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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
+1 970-224-5428
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the margaritas at the Rio. Quite a few Rios throughout Colorado. The Ft Collins location downtown is nice with very accommodating staff. Cameron took really good care of our group - attentive without being intrusive. Good chili rellenos and enchiladas and great guacamole. Street...More

Thank tatts15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of this site for a board meeting, upon the recommendations of several peers and local patrons. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was appropriate for the décor and theme of the establishment. Constructively, the margarita was "played up" by multiple people and...More

Thank EagleScout1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with family at Rio Grande...great time, delicious food, and the best margaritas ever. We've heard stories of people devoting much time to replicating their margarita recipe and now I understand why.

Thank Susan E
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Our owner Pat came up with that recipe 31 years ago and we have never changed it since. Crisp, classic, and out of this world delicious! Glad you had such a nice visit Susan.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Day 8 of our cross country tour and a visit with our Grandson, his girlfriend, my son and his wife, a granddaughter (with boyfriend attached) getting together at a popular local gathering spot. Somehow we managed to beat the crowd and got a large table....More

Thank AlbenBrewder
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you had such fun catching up with family on your recent visit. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff was awsome,food was ok, we had happy hour tacos. They were presented nicely but a little dry.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback on your tacos, and glad your service was great!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this was the original "RIO". These are a number of other locations around the state but this is the best. A very large restaurant with ample outdoor seating. The bar is usually loud and lively on the weekends!

Thank sunburnedsteve
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are right! The Rio opened in Fort Collins in 1986 and is still going strong!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we waited in the bar area, we were unable to carry on normal conversation so our party of 8 mostly stared at each other until the waiter came over to get drink order. We screamed our orders at him and he was surprisingly good...More

Thank kaiscat
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit - our patio fountain is a much loved feature of the Rio.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we travel in Colorado and can find a Rio Grande we are there!! The margaritas are delicious as well as the food and we always receive great service. The management of this restaurant and their team know what they are doing☺

Thank roxie52017
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That was a very nice review, and thank you! We do work hard to continue to legend of the Rio for great margs, food and service.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is usually a crowd here and for good reason as the margaritas are a good way to start your visit. Also try for seating on their back patio to relax and enjoy the menu. Bring your friends.

Thank O7512SPdonr
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and hope you get to join us over Labor Day weekend too!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch to Rio Grande. The staff were very accommodating. The margaritas were delicious and the food was really tasty!

Thank rehbee
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you had such a good overall experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-5428
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