The Rio: Your Escape from the Everyday
Everyone needs a healthy escape every now and then. The Rio was built on the simple promise of providing that little bit of sanctuary – any time you need it. It all began in 1986, when the town of Fort Collins was hungry for some delicious Mexican food and really thirsty for a decent margarita. Three guys from the Texas Gulf Coast heard them loud and clear, and started serving up something special. And that tradition continues today with six great Colorado locations (seven, including Coors Field!) - each offering a flavor all its own.
But it’s our people who have always been our secret ingredient. Treating each other well is our way of life. Delivering wholesome food with a workplace to match is the best way to ensure happy, satisfied customers. And sharing the flavors we’ve experienced along the way is always the start of a good thing. So cheers. Enjoy the benefits of our many adventures in Mexico, the recipes we’ve discovered, and of course, the legendary Rio Marg. We hope you’ll agree that we serve up the best dang margaritas and from-scratch Mexican food this side of the Rio Grande, all in an atmosphere that makes you forget why you needed an escape in the first place.
Your Neighborhood Rio
Fort Collins: 970-224-5428
Park Meadows: 303-799-4999
Rio World Headquarters:
149 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Contact our Leadership Team:
- Chief Executive Officer: Jason Barrett
- Chief Operating Officer: Steve Richter
- Director of Food and Beverage: Erich Whisenhunt
- Facilities - Brick & Mortar: Chris Jumper
- General Questions: Juley Sobson
Interested in joining the Rio team?
We’re always looking for talented people! Click here to see a current list of job openings or reach out to your local Rio General Manager directly.
See what our employees are saying about working for the Rio!
“I like working for the Rio because of the schedule flexibility, the fun and laid back atmosphere, and the family mentality of my coworkers! Any time I come in to work I’m always amazed by the hard work and dedication that’s put into every aspect of the restaurant. Whether it’s the food from our scratch kitchen, delicious craft cocktails from the bar, or awesome service from the wait staff, you can always expect an amazing experience when you’re at the Rio. That's what sets the Rio apart from other places.”
Andrea Holeso, LoDo
“Compassion. That's what makes the Rio so grand. The family that makes up this wonderful place continues to amaze me. From the front of the house to the back. If anyone has any issues in their life they know they can come into work & we can solve them as a family. People that don't work there anymore come looking for sanctuary & that is one of our specialties. I am proud to say I'm part of the Rio family.”
Jena Davis, LoDo
“I love the casual, approachable atmosphere. I love the comradery amongst staff at each location and between different stores. I love all the tenured employees and their respective histories and resulting stories with the company. I love our regulars, I have never seen a company with such a devout following. I love the food & drink, and the emphasis on offering local products. The company sponsored parties are pretty flippin' fantastic as well!”
Orrin Snyder, Park Meadows
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