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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
+1 970-224-5428
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the margaritas are the best ., the service is good and the food is wonderful plus the ambiance is really nice and the patio in the Summer is perfect

Thank equinelites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Rio Grande Restaurant in Fort Collins on more than one occasion. Most of the time I stop by the bar in the main room on my way to the dance floor upstairs Occasionally I'll have appetizers at the bar or a...More

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

I can sense your frustration! The pork tamale is one of the newer items on our menu so thank you for your feedback. But the crab and shrimp enchiladas are one of our most popular. I am so sorry you were disappointed.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is good and the Margs are great! It's pretty loud, so not someplace you want to go to relax, but it's a fun place and always enjoyable.

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

Thanks for your review! Glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went with family members to get a margarita. Mine was perfect and good. WORST beef fajitas I have ever had. Margaritas made it worth the trip. Food was forgetable!More

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

Glad you enjoyed your margarita so much Sharon, but disappointed to get that feedback on your steak fajitas. We pay attention to every detail of that dish as it is one of our most popular - from the marinade, to the cut of steak, the...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have eaten at Rio for years and there are things that they do really well that make them our go to place for dinner. We love the Queso Del Mar, it is tiny on the menu but it is awesome. The fresh tortillas finish...More

Thank RipleyC
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious!!! Went for lunch during parents weekend! Very busy but we sat at the bar and had great service! Enchiladas and margs were great!

Thank mustang00
SusanRioLT, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

What a fun weekend! Homecoming is always a busy one for us - glad you got to visit with us!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

All the staff were super friendly and very attentive considering how busy it was. However the food was subpar so they can thank the staff for getting them to an average rating. I ordered the shrimp fajitas grande and first off there was nothing grande...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch at Rio Grande in May. Dinner was fairly mediocre in October. Took too long for initial greeting. Server unsure of margarita ingredients (high fructose sugar), but tried to accommodate. Friendly

Thank lp81435
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback, and for helping us identify an area we can improve upon with our server training.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had the Tacos for lunch. They were fantastic. The service was very good. We sat outside on the back porch. It was very nice. I would go back every time I will be in Fort Collins.

Thank Tom O
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

So glad you got to take advantage of sitting outside on the patio before this cold snap! Look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Love the margaritas at the Rio. Quite a few Rios throughout Colorado. The Ft Collins location downtown is nice with very accommodating staff. Cameron took really good care of our group - attentive without being intrusive. Good chili rellenos and enchiladas and great guacamole. Street...More

Thank tatts15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-5428
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