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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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Live Music
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Reviewed April 16, 2020

Love their Margaritas, salsa and Happy Hour. Hard shell tacos and enchiladas are the best. I always judge Mexican restaurants on their tacos. You can't miss on these two items. Table side guacamole too!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

So, the service is good, the dishes are tasty, and it's close to downtown. Do not expect miracles in a town not notable for its restaurants, but expect a consistent, good meal that you will enjoy.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

My husband and I have dined at many Mexican restaurants in Palm Springs, but we keep coming back to Rio Azul. The food is always good and served on a hot plate; the staff is always friendly and responsive; and the mugs and margarita glasses...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Great Mexican dishes. Very well prepared and very tasty. Pleasant and helpful staff. A bit on the expensive side but definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

This restaurant is a just couple of blocks from downtown Palm Springs so easy to walk. We made a reservation and were glad we had because it was full on a Friday evening. Margaritas were tasty, even the skinny variety that we ordered. A highlight...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

We just finished our meal at Rio Azul and we very happy with the food and the service. The Happy Hour margaritas are also with trying. Everyone was extremely pleasant and helpful. Please just disregard the review from the person on Feb 5. Unfortunately that...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

This place is really bad. The food (even the fish) was significantly undercooked, cold, and not edible. Staff was really condescending and unkind — and not accepting of diverse customers. The hostess also kept inquiring about our wealth and criticized us in a condescending way...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

The wait staff was on their game on a busy Friday night. The portions are ample and the prices are reasonable. If you like spice, try any of the Ranchero entrees. Thank you, Jorge, for suggesting that we try the salsa negra for a little...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

The food was very good and presented well. My server was amazing and explained all of the unknown items on the menu. It was very busy when I was there but the food arrive hot and fresh. There are many authentic Mexican restaurants in the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

Went here for Sunday brunch and drag show. Prepaid for food. Food was good and was served fast. Recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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CaliMaman
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Neal S | Reviewed this property |
I am gluten-free as well..Rio Azul is not your typical Mexican Restaurant although it serves authentic Mexican dishes. It some of the ingredients that are unfamiliar but make for delicious fresh and flavorful food choices... More
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snoeshoe
April 9, 2015|
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They had a harp player that played last Thursday nite. It was in a Spanish style and very good.
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