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“Surprising Mexican Food”
Review of Rio

Rio
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Madras
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: New restaurant in little Madras serving fresh, gourmet Mexican and tantalizing margaritas. The food is unusual, beautifully presented and the owner is a gem. Cost is very reasonable. Meals are quite large (enough for 2).
Reviewed August 19, 2013

My spouse and I have lived in Arizona for over 50 years each and have eaten a lot of Mexican food. Even though Rio was rated as the top restaurant in Madras, we were not expecting it to meet our expectations. We were wrong. Even by Arizona standards, this is a very good Mexican restaurant. The pork burrito was moist and tasty. The green sauce was excellent . We also had the tortilla soup which the owner told us would be free if we didn't think it was good. It was more than good. Overall, the meal and service was excellent. As other reviewers have said, this is not your average Mexican food and it was well worth the higher prices

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Thank Ronald S
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Mexican food with a twist. This is not your average Mexican food restaurant. They take common menu items and make them magnificent. Nicely presented and we were taken care of throughout the meal. When we visited they gave us complimentary strawberry infused tequila. YUM YUM!! Try the pork shank in Mexican Mole' Sauce...my husband can't stop talking about it.

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Thank kiml422013
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is not "Mexican food;" it is amazing food that is Mexican. Yes, they have enchiladas and tacos and chips, etc., but they will be among the best you've had. And it's more likely you'll want to pass on the familiar and try one of the other stunning dishes. I had the Mariscada con Chile Arbol -- perfectly cooked tiger prawns, scallops and cod with vegetables in a wonderful red sauce -- terrific. And there were at least five other dishes I was dying to try, especially their Chile Rellenos con Maricos: "shrimp & white fish sautéed with corn & zucchini, stuffed pepper with Rio tomato sauce, and topped with a blueberry chipotle cream sauce." Wow. I've got to get back to Central Oregon before they take that off the menu.

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Thank portlan
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

this is gormet mexican food, very good, presented nicely, staff is very nice. this is a small family restaurant very clean and a treat for the taste buds.

Thank cap409
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I were immediately welcomed, received continued excellent service and enjoyed fresh, well prepared food. This was a great rest(aurant) stop between Portland and Bend. We will try to return.

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Thank Sander9585
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