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Annual Tequila Gala Benefit

A Tequila pairing dinner to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, featuring live music and more. Join us for the 3rd Annual Tequila Gala on October 19th at The Agave Room! All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County. The semi-formal evening will include a 4-course dinner with…

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How to Eat Keto at the Rio

This blog was written by the team over at Brillity Digital, frequenters of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, fans of eating keto and all sorts of other life hacks.     When you think TexMex, you probably envision tortillas, rice, beans, and chips and salsa – not the most keto-friendly foods around. So you’re probably asking,…

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Harvest Days are the Best Days

Everything’s better:  The fresh, mountain picked Olathe corn is sweeter.  The locally sourced hogs, chicken, sausage and pinto beans are tastier.  Not to mention the Rocky Ford watermelons and the Palisade peaches – which are juicier than the summer’s top romance novel.  As a “from-scratch” kitchen from day one, we’ve been influenced by farmers from…

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Our Commitment to Being an Environmentally Friendly Restaurant

Practice Earth Kindness  This is one of the Rio’s core values – to care for our planet while we care for our staff and guests. Since it’s beginning, the Rio has always been passionate about the environment and making every possible effort to follow environmentally sustainable practices. Among the most core values at the center…

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National Tequila Day on July 24th at the Rio

Tequila and TexMex food go together like chips and salsa and the Rio, which began serving the Classic Rio Marg in 1986, has been sourcing and pouring many fine tequilas for years. This year, with more people enjoying tequila than ever, National Tequila Day (July 24) will be an even bigger deal at all six…

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The Top-Secret, Legendary Rio Margarita Recipe

A Google search will tell you that a basic margarita recipe is tequila, lime juice, and triple sec, but when you Google search “Rio’s margarita recipe” – there are a few theories that come up: “There’s definitely Apple juice” “Everclear is added to make it so strong” “A specific brand of lime juice” While these…

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The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Celebrates Turning 33 on June 15

The Rio features drink specials for their 33rd anniversary on June 15th. From 12:33 p.m. to 3:33 p.m. customers can get $3.33 Classic Margs (all varieties) and $1.33 Rolling Rock bottles at all locations. Why Rolling Rock? See here. In 1986, Rio founder and owner, Pat McGaughran, opened the Rio in Old Town, Fort Collins,…

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What It Takes To Be Tequila: The Spirit of the Rio

As you know, we’re big fans of tequila – the spirit itself and the city in Mexico. Every year, we take our MargMob winners to Tequila, Mexico for a few days to learn all about the spirit of the Rio. We’ve been visiting and inspired by this Mexican city for well over 30 years and…

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MargMob: Customer Loyalty Program at the Rio

Did you know that Rio has a loyalty rewards program? It’s called MargMob, and you get a free Classic Rio margarita when you sign up! Every dollar spent earns you 1 point. And for every 150 points, enjoy a free Classic Rio marg! How it Works You can sign up for our loyalty program on…

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It’s Todo de Mayo!

And ANY reason is a good reason to celebrate. Given the brutal winter we all just had, just celebrating Cinco de Mayo isn’t going to cut it this year. Spring is finally here. Flowers are popping. The Rio patio is in full effect. Yes, there are tons of holidays and events happening in May. Ahem…

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