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“Great Mexican with many vegetarian options”

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 625 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is one of my family's favorite restaurants in Fort Collins. The margaritas are very good and the food I'd consistently good. They have many vegetarian options and will alter dishes to fit our needs. Vegan dishes are also available here. There are lots of I
Options for children, too.

Thank Buddywilson
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi Buddy,
Thanks for pointing out the vegetarian options. The veggie fajitas have grilled Portobello mushroom, yellow squash, red bell pepper as well as all the fixins. Salads are made with organic spring mix and served with our homemade salad dressings- perfect on a hot patio day.
Our servers are very knowledgeable about vegetarian and vegan options as well as assisting with food allergies and other dietary needs.
We just added to great new stuff for the kids as well.
Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were at a private party at the Rio's upstairs. This was first class. The finger food served was excellent. The room is ideal for such a party (about 200 people). The margaritas they served were just perfect! A place to remember for the next big party you throw!

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Thank Jason G
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Hi Jason,
The Agave Room is a great space for private parties of all kinds. We can accommodate groups from 30 people to 200+.
It's great to hear you had such a good time.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Always a fun place for my family and friends to go for lunch!! Food is good to very good. The restaurant is in an older building with great atmosphere and outside seating out back. Wonderful margaritas!!!!

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Thank Vicki777_13
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Lunch is a great time to visit, especially as we get into patio season. We have lunch special prices, mini margaritas for $2.75, and some great brunch options on Saturday and Sunday until 4PM.
Hope to see you again soon,
Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager

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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The Rio is a Fort Collins institution. They make one of the best margaritas in town, but be careful. They are huge and strong. I particularly like the seafood enchiladas, and the black beans, served as a side with many meals, are superb. However, they do not take reservations and the wait for a table can be very long. The Rio has my favorite patio in Fort Collins, complete with fountain, but the wait can be even longer for a patio table.

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Thank bigthompson2013
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Your patio table should be ready soon, if the weather would just cooperate!
Rain or shine, we will have live music on the patio this Thursday for our Odell collaborative beer launch party from 5-10pm.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had the chicekn nachos, which are atypical of what you would think of standard nachos (a giant pile of chips with a layer of cheese on top is kinda typical). These are not typical, and are an amazing layering of all the goodies. Almost like a perfect nacho bite in every piece.

Thank Khaneseur
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

The Rio Nachos are some of my favorites too. We grill marinated chicken breast or skirt steak to order, then top each chip with delicious toppings.
A Rio Margarita is a perfect companion to the a plate of nachos!

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager

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