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Rio Grandee

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305 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403-1508
(859) 985-0314
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Napoleon, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was great. Food was great. quick turn around. Fried ice cream was a treat to eat. Ask for more chocolate though.

Thank Matthew G
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Mexican food at reasonable prices. The staff is friendly. I always come here when I crave Mexican food. It is good for lunch or dinner and very fast. I never have to wait long. Berea has recently become moist, but I don't think they serve alcohol at present. I heard they were applying for a license though.

Thank Joyce T
Berea, Kentucky
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Yes, I admit it. As the title says, the queso, salsa, and chips keep me coming back. It's basic, but very satisfying. I have tried a few things from there like the nachos (not my favorite, but not bad), tacos (pretty standard - nowhere I've gone to in KY makes them like I'm used to, which is a fried tortilla... More 

Thank raiv
Berea, Kentucky
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food is very good and the portions are very adequate. Service is quick and friendly. The atmosphere is that of small and hometown - you'll generally see someone there you know if you're from Berea. It is a quick and enjoyable walk from the Berea College campus for lunch.

Thank susieque57
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I've eaten at El Rio Grande a couple of times now, and I really like it. In fact, it's one of my favorites in Berea. The foods is delicious, no matter what you order. It will always be hot, fresh, and satisfying. The service is prompt, and the servers friendly. The entrees are enormous, and yet extremely affordable. It's a... More 

Thank Aaron C
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I visited the Rio Grande restaurant with my best friend and i really liked their food. It's pretty good.

Thank Tilda D
Berea, KY
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I've eaten at the Rio Grande Mexican food joint several times. The food is pretty good; not the best Mexican, and by far not the worst in the area. Service is average to good when getting waited on at the table. The hostess is sometimes slow getting your check taken care of and will answer the phone and leave you... More 

Thank papagrit
Berea, Kentucky
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My family and I have eaten here many times through the years and I have to say that they have great food. The wait staff are friendly and service is fast. They have a small outdoor eating area in addition to their indoor tables. The Cheesesteak Burrito is very favorful, as are the Fajitas.

Thank DenayP
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We've been to this restaurant a number of times through the years that our daughter has been a student at Berea College. The service is always quick, which is much appreciated, and the food is good. Prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is festive. The only disadvantage is that we all smell like frying onions when we leave! Definitely a... More 

Thank michelleinnky
Louisville, Kentucky
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We were there with a group of kids, and the staff were so great about serving them. The food was your basic, good Mexican food. Well done and complete with tortilla chips and salsa. Clean, festive, and friendly service.

Thank 4CtheWorld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Chestnut St, Berea, KY 40403-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 985-0314

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