Delicious Tex Mex and Margaritas - in our completely renovated restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins! Now open for dine-in service as well as food and margs takeout. Whether you're coming in to unwind and dine with us, bringing food home for the family or just grabbing some margs for a fun night at home, the Fort Collins Rio is a delicious escape.
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Margaritas ONLY, please

This is the Energizer Bunny of Fort Collins Restaurants. It just goes on and on and on... Unfortunately, you will get better Mexican (or Tex-Mex) food just about anywhere. Most seems like Stouffer's frozen entrees with canned vegetables and rice courtesy of a junior high cafeteria. The Rio survives on tradition and margaritas. Period. Now that Fort Collins is moving into a much more interesting restaurant age, the Rio has been left behind. Interestingly, though, the owners have opened El Monte and it is everything the Rio is not. Sleek, sophisticated- and wonderful food. Highly recommended!



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the best!

the margs are absoutely top notch! and so are the crowds. fun fun fun! i also think the food is miles beyond any mexican food i've had, save a couple of fine joints in vegas. this is THE place for a great time and great foods, best salads ever too.



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Rio Grande

I do not understand the hype. Are the margs from a mix? I know they are strong.

More Business Info

Regular Hours
Mon - Tue:
Thu - Sat:
Payment method
amex, discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
Downtown Fort Collins
Mexican Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Bar & Grills, Bars, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Mexican & Latin American Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Taverns
Other Information

Parking: Street, Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Tequila, Sopapillas, Margaritas

Price Range : Average

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