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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

#244 of 2,549 Restaurants in Denver}
$$ - $$$Mexican,
1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
+1 303-623-5432
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started our trip with a very late lunch, early dinner at Rio Grand and ended our trip with an early evening dinner. Both times were very good. Food quality and quantity were up to par with the chips and salsa never seaming to end....More

Thank Jeffrey S
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jeffrey, thanks fro the review. We are so happy you choose us to both start and end you visit to Denver! Make sure you come down and see us next visit. Best, Jeff

Reviewed 13 August 2017

After a day of touring the Denver area, we just wanted something simple and delicious. Rio Grande was exactly what we wanted. Tasty food and great margs, and friendly service by Kati made out visit here wonderful.

Thank smrtcar
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hey SMRTCAR, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad the Rio was just what the doctor ordered & thanks for the shout out to Kati, I will let her know your praise. See you soon! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dinner mates suggested Rio Grande as a place with GREAT mexican meals. Obviously they would not have recommended the Rio unless they felt it was a great place to take an out of state friend. I had the pork burrito with rice and beans. Perhaps...More

Thank Shirley G
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi Shirley, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Sorry we did not have the style of food that you were expecting. We are a Tex-Mex restaurant that does serve some interior Mexican food, with a lot of the Tex-Mex style....More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Popular place near 16th street mall. Got seated promptly outside. Service was good. Food and atmosphere was good. Overall nothing spectacular, but good.

Thank 2014psr
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hey thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon. Best, Jeff

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Whether you choose indoor or outdoor dining, you get great service and a tasty, filling meal. We loved the spicy salsa with chips. The guacamole was top rate. Our meals were filling and very good.. I will go back.

Thank Nancy B
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Nancy, Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. See you again soon! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We had dinner here prior to a ghost tour. We were able to sit on the patio, which was just perfect for a summer night. I enjoyed a delicious mango margarita that had a perfect punch. For dinner, I had the chicken enchiladas verde. Loved...More

Thank afirefly70
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hello fire fly. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Jeff

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We wandered by this place while looking for late night food, and decided to take a chance. They have a great patio space which was completely full, so we ate inside. The fajitas were, to be frank, poor--a small, unseasoned portion that could have been...More

1  Thank Ski-U-Mike
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi Mike, Thanks fro taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your drinks, but very sorry that the fajitas did not live up to your expectations. We will look at the portion sizes and get them on...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The margaritas are my favorite! They have original margs, and they have a few frozen flavors (strawberry and peach). There are also 2 sizes of margs: regular or mini. I always get a mini. Their margs are so good there's a limit of 3!!! The...More

Thank Jessica J
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks Jessica, we appreciate the feedback. Please visit again soon. Also I wanted to let you know we also have locations in Frisco, Boulder and Fort Collins! Check them out if you are ever in those towns too! Best, Jeff

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Restaurant Details

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