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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
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
I go for the DRINKS!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Coachella, California
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
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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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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

You can go to this restaurant to eat, but we always go primarily to enjoy the recycled artwork. The entire yard is full of art composed of bottles, cans, old Barbie dolls, and fabulous creations that are completely unique. It reminds me of Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Entry is free, and you can wander for hours looking at all... More 

Thank Bonnie M
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were staying up the street at the Mission Inn, and this is just a little off the beaten path of tourist type restaurants that you'll find nearby the Mission Inn; I found it while out for a morning jog, and had to stop to figure out what this bizarre looking place was - an art gallery, a museum, the... More 

Thank mike m
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

this restaurant is near the greyhound bus station. Outside, you will see all of these unusual adornments! I had a chille relent which was fresh and the tamales were hot and just made. The staff was very friendly and we still have leftovers in the fridge! We will definitely return to this authentic Mexican restaurant!

Thank PebblesCalifornia
Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved the flautas! Super long line, since the food is so good, but we got to the register surprisingly fast. And the food was at our table in record time. A+ restaurant!

Thank SoCAmom1
Ashland, Oregon
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This amazing restaurant is fun to see, but the food is average. This is the second time we have been here, and the food hasn't improved.

Thank LindaMG
Riverside, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

What is up with all the " best food ever" " great ambiance" is this the first time you people have been let out of your house! Its trash turned into objects. The place is filthy. The food is gross. Ordered Huevos Rancheros what I got was two eggs over easy with beans and rice. Also ordered a Michelada served... More 

Thank Stacey B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Mosaic junk art is my favorite medium, and Tio's is a junk art haven. The beer bottle walls are amazing, the tiled tables are beautiful, and there is even a monkey tree full of monkey stuffed animals. My carnitas taco was great, and my enchilada was unlike anything I ever had before. The flavored fruit drinks are really what makes... More 

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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


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