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El Rio Mexican Restaurant

11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-3246
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken Asada was delicious. Rice and beans were very good. Taquitos were very good too. They served milkshakes and hamburgers too if you want that. Worked out great with a mix of adults and a bunch of kids.

Thank TLCarter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has all the best Mexican food and you can sit or take it to go. Large plates at a great price. A family business for 3 generations.

Thank steve and lisa K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This little place is right across from the river. It has a walk up counter or you can sit inside to eat. My husband got the ortega burger which was large. I got the mexcian pizza. Both were good and the price was reasonable. Much...More

Thank Iamvonda
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Actually it's the ONLY Mexican restaurant in Kernville. Situated next to the Riverside park and the awesome Kern River, it's the perfect place to stop when you get the hankering for a crispy taco or as I ordered a monster sized carnitas chimichanga stuffed with...More

Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us stopped in for dinner. The food was tasty. Not the best but definitely not the worst Mexican food we have had. The service was good and the server was accommodating and made us a special mango-strawberry Margarita which was not bad for...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always busy but the service is good. Food is not bad. Great $5 enchilada. Big Taco salad. Prices are very responsible. Clean.

Thank Jude S
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Everything we ever order is wonderful! We eat here about twive a month!! Service is excellent!! Carne asade, carnitas burritos are great chicken is great in eveverything! Cant go wrong with anything here!!

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

El Rio is a small Mexican restaurant across the street from the Kern river and Kernville park. The food was very enjoyable. They have a full bar. I ordered the shrimp fajitas and they were very good with large shrimp. I also had a couple...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Food was excellent and service was fast. I had the steak fajitas. The place looks like nothing on the outside but the food is great. Will be going back.

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

good Mexican food, chili relleno, carnitas taco, and the beef tamale are excellent, read other reviews and they were correct. Grab you lunch and sit by the beautiful Kern River to enjoy

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-3246
  • E-mail
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