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El Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
+1 859-292-8750
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

I've reviewed this location before but never as a result of being part of a 30 person party including kids under 12 and adults. Our friend turned 51 and service, food and a great cake meant a good time had by all. Located in a...More

Thank JamesMaxx
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We frequent this place alot and no regrets! We've always had great service and delicious food. A must is the chicken fajitas, it's amazing! Prices are excellent for the portion sizes! Highly recommend!

Thank alynn0824
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We stopped in for a happy hour and early dinner. The food came out just about as quick as the drinks - wowza. I'm pretty sure all they had to do was plate it. My taco salad was average, chips & salsa were ok. Happy...More

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went there because we heard it had good food. The service is very poor . Just not a friendly place. They bring out cold tomato sauce and chips when you come in and I do mean tomato sauce. We ordered from dinner combo menu and...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Maybe the locals just call it Rio Grande, but for us visitors, we go by the official name. I enjoy hot (temperature) food and I didn't get that here. I had a bean burrito to which I added cheese & lettuce. The cheese & lettuce...More

Thank Anniebelle38
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't love Mexican food?! The portions are more than I can eat in one sitting (all the chips and salsa don't really help either! But they are so good you can't stop eating!!) staff is super friendly and they have so many people working...More

Thank axj23
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Love Rio!! I live in Arizona and come here for good Mexican food. Not only is it delicious but it's also affordable.

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is one of our Go-To's locally when we just want something different than eating at home. The service is great, the food is great and the prices are more than reasonable. We love both this location and the one in Independence.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This place is the best. There is not another mexican food place in the area that compares to the price and serving size. AWESOME!

Thank classfamily1
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Like 90% of the Mexican restaurants in the U.S. this one serves the typical Tex-Mex fare i.e. tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, etc. Generous portions of tasty food.

Thank Bobby M
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18 December 2016|
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Response from rickcovey50 | Reviewed this property |
If you call ahead they will set you up for number of people! They do this alot for birthdays and etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-292-8750
  • E-mail
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