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Rio Grande Mexican Resaturant
Ranked #150 of 383 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Missouri
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226 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Our favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We love Rio Grande. The service can be touch and go but our food has always been good and we love the salsa! Usually service is fast and food is fast to arrive. My son loves the authentic Mexican feel and accents!

Visited September 2012
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

one of my favorite Mexican places in Columbia. good Mexican food can be hard to find. This place comes very close to the real thing

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank nuprofessor
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Columbia, Missouri
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357 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Underrated, but an excellent choice for Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

This is probably one of the best values in Columbia. 6 of us had dinner, margaritas and the bill was $78. I am not sure why there are so many chains and poorer quality places rated above this one. Perhaps there aren't so many Tripadvisor reviewers who come here. It is a family run locally supported place. The atmosphere is casual but it is well configured for all sorts of occasion: Booths, tables for two, round tables for 6 and big long tables for 8. As with any self-respecting restaurants TVs are on all around.

The menu is extensive and covers the basics as well as more complex dishes. Chili Verde is excellent. Stakes are very well done. Chicken with Spinach is a great choice. Salsa and Chips are free and some of the best I have had. Margaritas are top notch. With all that, the prices for an entree are between $7 and $12.

The place is actually very convenient to I70, take stadium go south until Broadway (half a mile), turn right and another quarter of a mile later, on your left there is a Hyvee.Restaurant is in the center next to it. Great pit stop away from fast foods on I70.

Enjoy !!

  • Visited February 2012
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COLUMBIA
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rio Grande Review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Food is okay. The price is a little high. I just wasn't crazy about it.

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1 Thank KATHERINE H
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Laurie, Missouri
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Columbia!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Great authentic Mexican food. The vegetables are very fresh and the meat is seasoned well. I eat at Mexican restaurants all over the state and this place is one of the best in Missouri. Family run and staffed with great people. Se habla Espanol.

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