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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
859-292-8750
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and value

This is a local favorite of ours. It's always busy and the food is always fresh and flavorful. Their salsa and guacamole is better than sauces we've had in Mexico and Arizona. We usually get a fajita and share it. Often it is so large that we end up taking some home after making six tacos out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have never had anything bad to say about this yummy Mexican resturant i love it i also get the Quesadilla Rellana and it's delicious and I know my Fiance loves There Margaritas also.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Below par everything. It is hard to find a good authentic Mexican restaurant in Cincinnati so I started looking for just ok Mexican restaurants and this one did not even fit ok. Food was dumbed down to the fajita loving sour cream drinking deep frying folks. The place didnt feel clean, sticky booths, food on the ground and on top... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a local favorite of ours. It's always busy and the food is always fresh and flavorful. Their salsa and guacamole is better than sauces we've had in Mexico and Arizona. We usually get a fajita and share it. Often it is so large that we end up taking some home after making six tacos out of one dinner... More 

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Newport ky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've been eating here since they opened. The food is consistent. They have good salsa. The service is fast. I feel the experience would be better if the customer service were improved. In my most recent experience, when the server approach the table, there was no greeting, just "What do you want to drink." So go there for quick service,... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Mexican restaurant in our area. Food and service is awesome. Portions are plentiful....chicken fajitas are the best!!!!

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Oakbrook, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A group went here to have a meal and get to gether with an out-of-town friend. The staff did not hover and allowed us to visit. There were 18 in the group and a variety of items were ordered and all enjoyed their meal. many had not been there before and said they would come back again on their own

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Bellevue, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I have been a regular customer of Rio for 10 years. We have celebrated birthdays, promotions, & just to hang out. After tonight I will NEVER set foot in this place again. I was having dinner with a friend who I don't see often and we were having dinner and catching up. After we finished we sat for a little... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rio Grande is located in a strip mall close to the interstate highway (Exit 3 off I-471). The food is good and the portions are HUGE. We had enough to take home for a 2nd or 3rd meal. We arrived about 5 on a Friday evening and had no problem getting our party of 6 seated. By the time we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Saw what other reviewers have said, must have been a very bad night. Visited this week. Busy but not jammed. 4 adults, 3 children. Typical to below average tasting food. Server was slow and food was delivered in separate parts about 5 minutes between the first 5 and the last 2 in the party. Refills and sides were slow to... More 

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kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The best Mexican food I have ever had. The service is excellent and the servers are friendly. The amount of food for the price is great. Their Margarita's are the best without a doubt. Single fajitas are enough food for two...It is one of our family's favorite restaurants. Good location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 859-292-8750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?