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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

143 W Mountain Ave Fort Collins CO 80524
(970) 224-5428
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Located in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, the Rio holds the past, present, and future of delicious Mexican food, famous margaritas, and drinks. Locally owned and featuring what many say is the best patio in Old Town, the Fort Collins Rio has long had a spirit all its own.

The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant is a company that owns six restaurants in the state of Colorado. The company began in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1986 when it was founded by Andre and Stephen Mouton and Pat McGaughran. The company opened a restaurant in Boulder, Colo., in 1989. The company also has restaurants in the Coloradan cities of Greeley, Steamboat Springs, Lone Tree and Denver. Each...

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Like its other Front Range brethren, the Fort Collins branch of this six-location chain always satisfies, with old favorites such as tacos, quesadillas, burritos, flame-broiled Yucatan shrimp, and fajita steak dishes, as well as spicier Tex-Mex fare such as camarones diabla (shrimp with chile de árbol). This spacious restaurant with old storefront windows draws mostly casual diners out for a...

You go for the "superlative", "crazy-strong margaritas" at this "vibrant", "festive" local Mexican chain, but you "stay for the quesadillas" and "to-die-for chiles rellenos", all delivered by a "cheerful" staff; most of its "young, noisy clients" find the costs "reasonable", though a couple of "more refined palates" deem them "overpriced"; P.S. the Boulder location boasts an "incredible rooftop...

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For having a reservation it still took nearly a half hour to be seated! The food was good, but not exceptional. Patrons could go to the Hacienda Real and get the same quality food for 1/3 less money spent. Tables and seating were really packed in tightly, and not very intimate. It was hard to hear my wife with so many other conversations going on so close to our table! The parking situation in...

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Good food , I ordered steak fajitas which were good but only one chunk of onion and several large pieces of pepper for the veggies. The queso was good I would recommend it. My wife had the steak burrito which I also recommend. I have had it before.

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Visit the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in the heart of historic Old Town Fort Collins for our legendary margaritas and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant can be found at W Mountain Ave 143. The following is offered: Restaurants: Mexican. The entry is present with us since Sep 10, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Fort Collins there are 11 other Restaurants: Mexican. An overview can be found here.

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