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El Rio Grande

) #1,375 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Latin
160 E. 38th St, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-867-0922
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
160 E. 38th St, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviews (149)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Avocada salad prepared fresh with diced tomatoes,onions, green chillies,cilantro & other choice condiments is amazing...goes down superbly with a Watermelon Margarita!

Thank Venkat S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Table side guacamole, excellent Margarita's and good service is what waits you at El Rio Grande in NYC. Great for lunch and especially dinner though from Thursdays through Saturday it tends to get really busy and a bit loud. The chicken breast with authentic mole...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Vacationed in NYC and our hotel was close by. Stopped in for dinner and fell in love. Best ever seafood burrito and hands down the best pineapple coconut margarita I have ever had with a nice kick! I'm craving this place so much. However,...More

Thank Patrizia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here many, many times as well as been for only drinks tons of times. I like coming back. For dining, the food is satisfying. It is the atmosphere, service and decor which make this place stand out.

Thank simontnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lively, fun place. Young crowd but with the occasional older couple there also. I had the large order of bean and cheese nachos which was very good. Chips were crisp , not soggy and loaded with beans and cheese. I could not eat it...More

Thank vandynurse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. Menu was large and food was excellent. The service was spot on and my margarita was perfect too. Highly recommend!

Thank mgssts63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a simple tex-mex restaurant with killer drinks and a large outdoor terrace. Super nice on a not too hot night in the late spring and summer.

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

El Rio Grande offers good food at a reasonable price. The waiting time is a bit long though and the service could improve. Overall a good place to go a Mexican meal.

Thank Valentina168
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A little hidden away but a lovely surprise. The service was really good , the food really delicious and the marguerites excellent.

Thank Penel0peE
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were able to walk in, but were seated at a very cramped table. One of the empty chairs at the table was repeatedly bumped into by customers and staff, so it was a fairly crowded dining room. The complimentary chips and salsa with a...More

Thank ElizabethA1103
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E. 38th St, New York City, NY 10016
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-867-0922
  • E-mail
Great Tex-Mex restaurant featuring the best margaritas in New York City as voted by City Search. Authentic Mexican cuisine with a flare for grilled fish. *Please note: Reservations are not available for outdoor seating. Thank you.
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