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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
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Ranked #18 of 95 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Avon Lake, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were surprised how good this place was. Had seen the sign on a previous trip. It is in a little strip mall. Lots of people, but they got us seated w/in 20 min. The portions were much larger than expected. The fajitas for one would have fed two! Will go back again!

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Annapolis, MD
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Was brought here when visiting from out if town by friends who said it was the best place in the area. Portions were huge but disappointing for the most part. Dry, tasteless steak for the fajitas, sauces like something out of a bottle. Maybe it's the best in the Cincy/Northern Kentucky area, but if so, it's a shame.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This place has been in business for quite some time and while it’s not in the best location (strip mall) it’s always busy. Every time we go the food has been terrific and the service is great. The servers know how to treat their guest!! You have to try the Margarita's if you go, they come in many sizes from... More

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Newport, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Wonderful food and very large portions, we are from Kansas and this is as good as any Mexican we have eaten. Only thing is my wife likes very mild salsa and they just had one of which the rest of us enjoyed, she opted for guacamole dip which she enjoyed. Papamcgown

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Portions are huge, service is great and food quality is pretty high. They make their own guacamole and chips and some of the dishes that went by our table looked great! The only problem when we were there was lack of open tables--there was only 1 unoccupied and only two seats at the bar. This place draws an eclectic crowd... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

I have been coming here for years the food has been consistently good a real authentic Mexican restaurant. In my opinion the best Mexican restaurant in the city.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This restaurant has wonderful food and fantastic friendly service. The service is outstanding. Everyone is so friendly its as if you are a long lost friend. The portions are enormous. Lots of home made salsa and chips.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Some firends of ours turned us on to this place and we went back a week later as it was quite good. However, I noticed something that I wanted to comment on and hopefully it will be addressed here AND other places. Everyone working here EXCEPT for the "kids" you have as hosts and the ones who take the money... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Everything about this place is great. Great service, so much food you can't finish, delicious. I crave this place. I get chicken fajitas or chicken burritos deluxe. Salsa and chips are so yummy and always fresh.

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