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Rio Adobe Southwest Cafe

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10525 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
+1 408-873-1600
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Rio Adobe serves delicious all in house made southwest style Mexican...
Rio Adobe serves delicious all in house made southwest style Mexican cuisine. Our fresh salsa bar boasts 8 types of unique salsas to compliment our fresh hot chips. The menu ranges from fajita style citrus marinated grilled steak and chicken to achiote marinated Mahi-Mahi and grilled shrimp. Special include such inventive dishes as Blue Corn Crab Tacos, Asiago Crusted Wild Mushroom Quesadillas, Green Chile Stew to Sesame Grilled Salmon Tacos. Service is comfortable cafe style with an ever changing selection of local micro brews, Sangria and margaritas. Cheers!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food is great.

Rio Adobe is a great little place to get take-out. The staff is consistently really nice and the food is delicious. I love their quesadillas, especially the daily specials. The only negative here is the lack of space. It is really difficult to navigate between the tables. Even standing in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
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zoomom76
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rio Adobe is a great little place to get take-out. The staff is consistently really nice and the food is delicious. I love their quesadillas, especially the daily specials. The only negative here is the lack of space. It is really difficult to navigate between the tables. Even standing in line to order is squishy.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A trip south on Skyline Blvd. found us in Cupertino and hungry one afternoon. We pulled into Rio Adobe in hopes of finding something tasty, and were rewarded. Everything we ordered was fresh, spicy and delicious and the service quick and friendly. Simple place, simply great!

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San Jose, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From the Hopi Blue Corn Enchiladas to the Heirloom Tomato Quesdadilla, the food here is excellent. The Taos Tossed House Salad is perfect for splitting along with a quesadilla for lunch. My hiking group and lunch group both eat here frequently, and each person can find a dish she loves. We enjoy the soapapillas for dessert but try to resist!... More 

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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love their chicken soup and their tacos and burritos are good. The salsa bar is very good. i like the fact they have a corn salsa also which i put into my soup along with they spicy salsa. So Good! The chips are very good also. It is popular with the Apple Crowd.

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San Jose, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Such a warm place to have a casual Tex-Mex meal. From their Taos Taos salad to the nachos and all the vegetarian dishes, we absolutely love their prepared dishes, and manage to make quite a dent in their salsa bar because we love the variety of salsas. My personal favorite is a black bean and corn salsa that is just... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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622 reviews 622 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Wow! What an awesome find! Great menu options, super innovative and different. I did love the crab tacos like everyone else said-- the seasoning on the tacos was spot-on. The shrimp tacos were also excellent! My fiance ordered the hopi blue corn enchiladas with a fried egg on top... this is like nothing you'll get at just any Mexican place.... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

When I arrived, I saw a huge assortment of veggies roasting on a grill just behind the counter, this was indeed a sign of the quality of the food. The menu is very traditional Mexican with a few unique specials posted on the board, such as Heirloom Tomato Quesadilla. Drink choices were extensive including the wonderful Mexican Coca-Cola (made with... More 

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San Jose
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Been there twice .. once with colleagues for lunch and 2nd time wtih my wife for dinner. Experience were totally poles apart each time. Loved the place when I was there with my collg's that made me take my wife there another day for dinner. This time the food was dissapointing, We were served with burnt/charred chicken in the burritos.... More 

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SF Bay Area, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

This is a comfortable, casual spot for affordable dining- but it is not fast food. They have a good selection of beer & wine and comfortable tables inside & out. Rio Adobe has good southwestern (TexMex/New Mexico etc.) menu items. The carne adobada burrito is good, as are the mariscos tacos and the carnitas. There are also regular additions &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

i like this place, because the food is fresh...especially the sea food.. try the shrimp burrito... and they got gouda quesodillas... so theres not much not to like..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10525 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cupertino
  • Phone Number: +1 408-873-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 11
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Rio Adobe serves delicious all in house made southwest style Mexican cuisine. Our fresh salsa bar boasts 8 types of unique salsas to compliment our fresh hot chips. The menu ranges from fajita style citrus marinated grilled steak and chicken to achiote marinated Mahi-Mahi and grilled shrimp. Special include such inventive dishes as Blue Corn Crab Tacos, Asiago Crusted Wild Mushroom Quesadillas, Green Chile Stew to Sesame Grilled Salmon Tacos. Service is comfortable cafe style with an ever changing selection of local micro brews, Sangria and margaritas. Cheers!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?