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Rio Grande Mexican Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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1356 Carrollton Pike, Beside Interstate. Next to Subway & Red Roof Inn, Hillsville, VA
+1 276-728-0909
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had our firemen's dinner here for years. The staff is always so good to our large group, moving tables and chairs to fit us all in. The food is always tasty and plentiful. You can't go wrong with any of their menu selections

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Thank Ed B
North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had bad experience with Motel 6 so switched hotels and went to eat here. Really nice interior with huge tables and comfortable seats. Ordered chicken fajitas and carne asada and it was delicious!!!! The chips and salsa was so fresh and tasty. We put this Mexican food in our top two ever. Great place to stop for an excellent dining... More 

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Thank NCrebel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Texas fajita was delicious and more than I could eat!! The service was great!! It is a unique small Mexican restaurant that tastes deliciously authentic!! It exceeded my expectations!!

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Thank Austin M
Stanfordville, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two locations in Hillsville. We went to the one in CVS plaza, about 1.5 miles east of I 77. This is the original per locals, great food, friendly prompt waiter, very moderate priced. Especially the Jumbo 24 oz (that's big) for $7.50 !! Traveling passed thru, first time but will make it an annual stop enroute to Florida every January.

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Thank Bud B
Valparaiso, Indiana
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any time we travel and are in a small town or rural area not in the southwest, we are a little skeptical of Mexican restaurants. Rio Grande was a very pleasant surprise. The frozen margaritas were handmade and very good. The salsa was excellent as was the service. The food was large servings and again, while standard fare, were excellent... More 

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Thank Bill L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very good. Not as good as it once was. I used to think it was my favorite Mexican restaurant. The salsa isn't as good.

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Thank dsutphin99
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Rio Grande is the very best of many Mexican restaurants from Hillsville through Galax. The atmosphere is delightful and the staff are all so friendly and fast. Daily specials make this our restaurant of choice in this area. Outstanding service and prices are good. No better place to eat in the area.

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Thank Shastalou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Simple but really good and great prices. Quick service, very friendly. Not much to see on the outside, we got a recommendation from a local and gave it a try. Taco's are only $1 on Tuesdays.

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Thank auctiontravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, we showed up and were the only ones. Taco Tuesday, Taco's are $1, really good food!

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Thank Daryl H
Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Surprised. In the middle of nowhere we struck Mexican gold! My Texas born wife is a tough Mexican food critic. On a scale of 1-10 - she rated our lunch an 8. Tasty. 3 Pork tacos 3 Carne asade tacos Shrimp meal Terrific chips & salsa $36 with tip for 4 adults Bathroom needed some TLC.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 Carrollton Pike, Beside Interstate. Next to Subway & Red Roof Inn, Hillsville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hillsville
  • Phone Number: +1 276-728-0909

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