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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

) #12 of 98 Restaurants in Highlands Ranch $$ - $$$ Mexican,
9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
+1 303-799-4999
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stooped in for dinner/drinks before a movie. We had a jalapeno appetizer. yummy but hhhot. we both did quesadillas, chx and veg respectively. Well done, guac side was good,fresh. But the Big Tex margarita, well, that was terrific. You can't drink only one. Happy hour...More

Thank DAuntDeb
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meals, and yes, the Big Tex is great! If you liked the Jalapeno appetizer, try the Fresh Jalapeno Margarita. Its excellent. Sorry to hear the service did not go above and beyond. We try...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love the bar area only, they finally play some good rock music but could use more tvs. The margs are great, strong the way we love them & good tasting but could use some real lime juice! Always have great friendly service!! The atmosphere...More

Thank scottg8952
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello David, thanks for the review and all of your feedback. Many of our cocktails are made with fresh and hand squeezed ingredients. Any of our servers can guide your through our cocktail options. Also, check out our new tequila tablet. Very cool interactive presentation...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

While staying at a nearby hotel on two occasions, my daughter and I had dinner at The Rio twice now. I was impressed by the fast and attentive service, and the salsa is delicious and spicy. Both of our meals were absolutely great. I love...More

Thank paulapaula2017
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Paula, thank you for your review and the kind words. I love our smoke chicken tacos too! Every thing is prepared fresh from our scratch kitchen. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Now I remember why I haven't been back after the first visit. The vibe is odd to say the least. The menu is so OP it's difficult to find an item that sounds appetizing. There are 3 memorable moments. The table side water was handy....More

Thank Redefrede
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

REDEFREDE, Sorry we were not able to temp your imagination with our menu, perhaps next time you come down ask to speak to a manager and we can help you choose something that you will like. Our items are made from scratch fresh daily and...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why the rio is so popular. The margaritas aren't great, I don't think they even contain any natural juices. The food is crappy, steak for fajitas taste like it's marinated in teriyaki marinate. Nothing Mexican about any food there from what I...More

Thank mjenks8
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your review and your feedback. we use both good and bad feedback to help us ensure we are meeting the Rio standard of service and food quality. While our Rio classic margarita is the most popular and has been for over 30...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place! I love the atmosphere, chips and salsa, the queso, the strawberry lite marg and for years I have been ordering the exact same thing: chicken enchiladas- with flour tortillas (it comes with corn) and green chili (it comes with red) and...More

Thank Kamshaft67
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Thank you for the kind review. So glad you stumbled upon us too! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We've been to the Rio Grande restaurant now three times in the space of two weeks and each time it has been "hit or miss" depending on several factors. First, the salsa and chips are outstanding - don't change a thing. The food dishes we've...More

Thank mhkay
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Hello and thank you for your review. I love our fresh homemade salsa as well! While our Rio Margarita is our bread and butter and has become extremely popular, we do have other margarita and cocktail options. We were glad to hear we were able...More

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good service, and good food. Con qeuso taste like American cheese, but everything else was good. Margaritas are very good and very strong.

Thank Patrick S
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Hello Patrick. Thanks for your review. I love our Margaritas too! Glad you enjoyed the food which is prepared out of our scratch kitchen. Thanks for the acknowledgement of the service as well, we have some great people here! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here for lunch while in the area and the food was okay. It was nothing special and not very authentic. The salsa was the high point of the meal. It is flavorful and very spicy.More

Thank MW196
Matt C, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thanks for your review. I love our salsa too, it is prepped every morning from our scratch kitchen. Sorry to hear you were not happy with your menu selections. Perhaps our servers can guide you to something more to your liking. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Regional Mexican chain. The do a great job with their chips, salsa, margaritas, and green chile. I have never been disappointed with this restaurant.

Thank cjdey
Jeff V, Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thanks so much for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed the salsa, margaritas, and green chili. Hope to see you again soon!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9535 Park Meadows Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124-5540
    (Yosemite)
  • Public Transportation: Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away. Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-799-4999
  • E-mail
Description
Located on the South side of the United Artists Meadows 12 Movie Theater and near Park Meadows Mall, the Park Meadows Rio is where good people, a unique atmosphere, and honest, wholesome ingredients make everything better. Great happy hour with outdoor patios, private space & large party reservations available. We offer a festive & delicious experience for all ages.
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