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.
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: 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: https://riograndemanagement.companycareersite.com or reach out to your local Rio General Manager directly.
See what our employees are saying about working for the Rio!
“I love the atmosphere- always have- the food and beverages are fantastic, the people I work with are fun and energetic, and I have the ability to work on myself personally and professionally. The Rio has that free spirit and un-corporate feel. The food is made fresh, the drinks are fresh, the people are fun, and the atmosphere is fantastic.”
Kayla King, LoDo
“What I like the most about the Rio is that it feels like my second family, from the staff to the regulars that come in. I have met some of the best people here -- when I got married I had both staff and regulars come to it.
What sets the Rio apart from other places is that I have never worked in a place where I can be myself and it's OK. I have two little girls, and for both pregnancies they made sure to make it as easygoing as possible, and that is something that I will never forget. My Rio family know who I am. They take their time to know me and my family, and that is something that it not found anywhere. I just love the managers and my fellow coworkers very much. I just wish to stay with the Rio for as long as I can because I don't think I would be able to find another place like this. This is family and I could not ask for a better one.”
Katy Gomez, Park Meadows
“Nose xonomas etrabagado ente restaurant y en lo persona ami me gusta y estoy contenta aqui.”
Rosa Barragan, Greeley
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