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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

) #90 of 434 Restaurants in Boulder €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
1101 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5116
+1 303-444-3690
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“margarita's” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1101 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5116
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of Margarita choices and they are good! Friendly place and lively bar scene. But pace yourself.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for Happy Hour to grab a few drinks and appetizers. Luckily, I went on a clear day where I could sit up at the rooftop bar. The staff was all very friendly. Their happy hour was great, they had great $5 margaritas...More

Thank Kstymiest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thus was a fun place to take friends with a very nice rooftop for outdoor seating. Good food and drinks and a pleasant staff.

Thank Lynel V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I ate at this restaurant while visiting Boulder. I didn't love my veggie burrito, but my son said his chicken quesadilla was good. We were offered rooftop seating, which we declined, due to the unusually chilly June day. Before we left, we...More

Thank mom2sja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had the enchiladas with the tomatillo sauce. They were excellent. Even though it was a busy evening and the place was packed, the service was fast and friendly. We will definitely go back.

Thank Footsox1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was nothing wrong with our experience but there wasn't anything amazing either. The four of us each ordered different things and each was good but nothing amazing. The service was wonderful and the rooftop was fun. With so many options in Boulder I'm not...More

Thank experiencememories
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to try this place when I was visiting Boulder. I thought it was meant to be when I quickly found a parking spot right in front of the restaurant. I would have given it 3 stars considering the streak fajitas were...More

Thank Tayuh3
Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am terribly sorry to hear about your experience with us. Customer service is one of company's core values. We hope that our customers leave enthusiastically satisfied and it sounds like we missed that part. I will follow up with our staff to make sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a great place to meet friends and have a decent lunch. Love the seating and the service is pretty good.

Thank Britto R
Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we are definitely a good spot for friends to meet up, especially for happy hour! Thanks again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is just ok, but overpriced. The drinks are weak. The service is slow. Atmosphere is fine, but wouldn't rush back again.

Thank AUav8r
Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry about your experience with us. It sounds like we didn't hit the mark for you. We want our food to impress our customers, especially since we make everything in house daily. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating ( rooftop or patio ). Burritos were good, fajitas were only fair but overall Tasty food, service was mediocre, would go back again.

Thank Melissa C
Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food! We strive to give wonderful service to every guest and must have not been up to standard that evening. Thank you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5116
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-3690
  • E-mail
Step away from the Pearl Street Mall and escape to the Rio. Featuring a rooftop deck with spectacular mountain views - for a little weekend spirit every day of the week. The Boulder Rio is seriously good, whether you're bringing the family for dinner or just bringing your thirst for a good time.
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