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Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill

9 Wolborough Street | TQ12 1JR, Newton Abbot, England
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Ranked #33 of 94 restaurants in Newton Abbot
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New business, opened Sept 2011
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New business, opened Sept 2011
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English first
Devon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Love it here. The food is plentiful, the value is great and it's generally a nice and relaxed place to meet with friends. We've visited during lunch hours also and found the staff to be attentive and the food just as good! Lots of mention of horrible food and overpricing. They don't claim to be Michelin Star holders. It is... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I was in Newton Abbot with my daughter; it was early evening on a Friday and we were struggling to find somewhere we could eat that was a) open and b) not a pub. We found the Rio Grande and were able to walk straight in and sit down. (Most of the tables were reserved for later in the evening.)... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food, nice drinks and terrific company with service that was second to non, what more could you ask for? You can see why booking ahead is essential to get a place. The service was superb and the way it should be - I can't stand this silly idea of rice with the chilli, it wasn't designed to be when... More

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Kingsteignton, Devon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely meal, good service, very popular, you must book in advance! A good range of spicy dishes, veggy dishes and plainer foods. Something for everyone.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Decided to take my boyfriend here as a treat for date night. Phoned to make a reservation earlier on in the day & the lady who answered the phone was very helpful & friendly. Arrived at the restaurant & the waitress greeted us & showed us to our reserved table in one of the booths, very cosy for two people... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 5 eating in the evening. A friend had said it was a good place as they had challenges and could be good fun, watching but not getting to involved. There was no challenges it was just like sitting in a standard restaurant. The place was clean but untidy. Ice cream fridges in toilet corridors. Condiments... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been here 3 times to celebrate birthdays etc. The restaurant itself is clean, well themed with some outdoor seating. I really like the little touches such as tequila bottle candle holders! The Mexican food is delicious, excluding the nachos (which are a bit tasteless). The menu also offers a wide selection of evening meals, but the lunch menu isn't... More

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Devon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took 2 friends to Rio Grande on the evening of Monday 30th June, we had recommended the place because we had eaten there a couple of times and had always been impressed. Unfortunately on this recent visit we were less than impressed. My starter didn't arrive, the waiter did offer me a complimentary drink which I accepted because by... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant for a birthday evening. Although the staff were pleasant - the food was terrible. Wish I'd had a few tequilas before we got there!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Came here, looking forward to the burgers. Had the French Canadian (would recommend). Had to send it back for personal preference reasons, but when it came back it had turned into the Grande burger. Sent it back again and finally got what I wanted, about 20 mins later. This may put people off coming, but the way the manager handled... More

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