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Rio Cafe

125 9th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4207
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Ranked #32 of 82 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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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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756 reviews 756 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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46 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I'm with this guy: "Little hole in the wall place. Nothing fancy. Had great 70's rock music going. Waitress was excellent. Food was ok. Not what I would call very authentic Mexican. Decent portions and good prices." Ditto. We probably won't go back.

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Not only is their food fresh but the owners are wonderful. This is a great restaurant with a family feel. Everything is made fresh and the drinks are unique. My husband and I eat here frequently and would recommend it to anyone.

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