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Compadres Rio Grille

#64 of 213 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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505 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558-3610 (Silverado Trail and Soscol)
+1 707-253-1111
11:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Napa, California
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service is excellent. Portions of food is huge and good value for money. The place has a nice interior and seating inside and outside. Very popular with locals. Kid friendly place. Carnitas and fajitas is what I ordered. Worth the visit when you are in Napa.

Thank habibtiliz
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-Star rating of Compadres Rio Grille in Napa. We hope that you had a wondserful stay in The Valley, and that you will visit again us again when you are in the area. Those outside patios are particularly great when the weather turns warm... More 

Providence, Utah
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband and I had lunch and drinks at Compadres since it was conveniently located across the street from where we were staying. I had some excellent chicken tortilla soup, and my husband had a vegetarian tostada that he loved. Nice place with a patio on the Napa River.

Thank pdsmitten
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good portions, fast service. Tasty margaritas and a couple of beers on tap made for a good meal. The flavors in all the dishes were pretty god. Salads are huge good for sharing.

Thank buch20142014
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Compadres Rio Grille...your comments are right on! We hope to see you again when you are in the area. More 

Kenwood, CA
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Well, they have some stiff competition given the general vicinity in which they operate but in my opinion, they don't do enough to make themselves shine. Service was only OK; I had a piece of sponge floating in my beer when it was served which wasn't great, but they didn't offer to replace it or remove it from the bill.... More 

1 Thank H.E.
Peoria, Arizona
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The staff was really friendly and patient when we couldn't decide what we wanted off the large menu. I ended up getting the meatloaf (I forgot the exact name) and it was quite delicious. Be advised that it is spicy but scrumptious. Everything else my group had was also really good based on their comments. The salsa that came with... More 

Thank Karl T
Palmer, Alaska
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

GREAT Mexican food - causal atmosphere, friendly staff. I really enjoyed our visit to Campadres! We had great food - shrimp tacos for my husband (minus the garlic sauce as he's allergic - so they created a pica de gallo he could have!) and roasted chicken chimichanga for myself. Both had fresh ingredients, plenty of food and arrived hot (and... More 

1 Thank AlaskaSunSeeker_13
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We (two couples) went here for dinner based on a recommendation at a winery tasting room. The drinks and entrees were....Ok. A lot of food - much more quantity than quality. The best thing were ordered was the fried avocado.

Thank TexasTom_8
Pope Valley
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a rainy weekend and the family went to watch a new kid movie in Napa. On our way home we wanted a bite to eat. We always go through all the possibilities about where to eat. Even though we eat at Compadres more than any other restraunt in Napa, we decided on going again happily!!! The booth seats... More 

1 Thank Laura H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited this restaurant for dinner and it exceeded our expectations in terms of food, service and the ambience. We chose the outdoor seating by the river. They arranged standing fans to beat the heat. they had great vegetarian options. The soup I remember was particularly good. Kid friendly restaurant. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Namieta
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been eating at Compadres for many years now, back to when they were in Yountville, Ca. The river setting is better and the food is still just as good. I had a chimichanga and it was huge and delicious.

1 Thank Roy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558-3610
    (Silverado Trail and Soscol)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-253-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?