Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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ColleenL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and attentive. The ordering system went down when we were getting ready to leave. We had to wait for a little bit (which was fine). He checked in with us regularly and eventually they had to manually check us out using carbon copy credit slips. He felt bad for making us wait- but I have worked somewhere where that happened. I think he handled it well and made sure we were OK. Food was delicious as always- best salsa ever!

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! Drinks great as always.

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vipDenver0Mark
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rio continues to provide outstanding customer service, super friendly servers (prefer to call them friends as we know almost all of them!), food, and drinks. Thank you for managing to keep the restaurant open and safe.

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vipRP60
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have had great service and food at the Rio in Lone Tree.

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vipDelilahsimba
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the Rio every weekend. The service is almost always spectacular and the food is great. The margs are out of this world. We have been going to the Rio for the past 17 years!

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Mickers
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Specifically made a reservation for the outside patio & confirmed this before arriving. When we got there, we were told they were no longer seating on the patio due to weather. Which would have been understandable if the patio was uncovered, which is wasn’t. And there were 4 full tables seated out there currently anyways. We were willing to sit outside despite the weather but were repeatedly told no for various fleeting reasons. I understand that this pandemic has caused a huge adjustment in how restaurants operate but they could also strive to be flexible with guests who do not feel comfortable sitting inside.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree
Responded on June 29, 2020

Hi Mickers, unfortunately our covered patio has hail damage and if it starts raining, it will not keep you dry. Due to spacing restrictions, we would not have been able to move you inside with the reservations we already have on the books if it started raining. This is why we stopped seating the patio at that time. I am sorry that was not communicated to you in a clear way. I thank you for your feedback and understanding. Please ask for a manager next time and we can assist with any concerns.

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Winey
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. We miss the Frisco location, but when in Denver we always stop here.

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PoppyT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love their guacamole tostada and my husbands favorite is the Chile Relleno.

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vipRosemaryM
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, service was good, I do miss not having ground beef as an option.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation process was so smooth. We showed up and immediately shown to our table, even though there was a wait. Our server was amazing and attentive. Overall a wonderful experience.

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HScO
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Our order was wrong and it was not adjusted in the bill. Very over priced and just not the same quality as the Denver or Boulder locations.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Received a gift card and was excited to try out Rio Grande in the Lonetree location. Ordered chicken fajitas and 3 tacos. All food was served just barely warm and did not taste like it was prepared fresh. Very disappointing- especially considering the price point. We were glad that we had a gift card to use and considered it a “free meal”.

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Gill
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean especially with all the new Covid-19 rules. Food was delicious and came out fast. Margaritas are always amazing as well.

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CindyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wawas the best meal I have ever had at the Rio! It was so much fun to go out again. The only thing that wasn't their fault was the wind. We sat in the outside. They had blinds down but they banged quite loudly. And often. I would have asked to be moved, but I didn't want to cause a problem. They were so nice.

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JeffM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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hungryhikers
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but drinks were slow to arrive

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Mchoate13
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was great. The food and margs were lousy. Will not be retuning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a good night as always at the RIO

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vipangies
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in and was seated right away despite many others waiting.

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DeniseS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

When seating a table of 4, please place 4 water glasses, not just 2. Our server took 2 away, when clearly there were 4 of us. Food value was ok

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vipDeborahC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not as good as usual. It’s a fun place but I’d like to see more focus on the food - even during busy times.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for us and our kids!

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vipDominic
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Went for Valentines Day. Place was understaffed. Service slow, terrible. Margarita was good. Food average to below average

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Dominic, sorry our service was subpar for you visit. We were very busy for Valentines Day but that is not an excuse. I do hope you give us another shot to show you what we are all about when it comes to service. Please feel free to ask for a manager on your next visit as I would like to ensure you have a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

We received the receipt which was correct. When I got the credit card slip I was charged a different amount by several dollars. Lucky for me I remembered the first amount and questioned the credit card invoice.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and the drinks were good too!!

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visitoften
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and margs ! Our favorite place for Chile Rellenos !

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Garret the sever was amazing

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CarlR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Try it, you’ll love it! Good and service were great!

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vipHeatherH
Denver
8 reviews