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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321 (16th Street Mall)
+1 303-623-5432
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Leadville, Colorado
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in on our way to the Pepsi Center. Not the best Rio time we have had, and we have had many. The bartenders were so chit chatty and forgetful. They also seemed like we were inconveniencing them which was a huge turn off. Having been to every other location, even in Steamboat when it was open many times, this... More 

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Thank Princeton1212
Liberty Hill Texas
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it was a decent spot to eat at. The tamale was fabulous!!! Overall four out of five stars!!!

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

Jason, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the tamale. Hope you come back again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start this review with full disclosure, we were in a group of 25 which I know is never easy. The service was just ok, our server seemed very overwhelmed (I know we had a large party) and we often had to remind him of our drink or food orders. My husband ordered a burrito that came out 20... More 

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Thank rachellemb2014
Jeff V, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in. I will certainly look into how we dropped the ball on the service side of things. Glad to hear you enjoyed the margaritas. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling from Texas to visit some friends and they took me here the first night. I was a little skeptical of Mexican food outside of home, but it was terrific. Wide variety of choices on the menu, and the chips and salsa (2 flavors-mild and hot) being included is always nice. I can't say that it was better than the... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Our owner is from Texas too, and missing home cooking is one of the reasons why the Rio exists today. Hope you stop in again, next time you're in town. More 

Antwerp
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have different types of margarita's and they have also good food! if you go there for lunch on a sunny day you can sit on the terras in the sun

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Thank Natasja13
Jeff V, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Natasja, Glad to hear you enjoy the margaritas and the food. I agree, the patio is amazing and very enjoyable on a sunny day in early March. Hope we see you again soon. More 

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the 24th for a friends 30th birthday dinner. Restaurant is very clean and has a dining area up stairs if you want to get away from the bar area. I think the 12 of us ordered something different off the menu for our meal. We really enjoyed the food, beer and margaritas. I had the steak... More 

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

Jeff, Thanks for the great feedback. Glad you celebrated a milestone birthday with us, and that you enjoyed the food and margaritas. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We were told that was the case ... our friend was not incorrect. I enjoyed the shrimp and lobster enchiladas along with some excellent chips and salsa. The other members of our party loved their meals as well. Good atmosphere and service as well. Enjoy when in Denver next.

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

Glad you enjoyed the food and margaritas. Thanks for coming in. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I would spend my money elsewhere. Waitress was very nice but food was mediocre. The food amount was skimpy for a plate of nachos and the fajitas came out with small amount of meat more beans and rice then anything. Skimpy toppings of cheese and sour cream etc. You can ask for more and they charge you for it all.... More 

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Thank spice75
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Glad the service was great. Will definitely look into fixing any ripped booths. Hope you give us another try. More 

Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Make sure to visit Rio when in Denver! Best Mexican food in town! Awesome food, best Margaritas and the service outstanding. Ryan Romero - our favorite bartender!!!

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Thank Kathy786
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Kathy, Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. I will certainly make sure Ryan knows he was mentioned. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The restaurant has a good lunch special that gives you plenty of food to feel full and then some. I also enjoy there chips and salsa. I would say you definitely need a full hour to have lunch here.

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Thank cmm_91
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy the lunch special. Hope to see you again 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
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, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?