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Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill

9 Wolborough Street | TQ12 1JR, Newton Abbot, England
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Ranked #27 of 99 Restaurants in Newton Abbot
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New business, opened Sept 2011
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English first
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have been here a few times and felt this time I would write a review as its good to let people know how excellent this little restaurant is. I came on Wednesday on a late night shopping in Newton, We had not booked and the restaurant was extremely busy however the lady found us a seat and said she... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant has to be one of my favourites, the food is FANTASTIC and the service is always friendly efficient and overall great. My favourite is the pulled pork burger. Not for small appetites! I have been many times and never heard a bad thing! (except someone saying they fill so full as they couldnt leave it as it was... More 

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Chudleigh, Devon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Had an early evening meal on a Sunday. Chef offered to take our order early and started to cook before their usual food time as he was there and knew we were waiting. Good children's menu. Kids asked if we could come back when they were only seconds into their main meal. Really generous portion sizes. First time ever our... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A group of us went to Rio last night for a meal. We pre-ordered our food and have to say the service and the food was excellent. Check backs were done frequently giving people the opportunity to order more drinks of required. I had the loaded potato skins to start, with the BBQ Chicken New Yorker as main. Both dishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Me and my boyfriend thought we would try here and as a result we found it to be well over priced for the quilty of the food! Also we hadn't even finished our starter and they had brought the main out without checking if we had finished our starter first! Never have I had a restaurant bring the main out... More 

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Devon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After reading the reviews I was expecting a little better. Although it was early evening, the service was very slow. Nacho's to start were OK, nothing to write home about. Ordered burgers for us both, one was a special off the board was missing the onion ring and had a different relish/topping to what was on the board/expected. I didn't... More 

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exeter
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have visited this restaurant several times, both at lunchtime and in the evening. Although the food is usually ok I always find the service very slow. The last time I visited we waited so long for our drinks that we had to find a waitress to ask where they were, then our food still arrived before the drinks. Shame... More 

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Devon, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

i was hoping this restaurant would live up to its name, branding and decor especially as it is fairly local to us and comes with easy parking in Asda car park opposite. However...... The food badly let the whole experience down. The plates were piled high but the quality of the food was very poor. The nachos were more like... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went here for a hot drink and a rest. Charming place, with good service. Very nice capicino, good value for money. Will definitely return very soon.

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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A mixed review really. The portions were large and looked great but when it came to the taste, it was rather average and I expected more. For example, when something is spicy in a 'Mexican' restaurant you expect flavours of habanero or at least fresh chilli- but those flavours weren't there. Instead, I could taste chilli powder leaving an overall... More 

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Address: 9 Wolborough Street | TQ12 1JR, Newton Abbot, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
Cuisine: Mexican

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