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Barrel-Aged Tequila at The Rio

We all know that Tequila is the Spirit of the Rio, but did you know that your favorite Tex-Mex spot also ages its own tequila?  We sat down with Paul Sisson, the Bar Manager at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins, to ask him all about the barrel-aged Tequila at Rio and beyond.  …

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2019 Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Boulder Renovation


Wednesday, April 17th from 6p-9p Join us for a killer party in Boulder! Back in action like never before, our location at 1101 Walnut Street is fully renovated and we are ready to celebrate with you! From a living breathing wall to a brand spanking new bar that’s just as alive, no detail has been…

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Types of Tequila at the Rio

We all know tequila is a necessity when it comes to creating Colorado’s best margarita, but as “the Spirit of the Rio” it is so much more to us than just a margarita ingredient. The Rio carries over 60 different tequilas — all hand-selected and tested by the leadership team (it’s a tough job). Our…

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Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins

  March 1st – 14th We’re firm believers in supporting our local community – we donate to local charities, buy from local producers, and host fundraisers – which is why we LOVE participating in Great Plates of Downtown! Great Plates is a celebration of the Downtown dining community and highlights restaurants offering $25 dinner specials….

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National Margarita Day

Every Day is Margarita Day at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant! Who doesn’t love a good margarita? Friday, February 22nd is one of our favorite days of the year, National Margarita Day! We’ve been known to have some damn good margs over the years (eh hem, voted Best Margarita by Boulder Weekly for 13 years and…

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Denver Restaurant Week is Here!

For its 15th year, Visit Denver is hosting the annual Denver Restaurant Week to celebrating dining in The Mile High City for 10-days starting on February 22nd.  Hundreds of restaurants in the Denver area are offering multi-course dinners for a flat fee of $25, $35, or $45 and the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in LoDo…

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Rio Blood Orange Margarita

The Blood Orange Marg is Back

February 4th to March 4th The relationship remains strong as the Blood Orange Marg returns for a 4th year, coming to a Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant near you.  Our love runs deep for this bloody good cocktail.   A twist on our fan-favorite Big Tex Margarita, this seasonal margarita features Maestro Dobel tequila, aged exclusively…

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Q&A: Vegan-Friendly, Soy & Gluten-Free Options

The Rio offers a great variety of menu items that can be modified to exclude animal products, dairy, soy or gluten, thanks to our from-scratch kitchen. We also have plenty of options for those participating in diets including Whole30, Paleo and the Ketogenic diet. Please note – you will need to thoroughly communicate with your…

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Fajitas

Tex-Mex Food

Founded by three gents from Texas, the Rio has been serving signature Tex-Mex dishes since the ‘80’s. Let’s take a moment to clarify just what it means when you dine at a Rio restaurant… Just what IS Tex-Mex food? Tex-Mex is exactly as it sounds: Mexican food with a Texan spin. It obviously started in…

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Hair of the dog day rio grande mexican restaurant

Hair of the Dog Day

New Year, Same excruciating headache. JANUARY 1ST 15 bucks for a breakfast burrito & your choice of a Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, or Classic Rio Marg Available all day at your local Rio, so don’t hurt yourself rolling out of bed.

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