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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican,
9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
+1 303-799-4999
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

By far the best mexican food in Lone Tree. Not authentic mexican, more upscale Tex-Mex. Everything on the menu is great. Margaritas are top notch (and strong). Only caution is that it is a bit pricey for Mexican - a bit over priced in my...More

Thank bblomberg
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the Rio. Happy to hear how much you enjoyed our menu, as we take great pride in preparing these items from our scratch kitchen with fresh, wholesome and local ingredients. Thanks for the feedback on...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

To be honest, we probably go to this restaurant for the margaritas but the food is not bad either! There is plenty of free parking. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious - - seafood enchiladas and chicken fajitas. But, the star...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Hello and thank you for the review and the kind words. Your right, our margaritas are our bread and butter but we also put a lot of effort into putting out a high quality and fresh menu from our scratch kitchen. I love our Crab...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

One of our favorites for Mexican food and the Margs are fantastic. Food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank ParkerAg
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hello and thank you for the review and the kind words. I love our Margs too!! Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend who was familiar with Rio Grande. I I had not heard of the place nor have I ever been. We went to have a drink. We sat at the large bar and ordered two margaritas on the rocks. They arrived quickly,...More

Thank GKBrash
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the Rio. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Yes, the Rio Margarita does pack a punch, which is why we have our Limit 3 policy. And of course we always promote drinking...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have been going to Rio for years. They had one in Greeley when we went to college. Margaritas are wonderful. They are small, but watch the 3 limit, it is a good limit to follow. Usually a decent wait if you go for dinner,...More

Thank ShellSch
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hello and thank your for taking the time to review the Rio. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I also wanted to thank you for your continued visits over the years and yes, the limit 3 is there for a reason! They...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

The waiter started off bad when I ordered a Beer. I asked the waiter if they had Pabst Blue Ribbon. His response to me is that "we carry much better beer than Pabst". I have been drinking Pabst for over 50 years and it is...More

Thank Rolland C
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Rolland, sorry to hear about your experience at the Rio. You are correct, the server should not have addressed your beer request as they did and for that I do apologize. We will use your feedback to help coach our team in the future....More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

This restaurant has two eating levels the first floor with the bar and an upstairs seating area. It can be a little noisy. The food was quite good and the Chile Relleno was great. The dips and salsa were just on the edge of too...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your Rellenos, they are made fresh daily as well as our salsa. We have a ranchero sauce that we offer to guest who find that our salsa is a little to hot. Simply...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Have eaten at Rio since 1993 in Boulder. Food used to be something special. Not any more. The Jalapeño app was good. The fajitas and shrimp/crab enchiladas were quite poor. Too bad they have gone down hill. Margs are still good so gave 2 stars.More

Thank drsmith418
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hello and thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your entrees but glad to hear you did enjoy your appetizer. Over the years we have put forth great effort to provide our guests with fresh,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Sometimes people frequent the same places over and over because it's comfortable. Been to Rio Park Meadows at least 50 times over the years. No more! For the last year the service had gotten worse to the point of no service at all. The food...More

Thank CUBUFFSRULE
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and thank you for your loyalty over the years. Very sorry to hear about you sub par experiences here at the Rio. We strive to hit fast, friendly, and efficient service to each and...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This restaurant has great margaritas. With the wide variety of good Mexican restaurants in the area this would not be my choice to go for food. The food is average at best. The servers are good.More

Thank erodrig26
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Rio. While we do serve some great Margaritas, we are always developing our menus which our prepared out of our scratch kitchen. We have a limited time menu about to roll out next week which is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
    (Yosemite)
  • Public Transportation: Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away. Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-799-4999
Description
Located on the South side of the United Artists Meadows 12 Movie Theater and near Park Meadows Mall, the Park Meadows Rio is where good people, a unique atmosphere, and honest, wholesome ingredients make everything better. Great happy hour with outdoor patios, private space & large party reservations available. We offer a festive & delicious experience for all ages.
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