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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
+1 623-583-7708
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Inver Grove Heights, MN
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent and plentiful. Patio seating in the shade was available. Service was good once we got started. Parking is an issue.

Thank JimT07
Tacoma, Washington
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty traditional "Americanized" Mexican food, solid and dependable overall. A little tough to find, there was road work going on around the restaurant when we went, but the place was packed. Best to get there early, because after 6pm there's a line out the door. Very nice patio outside, service for us was quick and friendly. Family-owned place and you... More 

Thank r a
Surprise, Arizona
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations at 7 PM for patio seating, arrived on time and were seated within a few minutes and sat there for an hour and 40 minutes before we received our food ( after we spoke to the manager, the food suddenly appeared)!!. The food was barely warm and the plates were cool, so you can surmise that it... More 

Thank cemeevans
Portland, Oregon
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303 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us dined here and we all enjoyed our meals. The portions were exceedingly generous. Everything tasted fresh. The margarita drinkers liked their drinks. I would definitely go back. It wasnt the best Mexican food ever but it was well prepared and nicely served.

Thank barbdpayne
Sun City, Arizona
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rio Mirage serves great food and large portions. My wife and I can split a meal and still have a "doggie bag" to take home. The only problem is that the Rio Mirage does not accept reservations for groups smaller than 8 people. Our most recent visit was on a Saturday with 2 other couples and our wait was... More 

Thank gary r
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is outstanding. Our table had ground beef chimichanga, shrimp fajitas they were very large and delicious. Also had fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. But have to agree with others their margaritas aren't much. Service was outstanding and the homemade right in front of you tortillas are melt in your mouth wonderful.

Thank Linda S
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't blown away by the food. I tried the tamales and my son had the flautas. The rest of my family tacos and salads. Food was fast and service was fast but otherwise your typical Mexican food.

Thank F00d13MN
Denver, Colorado
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163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us dined at this restaurant. Margaritas were weak as if the tequila had been forgotten, food as compared to other Mexican restaurants we have dined at was at best average. Parking can be a problem here. Somewhat limited. Would not return.

Thank Ixchen
Brighton, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on Sat. 25th of Feb. Food was great. We had Margaritas if you wanted to call them that. There was no Tequila in them. If you want a drink have a beer. Other then that everything was great.

Thank 231wb
West of Mpls., MN
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the menu is vast, there are some nice lunch specials for around $6 which are very good. We both had chicken enchiladas which were hot and filling. Also included with the meal is a salad or beans and rice. The tortilla chips and salsa were a good appetizer. We had a good server named Veronica who was very knowledgeable... More 

Thank RLandDL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  El Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 623-583-7708

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