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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast friendly mexican restaurant. Great prices, large portions, quick service. Full bar available. Parking easy..leave room for desert.

Thank OkGal5150
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

From my mind the best Mexican by far that i have had! Service is always great . The food is always exceptional and the portions are huge. They know how to manage and service their customers and it shows why they stay busy all the time. Don't miss this Location and come hungry.Highly recommend

Thank rickcovey50
Winchester, KY, United States
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192 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Large portions, fast service, great staff, well spiced food. Great for Mexican lovers. Has the flavor of a San Antonio Mexican place.

Thank Daniel F
Erlanger, Kentucky
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Stopped here for a quick lunch before heading to a nearby store. The menu selections were numerous, especially for the luncheon specials. The service was prompt as was the delivery of our food, which was preceded by a very sizable bowl of salsa and chips. Our lunches arrived and were more than either of us could finish.

Thank Sub-Sailor-634B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

If you like Mexican food, you will like this place. The food is always good and there is alot to choose from.

Thank Michael P C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

My fiancee and I decided to give this restaurant a whirl, since it's near our place and we always eat at the same Mexican restaurant in Florence, KY - Acapulco. (Which kicks butt!) The decision turned out to be a bad one. The positives: we were seated promptly upon entering the restaurant, served drinks (waters) and chips and salsa, and... More 

Thank Matt B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

i know they are busy on friday nights but tonight was ridiculous.our 30 minute wait turned into 50 minutes because the pager quit working.so after watching several couples get seated before us even though they came in way after us,we had to ask to be seated.so the waitress finally stops to take our drink order then leaves for a while,waiting... More 

Thank Nancy G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I have never had anything bad to say about this yummy Mexican resturant i love it i also get the Quesadilla Rellana and it's delicious and I know my Fiance loves There Margaritas also.

Thank Aubrey M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Below par everything. It is hard to find a good authentic Mexican restaurant in Cincinnati so I started looking for just ok Mexican restaurants and this one did not even fit ok. Food was dumbed down to the fajita loving sour cream drinking deep frying folks. The place didnt feel clean, sticky booths, food on the ground and on top... More 

Thank markk800
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a local favorite of ours. It's always busy and the food is always fresh and flavorful. Their salsa and guacamole is better than sauces we've had in Mexico and Arizona. We usually get a fajita and share it. Often it is so large that we end up taking some home after making six tacos out of one dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 859-292-8750

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