Rio Grande - Denver

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
The Rio's mission: to provide sanctuary from the problems of the world while serving the best dang margaritas and Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande.


The Rio features Fresh Tex-Mex Cuisine created in house everyday. We are known for our legendary margaritas and our festive atmosphere. Located just steps from the free 16th Street mall shuttle and a few blocks from both the Pepsi Center and Coors Field. Cheers from the Rio, hope to see you soon!
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about the Rio the margs the food and the service all top notch !

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LadyBugNess
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as always. How can you go wrong with tacos and margaritas?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming back next weekend!

CP
CaseyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas and food! Ask for Damon, he's the best!

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adenverrealtor
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to grab Magaritas and chips for happy hour, features a large outdoor patio with plenty of space.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome! She has really short brown hair, tell her she rocks!

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Keelyshea
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, we love the salsa and margs and the service !

AB
AbigailB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I got the shrimp/lobster enchiladas and they didn't really have any flavor. We ordered an appetizer an entree and a few drinks and it was $100- nice place but way over priced.

CB
ChristinaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! With the pandemic happening, they have gone out of their way to welcome customers. Food and service is always excellent. Definitely must try the margaritas.

KM
KatieM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We did call ahead for a reservation and still had to wait for about 15 or 20 mins but that was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a rockstar.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest margaritas in Denver! They aren’t afraid to cook the chicken well done for their fajitas (if you ask). Service is always awesome. Downtown Denver and Boulder locations.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space with a fountain. The tables are placed well away from each other for social distancing. The food is tasty and a good value for being right downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best patio for chips and margaritas in Denver

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Wonderful service. Very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best margs in LoDo! Highly recommend

CB
ChristinaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Everyone is always friendly. Food is excellent and the margaritas are so yummy!!

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AlexS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and delicious

DB
vipDavidB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We sat for an hour before we had our food order taken :/

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back!

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GeriV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rio. Happy in-restaurant dining is back.

BB
BruceB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere! Can't beat it!! Thank you!

ER
EricaR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was good, Drinks were great, service was slow

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Lyndsey
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming the Rio. Favorite margs and green chile in Denver.

AF
vipAdamF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic Margaritas. Food was also very good. Would recommend.

LH
vipLizH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this outdoor patio and venue! Management is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had amazing house Margaritas to start off. The steak fajitas were very flavorful and filling. Great taco options, very delicious, guaranteed going back!

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ESK1023
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time dining out since March and going to the Rio and eating outside was a very pleasant experience. The food was delicious and our waitress was accommodating given the circumstances. Drinks too a little longer than we would have liked but that was to be expected while restaurants get used to the new health and safety guidelines. Margaritas and keto shrimp fajitas are a must if you visit!

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Cathy
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite. The skinny marg was fantastic
The fish tacos totally the best!!!
❤️
Cathy and Bob

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time . Glad to be out & they were VERY CLEAN ABOUT EVERYTHING!!! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas and we really enjoyed eating out on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, service was a little slow but they're probably a little understaffed right now as they get back into the swing of things.

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AngelicaR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

I had to wait 30 mins additional for my reservation and another 30 minutes just for drinks. Our umbrella was never propped despite 4 people trying and then the ball dropped completely on the request. Our service was beyond slow in regards to attentiveness.

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ToriT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of the outdoor patio & my mango marg and chile rellenos were amazing!

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OliviaK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Excellent food
Very busy and the staff was moving fast!!

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vippattypoo
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at a restaurant after the end of the stay at home order. The Rio did an good job of separating people and had safety measures in place. I felt very comfortable. The expectation was that you need not wear a mask at your table but if you walked around a mask was suggested.

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ErikS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love to eat at the Rio. It's great to be able to sit and eat again.

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TheRodgers
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a good job of social distancing both when waiting for and dining at their tables. Service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere on the patio is always great!

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Warren
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was good. The only negative was management of the front door, although these days I'm sure a challenge. We went to the trouble of making a reservation. On arrival the front door is mostly blocked with a table with a sign "please wait to be seated". There's a gentleman inside at the front desk, but no one at the table outside. There were probably 30 people waiting outside, several at the table blocking the door. All of us at the front door had no idea what we were supposed to do. A young lady next to me bewildered said she was just waiting to put her name on the list. I finally just went in and told the front desk we had a reservation. We were seated almost immediately. You need to get more direction at the front door.....a person taking names, sorting walk in's from reservations. People are all unsure of what the rules are everywhere they go these days. It's up to establishments to make those clear.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a great first lunch back out in town after sheltering at home for so long! Rio Grande was the last place we went before staying at home and the first place we went to once things opened. Service was VERY slow from the bar and pretty slow from the kitchen, but we were happy to be back!

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Rio Grande - Denver does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rio Grande - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 623-1611.

Rio Grande - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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