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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree
9535 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree / Parker
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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sunday: Family Appreciation Night and Kids Eat Free
Monday thru Friday: Happy Hour from 3-6pm with $3 tacos, $3 drafts, $3 appetizers and $1 off margaritas!
Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away.
Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
Large parking lots surrounding the building
A word from Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree
The Rio provides sanctuary from the problems of the world while serving the best dang margaritas and Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande. Fresh Tex-Mex Cuisine is created in house everyday. We are known for our legendary margaritas and our festive atmosphere. We aim to create a family friendly
environment and provide weekly entertainment for inexpensive social outings.
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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree -
Best Restaurants in Parker
Yummm, that Insalata was
delicious! I am glad they are so generous with the spinach. Four iamb a spinach lover is something I like in my died every day. My friend had the fish tacos and mauled them down. With that I'm assuming they are great! I drink a Don Julio Anejo Coin Margarita. It was done perfectly! What are you waiting for? Go and get yourself some delicious Mexican food !"
Dined on 7/19/2014
We were a large party of 15, which
we know is hard to serve. However the waiter was very cocky and disinterested in making us happy. It seemed that because we weren't getting any alcohol that we weren't important. The tables were sticky. The food was mediocre and dry. I have been there many times before and have had great service so hopefully this was a one time deal. A table behind us had a family that let their approximately 5 year old keep screaming throughout the entire dinner. The family just kept laughing and it seemed that they were friends of some of the workers. This was the worst experience at a restaurant I've had in a long time. I am sure that we weren't the only ones this evening"
Dined on 7/18/2014
I ordered the steak fajitas this
time and the steak enchilada the previous visit. The meat was amazing both times with a great flavor exactly how I remembered. I normally don't order steak with Mexican food but will every time I visit Rio Grande. Also the salsa was amazing with the perfect "kick"!! Well worth the drive from Colorado Springs."
Dined on 7/16/2014
The Rio is a colorado institution.
It's consistently tasty and the margaritas are better than most mexican restaurants. It's a very large restaurant, so it's great for groups and meeting up with people."
Dined on 7/3/2014
From making the reservation to the
customer service we experienced through out our dinner, our experience was wonderful. Our server Alex was amazing and very attentive to our needs. He is so great at his job and knows how to deal with the public!!"
Dined on 6/25/2014
The food was good, the restaurant
was somewhat loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. My only concern is that my mother called to make a reservation for 12 people and was told that they did not take reservations after 4pm. I then went online and was able to make the exact same reservation through opentable. The restaurant was also not very busy which lead us to not understand the policy of not taking phone reservations after 4pm."
Dined on 5/31/2014
I used to be a fan of the
margaritas at the Rio Grande in Boulder. But either their recipe has changed or I have changed, because I really didn't enjoy it. And the food went downhill from there. The Tortilla Soup was more like tomato vegetable soup with carrots and celery. The tomatillo salsa on my burrito was very bitter, probably because the tomatillos weren't ripe enough. My husband's steak burrito with the hot green chili was OK but not great. The only good things about the dining experience was that the waitress was very friendly and prompt, and the Open Table reservation was great to have because there was a huge waiting line when we arrived."
Dined on 5/30/2014
Good food and relaxed atmosphere!
Wait staff is very helpful and takes care of the customer."
Dined on 5/22/2014
I can't complain about the
flavors, but we were hoping for a little more effort in presentation for the price point. I know it has a reputation for margaritas, but since we don't drink, there's no allure there. I'm not saying stay away. I'm not saying drop everything and go. Just a good meal and a fair price."
Dined on 5/13/2014
I had been to the Rio Grande for
dinner with friends a couple of times so thought we'd try brunch/lunch for my family since the food was so great. I was very pleased to be able to make a reservation for 9 of us. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. All of us will definitely be back."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Party of six and no one had any
complaints. Service was great ! Hostess didn't know anything about OpenTable.com and was slightly on the Rude SIDE"
Dined on 5/8/2014
We went during happy hour to check
the place out for the first time. The food was pretty good, the drinks/margaritas were fairly average but everyone else seems to think they're amazing so we must be a minority. Service was a little on the poor side - they weren't very busy, but water didn't get refilled, an order had to be remade, and the items on the bill weren't priced according to the happy hour prices. I've seen them packed at dinner, so I'm a little worried to go back when they're that busy if the service when they're slow isn't amazing."
Dined on 4/30/2014
love that you now have corona
light on tap -- so good as is everything else"
Dined on 4/22/2014
It's the Rio, you go for the
Margaritas and environment, not necessarily the food. That being said, all four of us had the Rio Salad, with varying meat toppings and dressings. We all LOVED it! I had the salad with the Shrimp option, but requested the "Diabla" preparation for the shrimp. It was AWESOME! Others had the 'smoked chicken' topping, which had a zesty green sauce that was great too. And of course the Mararitas (House with Rocks and Salt) were fantastic as always. All in all a very good experience."
Dined on 4/12/2014
The Rio is a great restaurant
which started in Fort Collins. The original still has the best atmosphere and the best patio. However, the best part of dining at the Rio is still available in Lone Tree...the margaritas. Still the best I've ever had. The food is good but you don't really go for the food."
Dined on 4/5/2014
enjoyed dinner as usual - service
was better than ever"
Dined on 3/7/2014
I was very disappointed with my
visit to the Rio this time. It was so loud in the place that you could barely have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. Our waiter acted like he was out for a Sunday stroll, there was no hustle in his step at all. At one point he left my drink sitting on a tray so that he could go attend to another table. Then when the food came out he forgot to ring in one of my friends orders, so she had to wait for her food while the rest of us started to eat ours. The water jugs at the table were never refilled for our entire visit nor did the waiter ask if we would like to have them refilled. I will say that the food was very delicious and enjoyable however, that was the only enjoyable part of my visit."
