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El Rio Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 53 Restaurants in Marianna
Cuisines: Mexican
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Muskoka District, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“MSG warning”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Nice people, terrible food. Stacks and stacks of salt and MSG on anything containing meat. Cheese is processed crap.

  • Visited November 2013
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usa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“se habla espanol”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Ivan the owenr takes great pride in his food and work ethic. He tells me he will have fish tacos within 30 days...i cant wait

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Go in even if the parking lot is full”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Because there are at least a dozen more tables inside than parking spaces outside. It's not much to look at, inside or out, but the food is good. The refried beans aren't mashed the way they are in many restaurants but they're delicious so try them. The fajita quesadilla was excellent, as were both the beef and chicken enchiladas. One of my fellow diners said the encada was better than the tamale, and he insisted we stop there because the tamale had been so good.
It wasn't all excellent-the rice and my tostada were just so-so, but overall it was a good experience.
Oh, and if you can grab a table with a river view, the scenery is spectacular!

  • Visited April 2013
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

El Rio is a gem of a restaurant hidden less than half a mile away from the big franchise fast food chains across from a "motel village". This restaurant, north of the motels and south of the town centre of Marianna, served a piping hot and authentic Mexican meal loaded with flavour and taste. The locals pack this place. The owner who recently moved into this amazing building knows the business and has plans to upgrade it. There is nothing lacking on this huge menu, the kitchen pumped out excellent meals (we watched many go by) and the food is generous, tasty and very reasonable. The staff were running off their feet, know the menu and were very personable. The very large dining room has a magnificent view of the rushing river (6 tables have full river views) and is a starting point for cave diving and tours. It's a gem.... and so worth the short drive up the road!

  • Visited April 2013
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