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Tio's Tacos

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Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA 92501-3252
+1 951-788-0230
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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victorville ca
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187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an eclectic restaurant that has good food, FANTASTIC margaritas and Micheladas, and offers an recycled art garden to tour. I loved how friendly and attentive the staff to each person dining there. The food was reasonably priced, served promptly. The best part of the restaurant (besides the pepino margarita) was the art garden. The owner has upcycled to... More 

Thank shannenavila
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service good people. The view is awesome plenty to see and eat you will leave so full a must stop to eat at

Thank Scott W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

So the draw to this restaurant is that it is full of things the owner has made using recycled materials - he had made many different sculptures and contraptions and cool things to look at. The food was a healthy portion, so I wasn't disappointed. And their fresh juice is great! I had the guava juice and I enjoyed it... More 

Thank Mark H
Southern California
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We ate at Tio's twice during our weekend staying at the Mission Inn--dinner Friday night and brunch Sunday morning after we checked out. To me, it was excellent Mexican food that wasn't trying to be something that it's not--fancy. We had two tacos each for dinner and were very satisfied but not stuffed, which I really dislike. For brunch we... More 

Thank patty49er
Riverside, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Tim's Tacos is a very interesting place. Everywhere you look there is something to catch your eyes. The food is authentic and tasty and they have a good selection of beers, both foreign and domestic. This is a favorite of mine to take out of town guests.

Thank no1balo
Moreno Valley, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I like coming to Tio's for their mini crab ceviche tostadas. They have good fruit drinks and they are not super sweet so you get the full flavor of the juice. They also have good alcohol cocktails that are unique and yummy. They have good tortes, chili verde,their rice and beans are good. It can get a bit crowded and... More 

Thank sandraw1966
Hopkinton NH
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256 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I live searching for authentic Mexican food - this place hits the target. The menu is a dizzying selection of classics, and it included two of my all time favorites. I settled for ceviche and fish tacos, and both choices were superb. In addition there's a one of a kind condiment bar that includes home made salsa and a great... More 

Thank jmasci
Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went here on a recommendation from the hotel staff...apparently this place is very "famous" on Univision and some other Hispanic sites....the outside of the restaurant is bizarre - almost like a "haunted house." Food is fair. I had the beef burrito and thought it was undercooked :-(

Thank ENelson1321
Centennial, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

OK, so you have to go just to check the place out. The owner has created artwork out of discarded items and it's really fun to walk around the grounds of the restaurant. But the food is very good too. Not the cheapest taco joint around, my 3 tacos with (free) chips and salsa and a giant Horchata (delicious, hightly... More 

Thank thejenkins6
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We were told about this place and made a special journey to visit it. The place is amazing; there are sculptures all over the place made up of bits and pieces of everything from bottle tops to old plastic bottles. They are all done by one artist. These draw in the crowds to eat here. Unfortunately the food is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA 92501-3252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-788-0230

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