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“Best after work relaxation!”

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
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Ranked #22 of 615 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best after work relaxation!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

After a hard day at work, it is mandatory to stop and have a margarita and queso dip and chips. If you can sit on the patio it is very beautiful. Always a plus and a treat.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Michelle D
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Ken Caryl, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Town”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

after trying numerous Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurants in town, the Rio is my favorite. they are consistent in good food and best margaritas! The atmosphere is up beat.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank joel b
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hi Joel,

Thanks for recommending us. Our crew really appreciates the encouragement.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager
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Littleton, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went with my daughter who goes to school in Ft. collins. Mexican restaurants are usually a primo choice becasue she is gluten-free and they usually have corn tortillas or something similar. Food was nothing special. Cheese was processed. Guess we had been spoiled by a recent trip to Santa Fe where the Mexican food was much more authentic and appetizing! Also very noisy. Hard to talk and have the other person hear you.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank James D
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hi James,

We have a menu of gluten free options. Our knowledgeable staff can help answer questions and make recommendations regarding all types of dietary needs.
Though the majority of our food is natural, fresh and scratch made, you are correct - we do have a weakness for a certain processed cheese ingredient! Our Chile con Queso dip is just not the same without it!
I hope you will give us another try next time you are in town.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager
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Salina, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican Food!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Colleagues and I are in town for a conference. Picked Rio Grande from TripAdvisor ratings. We weren't disappointed. Arrived around 6pm and were seated promptly. Service was excellent. Food was served quickly and was wonderful! The decor was really nice, and the area the restaurant is located in is really cool. We'd go back in a heart beat!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank tinyfin
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
No trip to Fort Collins would be complete without a trip to Old Town. I'm glad you were able to take some time out from the conference to check out the town and visit the Rio.
Hope to see you again on your next trip.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Freshest Mexican Food”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is a local legend. Great fresh food and fab margaritas, great service. Don't come at a prime time or you will never get a table. Locally owned/operated.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Janjan56
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Jamie Z, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
We will be celebrating our 28th anniversary in June. Thanks to the Fort Collins community for supporting us all these years. It's wonderful to be a part of the lively and thriving Old Town neighborhood.
I'm glad you enjoyed your meal from our scratch kitchen.

Sincerely,
Jamie Zann
General Manager
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