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Rio Grandee

305 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 985-0314
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Ranked #13 of 43 Restaurants in Berea
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ate here at the recommendations of a family member who had eaten here before. The restaurant looks like a fast food place which had been repossessed. The food, however, was beautifully presented. Each one of the party of 5 had different dishes and each dish was more than adequately sized and each person enjoyed what they had ordered. Being from... More

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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I often come here when we want to eat out since it's close to campus, having good service, good food and affordable price. I like to eat in the patio because it feels so good with the breeze. My favorite food here is the special fajitas with both chicken and steak in it.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was too full that day so I just ordered a guakamole salad. It tasted fantastic! The home-made salsa is great too. My friend order taco, and he thought it was not so good. The portion is pretty big! Good service

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Lake City, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My wife and I ate here before Berea graduation last Sunday. We were running a little behind schedule because of roadwork on I-75 in northern Tennessee (go figure). We chose to eat Mexican food since it was just across from the college and Mexican food usually serves quickly. Quickly, in this instance, was an understatement. We were served less than... More

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Berea, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The picture is not of the El Rio Grande restaurant. El Rio (as it is called locally) has really good Mexican food at a very good price. Waiter/waitresses are fast and efficient. It's a family owned and run restaurant (not a chain.) I recommend the Luncheon specials for best value.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had been to Mariachi's twice, and one of my friends suggested that I try Rio Grande, which he prefers. On his advice, I gave it a try. The service was excellent, and I was happy with the food. The chips and salsa arrived very quickly, as did my drink. The salsa was fine, but not remarkable; I thought the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stopped for dinner and had good service. The staff that we met were from Mexico. The salsa and chips were average .I was happy to see the real Mexican sodas and ordered a pineapple one. The dinners we had were very good. I has the Chili Rellenos and Taco combo with rice and beans, and my friend had a... More

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Berea, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you end up in Berea you must stop at Rio Grande. It is a fabulous restaurant and a great way place to socialize. I have been here twice now with several friends. There fajitas are my favorite. They serve a very good portion for the price you pay. In addition the food was hot and I could not finish... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I thoroughly enjoy the service, ambiance, and food at this restaurant and the decorations and atmosphere seem very authentic. They have a beautiful patio for outside dining and the prices are more than appealing for college students, high school students, or tourists with little discretionary income. The only negative aspect of this establishment is that they have still yet to... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Rio's Has the best Cheesecake in town with the lowest price!! You are not enjoying Rio's if you do not order the cheesecake, the quality is fabolous!

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