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Santa Ana Star Casino

54 Jemez Dam Rd, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5985
+1 505-867-0000
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Cantino Rio Restaurant in Santa Ana Star Casino (Is this New Mexican food? Yuck!)

This is New Mexico and the food here is terrible. First, the salsa tastes like tomato sauce. The... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NO "Fiesta of Flavor" at this place-- SKIP THIS PLACE---Cantina Rio Restaurant (in Casino at Santa Ana Star Casino)

WE DESERVE BETTER~Last night we gave Cantina Rio a 3rd chance and unfortunately the food in the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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54 Jemez Dam Rd, Bernalillo, NM 87004-5985
+1 505-867-0000
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is New Mexico and the food here is terrible. First, the salsa tastes like tomato sauce. The service was horrible. I asked our server if the chicken tacos were made with chicken breast, she said yes. I received my taco platter with 2 chicken...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

WE DESERVE BETTER~Last night we gave Cantina Rio a 3rd chance and unfortunately the food in the Cantina has not approved, in fact it is worse than the 1st two times. Basically everything is not seasoned properly starting with the Salsa. The management in this...More

Thank HockeyMom1_5_12
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Rio Rancho for one night layover. Went to the Casino which we found to be quite nice. Not too smoky, and with a smoke-free room. Played slots only, didn't win, darn, but as expected! Had the buffet for dinner, reasonably priced, however hot...More

Thank Galee78
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This restaurant hasn't been opened too long but I doubt it's going to make it. Service was fine.Waitress was attentive to keeping our ice tea filled and making sure we are doing fine. Chips are good but salsa has no flavor and very thick. Almost...More

Thank NMTravelerI25
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Went to see Dave Attell. The Stage, which is the entertainment area, is a joke. It was a bunch of folding chairs! Are you kidding me!! There is an area that overlooks the stage, but it wasn't open. The cheeseburger and fries were very good....More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here twice while on vacation. We appreciated the no smoking room and had our best luck in the "classic slots" area. Did not have the same luck in the main casino area. We still left the casino with more money in our pocket...More

Thank DocPhil2011
Reviewed 22 March 2017

stopped here for a while,,,lots of slots machines, poker tables,,,has a nice variety of different machines,,,,played for quite a while,,,did I win,,,no!! but had fun,,,,they also have a small eating place I got a wonderful Hamburger for only $2.00 ( I paid for it in...More

Thank Patricia l
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited for a few hours on way to Santa Fe. Nice, like black Jack but did not spend much time there. They have a buffet....not into using the machines.....

1  Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went to visit the Coronado exhibit and found this buffet "next door". Great selection, nice people, clean, under $10.00 each for a weekday lunch. Hard to beat!

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The machine takes your money and then they tell you they can't find out what happened to it your money is lost

Thank Jonathan R
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Vinny R
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Absolutely Not!
13 April 2016|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
I had to call for this one. I'm not a regular gambler, so this is too complicated for me. You have to enter your birthday and one day each month, they have drawings (prizes like buffet, $50, other small stuff) for the people... More
Antoinette S
30 January 2016|
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No bingo