. The New SCENE magazine took your votes and here they are!
1. Fuzzy’s Tacos, Fort Collins
Welcome to your new addiction! Fuzzy’s Tacos isn’t just famous for its outrageous flavored margs, fish-bowls and beer-ita’s. They’ve also got some killer Oreo churros and aioli chicken nachos that are to die for. If you’re looking for a place for well-priced Tex-Mex food and a great happy hour, Fuzzy’s might be the perfect little joint for you. Ordering is easy at the counter and even though the lines are usually long, the staff is very efficient and you won’t wait more than a few minutes for your food. Grab something on-the-go or eat outside at a table (or inside) in the screened-in patio. Fuzzy’s is always open late to satisfy your after-dinner cravings, and there’s always a sports game on. Don’t like margaritas? No problem! Fuzzy’s has a full-service bar. They also cater. With plenty of good vibes, a festive setting and a dog-friendly patio, you’ll never want to stop celebrating (Cinco De Mayo or any other holiday).
2. Sol De Jalisco, Windsor and Wellington
If you’re in the mood for authentic Mexican food for a price you won’t be able to beat anywhere else, take a trip to Sol De Jalisco in Windsor or Wellington. They offer full bar service so you can enjoy a delicious on-the-rocks margarita, tropical drink, iced-cold beer, or one of a selection of superior tequilas. Sol De Jalisco boasts classic Mexican dishes such as chile relleno, chicken enchiladas and burritos, as well as house specialties such as molcajete, parrilladas and seafood, as well as vegetarian dishes. Sol De Jalisco is dedicated to creating the traditional flavors of Mexico, and it is a stellar place to hang out on Cinco De Mayo, especially with convenient parking.
3. El Pueblito, Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins
El Pueblito is proud to be shaped by a family of brothers and sisters who make sure they provide their customers with fresh, high-quality food. Originally from the small town of Manuel, Dolado, in the colonial state of Guanajuato, Mexico, the owners truly bring their heritage to every dish they prepare. Located in Loveland, Greeley and Fort Collins, El Pueblito has been voted the best Mexican restaurant by the Reporter Herald Readers Choice. If you stop in on Cinco De Mayo, be sure to try their green chile dish and don’t forget to grab a classic marg!
4. Pueblo Viejo, Windsor, Fort Collins
Experience the ambience and taste of Mexico on Cinco De Mayo at Pueblo Viejo in Windsor and Fort Collins. There’s something for everyone on the menu of delicious dishes and drinks. Both locations offer a happy hour with drink specials starting at 3 p.m. every weekday. Although house specialties such as pork carnitas and chile verde are something you don’t want to miss, leave room in your belly for a Mexican dessert or a chocolate martini. Be sure to bring your amigos to Pueblo Viejo for a fun fiesta or a great night out on the town.
5. Tortilla Marissa’s, Fort Collins
For over 25 years, Tortilla Marissa’s North of The Border Cafe has used only the finest ingredients made from local sources whenever possible. They prepare all meals as you order them, and all of the sauces and chips are made fresh daily. They are proud to say they never use lard or artificial ingredients. With an atmosphere that is lively, colorful, and comfortably casual, Tortilla Marissa’s unique menu is full of interesting flavors inspired by different regions of the southwest, including Texas, New Mexico and California. It’s a come-as-you-are kind of place so no need to dress up. Too tired to go out? Tortilla Marissa’s also delivers.