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About Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree
The Rio provides sanctuary from the problems of the world while serving the best dang margaritas and Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande. Fresh Tex-Mex Cuisine is created in house everyday. We are known for our legendary margaritas and our festive atmosphere. We aim to create a family friendly environment and provide weekly entertainment for inexpensive social outings.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sunday: Family Appreciation Night and Kids Eat Free
Monday thru Friday: Happy Hour from 3-6pm with $3 tacos, $3 drafts, $3 appetizers and $1 off margaritas!
Large parking lots surrounding the building
Light rail stop on Lincoln is less than half a mile away.
Light rail on County Line is one mile away.
Private Party Facilities:
Seriously good Mexican food, legendary margaritas and the perfect private dining spot for your next event! We can host intimate gatherings for groups of 20 or large events for up to 200 people.
Private Party Contact:
Sabrina Ralston: (888) 653-1794
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Lone Tree Ratings and Reviews
We have been a regular at Rio for years. But since they remodeled and reduced the dining area and changed the menu and food portions, we have been disappointed. You are packed in the dining room like sardines. We saw 2 servers run into other workers or guests and drop their plates/glasses making a mess. This is due to the tight spaces now in the dining room. The noise level is far too loud, not very enjoyable. They changed the portion size of their food items (i.e., quesadillas are much smaller know and the price is either the same or more). They changed their chips recipe. They taste stale and old. The only consistent thing is the margaritas which are very good. Overall, we are not as excited to go to Rio like we used to be. Disappointed.
The food was very disappointing. My fish tacos were bland and soggy. And the fish was overcooked. Other people at the table had different items and were also not happy. On a positive note, I accidentally gave my server $50 instead of $20 and she brought it back.
We had a terrible experience. In the bar we ordered 1 margarita each. We were served a pitcher. I was in the bathroom when it was delivered, so my husband thought I must have ordered that or perhaps that is how they serve a margarita for 2. Then we got the bill, ouch! The bar was also too breezy, we felt chilly.
Dinner was late, medium temperature, did not taste fresh. By end of meal, music was tooooo loud. I would not recommend this restaurant based on these issues. It wasnt just one thing, but many.
Service was terrible and food matched. I ordered the fish tacos. When they arrived I asked the waitress if I could get some extra sauce that was drizzled on top. The waitress said yes but then came back and said "I just typed it in the computer and it's $2 for more so I'm sure you don't want it." When I asked why it was $2 she said "because they make it in house daily and it's really good". Wow. Sour cream mixed with lime juice and pepper. Must be tough for the chef. Maybe you can exchange the mush that is their Mexican rice for a spoonful of Crema. Or the hard as a rock corn tortillas. Adios, rio grande.
The presentation of the food on the plate was artistic but the flavor was absent. I had fish tacos. The fish was plentiful and cooked nicely but the mango sauce was mostly absent and undetectable in taste. My husband had tortilla soup which was flavorless as well. No ancho child flavor at all. But the margaritas were very good.
Overall, this place is good. I do believe it is a little over priced for the meal. Had the steak fajitas, but the meat was cold. Waited for the server, which she was busy, but after a 6-7 minute wait, I just ate them before it got worse. Seems they may be remodeling with the walls a plain white so maybe this has something to do with it.
Still the best margaritas and food. But the reconstruction making the restaurant smaller WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA. They reduced the dining space in half. You are sitting elbow to elbow with the table next to you. They jammed the tables in the dining area. Noise level is ridiculous. Wish they would have left the space alone.
We had reservations and were taken to our table quickly. The server attended to our needs but it was obvious she was extremely busy. We were contemplating ordering desert but the server never even asked if we wanted any. Our table was being cleaned out from under us as the bill was being delivered. So, we left without desert. I understand you want to clear tables for those who might be waiting (there wasn't a line when we left) but there was a missed opportunity for a sale and I won't be in a hurry go to back.
Went for dinner before a movie. Have done this many times in the past and it was always great. This time they did not have a table very close to the reservation time, the waiter disappeared a lot, the food took over 30 minutes to come out and when it came out it was cold. They just went through a big renovation at this location and I hope they get back to where they were quickly.
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