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Tio's Tacos

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Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA
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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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
Baltimore, Maryland
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103 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I really wanted to like this place -- it's kitchy with all the yard trash... however, anyone that hoards trash probably doesn't run the cleanest ship in the world... which is exactly what I found once inside the restaurant. The tables and chairs were filthy, their were flies everywhere.. I decided I would try the food and ordered up some... More 

Thank John B
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This place is unique. Great food. Big menu. Good value. Ambiance is like no other. If you have young kids, sit in the bck patio as there are trikes, a makeshift bowling alley, a church made of beer bottles and huge mariachi statues that are impossible to accurately describe. Just come here.

Thank KaceyTheTraveler
Anaheim, California
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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Well the building and grounds themselves are worth a look. The place is full of garbage turned into artwork. Interesting to see. The 4 stars are because we like strange and interesting places. If we were grading on just the food we'd give them 2 stars. It's really not that good. The staff was friendly. Parking was a challenge.

Thank Mark B
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We had some of the best Mexican food, coupled with the artistic creations that surround you, Tio's is a definite most eats!

Thank Kristi R
Acton, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Going here was suggested by one of the young ladies from the Marriott. We stopped in on our walk back from Mt. Rubidoux. there were so many crazy characters and strange items to see and photograph that you could stay all day. We even had the pleasure watching some people working on making new things for the display. Not to... More 

Thank William R
Newbury Park, California
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went to see the place and it is somethig to see. GO look at the entire property. It is a hoot. As for the food... We just were not in the mood for mexican so I cannot comment. Cheers!

Thank schnedavid
Santa Ana, California
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268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went to the Fox theater and this resturant was across the street. Food was great dont let the small resturant decieve you excellent food and good price and rated A! The best part is the outside and surrounding patio area, very unique art made from recycables and seashells hard to explain you have to see for yourselk amazing!

Thank Tina B
Twin Oaks, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

OK, its a real Mexican restaurant and I mean real in terms of the food. Small walk up counter to order - table service. Whatever you do make certain you eat outside - street side is fine but I prefer the back area where you sit with more of the art. He's made a career of recycling anything and everything... More 

Thank Tom G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: 9517880230

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