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125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
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Ranked #36 of 81 Restaurants in Astoria
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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English first
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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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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884 reviews 884 reviews
530 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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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Glendale CA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This place was well reviewed, and quite frankly, it's not very good. It's very run down, and kinda tacky and dirty. They don't give you chips unless you want them in place of one of your meal choices. They weren't impressive, the salsa was ok. I was looking forward to having some pork carnitas, what I got was super,crunchy, over-fried... 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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