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Rio Cafe - CLOSED

2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
+1 520-323-5003
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
5 Sep 2013
“It's closed and”
26 Jan 2013
“What a shame it closed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Spanish, Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

We were pleased with our visit to Rio Cafe. Service was good, ambiance nice and food delicious. We had the calamari appetizer ..excellent.. and the halibut. Delightful meal !!

Thank ess536
Reviewed 25 November 2009

Funky little place (in a good way) with a very hospitable owner/chef and great service. The halibut with tequila butter was a beautiful and nicely-sized piece of fish, the sauce was not too rich and very tasty. The ribs were done to perfection and rubbed...More

Thank jazzyjenflag
Reviewed 25 August 2009

Not only does the staff remember you after your first visit, but the food is superb. This is the kind of food that clears your head of all your worries and puts you in the moment. It demands to be savored. Even the mixed green...More

Thank TucsonHotelie
Reviewed 29 July 2008

On a recent trip to Tucson the Rio Cafe was recommended to us. We tried it out and were we surprised to find such an incredibly great restaurant. For us the quality of a restaurant is all about the total dining experience so ambience, staff...More

1  Thank kpflueger
Reviewed 23 June 2008

Subject: The Rio Cafe'..... Tucson, Arizona I happened across the Rio Café on Grant Road, just east of Tucson Boulevard, about a year ago with a friend, in search of a quiet dining experience. I had been to this ‘A frame’ building location several times...More

1  Thank gbabich
Reviewed 23 May 2008

There were four of us and we all had wonderful dinners, and, all different. My husband had the short ribs and will definitely go back for more!! The table service was a bit too ambitious, but, the owner/manager was very charming. Possibly not the most...More

Thank beeeeeebs
Reviewed 19 March 2008

We were visiting from San Antonio, Texas and wanted to try something new. We just happen to stumble into Rio Café. The statement Latin fusion caught our eye and we were glad. The experience was wonderful. We got there at 830pm and ordered the Platano...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2008

Nice food, decent atmosphere, good for a date

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Reviewed 22 November 2007

I arrived at my Bed and Breakfast around 2 in the afternoon and had been up since 2:30 in the morning. I was hungry but am very particular about my food, so was reluctant at the late lunch hour to go to try Rio Caf...More

Thank Downpat
Reviewed 1 March 2007

My wife and I loved Nonie and were distressed when it was sold and transformed to a mediocre family-style restaurant before finally closing. We anxiously awaited whatever might appear in its place and were eager to try Rio Café when it finally opened. We were...More

3  Thank B1111
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Restaurant Details

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Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-323-5003
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