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Rio Adobe Southwest Cafe

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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10525 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
+1 408-873-1600
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy foods. Be sure to check out the daily specials on the board.

Thank Susan S
Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

we visited this great place yesterday - 2 families, 3 small kids - very reasonable prices, quick service - sitting area is bit small but we easily found 2 tables to join - staff courteous - food is very tasty, will definitely come again - oh n we are vegetarians, so good for those looking for cheap veggie good food

Thank M S
Upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Had the special - Cheese Quesadilla with Chicken and it was very good. Lots of food portions are large. Service was good. I would recommend when in the area and you desire southwest/mexican food. Place is casual. Counter service but they deliver the food and clean up table.

Thank scubasam
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

I used to go to the taco place at Vallco but switched to Rio Adobe as my to go Mexican place after my roommate ordered take out here. I The food here is always delicious, huge and affordable (shout out to all the broke a^se college kids from De Anza). Plus they got an awesome salsa bar (free might I... More 

Thank cgxy96
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The portions are large and very filling. Good option if you want to try a new mex restaurant apart from chipotle which i would rather not visit due to the recent health scare. We did take away and they were quick ! Reasonably priced and great mexican favors incorporated. Will surely go back. Highly recommended..

Thank M V
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We've been going to Rio Adobe for almost 10 years. Nearly every Friday this has become our family tradition that we've look forward to at the end of the work week. My 3 daughters LOVE it here, they go on their own now for great food at a great price. My kids love the children's chicken bowl growing up, and... More 

Thank PlanItPlanet
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I ordered some soup & it tasted like they had added water to it b-c they were low on soup. THE OWNER WAS NOT THERE to see this. I won't go back unless an adult is there running the place.

Thank Kiet N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to stop if you're looking for something tasty, quick, and inexpensive. I tried street tacos with several different meats and I enjoyed them all. My favorite part was the salsa bar though. Maybe 10 or so different salsas to taste with the chips that seemed freshly fried. It was fun to try the variety of... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

more traditional Mexican than the near by Aqui's but less crowded (though much smaller). great salsas.

Thank Naushik D
San Jose, California
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102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

I reviewed this two years ago, and though I should update. My hiking and lunch groups eat here at least twice a month. The choices suit a wide range of tastes. All the food is made from high quality ingredients with unique twists on Mexican dishes. One of our favorites is the heirloom tomato quesadilla. Fountain beverages are Coca Cola... More 

Thank NapiliR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $11
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10525 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cupertino
  • Phone Number: +1 408-873-1600
Rio Adobe serves delicious all in house made southwest style Mexican cuisine. Our fresh salsa bar boasts 8 types of unique salsas to compliment our fresh hot chips. The menu ranges from fajita style citrus marinated grilled steak and chicken to achiote marinated Mahi-Mahi and grilled shrimp. Special include such inventive dishes as Blue Corn Crab Tacos, Asiago Crusted Wild Mushroom Quesadillas, Green Chile Stew to Sesame Grilled Salmon Tacos. Service is comfortable cafe style with an ever changing selection of local micro brews, Sangria and margaritas.


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