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Rio Mirage Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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13863 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374-3873
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite restaurant, we go every Friday. The staff is friendly and recognize us instantly. The partita margaritas are the best and their food is delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Liz G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not huge on "Mexican" food but this place was delicious. I enjoyed my food and so did my husband. Definitely coming here next time we are wanting this type of cuisine. The place was clean. Waiter was awesome. Comfortable decor. The booths provided a good amount of privacy.

Thank Kelley J
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here while staying in Surprise...hotel staff recommended it. Warm tortilla chips and mild salsa came out soon after we sat down. The place was busy and nicely decorated. The food served large portions, delicious and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend to people staying in the area.

1 Thank DebT57
Surprise, Arizona
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another solid experience at Rio Mirage on Bell. A craving for mexican food brought us back for dinner. Great service and attention (which is a big help with a 2 year old)! Delicious food and atmosphere on top of keeps us coming back time and again. This time they were busy but out party of 4 only waited 10 minutes... More 

Thank 1Stark1
Sun City West AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is usually good and always served hot. Typical Arizona Mexican food. The Rio Mirage Restaurant in El Mirage is usually better. The service is good. Always eat a lot of salsa and chips.

Thank Freyjabo1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This was a true treat! After a disappointing Mexican restaurant luncheon earlier in the day, this was a delight! The service was excellent, food excellent, ambiance excellent and overall just what one might expect from a fine restaurant - but it is here in Surprise! We don't have to travel out of town now.

Thank Jim K
Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Get the Pollo con Verduras! So delicioso! The ambience is just like being in Mexico. The chips and salsa they serve before you order is really good so don't fill up on those, it's easy to do. Save room for dinner. The serve a plate full of whatever you order, so make sure you come hungry.

Thank Dee B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Never a bad meal from the Rio Mirage. This time we ordered a pick-up meal and still had a great order. I can't seem to stray from the Enchiladas Del Mar and my husband had the Steak Fajitas. (He was happy to get them as he used to really enjoy the Steak Fajitas from the Applebees in Surprise but they... More 

Thank Qpdoll
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Great classical Mexican food. Very friendly wait and bar staff. No need to go to any other Mexican restaurant in Surprise. Mary and Steve

Thank NovatoMinerva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The food is absolutely amazing! This is a go-to Mexican restaurant for me and my family, highly recommended. All the food is well cooked and always served hot and ready.

Thank Izabella B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 13863 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374-3873
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Surprise
  • Phone Number: 623-9751527

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