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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

) #20 of 441 Restaurants in Fort Collins $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
+1 970-224-5428
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (18 reviews)
“margarita's” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
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1 - 10 of 345 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Margaritas are so good and the food is also quite good. It's load and usually packed, make time for a wait. They're busy for a reason!

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food! Great outside seating. We always try to eat there when in Ft Collins. Enough seating that the wait is usually not too bad.

Thank Monte K
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was anxious to visit the Rio Grande but it seems have changed the type of food I remember from past visits. In the 15+ years I was away, they have become extremely health conscious and green. Unfortunately, my tastes haven't changed. When I eat...More

Thank drgcheywy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our son and his friends. Food was very good, some of the best Mexican have had in a while. The egg burritos were a big hit with my son and his friends. Service was slow though, server said the kitchen was backed...More

Thank Donducker
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your patience - we are a popular place here in Fort Collins! Thanks for taking the time to give us such a nice review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on Sunday night at 5:45 p.m. and chose to sit in the bar because there were better seating options than the dining room. I ordered the fish tacos with black beans instead of rice. The tacos were delicious and the ingredients were very fresh....More

Thank Luv W
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We have been enjoying this newer version of out fish tacos immensely too - fresh and sustainable haddock make for a delicious complement to our hand made tortillas and scratch made slaw.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch last week. The drinks are really great, particularly the Margaritas. Food is delicious, not overspiced. portions as you would expect in a college town-generous. We ate at the patio and that was quite nice.

Thank bluto011
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our patio certainly is a popular spot during these days of warm weather and sunshine. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This place is always busy. The food is great and the cocktails are better. People boast about the patio, but it could be better. However, we don't come for the patio. We go for the carne asada and margaritas. Go and enjoy.

Thank 202lisaa
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your generous review Lisa! Hope you're having a really great summer.

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We live in Fort Collins, and we have been visiting the Rio for years. We love to cook at home, so we don't eat out often. When we do choose to eat out, we love the Rio's downtown location and its margaritas, which we can't...More

Thank Marty M
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

I recently moved to Fort Collins myself, and realize every day now how lucky I am to work at such a community favorite! Thanks for your generous review and we look forward to seeing you out on the patio often this summer!

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

My son and I ate at Rio Grande because I loved that restaurant 2 years ago when I was also in Fort Collins. Still had the amazing margaritas and chips & salsa that I remembered! Will definitely go there again when I am back in...More

Thank Tonya V
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We've been rocking margs and the best chips & salsa for over 30 years now! Glad you had a chance to come back on your recent visit to FC.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The pork tacos were good also. I thought it was a little loud in the restaurant, but the service was good and fairly quick for a busy night.

Thank Dawn F
Susan O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for your review Dawn!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-224-5428
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