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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
LoDo, Denver
86 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • big tex
  • manberry
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  • Alicia B.
    Alicia Bartsch1 week ago
    Margarita wasn't too strong, but the outdoor patio, wait staff, and food were absolutely amazing!! I had the pork taco with a side of quac, so delicious!
  • Anne M.
    Anne MarieMarch 16, 2012
    Did you know this place has a 3-Margarita maximum? That's how strong and delicious. My suggestion: after a long day of classes...walk on over from campus and enjoy the happy hour here.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • eric
    ericNovember 10, 2013
    My tip for the Rio. If you want to eat dinner with your family DO NOT GO ON THE WEEKEND. Strong margaritas and so-so food turn this place into Jersey Shore after 10 p.m. Choose the right time 4 u.
  • Esther
    EstherJune 13, 2012
    The food and margs are good. The patio is nice when the weather is decent. The service from both the bar and waitstaff was very slow. We were checked on less than 2 times an hour.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Abbie S.
    Abbie SietsemaMarch 15, 2012
    Since they've expanded their outdoor patio, there is much more room! Check this place out on a nice day, walk there if you can so you can have their maximum 3 marg's.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Breezy P.
    Breezy PApril 14, 2012
    Try the Man Berry Marg. then tell them how stupid it is to name their patio a separate name (Black Crow) and not to mention its not even open on a nice day.
  • Emily T.
    Emily TaylorAugust 22, 2013
    Big Tex Marg all the way. REALLY fast food, even friendlier service. And sit in Cereta's section!! She's an absolute doll!!
  • BJ D.
    BJ DyerDecember 23, 2010
    We are huge fans of the bowl of green chile, with huge chunks of chicken breast and just the right amount of spicy heat.
  • 🌸Michele M.
    🌸Michele May🌸August 5, 2012
    I like the fish tacos with creme fraiche, but generally the food is not nearly as good as the margaritas and the atmosphere.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KastenJanuary 30, 2012
    Ask for salsa atomica with your chips, then mix it with the regular salsa, it's spicy deliciousness.
  • Laura K.
    Laura KeyJune 25, 2011
    Order 3 mini margarita's all different flavors....YUMMY! The chips and salsa are my favorite
  • Colorado B.
    Colorado BuckeyeApril 24, 2010
    Everyone knows you get the best margs here and very potent! Mahi fish tacos is one of my favs.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CarnahanSeptember 29, 2011
    If you have 3 margaritas and want more, close your tab and open another they will sell you 3 more.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Jackie
    JackieJune 27, 2013
    Stay for the drink leave because of rude staff. I could of ordered three more margaritas but he never came back. What a shame.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ana
    AnaApril 24, 2010
    Order your limit of 3 from the bar, then get a table and get another 3 from the server...and don't drink the rest of the won't need it. ha.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Colorado B.
    Colorado BuckeyeApril 24, 2010
    Everyone knows the margs here are the best and potent! Mahi fish tacos are one of my favs.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LynnJuly 4, 2009
    last call is 11pm - even on Friday night. grab a margarita though and u can sit and stay!
  • Jean-Paul JP G.
    Jean-Paul JP GudkaJanuary 13, 2012
    ask for the Tacos al Carbon "old school", my favorite! (it's not on the menu anymore!!!)
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.February 21, 2012
    The spinach enchilada makes a nice light lunch. Always perfect, as are the margaritas.
  • Chloe S.
    Chloe SavannahApril 21, 2013
    I had the spinach enchiladas and a strawberry rocks margarita. Completely satisfied :)
  • Jake L.
    Jake LittletonMay 2, 2013
    They sell the tacos à la carte during happy hour for $3-3.50. The smoked chicken rocked!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteMarch 12
    Great Mexican food, you can only order two margaritas because they're so strong!
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuNovember 12, 2013
    Shrimp tacos or guacamole tostadas. If you have more than two margaritas, you will be drunk.
  • Jamie T.
    Jamie T.August 23, 2010
    Sit on the patio and drink a lime marg on the rocks. you won't regret it. also - the food is good too!
  • Travis
    TravisOctober 19, 2011
    Queso Verduras. Not on the menu but the best queso I've ever had anywhere.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordSeptember 6, 2013
    Come sample Rio Grande at Westword Dish on September 22 at Sculpture Park. To purchase tickets, visit!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KenneyFebruary 19, 2010
    Most definitely go to Rio Grande. Get the steak tacos and do not second guess it.
  • Manda P.
    Manda ProsMarch 29, 2014
    Good beer is cheap during happy hour. Don't get the queso though.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MSeptember 14, 2011
    Sit outside on the patio + drink the margs. The atmosphere is better then the food here.
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'NealMarch 25, 2011
    The margs next door at wahoos are better. And stronger. But hot chips and salsa are a nice touch.
  • kyla s.
    kyla scheickOctober 24, 2011
    the 'manberry' margarita is the best. Its a mix of strawberry and mango.
  • Natalie
    NatalieJune 27
    People don't really go here for the food do they? It's not bad but their margaritas are certainly better. Three margarita maximum.
  • Alison S.
    Alison SelbyAugust 19, 2011
    Margaritas so strong they cut you off at 3! If you don't leave with a buzz it's your own fault!
  • Rommy S.
    Rommy SandhuAugust 6, 2014
    Big Tex margarita is delicious. Chicken fajitas are tasty, too.
  • Christine S.
    Christine SulloJune 10, 2010
    Stop by for happy hour (Monday - Thursday from 3-6pm) for food and drink specials Read more
  • Jaime M.
    Jaime ManzanaresJuly 20, 2010
    ManBerry Rita is the bomb! Love the Guac Tostada too!
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourJuly 17, 2010
    Food: $5 guacamole, chili con keso Drink: $2.75 mini margaritaMon-Thu 3pm-6pm
  • Miles M.
    Miles MatthiasNovember 23, 2013
    One of our favorite places. Get a margarita, queso, and steak fajitas. Amazing.
  • WW St.
    WW St.March 15, 2012
    We know you have tried the Margaritas...but try pairing that with their Mahi tacos! Read more
  • Vain-Xavier L.
    Vain-Xavier LangJuly 29, 2012
    Steak Tacos are GREAT. And musttt get a Strawberry Margarita. Get sugar instead of salt!
  • Erin G.
    Erin GMarch 7, 2015
    Noteworthy Margs, especially the specialty options!
  • Natalie
    NatalieNovember 13, 2015
    They have a pretty good quesadilla and absolutely delicious margaritas.
  • Ray
    RayMay 17, 2013
    One Rio Margarita and I'm tossed. Good value. Of course j haven't eaten since breakfast soooo.
  • Rebecca F.
    Rebecca FrenchOctober 30, 2012
    Obviously, you HAVE to order a Rio Margarita on the rocks with salt. Their specialty!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MontanoJanuary 22, 2012
    Huevos ranchero after a hangover rocks! Best kept secret in LoDo! $6.95!
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MounseyNovember 7, 2011
    You come for the margaritas and stay for the margaritas.
  • Art G.
    Art GumkeMarch 28, 2014
    You definitely come here for the margaritas not the food.
  • Dave K.
    Dave KDecember 10, 2013
    The upstairs bathroom has a giant mirror in front of the urinal. It's weird.
  • Mariyah D.
    Mariyah DanaJanuary 21, 2014
    Got to hangout with my bday twin again!!! Yay
  • Nick L.
    Nick LaraFebruary 23, 2014
    Amazing food, strong drinks - I APPROVE!
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