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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827 (Baristo)
+1 760-992-5641
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent Mexican food dinner with charming service. The waiter explained the menu and gave great advice. The guacamole was made for us fresh at the table: delicious! Shrimp ceviche superb. Tortilla fantastic. Top quality margaritas. We were told by locals that this was the best Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs- and they were right! Loved it!!!

Thank iglortho
Urbana, Illinois
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our backup plan if we weren't able to get into the Rooster and the Pig restaurant that is several doors down in the adjacent strip mall. We don't like standing in lines, so we did end up at Rio Azul. Essentially on the same large block as the Best Western where we were staying, it was ideal for... More 

Thank Cello12345
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290 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get the bar menu at the regular dining tables. I tried the Canoa appetizer ($8); a delicious concoction of fried tortilla, beans, cheese, chorizo, guacamole, poco de gallo, etc - all of the good things in Mexican cuisine. Along with two-for-one happy hour margaritas, it was plenty for dinner. I'd do that again (well, maybe not so much... More 

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Almunecar, Spain
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived to an empty restaurant and we were seated in the smallest booth - too small for a normal sized person to fit! We moved to another empty table but we were told it was reserved and needed to wait. We were then reseated at the same table?? Standard Mexican menu - same as every other Mexican restaurant in the... More 

Thank Clive C
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason why people go to the mexican food restaurant on Palm Canyon (you know which one) is because of the location. But only one block over is Rio Azul...the best Mexican food, margaritas and happy hour in Palm Springs. Yum! Our family has has many dishes on the menu and have never been disappointed. I especially LOVE their... More 

Thank Debra G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All items were excellent from the tableside guacamole to the tamales, and great chorizo enchiladas. The margaritas were good as was the draft Mexican beers. Patio dining was well served by the efficient waiters.

Thank Keith H
Seattle, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really hard for my traveling companion and I to find places where I can have a lot of choices and they can have options for their super restrictive diet, without resorting only to diners . We'd found this place a few years ago and I remembered it on our trip this time, and we were excited to go back.... More 

Thank Kim R
Seattle, Washington
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu has many choices We had a Rio Mango margarita and Rio Lime margarita. Both grandes and both really tasty. I had the Rio Salad with Shrimp instead of the chicken or carnitas. Too much dressing but really tasty and they are generous with the shrimp. My dad had a wet shrimp burrito and added cilantro to the top. It... More 

Thank Tara J
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Walked over here from our hotel because we'd heard about the guacamole and the margaritas. We sat on the patio to enjoy the sunset and the night air. We fully intended to order supper, but the guacamole and chips were so good we just kept ordering appetizers until we were full.

Thank Skislikeagirl
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Had dinner at this restaurant as it was close to my lodging while in Palm Springs. I arrived and was immediately greeted and seated. The waitress was nice and the food was good. I had a 3 item combo, 2 tacos an enchiladas with rice and beans. Chips and salsa was good as well. I didn't have a cocktail. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-5641
Welcome to Rio Azul, a Palm Springs restaurant featuring only Traditional Mexican Cuisine, Handcrafted with the best ingredients and served in a Vibrant atmosphere. Fresh and Flavorful, Delightful and Delicious! Enjoy one of our specialty cocktails while we take the time to freshly prepare every dish.

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