Illegal Pete’s opens for business in Fort Collins

Erick Plattner

Despite subzero temperatures, Illegal Pete’s opened the doors of its Fort Collins location Thursday morning at 7:30.

The restaurant, which specializes in mission-style burritos, now has seven different locations, including four in Denver and two in Boulder.


With abstract art on the brick walls and second-level seating, one might not guess that a Goodwill was the last business to occupy the building.

“This is our biggest location,” said Illegal Pete’s marketing assistant Amy Osgood. “We’re really excited to be open.”

Fort Collins resident Corbin Madix is also happy the restaurant is finally open. Madix, a CSU alum, met a group of colleagues for a meeting at the restaurant on opening day.

“This is actually my first time (at an Illegal Pete’s),” Madix said. “I think the breakfast burrito sounds pretty good to me. I’m pretty curious about their chorizo, it says ‘make it awesome-er’ so I imagine it’s probably pretty good.”

Illegal Pete’s is located at 320 Walnut St., and is open from 7:30 a.m. — 11 p.m Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. — 2:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. — 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Collegian Reporter Erick Plattner can be reached at or on Twitter @ErickPlattner.