Make your everyday escape to The Rio that started it all – right in the heart of Old Town. Locally owned and featuring what many people say is the best patio in Old Town, The Fort Collins Rio has a spirit all its own.

143 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Open Every Day ~ 11am - close
Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch
Open 'til Midnight Thurs-Saturday

(Labor Day)
( give a little extra love, care and maintenance to the Fort Collins Rio)

Rio Grande - Ft. Collins, Colorado Reservations



Visit our sister restaurant:
The hearts and minds behind The Rio also bring you
El Monte Grill and Lounge, a mid-town hotspot (located at the corner of Prospect and College) where you can enjoy regional Mexican delights.

Take a look and walk around our Fort Collins location!
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  • Have you tried our open-faced tacos? Try the Adobo Chicken, Braised Pork or Tequila Shrimp!
  • Salsa Dancing – Learn to salsa dance ~ every Tuesday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Agave Room ~ $5. With Live Music and a Rio Cash Bar ~ 1st Tues of Every Month! ~ $10
  • Agave Room – Celebrate your special event in our grand ballroom above The Rio.
  • Happy Hour – $1 off margs Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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