Rio Grande

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 5 ratings

143 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 224-5428
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There’s Mexican food. And then there’s seriously good Mexican food – the kind that combines natural ingredients, the freshest produce, and unique flavors for a taste all its own.

That’s what you get at The Rio. We make all of our food from scratch right in our own kitchens daily. Because who can have fun without seriously good food?

We truly believe that good, natural ingredients make everything better. It’s why we use 100-percent Angus-certified steak and wholesome chicken raised on family farms in our tacos, burritos, and fajitas. Why our fresh-made tortillas have just three natural ingredients. And it’s why we use only good, healthy black beans – the perfect alternative to refried pinto beans. And there’s so much more. In fact, we get practically all our ingredients locally, because farm-freshness tastes way better than canned and frozen.

We’re not just any Mexican restaurant. We’re The Rio, where good things always start with seriously good food.
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    5 ratingJune 06, 2016

    Great spot downtown next to Walrus ice cream. have had knowledgeable waiter both times, and many items to choose from. Shrimp and Crab enchiladas are great.

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    2 ratingMay 13, 2015

    food just wasn't very good. not an "authentic" Mexican food flavor. nothing I couldn't make in my own microwave. the one plus: no issues with cross contamination

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2013

    Amazing! The chicken fajitas (without tortillas) are yummy and i haven't been glutened by them. I have skipped the chips as i think they are fried I in the same oil as the sopapillas.

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    3 ratingFebruary 05, 2013

    I usually get the huevos rancheros. They are pretty good. Margs are potent! Which may be a good thing if you're looking for value. Taste is not all that good.

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    3 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    182 Lusher Ct, Frisco, CO 80443

    This is my second trip here. First visit I was very impressed with food, service and knowledge of wait staff for gluten free options. Second visit the wait staff was still knowledgeable about gluten free options, but was disappointed in quality of food.

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    3 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Good for GF. Chips are fine and pretty much everything can be made GF, including quesadillas which I was excited about! But food itself is really meh/mediocre

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    182 Lusher Ct, Frisco, CO 80443

    Good food, enjoyed ourselves.

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Gf burrito, good as a celiac

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2016

    182 Lusher Ct, Frisco, CO 80443

    Wonderful Mexican food knowledgable staff and many options!!! Enchiladas and nachos are fantastic as well as the house margarita!!

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2016

    1101 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

    Decent food. Been here many times with no celiac issues. Reviews of other locations say it's not celiac friendly so either I've been lucky or the Boulder one is better.

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    1 ratingDecember 11, 2015

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    I got very sick from eating here. If you have celiacs do not eat here.

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    1 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    The wait staff told me they do no special prep for GF except use corn tortillas. Not a good choice if you are sensitive to gluten.

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    1 ratingSeptember 30, 2014

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    No a fan. They say gf menu but not really. Silly piece of paper that says fresh chicken veggies and they hand make and press 1k plus tortillas a day.

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    1 ratingJuly 06, 2014

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Service was horrible. Walked in and asked if they had a gluten free menu. The hostess handed me a "600 calorie or less" menu and when I asked again she handed me the regular menu. Waiter came over a total of 2x, once to take our order and once to give us our check. Food was less than average. I won't be returning.

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    3 ratingApril 28, 2014

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Places good staff is hit or miss

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    2 ratingOctober 04, 2013

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Eh. Not too impressed.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    628 South Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

    Awesome! Lots of choices and the staff was great.

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2013

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Best veggie fajitas ever! They (boulder & denver locations) have always been great dealing with all my food allergies and vegan diet. Best margaritas too!

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    1 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    Food made me sick....they say they can make almost anything gluten free, I knew better and it made me sick...My dad enjoyed the food but he is not celiac.

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2013

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    No gluten free menu and chance of cross-contamination so not a place for celiacs. I am gluten sensitive. The food and service were excellent. The waiter was helpful in suggestions for me from the menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 06, 2013

    825 9th St, Greeley, CO 80631

    Easy to order and good food

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    1 ratingNovember 18, 2011

    9535 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    I've loved their margaritas here for a lOng time, but I ate here last night and I absolutely had a reaction to gluten after ordering gluten free! I ordered off the gf menu and asked my waiter if my meal was gluten free. I am positive My meal was contaminated here! There are so many Park Meadows restaurants that have gf menus and take much more care about. It. Don't bother eating here...it's not that great anyway!

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    1 ratingJune 30, 2011

    628 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

    This place has a gluten free menu. We made it clear we needed the corn tortillas and a gluten free meal but the dish came with flour tortillas. I didn't notice until my celiac son had already eaten half of one. Just because there's a gf menu doesn't mean we don't have to still be diligent!

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    2 ratingMay 06, 2011

    9535 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    Ok GF menu. I got really sick once so I think cross contamination is an issue for them. The other 2 times were ok, but got REALLY sick the one time.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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