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Rios Mexican Food

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901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
(269) 469-8011
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OMG what happened!?!

Rio's lovers ATTENTION! After 15 years- the MENU CHANGED!! Just ate here over the Memorial Day weekend. The good news- it's still great!! Better than waiting FOREVER in town. The Bad News? Tortas, tamales, chorizo are GONE! The menu has been streamlined somewhat like a Chipotle's. Pick your meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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New Buffalo, Michigan
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Genuine Mexican food. The kid called me amigo!. Vert friendly wait staff. Always fresh food..Great rice and beans.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have in the past give this place 5 stars and raved about the local "taco shack" with fresh food and great menu. The menu is all new and now looks like a fast food taco place. The fish tacos are gone as are many of the other dishes that made this place special. Very disappointed about the menu and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Rio's lovers ATTENTION! After 15 years- the MENU CHANGED!! Just ate here over the Memorial Day weekend. The good news- it's still great!! Better than waiting FOREVER in town. The Bad News? Tortas, tamales, chorizo are GONE! The menu has been streamlined somewhat like a Chipotle's. Pick your meat (Steak, Spicy Chicken, Pork, Ground Beef), pick your presentation (Bowl, Taco... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We called for a take out on Saturday for a group of folks at our house. Although a little confusing at first trying to place our order, everything went well. They said 20 minutes. I arrived in 15 and they were not all caught up. But, they were very pleasant, asked to make sure we got what we ordered. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As I have stated in my other review. This place is a great urban style taco shack with FRESH ingredients and prepared as you wait. The New Buffalo location is closed for the winter, however if you still want great mexican food they have two other locations close by. The one in Michigan City about 15 minutes away is also... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A small eat outside on tables place. Very good Mexican food, tasty, fresh and reasonable. Also take out. Lunch and dinner. About 5 bench tables.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate there 2 out of 5 days visiting and would have easily gone for a 3rd! Cant beat .99 cent taco night or any of the other specials! the Jr burrito is huge! They were out of guac the 1st time :( but enjoyed it the 2nd time!) we stopped on our way back after a late night on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a surprise to find a urban type taco shack just off of downtown New Buffalo. The place is a walk up and order and then take with or they have tables outside. I had the fish tacos and they were good. I also had a small side of guacamole and was surprised how fresh it was. They make... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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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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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Additional Information about Rios Mexican Food

Address: 901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
Phone Number: (269) 469-8011
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (269) 469-8011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?