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Tio's Tacos

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Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside, CA 92501-3252
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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Riverside, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars 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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245 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews
9 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
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank twocalis
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
Riverside, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a family owned mexican restaurant in down town Riverside. The food is great and reasonably priced and authentic. I go there quite regularly with my family. I especially like it at night. The owner has been colllection "junk" for years and making sculptures around the property. Night is best because it looks less junkey and with the lighting... More 

Thank Robert P
Anaheim, California
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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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 92501-3252
  • 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?