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About 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.

9535 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern

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

Cross Street:
Yosemite

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 799-4999

Website:
http://riograndemexican.com/details/locations.aspx?id=1&loc=6

Entertainment:
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!


Parking Details:
Large parking lots surrounding the building

Public Transit:
Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away.
Light rail on County Line is one mile away.

Executive Chef:
William Herrera

Private Party Facilities:
Seriously good Mexican food, legendary margaritas and the perfect private dining spot for your next event! We can host intimate gatherings for groups of 20 or large events for up to 200 people.

Private Party Contact:
Sabrina Ralston: (888) 653-1794

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.1

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4.1

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4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
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Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great drinks, great food, and an all around fun place. Only down fall is the rude head greeter.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Rio does a great job on the food and margaritas!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Will not return--way too loud, and it was a Tuesday. Beef in burrito tastes and had texture of mushy pot roast. Shrimp in tacos was ok. Black beans had no seasoning. Wait staff was not engaged. Will not be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Celebrating a birthday-the dessert they brought as a compliment was fantastic. Great Margs and the food is pretty authentic too. Casual fun

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I️t was loud but that’s fine. They were super busy and the waitstaff was running around. Could’ve used some additional waitstaff, for sure, but everyone was very friendly and nice.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Easy to get to and food was pretty good. A couple of us ordered the Green Chili on the servers recommendation and it was almost too spicy to eat- sour cream helped. Side salad was nice and big. Happy hour pricing is always appreciated and a good deal.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was tasty...all Organic does help with that. Music was a bit loud...
Not a lot of options to chose from...limited choices.

Tags: Casual, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Restaurant was extremely busy which means the service was just adequate. We ran out of water and chips for the con queso we ordered. Also, I indicated that it was my mother’s 75th birthday but nothing special was done. Disappointed in the service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Rio never disappoints! There margs are the best in town!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We hav been regulars since the early days in Ft Collins. Luv the Rio!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I used the love the Rio! The food has gone down hill in the past years. It's over priced for average dishes now.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of my friends got hurt and everyone was really helpful and kind. My friends and I really appreciate your help. It was also my other friends birthday, and we all enjoined the desert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Really good food and drink! Service was fast and people are very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent restaurant. A little on the noisy side. Good food. Short wait.We will be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our waiter could not R.E.M. we who had ordered drinks , who had ordered what meal, did not refill drinks. It was a mess.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We have been a regular at Rio for years. But since they remodeled and reduced the dining area and changed the menu and food portions, we have been disappointed. You are packed in the dining room like sardines. We saw 2 servers run into other workers or guests and drop their plates/glasses making a mess. This is due to the tight spaces now in the dining room. The noise level is far too loud, not very enjoyable. They changed the portion size of their food items (i.e., quesadillas are much smaller know and the price is either the same or more). They changed their chips recipe. They taste stale and old. The only consistent thing is the margaritas which are very good. Overall, we are not as excited to go to Rio like we used to be. Disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Best TexMex in south Denver.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great patio, service was good, chips, salsa &drinks refilled without asking, food out quickly. Great place to meet friends or dine with the family!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Fajitas are horrible for the price. Food service is slow. The only redeeming quality here is the margaritas

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great margaritas and fajitas!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Spicy, Casual, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

It is so dirty. Please clean up the joint so we can come back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food was very disappointing. My fish tacos were bland and soggy. And the fish was overcooked. Other people at the table had different items and were also not happy. On a positive note, I accidentally gave my server $50 instead of $20 and she brought it back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a terrible experience. In the bar we ordered 1 margarita each. We were served a pitcher. I was in the bathroom when it was delivered, so my husband thought I must have ordered that or perhaps that is how they serve a margarita for 2. Then we got the bill, ouch! The bar was also too breezy, we felt chilly.
Dinner was late, medium temperature, did not taste fresh. By end of meal, music was tooooo loud. I would not recommend this restaurant based on these issues. It wasnt just one thing, but many.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Gluten free options are great

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The margaritas were boozy but too sweet. I had the jalapeno and silver coin margs. No heat with the jalapeno one. Food was fair. Nothing soecial about the chicken burrito. Service adewuate, not outstanding.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We have been going here every weekend for 5 years.Since the renovation,it is so noisy. The portions have gotten smaller but more expensive.We are very disappointed with the changes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was OK..margaritas were the best part.Fajitas we ordered were a grande size...when the came,they were the same size as the lunch portion.Was an OK experience,but I don't plan on going back soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The house margaritas were horrible, I don't think they every clean the machine. We sent them back and ordered the premium ones, the server was great and made sure we did not get charged for them.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The quesadillas were good, but the burritos were sub-par. We had a team of 10 people ordering, and the food took a while to come out. None of the people ordering burritos at our table liked it.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The margs are timeless. Can't go wrong. Great patio area.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food at Rio is ok at best. We have been there a few times over the years because it is right next to the movie theater and I am underwhelmed every time. Great drinks though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was terrible and food matched. I ordered the fish tacos. When they arrived I asked the waitress if I could get some extra sauce that was drizzled on top. The waitress said yes but then came back and said "I just typed it in the computer and it's $2 for more so I'm sure you don't want it." When I asked why it was $2 she said "because they make it in house daily and it's really good". Wow. Sour cream mixed with lime juice and pepper. Must be tough for the chef. Maybe you can exchange the mush that is their Mexican rice for a spoonful of Crema. Or the hard as a rock corn tortillas. Adios, rio grande.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service was very disappointing, very crowded and to loud to enjoy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The presentation of the food on the plate was artistic but the flavor was absent. I had fish tacos. The fish was plentiful and cooked nicely but the mango sauce was mostly absent and undetectable in taste. My husband had tortilla soup which was flavorless as well. No ancho child flavor at all. But the margaritas were very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Consistently great food and margaritas. Love going to Rio

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Love this place!!! Especially the staff. They are the best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Overall, this place is good. I do believe it is a little over priced for the meal. Had the steak fajitas, but the meat was cold. Waited for the server, which she was busy, but after a 6-7 minute wait, I just ate them before it got worse. Seems they may be remodeling with the walls a plain white so maybe this has something to do with it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Love what they have done with the remodel ! Still one of my favorites!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The new digs are not clean. Very disappointed. Also the waiter was horrible. We had to ask to order and get another round of drinks. Very inattentive.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

My third time here and the food is just not as good as the downtown location. Our service was pretty horrible. Save yourself the time and just go to the downtown location.

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