my visit to rio grande was as always. excellent. great food smiling faces and cold beer. I make my visit 3 times a week and my friends that I bring along have also become regulars. thanks Alan Isabel and the servers
awesome, friendly environment and great service.
My husband and I come here often and it is a great place. The food is always hot and tasty. The waitstaff is very attentive and conversate with customers and make you feel welcomed.
Rio Grande - Family Atmosphere.
Always greeted with a smile and hello. A great place to go on a warm day if you just want to sit down and relax with a cold margarita and munch on some chips. Big fan of the burrito plate. Perfect size to fill you up until the next meal. They also have space available to accommodate small banquets for birthdays or even wedding showers.
nasty fish tacos.
Me and my wife tried this place off of a recommendation. My wife ordered the fish tacos. She asked me to taste them because they tasted funny. They tasted like freezer burnt fish and cigarettes. I complained to the waiter and told him they tatsed frozen and like cigarettes. He shrugged his shoulders and said you dont expect us to have fresh fish do you. I could not believe this horrible horrible horrible.
great food and you get your moneys worth of it..
I live just down the street from Rio Grande and I usually get my order to go. I have had a variety of dishes from their menu and they are all excellent. Their salsa is a bit warm for me (I'm a whimp when it comes to hot sauce though) but it is very tasty. I highly recommend their fajitas.
Great 1st Stop.
I've been to the Rio several times in the last 2 years. I stop by for cheap snacks during Happy Hour or before a long night of bouncing around bars.
Let's get real with the last few reviews. Tex-Mex is simple. That's why it appeals to so many people. I've lived in Texas all of my life and eaten (and prepared) my share of Tex-Mex and throughout my experiences, I've learned it takes guts to do what the Rio is doing. Instead of overly-saucy enchiladas covered in mounts of cheese, I taste the corn tortillas and meat--not just sauce. I think the crab meat and shrimp ench is the way to go if you want something rich and buttery. As for the basics: Salsa always tastes fresh and gets the job done. I usually ask for the spicier stuff though. The flour tortillas are addictive-just like grandmas. They've added a mesquite wood-fired grill which is different and gives the meat a smokey flavor, which I think people aren't used to. Of course there are a couple things I don't like but I what I like best about this place is that they keep the simple things simple. Like guacamole. It's mashed avocados, salt, lime juice and garlic (I asked)--I taste avocado, not green mush with everything but the kitchen sink put in it.
I don't always like that tequilla is the only liquor, but hey: when in Rome... Margaritas are fine in the warm months, but I prefer to sip the better stuff "neat" when it's cold out. With something like 15 tequilas, the hardest part is choosing which one.
The staff is great for the most part. Somehow, through the chaos of a busy night, the servers never loose their warmth. They seem to be having a good time.
I think some of the reviewers need to relax--it's Tex-Mex. Sit back, grab a bite, drink, enjoy your company. Try something different--they have smoked chicken tacos and enchiladas and cheap knife-n-fork burritos. I recommend checking it out before long night out.
GREAT FOOD, SERVICE AND MARGARITAS!!!.
This place has some of the best salsa I have ever had! not to mention those award winning margaritas. Every time I go here I am quickly greeted with chips, salsa and a server to get my drink order. The wait is never very long for my food, and is always hot and delicious! I would recommend this place to anyone!
The best CARNE ASADA anywhere!!!!!.
This restaurant is great! The Grande Margaritas are very good. The service is excellent. Hosts are very attentive and fun. I go every weekend to have the Carne Asada. It is the most tasty, mouth watering, flavorful, meat I have ever tasted. It arrives at your table sizzling! Tortillas are served with it as well as your favorite type of beans and rice, with sour cream and guacamole. The prices are very reasonable. I really feel like it is my neghborhood restaurant with a family type feel. Go and try it! Their menu has a wide selection of really great food!
bad customer service, do not cater to parties over 4 people & all must be there at the same time, before seated..
we have a group that shows up on a regular basis, well we did not have 2 of our 13 people arrive at the same time we did, so they would not seat us - the manager would not seat us until the complete party was there..
i'm sorry - we must not spend enough money there... WEEKLY !!