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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
+1 760-992-5641
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (54 reviews)
“cochinita pibil” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was fun and colorful. The food was delicious and the service very good. We will return. I had the carnitas Chimichanga and it was very good. I saw other tables getting the Fajitas and I think that is what I will order next...More

Thank Hairycalgrad
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Rio Azul for dinner. We were craving a good and local Mexican joint and this place didn’t disappoint. We showed up on a Saturday evening without any reservations and waited maybe 10 minutes to be seated. We were placed in...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I and the wife were looking for some good food and we came across this place. The food as delicious, we ordered guacamole made fresh tableside. I had street tacos and the wife had grilled chicken. We would highly recommend this place for someone wanting...More

Thank Fabian E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We recently tried the DoorDash delivery service that has begun operating in Palm Springs, and took the opportunity to sample from the Rio Azul menu. The quail special was a revelation - definitely Mexican in its seasoning, but with a subtlety and sophistication that were...More

Thank DesertGal16
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had a good experience here in March with my family. Pretty delicious food and hard-hitting margaritas. We had to wait a long time since it was very crowded but it was worth it. Check it out.

Thank James H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I guess you can tell from the title I had the chicken tacos. They were very large soft shell tacos with a LOT of chicken. Staff was friendly and accommodating as I ordered a specialized drink. The atmosphere was nice and I am still thinking...More

Thank cmathews1
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This restaurant is very average, including the service. However, when we ate here last we ate outside and enjoyed Ernesto's Fish Tacos and the Jalapeno Margaritas. The taco dish is made up of three soft mini-tortillas, filled with achiote sauce and grilled fish. These street...More

Thank msjradennis
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We had high hopes when we showed up on a busy Saturday night. The place was rocking and our reservation was ready at 6:15. The table, though, seemed like it was just thrown into the tightest spot possible. On one side there was a stone...More

Thank Tom-in-CT
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Very loud restaurant. Food was quite tasty. The house margarita was just plain nasty. Service is good also.

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Folk are friendly here and the outdoor patio is nicely lined with greenery to block the traffic and the parking lot. Moreover, there's no crappy music playing outside. The service is cheery and the menu is standard Mexicuisine. Prices are reasonable to reflect the food...More

Thank abtzrh
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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
April 9, 2015|
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Response from BellaLuna61 | Reviewed this property |
They had a harp player that played last Thursday nite. It was in a Spanish style and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-5641
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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.
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