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“Try the guacamole!”
Review of Rio

Rio
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Madras
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: New restaurant in little Madras serving fresh, gourmet Mexican and tantalizing margaritas. The food is unusual, beautifully presented and the owner is a gem. Cost is very reasonable. Meals are quite large (enough for 2).
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On our way to Bend we needed some lunch and after checking reviews chose Rio of Madras. It was a great choice. the staff were warm and so welcoming and very attentive to detail. Chips and a great salsa were served immediately. Twice we were asked if we wanted guacamole, so finally said sure. What a treat. The guac was prepared table side, so definitely fresh with several ingredients besides the avacado-tomatoes, onions, cilantro, mangos and several spices. Yum! Very good indeed. It was a large portion we were sure we could not finish, but it was so tasty we managed! We ordered a beef enchilada and fish tacos. Both were very good, and the rice was excellent too. The portions were nice sized, especially the fish on the tacos-two very good sized pieces. The friendly staff made this a fun place to visit!

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Thank 411Elle
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing family owned restaurant! Be sure to order the table side guacamole. Great service, fresh ingredients, and traditional fare with a unique twist... the recipes have been in their family for many generations.

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a bit different as far as Mexican Food goes, but it is FABULOUS! The food presentation is simply beautiful. Good food and just right portions. The owner is such a nice man. I take my hat off to the people behind the scene in the kitchen. When ever we have out of town guests I try to make sure we go to Rio's. Everyone wants to come back just to go there again. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. There is not a "BAR"...but they make SUPER good drinks with fresh fruit and all. It is a small restaurant.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went back to this place a year later, after having some good food during our first visit. This time, we had lots of family members. We all ordered the Carne Asada. Unfortunately, the beef was so bad that we left almost everything on the plate. The rest of the food was ok, but no one could eat the "steak". Hard to chew on and cooked like a shoe sole. Low quality beef, for sure.
Waste of time and money. We will try another place next summer.

Thank GandCVancouver
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We got stuck on Madras due to a snow storm. We are not big fans of Mexican food... but WOW!!!! Their guacamole made at your table is the best we've ever had!!! So fresh!! The 40oz margarita was pretty awesome as well. We were so full after the guacamole and chips that we didn't have dinner. Great excuse to travel here again!

Thank Gail G
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