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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Spanish
143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
+1 970-224-5428
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak burrito” (11 reviews)
“queso” (16 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Since my husband and I are not big fans of Tex-Mex, Big Helpings on the Plate kind of dining, we rarely go here unless our friends who frequently go to Mexico want to go. We went super early because my condition was: Only if we...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed today

What is 625 miles away from Mexico? Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. But not to worry, they know how to make and serve superb Mexican dishes. We stopped by for lunch and were totally delighted by both the offerings, Shrimp Tacos, Chile Relleno, Grilled Chicken Fajitas...More

Thank Damon D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy going to the Rio! Great margaritas and good food! You can never go wrong going to the Rio!

Thank HappyCRNA
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the shout out!! See you again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had 7 friends visit Fort Collins last week, and I knew we had to go to the Rio for a meal!! The margaritas are truly the BEST I’ve ever had, and my girlfriends all agreed! The food is delicious also, we tried many different...More

Thank JaciT
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's so fun to hear of these friends and family gatherings at the Rio. We really appreciate your choice to reconnect over the best margs in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular local joint. Great margaritas! It’s usually crowded. Food is consistent and good. Parking can be tough.

Thank Christy H
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad we could make your Memorial Day weekend even better with a great marg Christy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sat outside in the wonderful patio where there is a huge fountain and lights strung between the trees. It is a great environment to try their yummy margaritas and Mexican food.

Thank Gypsyrozlee
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do love this time of year when we get to enjoy our patio again. Glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 15 May 2018

It's a family tradition that has continued for many years, and every time I visit family in Fort Collins we always enjoy a meal at the "Rio." The portions are large, the chips and sauce are refilled whenever the basket is empty, and the food...More

Thank Dick P
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Our extended Rio family has been celebrating traditions like these for 32 years now! Thanks for your loyalty Dick!

Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Mexican food is very good, at this location and the one in Denver. The service was exceptional too.

Thank 459dorothyp
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks for your review! Glad you had a great experience.

Reviewed 6 May 2018

I was with 5 other women and we get seated on the patio at 1:45 on a Saturday. It was 15-20 minutes before our drinks got to us after ordering. I had a quesdilla which was average compared to many tex-mex restaurants and the other...More

Thank Carol B
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks for your feedback Carol. We are always very busy on Cinco de Mayo, but we do add more staff so that we can maintain our usual fast and accurate service. Sounds like we missed the mark with your group and apologize if we held...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Typical Tex mex restaurant, usual fare. Huge place, home made tortillas. Reasonable prices for plenty of food.

Thank robren88
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for your review! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-5428
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