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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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alberta
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had oysters Rockefeller, whole red snapper, shrimp, mahi mahi, a bunch of shrimp. More than the 2 hungry people could eat. The best vegetables and rice and tortillas!! The guy working there had stopped us a couple times as we walked by and we stopped and ate there a couple times but he never seemed to remember us and told... More 

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Thank dantheballoonman
Brentwood, Tennessee
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told that was the case ... our friend was not incorrect. I enjoyed the shrimp and lobster enchiladas along with some excellent chips and salsa. The other members of our party loved their meals as well. Good atmosphere and service as well. Enjoy when in Denver next.

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

Glad you enjoyed the food and margaritas. Thanks for coming in. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I would spend my money elsewhere. Waitress was very nice but food was mediocre. The food amount was skimpy for a plate of nachos and the fajitas came out with small amount of meat more beans and rice then anything. Skimpy toppings of cheese and sour cream etc. You can ask for more and they charge you for it all.... More 

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Thank spice75
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. Glad the service was great. Will definitely look into fixing any ripped booths. Hope you give us another try. More 

Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Make sure to visit Rio when in Denver! Best Mexican food in town! Awesome food, best Margaritas and the service outstanding. Ryan Romero - our favorite bartender!!!

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Thank Kathy786
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Kathy, Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. I will certainly make sure Ryan knows he was mentioned. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The restaurant has a good lunch special that gives you plenty of food to feel full and then some. I also enjoy there chips and salsa. I would say you definitely need a full hour to have lunch here.

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Thank cmm_91
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy the lunch special. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Denver, Colorado
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576 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Not particularly good Mexican food -- mediocre wine, beer and cocktail options -- not a great scene - skip this place

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

Sorry to hear you weren't happy with the food and drink. Hope you come back in and give us another try. More 

Centennial
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272 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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

Alex, Thanks for stopping in before the game. Glad you enjoyed the food, service and margaritas. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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 November 6, 2016 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 

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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?