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221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
+1 541-475-0424
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (34 reviews)
“enchiladas” (26 reviews)
“mango” (7 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I live near Portland OR. I come to Madras any chance I get to eat at The Rio...unfortunately it’s not as often as I would like. Starts with great salsa and chips. The guacamole is prepared at your table and perfectly seasoned. My personal favorite...More

Thank magdasilva
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I love their shrimp avocado rollup that is an appetizer. Many people get it for an entree and extremely filling. This is a happy place and a favorite for many folks

Thank jaypoo
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Absolutely amazing. From the service to the food, 5 stars all the way. What a great asset to a quiet town. Must have the guacamole at the table and the lime margarita! Sitting outside under lights is the best!

Thank wildmermaid74
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The chips were cold and old tasting. The service a little slow. The dinner food ok but overpriced for what it is. I did enjoy the variety of margaritas.

Thank heatherlL3917OE
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Hidden gem in Madras, normally a place we just whiz through on our way from Portland to Bend. Intimate and friendly, simple interior. But the food is amazing. This is not your usual "americanized" mexican food. It's the real deal! The enchiladas were to die...More

Thank TallScotty
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Great little spot in Madras. Service is friendly and attentive. The food is delicious! Guacamole at the table w all fresh ingredients. The 7 pepper mole is amazing! Will stop on our way thru every time!

Thank CRB42
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

********** I am giving this restaurant 10 stars!! When I visit restaurants I base my review on the taste of the food, the salsa and if there drinks actually have alcohol. Needless to say this restaurant did not disappoint. And of course the service. Everything...More

Thank tlc1966
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The food at the RIO is awesome.We went when I was working in the area.They hand made guacamole in front of you and it was great.I had the Cammerones Shrimp AJO awesome!

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

House margaritas, tableside guacamole and pork shoulder mole. Doesn't get much better than that. Outdoor seating is available. Limited seating overall. Friendly staff.

Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way home for dinner, simply excellent! Service was very good. Not the fastest restaurant but worth the wait.

Thank Mark F
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Robin M
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They do prepare take-out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Madras
  • Phone Number: +1 541-475-0424
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).
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