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Sep 19, 2010 09:55 AM

Recommendations for Fort Collins?

We are new to Fort Collins and would love some recommendations/reviews of local fare. We are fairly eclectic in our food choices, so whether it's Italian, Mexican, Chinese, American, or whatever...we welcome all suggestions. Thanks!

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  1. Larkburger just opened a restaurant in FC. I tried their burger last week and have to say the truffle cheeseburger was one of the best burgers I've ever had. I\

    105 Edwards Village Blvd, Edwards, CO 81632

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    1. re: Mimi

      Good to know, thanks! Can't beat a good burger!

    2. Young's Cafe in a shaopping center on the 3300 block of S. College (west side) has decent Chinese, especially considering that it's northern Colorado -- a state that is in general not known for fabulous Chinese food..

      1. A couple of favorite places we visit when passing through:
        Los Tarascos, on South College, has an extensive menu beyond "standard" tex-mex stuff that look really interesting. Haven't had time to try them all, yet. Homemade chips and corn tortillas, good margs, I'm a fan of the tricolore enchiladas, they're great comfort food.
        Rasta Pasta. Yes, it's in the college-bar downtown area, and, yes, the decor is what you'd expect from the name. But they have some really fun stuff, like penne with jerk chicken and spicy tomato sauce, or with a pineapple curry. If you like spice they'll kick it up for you.

        But my biggest plug is for Fiona's Deli, on Harmony Road and Lemay. Quality, quality (well worth the price) sandwiches, prepared food, and bakery. The sandwich board has something for everyone, and the hardest part is narrowing down your choices. The owners are terrific people. And, they do catering! They pulled off our wedding meal, in the middle of a mountain meadow with no power or running water, without a hitch! Just go to Fiona's!

        Rasta Pasta
        200 Walnut St Unit A, Fort Collins, CO 80524

        Los Tarascos
        622 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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        1. re: ShinyObjects

          Pickle Barrel - awesome, LOVE it. Sammies, salads, yum yum yum.

        2. For breakfast your best bets are Snooze and Lucille's
          The best Asian food is found at the Chili House, they have the best hot & sour soup in town. The Chili House does Chinese and Thai very, very well. Young's Cafe has the best fried spring roll & some great Vietnamese food. Taipan Bistro is also very good, if you are a fan of General Tso's or sesame chicken, this is the spot (they do everything well, but this is my order here). Sri Thai does great thai food but their portion sizes have gotten quite small over the last few years. If you really need sushi, try Nemo's or go to Denver.
          BBQ is honestly so personal when it comes to preference that I wont pick one over the other, but try Moe's, Nordys, Hog Wild & Mo Jeaux and decide for yourself.
          As for burgers, I was unimpressed by Larkburger: expensive & forgettable. Big Al's is good as well as 5 Guys. Smashburger is also good & I think their thin cut fries are the best of the burger joints.
          As for Mexican food, Los Tarascos and the Inca are the tops. Excelent carne asada at both places.

          1. Check out Avogadro's Number. Lots of options, cool atmosphere, good music. A solid casual spot.

            Avogadro's Number
            605 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524