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For 2
Date
Thu, 1/18
Time
10:00 PM
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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Boulder

4.3
332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Happy Hour (7)
Step away from the Pearl Street Mall and escape to the Rio – for a little weekend spirit every day of the week. The Boulder Rio is seriously good, whether you’re bringing the family for dinner or just bringing your thirst for a good time on our rooftop patio(rooftop reservations can not be guaranteed).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(303) 444-3690
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Boulder” can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 564-0445
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Catering
The Rio offers various catering options for your corporate or private event. For pricing and details please call 303-444-3690 or e-mail us at boulder@riograndemexican.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th and Walnut
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Parking details
There is a parking garage directly South of our Building right off 11th and Walnut as well. Free parking on Holidays and the weekend.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Bring your valentine to the Rio and enjoy our Blood Orange Margarita. Freshly squeezed blood oranges mixed with fresh citrus, orange liqueur, and a special barrel aged version of Maestro Dobel Diamante. It is the perfect drink to celebrate an evening out with your Valentine or with friends.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 332 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PickyEater (Denver)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I love the Rio even more now that I know I can make a reservation. Been going for years. Love the food and especially the margaritas -- especially the mini ones! Awesome roof top dining, and lots of great indoor spaces as well. One of my top five places to dine in Boulder.

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AB123 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was great as well as the service. Took our out-of-town New York family there for good Mexican food. Mango/Strawberry margarita's are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was wonderful! We had a great dinner there.

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vipovercrowded (Portland)
3.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

was crazy busy after the game last Saturday. We made a reservation and still had to wait a bit...not that big a deal. It was just so overcrowded it was claustrophobic. I can't imagine being a waiter and trying to get around like that. We tried to order more drinks to go with our dinner and never received. Think the bar was totally overwhelmed. The waiter was doing the best he could with the situation. I think bar orders for diners should be a priority.

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vipLocal (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on October 29, 2017

Not the best Mexican food we’ve had. Too bad. Waiter was great on a very busy night. Really loud - impossible to talk to our table of 5 without yelling.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

Great experience. Have been a couple times. This occasion was on a busy weekend so service was slow, but experience was fun! Filled with a lot of college students and alum to make it feel like a real college town. Food was superb as usual. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on October 23, 2017

The food is just ok. Not bad, but not great, either. The service is always friendly, but it always seems to be a bit of a chore to get the correct and complete order. Whether it's forgetting a drink, an extra side of sour cream, or enough chips for the table, it just never seems to be right the first time. Net-net, not a bad experience, but not great.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a group of 8 people.
Our food was cold!!!! My fajitas were not even grilling when they brought it to my table!! Same story with my friends food.. her chips for the nachos were burnt and she couldn't eat it. We asked the waitress to bring us a well done meat and the attitude was just not the best. We even told him in the end of the night how frustrated it was to pay almost 200 for burnt food
I will NOT COME HERE AGAIN!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food and drinks was good and the prices were great!

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vipBoulderJanet (Denver)
3.0
Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was good, but the other aspects of the meal were underwhelming.

Service: Our server Katie was terrific -- friendly, helpful, knowledgeable.

Drinks: I used to love the classic Rio marg, but this time it just tasted of citric acid (think lemonade powder). The Agave Martini was better, if a little strange. My husband ordered red wine. They only have two on the menu, and they were out of one of them (how does that even happen?!).

Food: The Queso was bland. My spinach enchiladas were fine, nothing to write home about. The burrito had very little chicken and the "fajita vegetables " inside were still crunchy, not having been grilled enough to even cook through.

Bottom line: We won't be coming back any time soon.

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