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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631
970.304.9292
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Ranked #48 of 198 Restaurants in Greeley
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Greeley, Colorado
1 review
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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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28 reviews 28 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

denver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Really my title says it all - this is the best thing on the menu. Service is sketchy at times just depends on the day. Outdoor patio is nice - good chips and salsa and margaritas

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Greeley, Colorado
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12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was excited for some authentic Mexican food, I was starving. I ordered the queso... it was like congealed Velveeta, and cold at that. The chips were good... The steak fajitas were good too, nice smoky grill flavor. Tortillas were authentic. But the side of rice and beans? God no. The "rice" had peas in it... what? No flavor either.... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lost their liquor license due to serving under-aged patrons. Chips are good but food is not very good - and the service is non existent

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

My name is Peter Osterfelt. I am the new General Manager here at the Rio. I would love to have you come in and give us a try. Sounds like you haven't been in awhile. Our Margarita's are still deliciously refreshing and addictive; as well as our Queso Del Mar, Steak Burrito, and our new Coconut Flan or Chocolate Creme... More

Greeley, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You don't come here for the food or service. The food only tastes good if you are buzzed. They take forever to seat you, so I'll go the bar and order a marg. By the time you get seated you are now on marg 2. When you get your food, you are now pretty buzzed so the food is yummy... More

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

Dear Valerie, Thank you for writing a review of our restaurant. I am sorry we did not satisfy you in the realm of our food. We take great pride in not only our Margarita's but our food as well. Our food is locally sourced, fresh and wholesome. Here at the Rio we do not use any food that has been... More

colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We live in this area. The Rio is a standard for the downtown area. They are well known for their margaritas and exceptional Mexican food. They often feature live music, usually university students, and usually very good. If you like chile rellenos, they have the best anywhere!

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

Playabonita, thank you so much for the great response. We are proud to be a part of Greeley downtown. I would love to meet you in person please stop by the restaurant and ask for me by name; Peter Osterfelt. More

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