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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
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Ranked #33 of 97 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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
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
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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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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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
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23 reviews 23 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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Additional Information about Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Address: 34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
Phone Number: 859-292-8750
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

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