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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631-1133
+1 970-304-9292
11:00 - 22:30
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Greeley, Colorado
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Better than average mexican food. Went here for the food and didn't know most people came here for the cheap drinks.

Thank bschleiger
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stopped in for lunch one day since everyone tells me that the Rio Grande is the place to go. Interior is nice enough - Tex-Mex style. Nice menu. Service was okay, nothing special. Food was pretty well executed and imaginative. My problem was with VALUE. They are on the high end of the value equation, and I've not felt that... More 

Thank Foodie47Colorado
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Foodie47, thank you for your review. And thank you for your business. We pride ourselves on our whole some food and totally from scratch kitchen. What does this mean to you? It means we use only non-GMO, steroid free, antibiotic free, locally sourced when ever possible produce and meats. All of our menu items are made fresh every day... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

great strawberry mango margarita. this place really good enchiladas and tostadas. would go back again for sure!

Thank Kathy A
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kathy, Thank you for the review. Come try us this summer on a Friday night after work. We will have free concerts on the street and we will serve you a nice cold strawberry mango margarita on the 9th street plaza while you dance away. Or if you like a spot next to one of our fountains on the... More 

Victoria, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Food and service was terrific. Never without a drink and chips were filed before they were empty. Great atmosphere and very spacious. Did not feel crammed at our table.

Thank dsmigiel426
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We take pride in offering a sanctuary for our guests. Come back for dinner some time. Especially when summer hits. Check out "Friday Fests" they are something to not be missed. Hope to see you again! More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We used to go to Rio quite often. Then we had a baby and we just order it to go now. We like it a lot. I do believe they're a bit overpriced, but they have a few dishes that we really enjoy. The carnitas burrito is my all time favorite. The fajitas, guac and queso are very good as... More 

Thank Anna D
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Anna, thank you for the review. Bring that little one in. Did you know that we are a totally from scratch kitchen, we even make our own tortillas. All of our food is locally sourced whenever possible, antibiotic free, and steroid free as well. No added extras in anything just wholesome food for our guests. Hope to see you soon,... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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273 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Always looking for something a little more authentic and this fit the bill. Salsa alone is a 5 star; everything else pretty good. Would stop here again when in town.

Thank GormandizerAnnapolis
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping buy. We do hope to see you again. We run a totally made from scratch kitchen. Even our tortillas are made from in house. Try to make it out here for one of our free concerts this summer on the plaza. We serve our world famous margaritas out on the street on Friday nights, starting in... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Rio is so popular you will always have to wait on Friday nights for a table. I t could be their signature margaritas that pack so much punch they limit you to three! It could be the best patio on Greeley in nice weather, or their delicious salsa dip and chips that always hit the table almost the second... More 

Thank Downtown80631
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Downtown, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Indeed one of the many reasons why I work here is because we run a completely made from scratch kitchen. Even the ingredients are Hormone free, locally sourced and non-GMO. And yes the Margaritas are deliciously addictive. Hope to see you soon. Free concerts and Margaritas on the plaza are... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great spot for a lunch, or afternoon Margarita. Can be a little loud, large, and caverness....ie: chilly, cold and boisterous. Summer's on the veranda are exceptional.

Thank ColoradoCommish1
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

ColoradoCommish, Thank you for the nice review. Hope to meet you in person some day. Ask for me by name please. Did you know we also have over 65 different Tequila's? A couple of our Vault Tequilas can only be found here at the Rio:) Hope to see you soon. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I have been here twice now and enjoyed both meals. The menu selection is very large. Great burritos and other Mexican and Tex-Mex specialties. Nice atmosphere as well, the outdoor seating is great if the weather cooperates.

Thank TammiV64
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Tammi, be sure to stay in touch. This summer we will be doing our free concert's on the plaza every Friday Night, starting towards the end of May. We call it Friday Fest. Look it up on the Greeley Downtown Authority web site or simply type in Friday Fest. We will have an awesome line up this spring/summer and we... More 

Greeley, Colorado
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Whenever I crave a burrito this is the place. They have a Smothered Burrito (either chicken beef or steak) that I add fajita veggies to that is fabulous. They use natural ingredients and it shows. To top it off I like to order the famous mini marg frozen. You can't beat it.

Thank Mark S
Peter O, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Mark, thank you so much for your kind words and review. You can tell you are a loyal fan. We strive very hard at making our food wholesome. I tell my friends we could almost be called an organic health restaurant. I hope you make it downtown on Saturday, Nov. 26th for the Holiday Parade. "Petey" the Rio truck will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greeley
  • Phone Number: +1 970-304-9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?