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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
+1 623-583-7708
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican food and awesome mariachis on Friday nights. Seating inside or outside on patio. Full bar and homemade tortillas. Parking can be a little difficult but well worth it. Brunch champagne buffet offered on Sundays. Good place to meet up with friends and family...More

Thank MGJ226
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Our absolute favourite Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area. On some visits we were the only non-Spanish speaking diners in our part of the restaurant. We even took a Mexican friend who raved about the food. Great food, great service, fun ambiance.

Thank missjanem2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

On Mondays the margaritas are $1.00 I show up just for them. The food is average,but the margaritas are msgical

Thank Darshll
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I was really rooting for this place as it's in my neighborhood and it looked authentic. Every time I drove by I wanted to go there and sit outside or inside and take in all the ambience. Sadly, I was disappointed by the food. When...More

Thank Pineapple59
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Nice atmosphere, decor and good food. We went as guests of friends but this will be our new "go to" Mexican Restaurant.

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I read all the reviews before going to this restaurant and was looking forward to a good experience. Now I have to say that several of the reviewers were correct when they stated it is good for the Surprise/El Mirage area. We get good authentic...More

Thank Crt1943
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

I tried to make a reservation at the sister restaurant in Surprise only to be rebuffed as they need 24 hours notice for a group larger than 6 and we decided early afternoon to go out that night. As this restaurant came highly recommended I...More

Thank aussie1951
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Pork fajitas were great Louise our waiter was terrific Good margaritas on the patio for a fun atmosphere

Thank DRois09
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We have loved to go here. My favorite is the grilled shrimp salad. Started coming here a year ago and I would salivate just thinking about that grilled shrimp salad. Things have changed with how they prepare it each time we come back to the...More

Thank 444love2travelaround
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Stopped in for a snack and a margarita and decided we would come back the next day for lunch. Brought the in-laws for an awsome lunch and .99 margaritas. Stayed for over 2 hours. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank rchawk49
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February 18, 2018|
Response from CamsNan | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 3:00 pm, and the margaritas were .99. Before we left, (just before 4) we noticed that the restaurant was getting extremely crowded and there were huge trays of margaritas being circulated. That may... More
Nancy C
November 13, 2017|
Response from MGJ226 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a children's menu bit I'm not familiar with it. They also serve hamburgers and fries.
Alejandro d H
June 9, 2017|
Response from Ixchen | Reviewed this property |
No se, y no vivo en area de Phoenix, solomente fui un visitante alla.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  El Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 623-583-7708
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