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“Great authentic mexican!”

El Rio Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great authentic mexican!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I ate here during a recent trip and was happy I did. Delicious fresh authentic Mexican food. Good portions and service. If I ever am in the area again I would come back here for sure!

  • Visited February 2014
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Caliente, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Restaurant is now Closed”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

El Rio Restaurant Number 2 is now closed! That was the one in Lake Isabella. Their original location, over by Riverside Park in Kernville is still open, and very good, though a little pricey.

Visited February 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Ice cream at the park!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

What could be nicer on a hot Kern County day than an ice cream cone down by the riverside. Sweet, courteous young lady at the walk-up window hustled up 3 cones. We walked across the street and enjoyed the Kern. Great way to close out a fine day in the Kern River Valley.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bakersfield, Ca
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Look forward to El Rio everytime were up in Kernville!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

El Rio has to be the best Mexican restaurant in Kern County. I wish they would come to Bakersfield as we can't seem to find anything that compares to El Rio. The King Burrito is hands down the best burrito we have ever eaten. We have looked all over Bakersfield for something similar and there just isn't. The king burrito is large enough to share with 2-3 people but we don't ever do that because you can eat half and save the rest for the next day and it is just as good reheated. The king burrito is made with pork, chicken and shredded beef inside. If your ever visiting Kernville you must try El Rio and the king burrito you won't be disappointed. As soon as it cools down we are headed up to get our king burrito fix.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Shell1965
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Bakersfield, California
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Hit the Spot”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

After 2 hrs of tubing we decided on this place in town. The food was fresh and tasty. I got a chicken taco salad and others in my group ordered burritos. There is a lot of fried food on the menu but fresh items can be found. They were also open to our need to tweak menu items. The prices were reasonable. The service was a bit slow.

Visited July 2013
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