Fort Collins

Escape to the past, present and future of delicious Mexican food and drinks: the place where it all began – the Fort Collins Rio, right in the heart of Old Town. Locally owned and featuring what many say is the best patio in Old Town, the Fort Collins Rio has long had a spirit all its own.


143 W. Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Main: 970-224-5428
Email: fortcollins@

Susan Owen,
General Manager


  • Sun - Wed, 11a - close (closing time varies)
  • Thu - Sat, 11a - midnight
  • Happy Hour: Mon - Fri, 3 - 6p
  • Late Night Happy Hour: Thur, 9p - midnight
  • Brunch: Sat + Sun, 11a - 4p


Contact the Manager on Duty


Party Size:



Rio Grande - Ft. Collins (148765) Colorado Reservations

Online reservations available for groups of up to 5. For parties of 6 or more, please contact the restaurant directly at 970.224.5428.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not reserve tables on the patio.

If an availability at your preferred time isn’t found on OpenTable, we suggest you call us (970.224.5428) to take advantage of possible additional seating or last minute cancellations.


  • Happy Hour (Mon - Fri, 3-6p): $1 off Classic Rio Margs, Big Tex Margs, Ricky’s. $3 select drafts, Tecate Cans.
    $3 and $4 tacos, with specials on select appetizers.

  • Legendary Thursday Nights (9p - midnight): $4 Classic Rio Margs, $5 Quesadillas, $2 Cuervo shots

  • Salsa Dancing on Tuesdays. Old Town Dance Company brings Salsa Dancing to the Rio's Agave Room (the second floor of the Rio Grande in Old Town) every Tuesday night! Lessons begin at 7:30 PM, followed by open dance from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Entry is $5 per person and all levels are welcome.

  • 1st Tuesday of Every Month. Live music with the Manabi Salsa Band! And salsa dancing - all in the Rio's Agave Room (the second floor of the Rio Grande in Old Town). Rio party with the Rio bar! Entry is $10 per person. (Lessons at 7:30 PM - open dance 8:30-10:30 PM!)

Rio's Beautiful Event Space:

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