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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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is authentic and good enough, but the casual atmosphere and service are great! Good selection of craft brews and a variety of margaritas as well. Sports-bar atmosphere if you want it or casual and family-friendly outside dining as well.

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Thank Ge0rge678
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

George, thanks for the review. We are happy that you enjoy our atmosphere and service so much. We are constantly trying new things in the bar & kitchen to keep up with our customers desires. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Jeff More 

Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed many happy hours and meals at the Rio and it has always been a satisfying experience. The Huevos Rancheros are my favorite and the margaritas are tasty and strong (three drink limit). One block off the 16th Street Mall with indoor and outdoor seating.

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

Jay, thanks for the wonderful review! We strive to continuously provide high quality items and provide a level of hospitality above and beyond. Thanks again for reaching out. Best, Jeff More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this location in Denver. The margaritas are amazing. The skinny margarita is fresh as can be and a bit easy to go down 😁 Great salads, really great place to go with friends and just chill outside in the summer months.

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

Kolak, thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit! We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to serve you again soon. The skinny marg is delicioso & made fresh for your every time! Salud! Jeff More 

boston
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after touring Coors field. Being first time visitors to the area had no idea what to expect but since there were a lot of patrons inside we decided to try it. (Probably the best service we've had since we've been here) our waitress was at our table within minutes. Very large menu... More 

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Thank GOSOX08
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are proud that you enjoyed your service all that we have to offer. Next time you visit Denver, please stop by again and say "HI." Cheers, Jeff More 

Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So there was this fly in my burrito when I ate here awhile back; the trauma kept me away. I tried it again this month, and even though my quesadilla was lacking a fly, at least one I could see, I definitely was underwhelmed by the food and overwhelmed by my friends who ordered margaritas. Tip: the drinks are "everclear-strong"... More 

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

Hi Madison, Thanks for reaching out and letting us know about your experience. Sorry to hear that you had a fly in your burrito. Next time please let us know during your visit if something like this happens so we can fix the situation immediately as we have not had a complaint of this type. The quesadillas are a rather... More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to dine. Service was fast. Good was okay. No real Mexican flavor. Spicy salsa is good. Large outdoor dining area.

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

Kevin, Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you next time you are in town. Best, Jeff More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered the restaurant while looking for a nice informal place for dinner. It fitted perfectly. The atmosphere, the service and the food just made our dinner so enjoyable. We had tacos which were perfect size (European measures!) and big on flavor. Margaritas were just the icing on the cake. They were lethal, so we didn't get the chance to try... More 

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

Hola BUSYLONDON! Thanks for taking the time for a review. We are so proud you enjoyed your experience. Please come visit again soon! Best, Jeff More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Pretty busy but it was a saturday. Unique margaritas and tasty salsa with chips. Small guacamole is a great way to start the night. Smoked chicken or the pork tacos are a must! Looks are defiantly deceiving but packed full of flavor!

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

Cheftown, Thanks for the review. We are so proud that you enjoyed your experience! Please come back soon. best, Jeff More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been eating here since we were dating. The food is delicious and the staff is super friendly. There is usually parking close by on the street, if not, there is a parking garage really close by.

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Thank mendoza1pascale
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We are glad that you have been visiting us since you were dating, please do say "HI" next time you are down! Best, Jeff More 

Denver, Colorado
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355 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The only redeeming quality is friendly and helpful staff Everything else is pretty much a disaster -- not very good food and kind of pricey for the genre

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

Sorry our food was not to your liking. We do pride ourselves on using fresh quality ingredients made to order in our scratch kitchen. Next time please speak to a manager during your visit so we can find you something to enjoy. Very happy that you enjoyed our staff and their hospitality. Thanks for taking the time to let us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?