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Rio Grandee

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305 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 985-0314
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Mexican Food

Mexican, food is good, location in middle of town, prices medium, decor okay, no adult bev. at current time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Mexican, food is good, location in middle of town, prices medium, decor okay, no adult bev. at current time.

Thank Richmond11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the first time yesterday and got the lunch special. Typical Mexican food, it was good and I will return. I really like their salsa that they have with their chips.

Thank Harold U
Berea, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I ate there by myself. I felt comfortable. The atmosphere was peaceful. The food was plentiful and very good.

Thank 720retac
Berea, Kentucky
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Rio Grandee is housed in a former Hardee's building, we locals refer to it as "The Mexican Hardee's." The staff is friendly, there is always a daily special, the food is well prepared and quickly served.

Thank Mitch H
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Rio Grande is very close to Berea College campus. As a college student, it is one of the best eating options for me because of the distance. I really like the customer service. Expect them to talk to you in Spanish sometimes, which is always nice if you know the language. The menu and prices are decent. They always serve... More 

Thank Minashsha Zaree... L
Maysville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I love to eat at Mexican restaurants and was pleasantly surprised by what this small business had to offer. I ordered the Burrito California and split it with my friend. I was very glad I split it with her because the portion size was so large. I loved it and will definitely come back!

Thank Elizabeth H
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Being away from home has made me realize how much I miss my mothers 5 star Mexican food cuisine. Since there is not many options on campus, Rio Grande or as we call it Mexican Hardee's, is as close as it gets. There really is no special food choice that stands out, but I am content to have a restaurant... More 

Thank Osvaldo F
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The place is good , service is cool , a Mexican environment ,,,their rice is so delicious , It is a quiet place as well , but no wifi !!

Thank Syrine B
Berea, Kentucky, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Greasy, full of cheese and beens, covered in thick cream and a serving size you could call a meal for a day or two. This is your classic Mexican food reinvented for a american audience - its not good, its not bad, its just food and a lot of it. Its a nice fatty meal once or twice a year... More 

Thank Jesse S
Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Ate here at the recommendations of a family member who had eaten here before. The restaurant looks like a fast food place which had been repossessed. The food, however, was beautifully presented. Each one of the party of 5 had different dishes and each dish was more than adequately sized and each person enjoyed what they had ordered. Being from... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 985-0314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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