Rio Grande - Denver
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Great experience at the Rio, as always. Love having the patio to enjoy dinner and drinks during COViD.
Have frequented the Rio for years. Recently during Covid I have been making reservations as I understand it makes it easier for restaurants to utilize limited seating. I also understand seating requests can not always be honored. On this visit I did make a request for a particular table indoors, or if not available a booth. When we arrived I stated we had made a reservation I also saw that the table we requested was occupied, which was fine. The young woman at the host stand surely was able to see the requests on her screen, but instead of acknowledging those requests mumbled she could seat us on the patio, or by way of pointing a table in the middle of the dining room. A person with any skills would have offered alternatives....I see you made a seating request, but we don't have those tables available right now, or those tables are not available at the moment, but you're welcome to wait. I also would be willing to bet that none of the people seated at any of the tables requested had made a reservation. If that was the case the front door should be looking ahead at reservations and hold one of the requested tables for a person who always makes a reservation, always keeps the reservation and arrives on time for that reservation. The way in which the situation was handled at the front desk tainted the entire experience. I also feel the service this visit was somewhat curt, which normally isn't the case. As I said earlier I've been coming to the Rio for years. We would drive from Denver to Fort Collins to eat there when they first opened. There have always been ups and downs with them over the years with food. Recently we primarily go to the Denver Rio. Over the past few years the food has often been over salted and generally inconsistent. One time it's great the next time not so much. The only thing that has always remained a constant are the Margaritas. All this aside In hopes of past experiences there we will continue to be patrons.
Always great service and great food! Outdoor dining is a plus!
It was good and everything we were expecting.
The restaurant inside was pretty empty but I think they were keeping everyone outside for the most part. Despite it being empty inside, business (service and kitchen) was pretty slow. We still enjoyed ourselves and loved our margaritas. I had 3 tacos and found myself still hungry after. Especially with how much tequila is in the margaritas (or what seems like it), I think they should offer sides with the tacos such as rice and beans just to make it more of a meal. Great to be outside and enjoy the evening, though.
We really enjoyed the food and the staff at the Rio, the Rio is a great little oasis from the rest of Denver.
Great place for happy hour, prices are reasonable & food was delicious.
Great night out at the RIO. Same GREAT patio as always. Good food and drinks as usual there. They accepted the passport book before it expired (it expired on 7/31). Manager needed to fix the bill, and she did it and was nice about it. We'll be back.
Margaritas are always amazing. Spinach enchiladas were the best. Salsa is fresh with just the right amount of spice.
Awesome food. Awesome service. Awesome location. Always a favorite!!
I always enjoy dinner at the Rio Grande, the chili rellenos are my favorite. Walking in with a reservation only improves the experience!!
love the menu upgrades - service was excellent and efficient
Very good dining service with a great outdoor patio that is perfect in the summer with misters to keep you cool in the warm summer sun!
Sat on the patio and enjoyed a couple of Manberry margs! Always a great time.
Just moved to Colorado from Texas, and for mexican food out here it was pretty good. Wish the cilantro chicken had more cilantro taste, but otherwise the margaritas tasted just like home.
Love everything about the Rio the margs the food and the service all top notch !
The food and atmosphere was good and clean. We each enjoyed our dish.
Don't miss out on the margaritas and patio. It's a perfect combination.
Yummy as always. How can you go wrong with tacos and margaritas?
Coming back next weekend!
Great margaritas and food! Ask for Damon, he's the best!
Great place to grab Magaritas and chips for happy hour, features a large outdoor patio with plenty of space.
Our waitress was awesome! She has really short brown hair, tell her she rocks!
Everything was great, we love the salsa and margs and the service !
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.
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.
Great experience. We did call ahead for a reservation and still had to wait for about 15 or 20 mins but that was okay.
Great margaritas! I see why they’re called the best in town now. Food was also authentic tasting and great service.
Our server was a rockstar.
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.
Best patio for chips and margaritas in Denver
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.
Great atmosphere. Wonderful service. Very accommodating.
Best margs in LoDo! Highly recommend
One of my favorite places to eat! Everyone is always friendly. Food is excellent and the margaritas are so yummy!!
Clean and delicious
We sat for an hour before we had our food order taken :/
Great to be back!
We love Rio. Happy in-restaurant dining is back.
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) 623-5432.
Rio Grande - Denver is rated 4.7 stars by 568 OpenTable diners.