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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631-1133
+1 970-304-9292
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Greeley, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Rio is so popular you will always have to wait on Friday nights for a table. I t could be their signature margaritas that pack so much punch they limit you to three! It could be the best patio on Greeley in nice weather, or their delicious salsa dip and chips that always hit the table almost the second... More 

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Thank Downtown80631
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Downtown, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Indeed one of the many reasons why I work here is because we run a completely made from scratch kitchen. Even the ingredients are Hormone free, locally sourced and non-GMO. And yes the Margaritas are deliciously addictive. Hope to see you soon. Free concerts and Margaritas on the plaza are... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for a lunch, or afternoon Margarita. Can be a little loud, large, and caverness....ie: chilly, cold and boisterous. Summer's on the veranda are exceptional.

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Thank ColoradoCommish1
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

ColoradoCommish, Thank you for the nice review. Hope to meet you in person some day. Ask for me by name please. Did you know we also have over 65 different Tequila's? A couple of our Vault Tequilas can only be found here at the Rio:) Hope to see you soon. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here twice now and enjoyed both meals. The menu selection is very large. Great burritos and other Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties. Nice atmosphere as well, the outdoor seating is great if the weather cooperates.

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Thank TammiV64
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tammi, be sure to stay in touch. This summer we will be doing our free concert's on the plaza every Friday Night, starting towards the end of May. We call it Friday Fest. Look it up on the Greeley Downtown Authority web site or simply type in Friday Fest. We will have an awesome line up this spring/summer and we... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Whenever I crave a burrito this is the place. They have a Smothered Burrito (either chicken beef or steak) that I add fajita veggies to that is fabulous. They use natural ingredients and it shows. To top it off I like to order the famous mini marg frozen. You can't beat it.

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

Mark, thank you so much for your kind words and review. You can tell you are a loyal fan. We strive very hard at making our food wholesome. I tell my friends we could almost be called an organic health restaurant. I hope you make it downtown on Saturday, Nov. 26th for the Holiday Parade. "Petey" the Rio truck will... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go downtown for lunch on Saturday & picked the Rio, as it was a nice day and we could sit outside. We had not been there for over a year. It was a good choice, as the food & service were both great. Eating gluten free is sometimes pretty challenging for my wife, but... More 

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

Bob thank you so much for the nice review. We pride ourselves on offering wholesome food, that is local whenever we can. And is always antibiotic and steroid free. Did you know we run a scratch Kitchen as well? hope to see you soon Thanks again! More 

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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Party of about 8 of us came in for dinner and drinks celebrating a friend's birthday. Best service we've ever had at the Rio, and we have visited on many occasions. Great food, great margaritas, and our server, April was awesome! We never went thirsty. She was on top of everything. Thanks for a great time!

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. April is indeed a true gem for us. I am so glad you and your party had a great time we will see you soon. Sincerely, More 

Greeley, Colorado
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to enjoy downtown Greeley and the restaurant is nice and we enjoyed ourselves. The happy hour drinks are excellent and the food they offer is good too. Now the only thing my husband didn't order from the happy hour menu and I felt like they charge too much for regular alcohol he likes to drink... More 

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

Zanya, thank you for the review. We have reviewed our price on Crown Royal and have determined we think it is a fair price for a 2 ounce pour. I am glad you enjoyed the drinks and food. Our Happy Hour menu has some great value on it with our famous margaritas significantly discounted. Our Happy Hour runs from 3-6pm... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I love Rio's this is the third year in a row to eat here & the hot sauce & food is very good & our waiter Austin was very helpful with the menu & kept us supplied with chips & hot & brought out two other various flavored hot sauce (hot green & sweet & tangy &... More 

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

Lori, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I will be sure to tell Austin and April what a wonderful job they did. Those two exemplify the meaning of hospitality. It is in our culture to make the Rio a "sanctuary" for not only our guests but our team members. The hot and spicy green sauce you had with... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Love this place... the Queso Del Mar is killer! Been a customer since they opened the first one in Ft Collins about 30 years ago, and was the very first customer here in Greeley. Hands down best Mexican in Colorado. Two dining rooms, large bar area with stools and booths, plus a large private room and a nice big covered... More 

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Thank 941richardsc
Montreal, Canada
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great food, attentive servers, space to make reservations for a large group of people and in a good location to see other things downtown.

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

Ines, Thank you so much for leaving such a great review. Downtown Greeley is growing and becoming a great place to be. We still have Friday Fest with free concert until the end of September. And of course we will be serving our world class Margarita's on the Plaza during the concerts. In September we will be featuring our Rio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greeley
  • Phone Number: +1 970-304-9292

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