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Rios Mexican Food

901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
(269) 469-8011
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Ranked #7 of 39 restaurants in New Buffalo
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place was so great that we went back three times in one weekend. Highlights included the tamales and the tacos, and the mexican sodas were a nice treat (bottled Jarritos). Prices are low and great (consistent with street tacos elsewhere). Everything is made right in-house, so for those of us with allergies, it's comforting that the employees can tell... More

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Chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My rule for Mexican and BBQ restaurants is as follows - If the place looks like it should be condemned, the food will condemn your tongue to happiness. Rios fits the bill. It's this tiny little shack you'd probably drive past if you didn't know better. But thanks to Yelp, I knew better! I rocked the #4 combo - A... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Order superb, authentic Mexican food, take it to your picnic table, and enjoy beach summer livin'! Everything was great, staff was cheeky, lots of fun. Reasonably priced food, more refreshing than going to a fancy restaurant. (Minus the margaritas.)

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Fresh and made when you order. The best corn chips & guacamole. We ordered the "junior" chicken burrito with everything and it was ginormous and plenty for 2 to share(they will cut it in 1/2 for you). The seating area is old fashioned picnic tables & benches including a miniature one if you have children. All the sides are great... More

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Don't be put off by the lack of atmosphere at this drive-up. The food is fab. The chips and guac are spectacular. There's a drive through for call-in pick-up orders. The place is mobbed in summer which can creat a bit of a wait, but worth it. Always go to a place where you see plenty of people eating their... More

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Plymouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was a little hesitant to stop here, just because of how it looks. It's a small, older looking building with only benches outside to eat at, but my husband really wanted to try it. I'm so glad he did! The food was great and there was so much of it. Well worth the price. I would recommend this to... More

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Ballwin, MO
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We go to MI every year & always stop at Rios. This time twice! Everything is so fresh & tasty. Portions are gigantic.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Fresh ingredients, choice of corn or flour tortillas...and the best guacamole and chips within 75 miles. Authentic roadside fast food. No frills eat on picnic table outside, in your car.. or take it home. Genuine old fashion soda pop (from Mexico) made with real cane sugar and not Fructose corn syrup. Not fancy, just good and fast. Forget Taco Bell...Real... More

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Mi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Ordered carryout at this roadside taco stand for a quick dinner and was very satisfied with the meal. We ordered off the ala carte menu and got the Jr burrito with steak (which is huge), the chicken quesadilla, two chicken flautas, and a small side of guacamole. We were very pleased with everything. Although my quesadilla was more like a... More

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Winnetka, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We've been coming to New Buffalo/Union Pier for 20+ years and we always make a stop at Rios. The quesadillas, homemade chips & guacamole are great! Rios is what it is--a local joint that serves fresh & delicious Mexican food. Want table cloths and strolling mariachi bands? Head somewhere else. We love Rios just as it is--nice and simple.

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