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Rio Grande

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1975 Magwood Dr, Unit D, Charleston, SC 29414-5723
+1 843-766-1496
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited this spot in a local strip mall on several occasions.There is inside and outside sidewalk dining. We've visited other Mexican restaurants in the area and this cuisine appeals the most to us. A number of lunch specials are available at a reduced price. Portions are generous and normally include retried beans and a plate salad along with a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for years and this has always been the go-to for Mexican food - I don't like the chains; I loved it! But over the last few months, there has been a change in the food - the consistency isn't there, the robust taste doesn't seem the same - I can't put my finger on it.... More 

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Thank Marine-CajunQueen
Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

In a nutshell, I find Rio Grande to be the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Charleston. We've always had good food and service and you'll find a few dishes not offered in other Mexican restaurants. My new favorite are the chargrilled tacos, which are as close to the real thing as I've found. Not nearly as good as the iconic... More 

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Thank Charlestonian13
Charleston, South Carolina
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676 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Have eaten here several times and not being a Mexican food expert I find that the food is consistent, The service is fast and pleasant, We had a burrito Californian, and a Quesada chicken. Both come with red rice and a guacamole salad. Recommend, Hope this helps,

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Thank Howard P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went as family and had a variety of food. All was good and plentiful. Prices very good. The chori pollo was exceptional. My wife needed gluten free so the made her a burrito bowl that was outstanding.

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Thank golffore2001
Round O, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered a burrito with rice and beans off the lunch menu. The food was tasty, but the beans were a bit runny. The chips and salsa provided upon being seated was excellent. The salsa was just spicey enough to be enjoyable. The service was great. The lunch prices are reasonable.

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Thank Cynthia D
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We love this place. The food is consistently good and the service is fast. My husband likes to time the number of seconds between walking through the door and sitting at the table with hot chips placed in front of him. It is generally less than a couple of minutes, but sometimes it is freakishly fast- like 12 seconds! And... More 

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Thank booksw
Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We had an excellent Mexican dinner here tonight. The service was friendly and fast. They have an extensive menu, it all looked good. We had the Rio Quesadilla and it was very good as was the Pollo Adobe. The portions were generous and the food was very good. The atmosphere is nice, nothing too exciting but very pleasant. We will... More 

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Thank Longlkburd
SC
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more authentic mexican restaurants in Charleston, though not 100%. Service is always friendly, cortious, and good. Fast and good food.

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Thank s m
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Its Clean. Good Food. Especially the spicy salsa. The quantity of is also good considering I generally eat is little more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 Magwood Dr, Unit D, Charleston, SC 29414-5723
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-766-1496

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