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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321 (16th Street Mall)
303-623-5432
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical mexican fare

We had a good meal here when we visited Denver. We started outside on their lovely back patio but were forced to relocate inside when it started to hail. No problem, service was very good and the chips and salsa yum! We shared fajitas which were pretty good, nothing special but I ordered a side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
travelmom0701
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SEWELL
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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SEWELL
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a good meal here when we visited Denver. We started outside on their lovely back patio but were forced to relocate inside when it started to hail. No problem, service was very good and the chips and salsa yum! We shared fajitas which were pretty good, nothing special but I ordered a side of guacamole which was excellent.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had dinner here. Very lively fun place. Great margaritas, chips and excellent salsa, and chicken quesadillas. Very good service. Would highly recommend. Good prices.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! See you next time! More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food and friendly wait staff. Was loud in there but it was around lunch time. Prices reasonable. If we ever come back to Denver we would come back here.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Lisa, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Please say "HI" next time you are in town! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very good food (I had the chicken enchiladas verdes) and excellent margaritas. Chips and salsa were also very good. We had great service from Able.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great Kudos about your server, I will be sure to pass it on. Chips and salsa are one of my favorites also...we make the salsa fresh several time a day! See you next time! More 

Midland, Michigan
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We got there around 6pm which was ahead of the crowds. The margaritas are excellent. The guacamole was very good and the chips were very fresh and crisp. My husband had the steak enchiladas and I had the shrimp tacos. Both were very good. Save room for the chocolate crème brulee which was so very good.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We pride ourselves on being a scratch kitchen making our items fresh daily. Come see us again soon for one of our legendary margs! CHEERS! More 

Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of our "go to" Mexican restaurants. Cheese or chicken enchiladas are really good. Kind of loud but food is very good.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi IZZY! Thanks for your review. Our enchiladas bring a smile to my face too! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We all loved their margeritas, & the food was great. Got a discount when they missed one of the orders slightly.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review the Rio. We are looking forward to seeing you again, glad you had such a great experience! More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great downtown spot. In a historic building with excellent patio. Food and margaritas are fab. Make a booking on open table if you plan a weekend visit or the wait could be long.

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I love our patio too! Did you get the chance to try our new bar on the patio? A really great way to enjoy some Colorado sun downtown! See you next time! More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We live in downtown and have gone to this location a couple of times. Each time we went, we were met with lackluster service and not very good food...but, for some reason, our 16 year old likes this restaurant. Today, we were in the area and our son said he wanted to eat here. We walked in and my husband... More 

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Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your experience at the host stand. I have no excuse for what happened to you and your son. Sorry to hear that we used to be his favorite spot. I hope you will accept my deepest apology and give us another chance to both serve you and win your son back over as a Rio faithful.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Living in Denver, we frequent The Rio. Iis fun place to sit on the patio and enjoy a margarita with friends. Happy hour is from 3-6 pm and the delicious margaritas are $1 off. Chips and salsa are complementary. The nachos are good, but not your normal stacked high plate of goodness, the first time we ordered them, they arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
    (16th Street Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 303-623-5432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?