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Rios Mexican Food

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901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
(269) 469-8011
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Zionsville, Indiana
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place when we entered New Buffalo. By the looks, most travelers may not think of stopping here- it looks like a dive. I'm so glad we did-it is a diamond in the rough! The staff was very friendly. The tacos were truly authentic mexican street style. Horchata to drink...delicious!!! HIGHLY recommend the cheese quesadilla, too. It... More 

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1 Thank Georgianna K
Rock Falls, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a quick stop in town. My son asked how far we were from home. When I said a little under three hours, he said he'd definitely come back to eat here. Best authentic Mexican he's had and we have lots of good authentic Mexican food in our hometown.

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Thank RFBaseballmom
Union Pier, Michigan
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

"I'm craving Rios" You know that little authentic place everyone craves in your hometown when they've been away? This is it for New Buffalo/Union Pier residents! Everything is delicious and the service is friendly and FAST. There only outdoor seating, but you can walk up or drive through to grab your Rios. I love the chicken burrito--its HUGE and so... More 

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1 Thank Kelly B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Really fabulous food, casual outdoor only seating. The large quesadilla is our favorite and absolutely packed with your choice of meat, plus the usual array of cheese, onions, peppers, cilantro. Chips are home made and one order feeds a table wof 3 with tasty salsa. We've gone several times and have never had a bad meal.

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Thank Brad S
Grand Beach, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Rio's in New Buffalo! This used to be a family friendly Mexican Restaurant. Now due to avarice and greed the owner has changed the menu and made it very expensive for a family. The ordering use to be simple. It is now impossible. The quality of the food is inferior. No phone orders are accepted. Only online orders are taken... More 

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1 Thank Terry C
Sawyer, Michigan
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Great food, family owned and run, Outside seating or take it to the beach. You will see locals, contractors, weekenders. We all love it.

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1 Thank drydink
Bangkok, Thailand
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

If you go there on a slow day or later in day prepare to be sick. They dont care to properly hold the toppings and meats between 40-140 as required by law. You can see stuff staying out at room temp and if slow will remain out. We got sick. Reported them to county health department o 4-11-2016.

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Thank steve t
Michigan City, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Food is fantastic, homemade salsas and horchata, can't go wrong. Only have outdoor seating. Great little place to stop for a quick lunch or dinner.

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Thank Conker224
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We eat here about 4 times a year, everytime we visit my mom in Grand Beach.. We always get a big TO GO order for at least 10 people. Amazingly they get it right EVERY TIME..and there are a lot of details (no cilantro on this, no tomatoes on that, corn tortillas with this, flour with that, ground beef this,... More 

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Chicagoland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

With a menu much like Chipotle, only Rio's is much better, and I like Chipotle! My favorite is tacos, soft corn tortillas, spicy pork, with everything and rice & beans - but there are lots of combinations. The place doesn't look like much, so I've driven past Rio's without stopping for years. DON'T make the same mistake I did! If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (269) 469-8011

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