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“How can you not love this place?!”
Review of Tio's Tacos

Tio's Tacos
Ranked #12 of 704 Restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Redlands, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“How can you not love this place?!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

You don't even have to eat. Just enjoy the art. Wander around for hours and you still won't see it all. It's so amazing. However, I do like the food, and the agua fresca is the best I ever had. So many flavors to choose from. This is one of the most interesting places in the Inland Empire.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Elk Grove, California
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Tin Man”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Yummmy Yummy Yummmy! I not only enjoyed the food, but the figures throughout the grounds were great! I loved the creativity of the individuals that created them. I took so many pictures and enjoyed doing so.

Visited May 2013
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Arroyo Grande, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tacos...No Bueno”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was my second attempt to try their tacos. I thought I would give them a second chance. Well, my experience was the same as the first; the tacos are not good. The meat is okay but the tortillas are either poor quality or heated in a microwave or oven instead of a grill. They fall apart immediately and you can't eat the tacos unless you have a fork. The tortillas are also regular size and they make the taco with 2 tortillas, which is too much for such large tortillas that fall apart. When I left, I had a pile of tortillas on my plate but no meat. Maybe their other menu items are good, but not the tacos. Sorry TT.
PS - The lot is worth a stroll to see all the art work made from beer bottles, beer cans, plastic bottles, etc.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Girdie61
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Fontana, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Awesome Attraction”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I loved the Mexican food and the attractive outdoor museum of vintage items. The staff was very kind.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Tina R
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Grand Terrace
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A unique place”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is basically a fast food taco joint with a twist. It is a converted house that has a lot of modernistic art all around the place, parking lot, courtyard and trees. The art is very unique and worth the trip just to see it. It is not far from the Mission Inn and you can have dinner there and then go to the Festival of Lights at the mission. They have a large and varied menu (including seafood) but you order from the counter like you would at McDonalds and then they bring your food to you. The food was what you would expect from a fast food joint but the decore is great and worth the trip just for that. Most of the seating is outside but they did have heaters going when we were there and it was very comfortable. Overall an enjoyable place to go for the decore not necessarily for the food.

Visited November 2012
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