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Cafe Mexicali

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2925 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2595
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cafe Mexicali many times and have enjoyed the food every time. Sometimes we eat there, and sometimes we pick up dinners to bring home. We are a family of four with older teens. Oldest is away at college and always wants to come to Cafe Mexicali when she comes home for visits. We have liked many... More 

Thank Lauri R
Wellington, Colorado
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878 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Busy for a Saturday afternoon. Ordered 2 soft shell tacos and a chicken burrito with 2 drinks and chips and salsa. Total price $21. Seems like a popular place. Great taste and flavor.

Thank Rob M
Escondido, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We are from California so we are pretty particular about Good Mexican cuisine. Southern California has no comparative restaurant to this place. They have a sweet pork burrito with a white cream sauce that you have to try. First the portion they make is enough for two persons, second the way they heat it in their pizza type oven just... More 

Thank chrisbF6396BX
Windsor, Colorado
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cafe Mexicali has the best food at a reasonable price. You have to try the sweet pork with the creamy Habanero sauce. It is absolutely fantastic. Plenty of seating in a fun atmosphere. The service is very good also. I highly recommend you give them a try if you haven't already!

Thank jeff h
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Usually pretty busy at lunch, but worth the wait. Call and order for pick up if you're in a hurry. Sweet pork is my favorite and there's always enough left over for another lunch.

Thank Petiflor
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant is a cafeteria-style place that is popular with college students because it is inexpensive and the portions are large. It is one of those Mexican restaurants where everything is drenched in cheap, greasy cheese and everything tastes as if it was poured from a jar. There are many choices for Mexican food in Fort Collins. This restaurant is... More 

Thank John A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love Mexican food and I love Cafe Mex. I eat here at least once a week. I keep trying to get something other than the sweet pork casole and with creamy habenero sauce, but I can't. I have eaten parts of my friends' meals, so I know it's all delicious. They start with these amazing fresh flour tortillas, if... More 

Thank AmyWW
Berthoud, Colorado
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Cafe Mexicali is in the genre of Chipoltle, however the food doesn't stack up. Tortilla is huge and thick, way too much rice and too little meat. Chips bland. Illegal Petes is a much better version of this in the Fort.

Thank John M
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for decent Mexican food that is not too expensive, this is a good choice. They make most dishes in what looks like a pie plate. You can stand and watch them make your dish behind about a neck high (for me, that is about 5'5") glass window. It is fun deciding what you would like on... More 

Thank Wayne C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Food is good, not great. Staff is usually nice, you do get some bad attitudes from time to time. Only open until 7 on Sundays in the "Winter" which is posted on the door. I guess July is winter......... in New Zealand.

Thank Walt483

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2925 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2595
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 970-266-9292
Multiple locations. Another one in Greeley, CO.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?