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Tio's Tacos

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Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food with Amazing Surroundings!

We had some of the best Mexican food, coupled with the artistic creations that surround you, Tio's is a definite most eats!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kristi R
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had some of the best Mexican food, coupled with the artistic creations that surround you, Tio's is a definite most eats!

Thank Kristi R
Acton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going here was suggested by one of the young ladies from the Marriott. We stopped in on our walk back from Mt. Rubidoux. there were so many crazy characters and strange items to see and photograph that you could stay all day. We even had the pleasure watching some people working on making new things for the display. Not to... More 

Thank William R
Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to see the place and it is somethig to see. GO look at the entire property. It is a hoot. As for the food... We just were not in the mood for mexican so I cannot comment. Cheers!

Thank schnedavid
Santa Ana, California
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went to the Fox theater and this resturant was across the street. Food was great dont let the small resturant decieve you excellent food and good price and rated A! The best part is the outside and surrounding patio area, very unique art made from recycables and seashells hard to explain you have to see for yourselk amazing!

Thank Tina B
Twin Oaks, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

OK, its a real Mexican restaurant and I mean real in terms of the food. Small walk up counter to order - table service. Whatever you do make certain you eat outside - street side is fine but I prefer the back area where you sit with more of the art. He's made a career of recycling anything and everything... More 

Thank Tom G
Riverside, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A local landmark that is entirely unique. The owner's handcrafted art grows and grows. The food is good, but not the best reason to visit.

Thank Sue S
Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you want real Mexican food, including aguas frescos, in an unusual atmosphere, this is a fun place to go. There are several statues and unusual shapes made completely out of recycled materials. You have to see it to believe it.

Thank Robert P
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Not only is the space and artwork enchanting, but the food is delicious: superior to almost all comparably priced Mexican eateries in the Inland Empire.

Thank JBEG_12
Jackson, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were hungry and our friends from Riverside told us it was good. I had tamales and chips. But the best part were the pickled carrots AND onions! Yummy! Leave some time to wander yard besides and in back of Tio's. It's a page from the page with its strange and wonderful artwork from recycled stuff! It's not just a... More 

Thank Larry A
Coachella, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The "art" decorated patio and outside seems to attract a lot folks, I'm not so fond of it but I admit some of it is entertaining if not funny. The food is not too bad, I enjoyed a torta and a quesadilla. My brother's shrimp cocktail wasn't that great and he didn't finish it. I always say that if a... More 

Thank mendez99

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 9517880230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?