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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540 (Yosemite)
+1 303-799-4999
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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188 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why the rio is so popular. The margaritas aren't great, I don't think they even contain any natural juices. The food is crappy, steak for fajitas taste like it's marinated in teriyaki marinate. Nothing Mexican about any food there from what I can tell, except their names. Haha Service is good though and the beer is cold.... More 

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Thank mjenks8
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback. we use both good and bad feedback to help us ensure we are meeting the Rio standard of service and food quality. While our Rio classic margarita is the most popular and has been for over 30 years, we do offer many different options that are all made with fresh juices prepped... More 

Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place! I love the atmosphere, chips and salsa, the queso, the strawberry lite marg and for years I have been ordering the exact same thing: chicken enchiladas- with flour tortillas (it comes with corn) and green chili (it comes with red) and a side of sour cream. So far every person who has this with me orders... More 

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Thank Kamshaft67
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. So glad you stumbled upon us too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've been to the Rio Grande restaurant now three times in the space of two weeks and each time it has been "hit or miss" depending on several factors. First, the salsa and chips are outstanding - don't change a thing. The food dishes we've had are well prepared, we especially like the fish tacos. The house/traditional margarita is terrible... More 

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Thank mhkay
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. I love our fresh homemade salsa as well! While our Rio Margarita is our bread and butter and has become extremely popular, we do have other margarita and cocktail options. We were glad to hear we were able to please you with the Big Tex. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good service, and good food. Con qeuso taste like American cheese, but everything else was good. Margaritas are very good and very strong.

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Thank Patrick S
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Patrick. Thanks for your review. I love our Margaritas too! Glad you enjoyed the food which is prepared out of our scratch kitchen. Thanks for the acknowledgement of the service as well, we have some great people here! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch while in the area and the food was okay. It was nothing special and not very authentic. The salsa was the high point of the meal. It is flavorful and very spicy.

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Thank MW196
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I love our salsa too, it is prepped every morning from our scratch kitchen. Sorry to hear you were not happy with your menu selections. Perhaps our servers can guide you to something more to your liking. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Regional Mexican chain. The do a great job with their chips, salsa, margaritas, and green chile. I have never been disappointed with this restaurant.

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Thank cjdey
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the salsa, margaritas, and green chili. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Vail, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Came across this by accident when we were trying to find a different place and decided to stop in. It was quite good.

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Thank C N
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad you stumbled upon us and thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Reno, Nevada
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We've been to the Rio downtown many times over the past several years. The food has always been excellent. The margaritas are also excellent and I love that you can buy a mini (1/2 size) for exactly 1/2 price. So you can always have your margarita cold! This was our first time at this location and it was quite convenient... More 

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Thank WG89519
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at our location and we appreciate your loyalty over the years at the Downtown location. With the theater directly behind us, dinner at the Rio and movie make for a great evening. Hope to see you at our location again soon! More 

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Mango margarita was very good, chicken enchiladas all good Great quick service we were in and out no problems

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Thank baroncafe
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I love our Margs also! Next time you visit, give our Harvest Days menu a shot. Its a limited time menu that consists of ingredients from the local Colorado harvest, and prepped in our scratch kitchen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Centennial, Colorado
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Like the vibe at the Lone Tree version of the Rio Grande. It's a chain but known for their great house margaritas and their homemade salsa. Outside seating, bar or restaurant seating. Nice staff. Kelsey was very attentive. Good Mexican options. Loved the sopapillas for dessert. Great place for before or after the movie!

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Thank tatts15
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the kind words for our staff. We work hard to create a fun and friendly vibe and we are glad it came through on your visit. I'm a sucker for the Sopapillas too! Hope you come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
    (Yosemite)
  • Public Transportation: Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away. Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-799-4999
Description
Located on the South side of the United Artists Meadows 12 Movie Theater and near Park Meadows Mall, the Park Meadows Rio is where good people, a unique atmosphere, and honest, wholesome ingredients make everything better. Great happy hour with outdoor patios, private space & large party reservations available. We offer a festive & delicious experience for all ages.

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