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“Mexican” 4 of 5 stars
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Rio Grande
503 1st Ave S, Nitro, WV 25143-2315
304-722-6069
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Nitro
Cuisines: Mexican
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Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Most Mexican joints are alike for the most part. They have the best Margaritas in the valley. The service is quick and friendly. The food is just what you might expect.

It is very popular so parking is limited and expect a wait. I'm not a fan of their salsa but I really like it hot. The ventilation is a little lacking so expect to smell like a fajita.

Overall, the good far outweigh the "bad."

Visited November 2011
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Trinidad
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Food is good but it feels dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The food is good and plentiful, but I always leave there feeling like a need to shower. Is it perhaps aerosolized grease in the air?

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

his place has been in business for a very long time and when you eat there you will know why. Menu selection is great, staff is friendly, food is excellent and priced at a value.

Visited October 2011
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Saint Albans, WV
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great place!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

Love to eat at this place. The margarita's is the BEST in WV! Try them, you will feel pretty tipsy! Great food, great drinks, great everything!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Albans WV
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

This is where the locals go for Mexican. Their frozen Margaritas can't be beat. The food is excellent and very reasonable. I like the Fajitas Texanas (steak, chicken & shrimp). Get a side order of cheese dip for your chips.... we put it on our fajitas too.

Rio Grande in Nitro has a really good vibe. Ask to be seated in the bar room area, which has the best atmosphere. Also, be careful of the margaritas, they are VERY potent!

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