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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mexican
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34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
859-292-8750
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Experience!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
linnalu
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Cincinnati
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138 reviews 138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?