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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540 (Yosemite)
+1 303-799-4999
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've been to the Rio Grande restaurant now three times in the space of two weeks and each time it has been "hit or miss" depending on several factors. First, the salsa and chips are outstanding - don't change a thing. The food dishes we've had are well prepared, we especially like the fish tacos. The house/traditional margarita is terrible... More 

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Thank mhkay
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. I love our fresh homemade salsa as well! While our Rio Margarita is our bread and butter and has become extremely popular, we do have other margarita and cocktail options. We were glad to hear we were able to please you with the Big Tex. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good service, and good food. Con qeuso taste like American cheese, but everything else was good. Margaritas are very good and very strong.

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Thank Patrick S
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Patrick. Thanks for your review. I love our Margaritas too! Glad you enjoyed the food which is prepared out of our scratch kitchen. Thanks for the acknowledgement of the service as well, we have some great people here! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch while in the area and the food was okay. It was nothing special and not very authentic. The salsa was the high point of the meal. It is flavorful and very spicy.

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Thank MW196
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I love our salsa too, it is prepped every morning from our scratch kitchen. Sorry to hear you were not happy with your menu selections. Perhaps our servers can guide you to something more to your liking. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Regional Mexican chain. The do a great job with their chips, salsa, margaritas, and green chile. I have never been disappointed with this restaurant.

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

Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the salsa, margaritas, and green chili. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Vail, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Came across this by accident when we were trying to find a different place and decided to stop in. It was quite good.

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Thank C N
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad you stumbled upon us and thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Reno, Nevada
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We've been to the Rio downtown many times over the past several years. The food has always been excellent. The margaritas are also excellent and I love that you can buy a mini (1/2 size) for exactly 1/2 price. So you can always have your margarita cold! This was our first time at this location and it was quite convenient... More 

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Thank WG89519
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at our location and we appreciate your loyalty over the years at the Downtown location. With the theater directly behind us, dinner at the Rio and movie make for a great evening. Hope to see you at our location again soon! More 

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Mango margarita was very good, chicken enchiladas all good Great quick service we were in and out no problems

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Thank baroncafe
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I love our Margs also! Next time you visit, give our Harvest Days menu a shot. Its a limited time menu that consists of ingredients from the local Colorado harvest, and prepped in our scratch kitchen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Centennial, Colorado
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Like the vibe at the Lone Tree version of the Rio Grande. It's a chain but known for their great house margaritas and their homemade salsa. Outside seating, bar or restaurant seating. Nice staff. Kelsey was very attentive. Good Mexican options. Loved the sopapillas for dessert. Great place for before or after the movie!

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Thank tatts15
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the kind words for our staff. We work hard to create a fun and friendly vibe and we are glad it came through on your visit. I'm a sucker for the Sopapillas too! Hope you come back soon! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic margaritas and decent Tex-Mex. Food fresh and tasty. House made salsa can't be beat. Wait staff friendly and quick with drinks and chips. Steak burrito and tequila shrimp tacos were very good and sizable. My only complaint is no chimichangas

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Thank Andrew L
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Andrew. I love our Margaritas too! Glad to hear you enjoyed our homemade salsa and your entrees. I will relay your feedback about the Chimichangas to our Food and Beverage department. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon! More 

Aurora, Colorado
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, attentive staff, fantastic food!! We'll definitely be coming back when we're on this side of town!!

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Thank CarlNance
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We take great pride in our scratch kitchen and fresh and wholesome ingredients. Hope you come back to this side of town again soon! 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
    (Yosemite)
  • Public Transportation: Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away. Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-799-4999
Description
Located on the South side of the United Artists Meadows 12 Movie Theater and near Park Meadows Mall, the Park Meadows Rio is where good people, a unique atmosphere, and honest, wholesome ingredients make everything better. Great happy hour with outdoor patios, private space & large party reservations available. We offer a festive & delicious experience for all ages.

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