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“Amazing food and drinks” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio

Rio
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Madras
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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).
Crooked River Ranch, Oregon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food and drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food is amazing Mexican with a twist. The presentations are works of art. They make their specialty drinks with fresh fruits that add a wonderful refreshing brightness. Servicer made us feel like part of the family.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gladys B
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Prineville
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Over priced bland food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

I ordered steak fajitas for $16.50 and received a small portion of bland chicken fajitas instead. It would have been nice if the waiter compensated for the mix up but they obviously do not value their customers.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DubPirate
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“excellent food and presentation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

we stopped for lunch and had a very good meal. excellent quality and presentation of food from a very attentive staff. highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank getoutontheroad
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Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overall this place surprised us”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The place was very busy and service was good. Margaritas were a bit weak. Table side guacamole was a surprise but, nice touch. Food was good but, pricey.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rungirl74
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S
Level Contributor
75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Mixed Results”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

I am struggling with how to rank this restaurant. I ordered a single enchilada with rice and beans. My food was cold (amazing, I've never had a cold meal in a Mexican restaurant) and bland. However, my dining companion ordered the Carne Asada which was out of this world - wonderfully seasoned, excellent piece of meat, nice portion sizes, warm etc.

Folks at neighboring tables all raved over their food - several also ordering the Carne Asada, and one ordering the Enchiladas Rio (a fancier version than what I ordered). So maybe the trick is to know what their specialties are and stick with them.

Seating is somewhat limited, but the dining area is nice.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank K M
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