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Rio Mirage Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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13863 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374
623-9751527
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fresh, good tasting food at a reasonable price. Great service! Will return with family and friends. Many items on the menu we want to try, lunch specials and a bar we did not try but with margaritas ready made.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Lisa M
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Surprise, Arizona
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Sparwood
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went with a group, had to ask for things waiter wasn't attentive to our table. One of our guests was paying the tab, we all had $$ out for the tip and then we realized the tip was on the bill....Waiter lost out!! We will go back to the Rio El Mirage in El Mirage....not this one. They are... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is an average Mexican Restaurant with nice decor and a variety of menu items. The service was a little slow and we had to ask other waiters and manager (?) for napkins and refills. The parking lot is very small so during their busy times expect to park on the neighborhood street around the corner or next to the... More 

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Bay Harbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were introduced to this well known place for dinner with friends and found it quite good but not exceptional in any way. The location, decor, service and food are all good. The margaritas were grande. In my opinion the food had an attractively Americanized sense to it that did not improve on the authentic standard. My entree was the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here expecting traditional Mexican cuisine with real Mexican style tacos. This is not that place. It's Americanized Mexican food. Nothing special; nothing bad.

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Surprise, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fresh, good tasting food at a reasonable price. Great service! Will return with family and friends. Many items on the menu we want to try, lunch specials and a bar we did not try but with margaritas ready made.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were there about 5 pm and were seated 15 minutes later. The drink order was incomplete, a beer, a soda and a water were delivered quickly along with the salsa and chips. However, the two margarita drinks were not delivered until after the chips were gone and we reminded the waitress. The drinks were supposed to be blended, but... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very awesome Mexican foods. We were just there last Monday night, and the Magueritas are great and the price is right. We were 2 couples, had to wait as they were super busy. But, that means their food is great and the prices are very competitive.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the second Rio Mirage with the first being on Grand Ave. Glad they built this one as you could not get into the original resturant. It's non-yuppie regular mexican food. Employees are friendly and the food is served on plates too hot to touch. The meals are filling and they are good about special requests.

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good tasting food either hot or mild. Great margaritas in all favors. Great atmosphere in Mexican style.

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Surprise, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The moment you walk into Rio Mirage Café, you are transported to Mexico! The décor, the furniture, music, ambiance and courteous hospitality are reminiscent of cafes in Zapopan, Mexico City or Guadalajara. The waiters/waitress are very attentive and the food is excellent. My husband loved the Carne Asada, I am a Chile Relleno kind of gal! Both dishes were wonderful!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13863 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Surprise
  • Phone Number: 623-9751527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?