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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

Delicious food. Good service. My pulled pork in mango 7 peppers mole sauce is not to be missed. Even the beans were great. The menu is larger than expected so I want to return to try some other dishes. Many sound good. Only one restroom...and without paper towels (even after asking).More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

2 beers, small combo, and a burrito for $32.00. We ate outside on the cute street side patio. The male server (owner?) threw down the menus and walked away without a word. We waited, asked for water twice. Another server appeared we asked for water...and what was on tap. I’ve eaten Mexican in Madras several times. Large Mexican population. But this was not very authentic. Sort of Taco Bell-ish, since you asked. Meh Mexican food with off-putting service. There are many Mexican restaurants in this town. They will welcome you with true hospitality and real chili.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Excellent food with fast friendly service. A gem of a restaurant in the middle of Oregon. Multiple vegetarian options that are unusual but delicious. Tableside guacamole that was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

My husband and I both LOVED our dinner at Rio. Their slow cooked pork with mole and mole verde entrees were incredible! The man who waited on us, also cooked our meals and they were fabulous. There's a reason why they have such high ratings....The presentation, the quality and the food speaks for itself! If you're in Madras and love authentic fabulous cuisine, this is your spot!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

My wife and I thought we’d try something different in the way of Latin food. Boy did we make mistake. The margarita was blah and the chili rellenos were awful. To make matters worse we had to wait 40 minutes for our food! And to...add insult to injury the bill cam to $60. For Mexican food? You’ve got to be kidding. Outrageous.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

My husband and I each had one of their slow-cooked pork dishes. Both were delicious and served quickly by a very friendly waiter. We will be back when we pass through Madras!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

We stopped on the way through Madras. The food was first class. We ordered the fish taco and enchilada/chimi combo. Both were delicious. Be sure to order the guacamole as well- it’s prepared at the table. Everything was very fresh and full of flavor. Great...service as well. Hopefully we’re driving through again sometime- we would definitely stop again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021

Raul is the best. Great food. Great drinks Please go there. Lockdowns are waying heavy on this little restaurant. Take is awesome there.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

This is sort of a casual place, almost a dive (everyone was on the patio on account of Covid-19). My wife ordered vegetarian enchiladas and I ordered carne asada. The chips & salsa were good. The veggie enchiladas were covered in a spinach cream sauce....She said they were good, but heavy in the corn 🌽 and light on tomatoes and zucchini. The carne asada was OK, but not prepared properly. The cut of beef is supposed to be low quality, but is also supposed to be marinated sufficiently long so that it becomes tender and tasty. In this case, it was neither tender nor tasty. Service was a little slow, but I suppose it can be attributed to a having a full house at prime time on a Friday night. Drinking water, with tax and tip, it was $39.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 July 2020

Excellent shrimp with onions in a very tasty sauce. Chicken and chorizo tacos were the best I have ever tasted. Huge servings of both. House margarita was not special. Ordered the top one on the menu, which was 11.95, and very good. Servers did not...seemed trained to give great service. There always seemed some confusion about who was to help us, and they were not very busy. Waited a while for meal, but well worth the wait.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Rio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4