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El Rio Verde

#15 of 1,117 Restaurants in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120-1602
918-592-2555
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8:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch!!

Stopped here based on the reviews. Thought were getting lost going to the place. It's a small hole in the wall that looks like its in a sketchy part of town but it is GREAT! Totally worth it. Parking lot was packed so I knew it was a good sign. Food was great and the whole building was packed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fayewire34
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Missouri
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Missouri
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here based on the reviews. Thought were getting lost going to the place. It's a small hole in the wall that looks like its in a sketchy part of town but it is GREAT! Totally worth it. Parking lot was packed so I knew it was a good sign. Food was great and the whole building was packed. Had... More 

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Thank Fayewire34
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Straight Up From Jalisco! Best Mexican food in Tulsa for sure! Delicious food 😌!! the servers are very attentive and fast. They make sure you walk out really satisfied. Small place but clean atmosphere. Our second time here and it sure wont be the last. I would recommend it!

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Thank Leslie C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

As a rule I like Mexico food only fixed at home. In the past only like Mexico food in San Diego, Ca.But a good Friend of mine that works for the Fire Department in Tulsa. Robert Brewer told me and a group of friends they had good food at El Rio Verde.I went to prove him wrong, but I was... More 

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1 Thank Vincent B
tulsa, ok
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Fresh, delicious Mexican food. Efficient service. In not so good of a neighborhood. A fun find for Tulsa. Always packed with diverse crowd.

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Thank Lexi7777
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We usually always get a wet burrito. The Torta Ahogada is also very good. Posole on weekend as long as it lasts is usually pretty solid. Service is usually pretty friendly and efficient. Has that extra bit of spice that I love. Cost effective/can get crowded. Takeout is recommendedd at peak times. Good breakfast.

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Thank 918lucky
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I love this place. We eat here two or three times per month. Finding authentic Mexican food versus the Tex-Mex type is the key and this is it. We've spent a lot of time in Mexico and know the "real thing"when we eat it.Although it is very off the beaten path and in a semi-industrial area it... More 

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1 Thank Suzie722
Hutchinson, KS
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Locals mostly, great service, excellent food IF you like food (not TexMex) like your momma makes...if your mom is Mexican.

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Thank solodiver1947
Owasso, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

My husband and I ventured over to El Rio Verde one late afternoon for a early dinner. We were glad we got their early because the place begin to really fill up by the time we left. It's a small, family owned restaurant that serves great Mexican food with a smile. I really enjoyed the tacos and my husband fell... More 

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1 Thank jamzlady
SHERMAN
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

El Rio Verde is a small family owned restaurant. The service was great, the food was mouthwatering wonderful! The prices were very reasonable too! I had the carnitas wet burrito, my husband had the lengua ( beef tongue). Both were delicious. We will definitely go back.

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1 Thank MARILYN P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I'm really going to recommend that smothered Burrito. It's really tasty. This place is very popular and getting a table can be a challenge. Come early. Great staff and very inviting little dive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: 918-592-2555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?