When you’re thirsty for fun and hungry for some fresh, from-scratch Mexican food right in the heart of downtown, there’s only one place in Steamboat that provides the escape you need: The Rio. Whether it’s after hiking, après ski or just because it’s a random Tuesday, you’ll always get your fill of food, fun, and margaritas at the Steamboat Rio, with downtown’s only rooftop patio and great views of both Mount Werner and Howelsen Hill to refresh your spirit.


628 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Main: 970-871-6277
Wes Boyd, General Manager


  • Mon - Sun, 11a - close (closing time varies)
  • Happy Hour: Mon - Sun, 3 - 6p
  • Late Night Happy Hour: Thu, 8p - close


Contact the Manager on Duty


For reservations, please call the restaurant at 970-871-6277.

Call-Ahead Seating: Call us at 970-871-6277 on the day of your visit and tell us your name, party size, and expected arrival time and we’ll add you to the wait list. Once you arrive, we’ll do our best to seat your party as quickly as possible.


  • Happy Hour (7 days a week, 3 - 6p): $1 off Rio Margs, Big Tex, and Coin. $1 off draft beers. $3 Tecate. $3 Cinge Shots. Discounted Appetizers and A La Carte Tacos.

  • Thirsty Thursdays: (7:30p - Close): $5 Classic Rio Margs, $5 Half Quesadillas, $3 Cuervo Shots