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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Downtown
Mexican, Southwestern
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1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321 (16th Street Mall)
+1 303-623-5432
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Centennial
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to try an Avalanche game (they lost 3-0) but the evening was far from a waste because we stopped in first to the Rio. The very flavorful house margarita hit me immediately so i gobbled down more tortilla chips and salsa than I should have then we added the chile con queso to the mix.... More 

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Thank Alex G
Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there to watch football game. the food was ok. Service was good. Nice palce to have a good time with friends.

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

E.T., Thanks for taking the time to come in and watch the game. Glad you enjoyed the food and the service. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just went to Rio Grande for lunch. The hostess told us they were understaffed so there was a 5' wait. We decided to stay and give it a try. I ordered the Pan-Seared Mahi with slaw, rice and steamed veggies. My food arrived and everything on that plate was cold. Not even warm... COLD!. It looked like it's been... More 

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Thank NikitaWorld07
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Nikita, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we disappointed you with the food. We take great pride in ensuring our food is the highest and best quality and value. Please feel free to ask for a manager at any time your expectation is not met so that we can make sure you leave satisfied. Hope... More 

Cedar Lake
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was terrible food. Not authentic at all, tasted like frozen prepackaged cheap food. My tacos had spinach instead of lettuce on them, the rice was very bland. I took two bites and asked for the check.

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

Julie, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am sorry to hear you did not like what you ordered. Hope you give us another try. More 

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for larger groups and service was great for our group of 14. Food was good but not over the top , cost was within norms. I would recommend for a good time and meal.

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

Allen, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback! Glad we were able to do a great job taking care of your large party. Certainly glad you enjoyed the margaritas too. Hope to see you again soon. More 

No. VA
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489 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant was really good! The servers were very friendly and helpful! The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I had the braised pork, and it was great! I'd definitely recommend it!!

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Thank mlowder500
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the food and service. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Hope we can be of service again soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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142 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Searching for a place to have dinner around 10PM on a Friday shouldn't be hard. Apparently in Denver it is. However, this establishment delivered. Good food, lively atmosphere and friendly staff made for a good meal here. Would return if ever in Denver again.

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Thank Healey2012
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad we were able to take care of you. Hope we see you again soon. Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback. More 

Rockford, IL
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276 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Awful service for our group of 10 people. Yes, a large group but we should not be getting our individual plates of food over a 25 minute period. Server must be new, had to ask everyone what they ordered. The food plate shuffle. Only had 4 beers on draft and little in the way of craft brews. Has a long... More 

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

Thanks so much for the feedback. I am very sorry to hear about your experience. Please accept my apology that we had dropped the ball regarding yours and our expectation. I will certainly follow up with the team regarding this. Hope you give us another try. Thanks again for the feedback. More 

Pensacola, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Mexican food, some a little Spicer than others. Fajitas were good. There was a lot of dishes to choice from.

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

Melissa, Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the Fajitas. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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386 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Denver is replete with great dining options and there are tons of Mexican restaurants. Rio Grande is a really fun place to go to get excellent Mexican food and have fun doing it. We were there to meet friends on the outdoor patio. The menu is full of great options for food and the drinks are great too. I was... More 

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Thank JSTrip_77
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback!! Glad you enjoyed the service and the fun atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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: +1 303-623-5432

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