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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
+1 303-623-5432
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (23 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Just stopped in on a recent trip to Denver. Sat at the bar for a few beers and we were served free chips and salsa .. the salsa was some of the best I have had even though we reside in the San Antonio, Texas...More

Thank gs78130
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks for the review! Glad you love our salsa, we make it fresh several times a day just for the salsa lovers out there. We hope to see you next trip, see you soon! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The margaritas are amazing. Prices are amazing. Typical Tex Mex type menu, so of course the food is amazing. Our waiter was amazing. Food came quickly and piping hot. It was a busy Friday night and everything was perfect. I love this spot for drinks...More

Thank ijustneedglitter
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Ijustneedglitter! Love the name and thanks for the review. We appreciate you thinking of us as your got place to start off your night out. Hope to see you again soon for a legendary marg and some well deserved fun! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 22 February 2018

post 9 hour flight from Europe needed jet lag cut through Mexican food fix in downtown Denver, this did it smart buzzy place great margaritta , good fajitas, and welcoming attentive staff, all I need now is a side order of sleep

Thank Adam S
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Adam, thanks for the review! Glad we can be a bit of sanctuary for you, that is our goal. COme back soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2018

In Denver on business recently and needed to have lunch. We looked around and there was Rio Grande. We walked in and were treated well and sat and met Kati, she was awesome. She made some recommendations that were spot on: Smoked Chicken Tacos Crab...More

Thank Intheeventof
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for the review and taking the time to let us know about your experience. I will also let Kati know how much you appreciated her hospitality. We can't wait to serve you again next visit to Denver! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Rio Grand was a short walk from our hotel. The place was packed and pumping so looked promising. Renowned for their Margarita we started with this and some white wine. Complimentary salsa and tortillas were excellent. We also ordered a plate a nachos to share...More

Thank Phil H
Jeff V, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Phil, We appreciate you taking the time to send us your review. Sorry to hear that the server was too overwhelmed to give you the hospitality that you deserved. We strive to deliver a much higher level of hospitality and again for that I am...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

OMG! The food was excellent!! Our server was wonderful! Very nice evening! My only two complaints is they need to really dust and clean the those bathrooms from head to toe... Just makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like. I'm just very critical of...More

Thank ronante
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Hi Ronante, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Very glad you enjoyed your visit. I have spoken to our cleaning crew and we noticed the dust you mentioned and will keep it on their list of todos every day from...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I go often. Always for Margaritas and sometimes for the food which has always been good I'm not sure why they are always understaffed at the bar. I would think they would take a look at the Pepsi Center concert schedule and gear up ....More

Thank Martin80906
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi Marten, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We are very sorry that we were understaffed at the bar for the concert rush. We are constantly trying to get that right number of employees to customers ratio down and sometimes fall...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

My food was fantastic!! The portions were so large I didn't finish! If I lived in town I would frequent this establishment. Sometimes I've found that restaurants have either good salsa or rice or beans etc but everything I had was delicious. We had a...More

Thank amhendy
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Amhendy, Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our food. We take a lot of pride in our scratch kitchen made on site daily with wholesome ingredients. Please come back next time you are in town. Grab a manager and we can...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

They were awesome! Staff was good and attentive. Good atmosphere. Salsa was on the spicier end of the scale and had good flavor which is nice. Wished I had eaten here.

Thank maec1
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Maec1, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you love our margs! Please come back soon and have try some of our menu items, I know we will deliver something you will enjoy with your marg. Best, Jeff

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for years. But they still make great margaritas. I like a salty one on ice with a splash of frozen strawberry. Delish. For dinner had child rellenos with green chili and black beans. Some of the best rellenos in town. Sat at...More

Thank JJBlondie
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

JJBlondie, thanks for the review. Glad you enjoy our food and margs. Sounded so good I'm going to have rellenos for lunch today. Come back soon! Best, Jeff

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emilyschulthess
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Response from JJBlondie | Reviewed this property |
they do not. since it's downtown there is street parking or lots. first come basis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
    (16th Street Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-5432
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