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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 - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Price vs Value

Food, service, and Margaritas were very average...Price is very high for Mexican food and what I got was edible, but no value. Will not go back. I had a "steak quesadilla". It was basically a fried tortilla with a little guacamole and sour cream. There was almost no cheese and I found only a couple... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Barney2009Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

our waitress was a beautiful (inside and out) woman. full of energy and on top of getting me what i needed/wanted. i had an amazing experience for my short lunch i had.

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

Diana, thank you so much for your nice review. Guests sometimes ask us what is the secret of our success. It is our team members with out a doubt. With out them we are just an other restaurant. May I ask what was your server's name we want to give her the recognition she deserves. Please ask for me on... More 

colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Food, service, and Margaritas were very average...Price is very high for Mexican food and what I got was edible, but no value. Will not go back. I had a "steak quesadilla". It was basically a fried tortilla with a little guacamole and sour cream. There was almost no cheese and I found only a couple of tiny slivers of "beef"... More 

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1 Thank Barney2009Colorado
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Barney I am so sorry you received a less than desirable quesadilla. We pride ourselves on offering the best dang margaritas and Tex-mex food here in Colorado. It certainly sounds like we failed in your recent visit. Please ask for me by name or any manager for that matter; so we can appropriately take care of you on your next... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place is excellent -- especially in the summer when there's lots going on downtown. Good food and atmosphere.

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

Thank you for your review PerkyPeg. Have you noticed we have over 50 Tequilas to offer now. With some very select Vault Tequilas. Next time your in lets talk about your favorites and see if you can try some new ones. Take care until we see you again. More 

Greeley, Colorado
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very well known for its margaritas. Also has good guacamole and queso. If you're still not full, they have quite an assortment of entrees.

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

Bodo Thank you for the nice review. Did you know we have over 50 different tequilas. And our vault has some very fine tequilas as well. Hope to meet you in person soon, ask for me by name. More 

Greeley, Colorado
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

They have very strong margarita's. They will limit you to just 2. Food is microwaved TV dinners. Even after 2 of the Margarita's, the food is worse than dissapointing.

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1 Thank Paul S
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul, It is disappointing to hear you did not enjoy the food here at the Rio. We pride ourselves on offering the freshest locally sourced from scratch food around. We make just about everything in our restaurant including our tortillas more than twice a day. I would love to talk to you in person. I never want any one... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best Margaritas ever. We don't do much Mexican, but friends took us there, and I thought, well, I wouldn't mind a Margarita. Well, drinks all around, and they are truly terrific. Friendly service, and we enjoyed patio seating. Food was really good and we highly recommend.

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Thank nancyandbob_10
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nancy and Bob, it was a pleasure to have you come visit. Thank you for the nice review. We pride ourselves on a totally from scratch kitchen. We use locally sourced products when ever possible. Even with our spirits the majority of them are from Colorado. Did you have a chance to check out some of our collaborative brews?... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have been going to the Rio for years now. Our parents, even longer. Their margs have always been the best in town, worth the cost!! However, in 2015, 3 of our past 4 experiences have left us disappointed; this last one, especially. In years past, we would've rated the Rio 5 stars! We went in the late afternoon, and... More 

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

Dear Ryan, It grieves me we did not satisfy you on you last visit. Let alone your last 3 visits. I would love to hear more feedback from you regarding your experiences. We pride ourselves on providing a sanctuary for a guests and we failed in your case. Please accept my apologies for the poor service you received. I would... More 

Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and daughter had raved about this place since trying it in June... have to say I was impressed. Rio Grande offered my favorite Tequila (Casa Noble Reposado) & had some other great choices too. Found the margaritas to be unique too! Food choices are really good to, however one thing as a recommendation - Add a few Mole'... More 

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Thank GhostRider17959
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have done a few mole dishes in the past; who knows you might see a few of them come back. Starting this September we are featuring "Harvest Days" we will have a Butternut Squash Rellenos, Veggie Tamales, Melon & Arugula Salad, Corn Elote, Peach Flan, and a new Peach Margarita. All of the ingredients... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Service very slow, but we did go the same afternoon as Art in the Park. Part of the problem was our server had at least 6 tables-- too many for effective and efficient service. Our food took over 30 minutes to arrive. When our food arrived we could tell it had been sitting for a while and we didn't have... More 

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

Dear Amy, I am so sorry you had less than desirable service. We do pride our selves on being a sanctuary for our guests to get away. With a server having six tables at once it can be extremely hard to give the service needed to meet exceptional quality service. I would love a chance to show you once again... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

You can do so much better if you want good Mexican food. Prices are high for Greeley. Portions are small for the price. Menus selection is very limited. Food is mediocre at best. Yuppie from start to finish. Clean. I only go there since a friend works close by and it is convenient for them. Parking is terrible.

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

Dear Gbrenckle, It is unfortunate you are not a fan. Did you know we use only locally sourced food products. And we are a made from scratch kitchen. Meaning we make everything in house from the tortillas to the sauces and marinates. All of our proteins are antibiotic free steroid free. It is good to work for a company that... 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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