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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631
+1 970-304-9292
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just ok

Went for lunch with a group of friends, the menu was very small and high priced. The food was ok just nothing impressive. Service was super slow too.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Sayla217
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with a group of friends, the menu was very small and high priced. The food was ok just nothing impressive. Service was super slow too.

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Sayla, thank you for providing us with some valuable feed back. Did you know that all of our meats are antibiotic and steroid free. We also locally source our produce when ever we can. We provide a totally scratch kitchen that will deliver very wholesome food. So you can take the worry out of what am I eating. Next time... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We asked for beef as in hamburger meat and was told only steak was served as was only black beans instead of traditional refried beans. Kinda expensive for what it was. I quess the location was why.

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Terable, we pride our self on the quality of all our ingredients. We are a total scratch kitchen with no pre-made sauces, beans, or tortillas. In fact our beef is real steak with no hormones or additives. We never set out to be a Mexican Restaurant but are a "Tex-Mex" Restaurant. Which means we bring all the comforts of... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I took our son, his wife and new baby to dinner. We wanted to find a place that we could watch the seconds half of the CSU San Diego St. Basketball game and still have a nice meal. Greeley bring do close to Fort Collins, the Rio having lots of TVs all tuned to sports, and My... More 

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wydnar, Yes we do care! Thank you for giving us feedback on your most recent visit. It is most unfortunate your experience was not enjoyable. It should have been a simple request to tune our televisions into a CSU basketball game. I am a Ram's fan and a Bear's fan. Please accept my apologizes for the lack of service... More 

Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
294 reviews 294 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Not sure why Rio has negative reviews. It was our first time here and we absolutely loved the food! My wife and I shared Nachos with Chicken and the Queso with Beans and Guacamole. It could not have been better. In fact, my wife, who is an outstanding cook and makes a great Queso, commented that this was the best... More 

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Peter O, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Ultimatetravelking, Thank you so much for the nice review. You have indeed done many reviews of different restaurants. And your responses seem very fair and are across the board in ratings. Next time your in Greeley for a show please ask for me by name. It would be a pleasure to meet you in person and to serve you once... More 

Colorado
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You won't leave hungry. They have a nice outdoor patio and the service has always been wonderful. The food is pretty good too!

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jessica, Thank you for the nice review can't wait for spring this year we have lots of bands lined up for Friday Fest! Hope to see you then if not sooner! Look me up at the restaurant next time you are in:) More 

Greeley, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been regulars at the Greeley Rio since it opened, and it has long been our favorite restaurant. We also understand that any restaurant can have an off night. However, our last THREE visits have been extremely disappointing, with each one worse than the last. On one recent visit, we sat for 25 minutes before anyone noticed we were... More 

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cosmo4n6, I am deeply troubled by your recent experiences, to say the least. It is the goal of this restaurant to exceed your expectations of customer satisfaction. Obviously we have failed to deliver this. It would do us good if we could talk in person. Please call the restaurant at 970-304-9292 and ask for Jayro or myself Peter. So... More 

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I ate a solo dinner a the bar on a weeknight while in Greeley and was pleasantly surprised. The bar service was excellent with a decent selection of drafts. I munched on chips ans salsa and found the salsa flavorful and spicy but not hot. I ordered chili relleno for dinner and it was delicious. The chiles were lightly breaded... More 

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Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so happy you took the time to write a review for us. I am also glad your visit was a pleasant one. Yes I too love our Chili Rellenos. Next time your In, please look me up and ask for Peter the General Manager. Try the Queso Del Mar it is an appetizer made with lots of real... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Ordered fajitas. The rice was so dry, it seemed was cooked the day before and heated up in the microwave. Nobody in our party of 9 was impressed by the food. Maybe it was because it was a very crowded that Friday night with a 1 hour wait.

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Peter O, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Mark it saddens me you had a less than desirable experience here at the Rio Grande. It was very busy last Friday night. Our rice is prepared many times through out a day. We prepare all of our food fresh and from scratch. We take great pride in our food as being wholesome and fresh. Please accept my apologies for... More 

Greeley, Colorado
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We've recently eaten here a couple of times, as we want the downtown area to be revived. unfortunately, we were not impressed with the food. they have a limited menu, and the food wasn't anything to write home about. Service was pretty god and the staff is friendly, but there are better places to get good food than the Rio.

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Peter O, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Jon thank you for your honest feedback. We value you as a customer and we would like to discuss your most recent visit with you. Could you possibly find the time to discuss it with me? My phone # is 970-304-9292. Here at the Rio we take your comments very seriously and appreciate your feedback. Any insights you have will... More 

Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We love the smothered steak burritos and the margaritas. The staff is always pleasant and responsive. Other bonuses, Pacifico on tap and and a wonderful patio.

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Peter O, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Next time you are here please ask for me by name, I love meeting our guests face to face. See next time Peter. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greeley
  • Phone Number: +1 970-304-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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