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Rio Cafe

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125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
503-325-2409
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting decor, good service, okay food

This is a fun place to come for the decor, if nothing else. We came on a Saturday night to found a mostly empty cafe with a very friendly server. The best item I had all night was the jalapeño dressing with the green salad and the fish tacos. The chips are home made and were fresh and crunchy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a fun place to come for the decor, if nothing else. We came on a Saturday night to found a mostly empty cafe with a very friendly server. The best item I had all night was the jalapeño dressing with the green salad and the fish tacos. The chips are home made and were fresh and crunchy. The... More 

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Cambutal, Panama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As one reviewer pointed out the only thing Latin about this place are the beer signs in the window. Bathroom was filthy, paper on the floor, toilet seat well pissed on, door lock broken, and etcetera. I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like! But wait.... hair in my food.. I guess I don't really need to know what... More 

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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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1,052 reviews 1,052 reviews
669 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 503-325-2409

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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