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“Rooftop margs”

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
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Ranked #74 of 608 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 11th
Description: When you're finished hanging out or shopping on the famous Pearl Street Mall, come visit us at the Boulder Rio for a little weekend spirit...every single day of the week. Whether you're bringing the family for Mexican food or just bringing your thirst for a good time, it's always the refreshing, delicious escape you're looking for!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend happy hours or a long evening on this scenic rooftop. Margs are delicious and have earned their reputation; you'll have a tough time stopping at just one!

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

As a long-time Boulder resident who eats out only occasionally (and reluctantly) because I really believe Boulder has a slew of too cute, too trendy, really over-priced eateries, my wife, son and I had a great meal and a great time at Rio a couple nights ago. This is not sublime cuisine. It's well-cooked, fairly standard Mexican fare. And, the night we were there, it really was great. We had, between the three, an excellent fresh large order of guacamole - and it was large. And then lamb tacos, beef fajita and my favorite - perfectly fried, very lightly breaded chili rellenos. I'm kind of a chili rellenos nut and these are near the top of the charts.

Good house margaritas, really comfortable roof-top seating, prompt service and good follow-up by attentive waitstaff.

Again, this is not Michelin 3-star cuisine, but everything we had was perfectly prepared, served piping hot, and served with a smile. And, at a reasonable price. For Boulder, that gets 5 stars from me!

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Thank Niwotois
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Go for the happy hour and get the strawberry margarita...so tasty! Homemade salsa and quesadillas were so fresh! Creme Brulee or sopapillas for desert! Great outside dining on top of the restaurant or on the patio.

Thank rockyandmickey
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Four of us ate here. It was quite busy and we sat at the bar waiting for a table. We all got drinks. Several were tasty. The fresh berry Mocktini was tasty, but the margaritas were watered down so the flavor was lost. We each enjoyed our meals - tacos, steak quesadilla, and chicken enchiladas - but quite pricey given they tasted like any other Mexican restaurant. The worst thing was the service. Perhaps they did the best they could, but maybe management should consider more servers.

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Thank pez-oz33
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Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for the review. We appreciate the comments and will use them to improve. Hope to see you again next time you are in town.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Food is great roof top is really cool. Happy hour specials. I really liked the steak and egg burrito

Thank Jason S
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Derek S, General Manager at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon.

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