Chef or Death #51 – Pat McGaughran – The Rio

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant has been serving Colorado its own brand of from-scratch TexMex fare since 1986.

Founder and Owner, Pat McGaughran, grew up in Houston, Texas, a city known for its cultural diversity, including a strong Latino community, and TexMex cooking. Living in such a melting pot, McGaughran spent his youth eating plenty of fresh, Mexican food, both at his friends’ homes and out at Houston’s well-known TexMex restaurants. With a new aesthetic and updated menu, the Rio brings an approachable yet premium TexMex experience to the Colorado dining scene, and that will continue with another restaurant renovation planned for its downtown Denver location in late 2019.
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