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125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
503-325-2409
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Ranked #35 of 83 Restaurants in Astoria
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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Medford, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Delicious, most flavorful and authentic Mexican food! The service is always superb! We moved away a number of years ago and have yet to find a restaurant that lives up to the standards of the Rio Cafe's food. We always stop when we are back in town. The Enchiladas Nayaritas are a special treat and there will always be a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were looking forward to couples night with great Mexican food. This was our 2nd visit here. The first was delectable. Unfortunately, not this time... Chips were stale, hard enough to hurt my teeth when biting them. After one I was done. Our food was ok but nothing to give praise about. I am hoping third time will be better.... More 

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Chatsworth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great lunch on a rainy afternoon. Wonderful reception and attention from the waitress whom I assume is an owner. This is a down-home rustic out-of-the-way type of restaurant that I'm always delighted to find. Food was hot, delicious and plentiful. Loved the margaritas!

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really want to reward The Rio with more stars, I really do. The owner is so sweet and friendly, and our experiences with her have been nothing short of great. Fresh, flavourful food that transcends the typical Americanized Mexican Menus. How cool that the Rio is owned by Irish folks (including the building) !! Being from Ireland myself makes... More 

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Portland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious, El Salvadorean style Mexican food...always fresh and good. Julie is sweet and kind, so I really don't understand the nasty comments. It is a small, cheery, and friendly spot. Do not expect chain style, "American Mexican" food...the Rio is way better than that! Our favorite place for Mexican food on the North coast.

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Astoria oregon
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977 reviews 977 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went on Friday night and happy hour menu. We had nachos and beer, just perfect on a hot July night. Nice crowd, good service. Return? Yes. Recommend? Yes.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had dinner on a Friday evening and the place was full. The service was good and the prices fair. Thier version of Chili Verde was Excellent! Highly recommend Rio Cafe!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Came In really tired and grumpy with no smile and Julie was still really awesome and friendly. And on top of that the nachos were amazing

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I love lots of different kinds of ethnic foods, but one of my favorites is Mexican. In my home town in Colorado, there are lots of variants, but I really love good 'hole in the wall' mexican food. Cafe Rio is right up there with the ones I like at home. One of the reviewers gave a marginal review... I... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Service was excellent! The owner was our waitress and she totally took care of our kids. The food was yummy and different, my husband loved his, Not authentic Mexican, no, but it's ASTORIA OREGON, so what do you expect? My shrimp was great. The owner greeted several locals who came in like they were friends and treated us like family,... More 

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Additional Information about Rio Cafe

Address: 125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
Phone Number: 503-325-2409
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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