Dined on 3/1/2014
the crab and shrimp enchiladas are
the best - fresh and tasty"
Dined on 2/22/2014
If you are a "newbie" to the area
finding this location can be tricky. We were seated right away (4 children & myself), unfortunately we were seated next to a table of young drinking adults (and more people showed up as we were eating and crammed us in at the table). The staff should be able to use better judgement in family seating vs tables of drinking. The waiter took 15 minutes to approach and mentioned he was filling in for our assigned waiter. The chile con queso was bland and the salsa was watery. The food was just ok. The kids ordered nachos and there was more lettuce on the plate than any meat, chip, cheese, or beans! I ordered the enchiladas verde - which barely had any verde and was dry. We won't be revisiting this restaurant."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Good food, good service, fairly
standard Mexican menu, reasonably priced"
Dined on 2/14/2014
I was able to make a reservation
and was seated on time. The hostess was great, the food was great and my service was good. I would definitely recommend the Rio Grande Restaurant to friends."
Dined on 2/14/2014
loved the shrimp and crab
enchiladas -- taste great every time!!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
First we sat at a table in the bar
and no one waited on us. So we decided to go to our table. We must have been invisible because a lot of waiters came by our table but no one acknowledge us. So after about 15 minutes we got up and left. We told the manager what happened and all she did was make excuses for the servers. Never going back."
Dined on 1/31/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
and Rio margs as always!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
We have been to Rio Grande many
times and always have excellent food and delicious margaritas! Will be back again soon too!"
Dined on 1/17/2014
If you don't know by now, Rio
Grande has great margaritas. That is really the reason to go here. There are a few really good items on the menu, but most of the food is mediocre, especially compared to other Mexican restaurants in Denver. I find their appetizers to be better than their main dishes. Overall, a great place to go if you want to hang with friends, snack, and drink some great margaritas. But if you want a really good Mexican dinner, you can do better."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Great place too eat and the
margaritas are the bomb!!!!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
Best chile relleno I've had in a
long time. We visited Rio Grande before going to a movie right next door, just because it was convenient. The food turned out to be exceptional. Good fajitas, and they offer discounts to movie tickets if you purchase through them. I will return for sure."
Dined on 1/1/2014
Great margarita's and queso.
Entree's were average in taste and over priced"
Dined on 12/29/2013
Open Table should discontinue its
association with this restaurant. Our reservation, made 7 hours before the seating, was not honored. Our table was not ready for 20 minutes after our reserved time. When seated, our table still had rice and other gunk still on it. Food was passable for Mexican, but clearly not the caliber of Open Table restaurants. The green chili covering my burrito was a poor excuse, lacking flavor and appeared more like a starchy, flour based goop with a tinge of green coloring added. Service improved after a complaint to the manager, and a 50% discount for our troubles -- neither will bring us back to this place. Lone Tree deserves better."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Try the fajitas! We've had
chicken, steak, and shrimp and have not been disappointed!"
Dined on 12/17/2013
They have great Margaritas, but
the food is terrible"
Dined on 11/29/2013
The GM Susan greeted us at the
door, reviewed our group needs, introduced us to our server. VERY professional and showed a caring attitude. We felt very welcome at the Rio. Will certainly place the Rio Grand on our go to place for any meal."
Dined on 11/24/2013
The food and wait service were
great, but the women at the front acted as though we didn't have a reservation. We waited for over 20 minutes before getting seated. It was very busy but the wait made me think that they did not know about the reservation."
Dined on 11/16/2013
I love this place so much, except
for one thing. I used open table to make a reservation. When we walked in, we were told they had to clear 6 tables. After waiting almost 20 minutes, my husband walked over and asked how long the wait was if we had reservations. They immediately sat us which makes me think they had forgotten about us. Otherwise food and service was great!!"
Dined on 11/8/2013
Our family had left the movie
theater and used open table to find somewhere nearby with tables available for us to get into for dinner. We walked in before making a reservation and were told they had zero tables until 30min later. I tried to speak with my husband to make the reservation and with stress after being hungry and 2 kids arguing, the hostess staff laughed at us so we left. I made a reservation and went right back in 15 min and suddenly they were ready to seat us while at least 6 other families were waiting or told they would have to wait 90 min for a table. The manager was apologetic but the staff acted defensive. I believe this restaurant was rude and had poor service to actually serve the people who were choosing to go there."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Food unfortunately not very good.
Margarita's are tasty but very strong, make sure you have a designated driver."
Dined on 10/5/2013
This was a dismal Friday night out
dining experience. Have eaten at the Ft. Collins location and thought it was pretty good. Lonetree, not so much. Waitperson was very good....prompt, friendly and very apologetic for everything that come, or didn't come out of the kitchen. We will NOT be returning."
Dined on 9/27/2013
We've been going to the Rio for
years. The food is healthier and the margaritas are terrific. The waiters are great to deal with, too. Naturally you have favorites, so when making reservations we try to get the ones we know."
Dined on 8/31/2013
A big thanks to Rio Grande - Lone
Tree, CO!! The weather changed our plans very last minute for our triplets 13th birthday party - I called to request a change to the reservation time for 12 and they were so nice about it and took care of it no problem. They told me they are used to large parties and it was an easy change for them. Thanks again!!"
Dined on 8/30/2013
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