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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

#222 of 2,483 Restaurants in Denver
€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
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1 - 10 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 16 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 3 weeks ago

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 1 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

Reviewed 12 November 2017

I stopped eating food at Rio Grande locations long before I could legally drink. The food is never any good. The margs, on the other hand, are worth the visit alone. 3 of my friends dropped in for drinks and a quick snack before dinner...More

Thank Shivam P
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi Shivam, Thanks for the review. Glad you love the margs. I think we need to reintroduce you to our food. A lot has changed over the years for all of us. We are extremely proud that we produce our food from a scratch kitchen...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The tortilla soup & mixed fajitas with garlic sauce are the special dishes from this spot. Make sure you do not missed it!

Thank alvinmena
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Alvin, thanks for the review & glad you enjoyed the tortilla soup and Fajitas. Come visit again soon! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Pre-Rockies game rush, the server playfully described the Manberry (Mango + Strawberry frozen margi), and thus kicked off my 3x return to this locale. Please note the multiple outings were more because I was meeting people over several days, and they coincidentally all chose the...More

Thank LL43215
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

LL, appreciate the review. We pride ourselves as a sanctuary for you and our guests, really glad that you were able to enjoy yourselves...see ya soon! Best Jeff

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Had a 3 hour layover so dropped into Blake St. It was a nice afternoon so ended up in the alfresco area of Rio Grande. Don't expect true Mexican but the craft beers were good - on tap and bottle/can. Had the Incredible from Denver...More

Thank markfoodieperth
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Mark from Perth, thanks for the review. Glad you found us and enjoyed your time. Hope you come by next time you are in town...please say "HI!" Best, Jeff

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Friday night. Lots of people on the outdoor patio but it's large so there's enough space to accommodate them. Complimentary chips and salsa are a good way to start your experience. Margaritas were good, I had the barrel aged...More

Thank Richard C
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Richard, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy you and your wife enjoyed The Rio! We hope to see you again soon. Best, Jeff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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