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Rio Blanco Family Mexican

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3830 A St SE Ste 201, Auburn, WA 98002-8604
(253) 939-9311
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exactly what you are looking for in Mexican food

I have been going to Rio Blanco for about 15 years (We actually call it "Oh-La's" because that's what my kids call it because they greet you with a cheerful "Hola!" when you walk in. The food is excellent "American" Mexican food and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Cameron F
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Rio Blanco for about 15 years (We actually call it "Oh-La's" because that's what my kids call it because they greet you with a cheerful "Hola!" when you walk in. The food is excellent "American" Mexican food and reasonably priced.

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Seattle area
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When I want Mexican Food in the south King County area, I go to the Rio Blanco in south Auburn. I typically go there once a month with friends or family. When I go out for lunch, I don't have a lot of extra time. Their service is friendly and efficient. Once you order, the food is prepared and served... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I bring friends there to eat, many of them from the South West, and nearly all agree, its the best food outside the SW for real authentic Mexican food. A friend from NM said its just like what he finds in old town Albuquerque.

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Auburn WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

service is generally pretty good, food is good, prices are good decor is a little dated and location is not very good

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La Quinta, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It doesn't matter what we order - the food is always great. We eat here at least once a week when we visit the Seattle area. My wife goes through 2 bowls of salsa almost every time we go there. Extremely clean, great service and a cheerful atmosphere make this restaurant number 1 in our opinion.

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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I'm from Texas so by comparison its very difficult to find good Mexican food in the Puget sound area. But this place comes as close to good Mexican food as I can find. The salsa is good which in my opinion is always the litmus test of what is to follow and I wasn't disappointed with the food. Its one... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is the only mexican restaurant I will go to in Auburn. We are never disappointed! The service is always super fast, and the staff are friendly and engaging. One waiter did coin tricks with my son, he loved it. They bring the chips and salsa as soon as you sit down and they never let the chip basket stay... More 

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Seattle Area
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great food, amazing service, wonderful people.. Chicken fajitas and chips and salsa are some of the best I have ever had. Must visit if you are in the Auburn area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The people were really very nice, service was great but the food was really disappointing. I ordered a tostada with extra guac, the guac was very bland and the tostada was nothing special. My husband ordered the chili colorado and it was ok but the food was just not good.

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Maple Valley, Washington
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I don't understand the other reviews. Service was fast and friendly, but the food was amazingly bland and lunch portions pretty small, so not a great value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3830 A St SE Ste 201, Auburn, WA 98002-8604
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (253) 939-9311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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