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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
+1 760-992-5641
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (50 reviews)
“cochinita pibil” (13 reviews)
“enchiladas” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service for our party of six. Food was better than average. Most outstanding value were the drinks. A very generous pour....

Thank The2TravelingFools
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there our !st nite, and was pleased with what we got but the salad i ordered had very tired lettuce-no excuses for this. The service was excellent. A wee bit overpriced for what it offered. Went back a second time 3 days later, terrible...More

Thank grantwoakfields
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for happy hour and really had a great time. The service and food is wonderful and the atmosphere on the patio very lively. There is a lot of mexican restaurants in the area, and I think this is one of the better ones.

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nicely done Mexican food. There is a lot of competition in the Mexican category in this part of the world, but this one is a very good choice. Lots of nice patio space,

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This has turned into a bit of a tradition for our first night in Palm Springs on our annual trip. The happy hour is a great deal and the margaritas are a great way to start your first night in the desert! This year we...More

Thank WeAlwaysWAnder
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just a terrible overall experience. It all started off with even when having an advanced reservation we were place at a two seat table to the back entrance to the kitchen. Seeing a lot of in and out traffic of that area, we asked to...More

Thank Eric E
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Doesn't look like much and you get the standard chips and salsa to start. Tableside guacamole, margaritas are plentiful. I had the seafood enchiladas which had such a deeply flavored sauce and plenty of shrimp and crab, real crab. My daughter had a very impressive...More

Thank debra c
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Another excellent meal at this vibrant, buzzy restaurant- 2 years on and I still haven't seen a menu at a Mexican restaurant as good as this one. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived but we were soon shown to a table, then ordered...More

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Rio Azul has a less than appealing exterior. So we were pleasantly surprised to find that the interior is warm and welcoming. And the food was fantastic. I would go there every day if it was feasible! The service was also very friendly and attentive.

Thank Burbanker
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Friends in Palm Springs suggested we meet at Rio Azul for dinner. The thought of Mexican did not thrill me but we do like to dine where locals go. The food is excellent. Complex flavors- The calamari is out of this world... as is the...More

Thank kathrynyc
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Questions & Answers
9 January 2017|
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Response from Neal S | Reviewed this property |
I am gluten-free as well..Rio Azul is not your typical Mexican Restaurant although it serves authentic Mexican dishes. It some of the ingredients that are unfamiliar but make for delicious fresh and flavorful food choices... More
10 April 2015|
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Response from BellaLuna61 | Reviewed this property |
They had a harp player that played last Thursday nite. It was in a Spanish style and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-5641
  • E-mail
Welcome to Rio Azul, a Palm Springs restaurant featuring only Traditional Mexican Cuisine, Handcrafted with the best ingredients and served in a Vibrant atmosphere. Fresh and Flavorful, Delightful and Delicious! Enjoy one of our specialty cocktails while we take the time to freshly prepare every dish.
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