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Rio Grande Fort Collins to Open Pop-up While they Rebuild from July Fire | Press Release


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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Opens Temporary Location at 125 S. College Ave in Fort Collins.

The Fort Collins Rio rebuilds from July kitchen fire and opens a pop-up location on Monday, Sept. 13 to keep serving margs and TexMex cuisine to the Fort Collins community

Fort Collins, Colo. (Sept. 9 2021) – following the July 2021 kitchen fire, the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (the Rio) is opening a temporary location at 125 S. College Ave. (Rove and Element space). The Rio will open on Monday, Sept. 13 and will be open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 10pm daily.

“We’re really excited to be able to keep serving the Fort Collins community while we renovate our W. Mountain Ave. location,” said Pat McGaughran, founder and owner of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. “We’re truly grateful to the firefighters who saved the historic building we’ve called home for the last 30 years and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests back inside once everything has been repaired. In the meantime, we’re grateful to be able to have this pop-up space and continue to do what we do best–bring people together over our legendary margs and tasty TexMex fare.”

The temporary Rio location will serve the same menu. Construction on the 143 W. Mountain Avenue location has commenced and is slated to re-open in Q2 2022. The restaurant will also use the closure to make improvements and renovations that are separate from the fire restoration and repair.

For questions about the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins or to tour the temporary space, contact Abby Hagstrom abbylhagstrom@gmail.com.

About the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Legendary margs. Tasty TexMex fare. Good people.

After many life-changing adventures through Mexico, three guys from the Gulf Coast opened the doors of the Rio in 1986 with these founding principles in mind and at heart. From that moment, it’s every single person who’s stepped through those doors that’s helped grow the tradition. It’s in the air. On every plate of food. It builds with each conversation. What started over 30 years ago, are the times still craved today in all five of the Rio’s Colorado locations (Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, Greeley, Park Meadows).

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant offers happy hour Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., lunch and dinner daily (times vary per location), and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vegan-friendly and gluten-free options are also available at each location.

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