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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321 (16th Street Mall)
+1 303-623-5432
11:00 - 00:00
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent Tex-Mex fare and a great drink menu. Each one of our party (there were 7 of us) ordered something different and we all raved about how delicious everything was. The margaritas were fabulous, by the way. I highly recommend this place.

Thank skincaregal1954
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435 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here on Mother's Day on my daughter's recommendation. It was great! We sat on outside and each had the manberry margarita, which was perfect on a hot sunny day. I had the fish tacos, which were very good, and my daughter had the beef fajitas, and they were good as well. They are not served on the traditional... More 

Thank wisgirl01
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

wisgirl01, Thanks for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience and Happy Mothers Day! We can't wait to see you again soon! Best, Jeff More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece and I were strolling 16th Street mall and decided to have Mexican. Looked up what was close and this had pretty good star level. Didn't have time to read reviews so we just went. It was just after 4pm. The 'host' was on the phone and gave no indication that he knew we were standing in front of... More 

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

Hi Pat, Sorry to hear that your experience wasn't all that you expected, and what we wish to deliver every time. We are striving to provide the experience that you deserve, and will coach up the staff so that this experience isn't duplicated. As for the fajitas, I am sorry that they were not what you were expecting and did... More 

Sturgeon Bay
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273 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has an awesome happy hour with a delicious, strong margarita. We thought the $3 tacos were super. Our waiter was fast and professional. A good time was had by all!

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

Hey Vanclaners, Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your time. See you soon! Best, Jeff More 

Washington, Dc
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have great grilled specialties like fajita's, fish, and chicken and super-awesome margaritas. The lively atmosphere is the perfect place to meet friends. The table-side guacamole is great and the place is packed during happy hour. This is a Colorado-based restaurant with chains across colorado and some other states. In the summer they have live rock bands on the patio... More 

Thank bwl8772
Jeff V, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bwl8772, Glad you enjoy the Rio. Thank you for taking the time to send a review! The patio is in full force, come back soon. Best, Jeff More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Food was pretty good - I had the veggie quesadilla. Plus, free chips - who doesn't love that?! Nice patio section as well to the side of the restaurant that you can enjoy during the nice weather.

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

Andrew, we are happy that you enjoyed your experience, and hope you will stop by soon. Regards, Jeff More 

Arvada, Colorado
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went to Rio again for the first time in awhile. Very crowded and noisy as usual. Food was good. The salsa was as good as I remembered. Our server did a good job. Tasty cheese enchiladas. Only issue was the disinterested bartender while we waited at the table at the bar. Like many restaurants, they employ way too view bartenders... More 

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

Scott, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are glad that your experience was good and for the most part as you remembered. Sorry to hear that the bar was understaffed, we are adjusting the schedule to meet the demands. See you again soon. Best, Jeff More 

Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I come here almost once a week, and ALWAYS order the Man-Berry margarita. It's a frozen blend of strawberry and mango- so yummy if you like sweet drinks! Chips and salsa are always a great snack to have with a few drinks- and the service is always quick!

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

Hmpeitz, Thanks for your review, we appreciate your visits. Please say Hi next time you are in! See you soon. Best, Jeff More 

Leadville, Colorado
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233 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Stopped in on our way to the Pepsi Center. Not the best Rio time we have had, and we have had many. The bartenders were so chit chatty and forgetful. They also seemed like we were inconveniencing them which was a huge turn off. Having been to every other location, even in Steamboat when it was open many times, this... More 

Thank Princeton1212
Jeff V, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to let me know about your experience. I'm Very sorry that you received anything less than a perfect experience. Please give us the chance to serve you again, you deserve better and we can do better. We are constantly striving to teach and execute hospitality at every level in our store. Thanks... More 

Liberty Hill Texas
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Overall it was a decent spot to eat at. The tamale was fabulous!!! Overall four out of five stars!!!

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

Jason, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the tamale. Hope you come back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1321
    (16th Street Mall)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-5432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?