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Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill

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9 Wolborough Street | TQ12 1JR, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JR, England
+44 1626 330488
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and a friend thought we'd travel from Torquay to Newton just to try it here as we love Mexican food and we're impressed with the look and feel of the restaurant and choice of food and drink but that's where the good impressions ended! Very young, shy waitress working on her own, only juggling 3 tables but as she... More 

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Thank Natw85
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff at Rio grande were a great bunch and although we were a group of 30 they got our dishes out promptly and politely . They had a few cocktails on offer and an average selection of spirits and beers . The food was good but not mind blowing and what you would expect for the prices we had for... More 

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Thank David D
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review about your belated works party- we are glad you had a great time. Our Christmas/Party Menu is designed to cater for everyone's preferences keeping it tasty with amazing value for money!! I would definitely recommend coming in to try our main menu; it varies from steaks and burgers to chicken toppers, chowders and fajitas... More 

South Devon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food we had was tasty, plenty of choice on the menu with something to suit us all, even my fussy husband. The wine was nice. The mains prices were fine but I thought the starters were a little pricey. We were there for Sunday lunch and it was quiet and relaxed

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Thank Sammilou68
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

We are glad we could cater for yourself and your 'fussy husband' however I am sorry you felt the starter prices were a bit too pricey. We have recently updated our drinks menu with new ales and cocktails and have recently extended our 2 for 1 from 12-6! We are planning to update our main menu so your comments will... More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

food was absolutely amazing, would go back anytime, with family or friends, for any occasion, this time was A birthday🎊

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Thank Sue M
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank-you Sue for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your time here. Currently we have an amazing two for one offer on ALL burgers and burritos; Sunday until Thursday...a perfect excuse to eat out at Rio Grande!!! More 

Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

For the record, I am only speaking here of my personal experience of what happened when I actually visited this bar/restaurant. To be clear, I didn't eat, I just had a beer so this review does not cover the food element. It was the week before Christmas (sounds familiar) and I visited the pub whilst my wife did some shopping.... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I have visited here many times and the food and service is always excellent. The cocktails are brilliant too and the atmosphere is great. The staff always go above and beyond, nothing is too much trouble. Will be returning in the near future.

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Thank Lexi085
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Wow! Thank-you very much for your brilliant review! The staff and I are all very proud of Rio Grande and are all pleased to see you were well looked after, enjoyed the food and had a fantastic night. We all look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Filton
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Staying in Newton Abbott whilst visiting family my husband and I found ourselves with a child free night so decided to go out for a bite to eat. Being gluten free I've got to be careful where I eat and chose this place because of its extensive GF offerings. We weren't disappointed! The service was brilliant with the menu and... More 

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Thank Helen F
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank-you for your response, we strive to cater for all different dietary requirements and intolerances and are glad we didn't disappoint!! We all hope to see you back at Rio again soon! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page as we have some exciting 2 for one deals coming up for January! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Rio Grande many times as love the atmosphere and food is normally good. We visted here last week and I had the chicken fajitas, which were very nice apart from there were so many peppers and not a lot of chicken. A friend also had fajitas and theirs were the same. Maybe it was just a one... More 

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Thank Vrshaw
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Firstly thank-you for your response. We value feedback as it helps us keep improving our menus and our recipes. We will definitely review our fajita recipe and have it improved for next time you visit us. Hope to see you at Rio again soon. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This was the second time we tried this place due to the gluten free options on the menu. PLEASE don't eat here if you require a gluten free option it is quite clear the staff and management have no idea about cross contamination. Was told everything is cooked in the same fryers as everything else. Since eating there both my... More 

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Thank Chunky24
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Called in today not sure what to expect but found the restaurant food to be excellent also service staff Darren and the girl from Hungary to be above average must be if I left a tip ,,,, would definitely go again when in town....

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Thank arrowrider
Rio G, Manager at Rio Grande Tex Mex Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I will relay your praise onto Darren and Szabina. Here at Rio Grande we are always striving to deliver attentive service and delicious food. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Why not come down for two for ‘Juan’ cocktails- 3-6pm every day! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Wolborough Street | TQ12 1JR, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 330488
Description
New business, opened Sept 2011

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