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National Taco Day at the Rio

At the Rio, we love tacos on Taco Tuesdays, National Taco Day and everyday! On Friday, October 4, we invite you to celebrate National Taco Day with our shareable, chef-inspired tacos including Baja fish, Tequila Shrimp, Grilled Steak, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Beer Braised Carnitas, and the featured taco of the month, Fried Cauliflower. The taco…

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Book Your Holiday Party at the Rio

Nothing beats a good-old-fashioned holiday work party. Except of course, all the stories you get to hear the next day. The sooner you book yours, the easier this next conference call will be for everyone.   Please contact your local Rio to learn more about availability and details. Boulder (303) 444-3690 Email Boulder Boulder Event…

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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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