Pat McGaughran

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Rio Grande Opens New Spot in Frisco -- With Same Old Three-Marg Limit

    The Rio Grande group got its start in 1986 in Fort Collins, where college students came to rely on the incredibly strong margaritas -- limit three per customer, and no revealing the secret recipe -- and big plates of gringo Mexican fare. A seventh Rio just opened in Frisco -- the first free-standing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Maestro Dobel Tequila tasting at Black Crow tonight

    Black Crow, the outdoor extension of the Rio Grande in Lodo, is hosting a Maestro Dobel Tequila tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight -- and there are still a few $15 tickets left. Tequila isn't the only thing you'll be able to taste; there will also be an array of appetizers including lamb sliders ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Rio on the Rocks: Baseball fans will get a taste of Rio Grande margs this season

    Opening day is less than a month away, and sports fans are licking their lips over the promise of a new season. And some margs from Rio on the Rocks, a ballpark branch of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, the homegrown chain that got its start in Fort Collins 27 years ago, and is known for its legendar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Rio Grande celebrates its 25th birthday with $2.50 margs

    On the patio at the Rio Grande at 1525 Blake Street.​It was 25 years ago today that Pat McGaughran and twin brothers Andre and Stephen Mouton opened their first Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins. Since then, the chain has grown to six stores along the Front Range, all serving those ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Tex-Mexican Standoff

    LoDo may not be big enough for both of them.