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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

) #36 of 232 Restaurants in Palm Springs €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
+1 760-992-5641
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (48 reviews)
“enchiladas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we ate at Rio Azul, we were pleasantly surprised!! The margaritas were delicious and the food was great!! All the staff were very friendly and attentive. We actually went twice on our last visit.

Thank whatevero2017
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A good Mexican meal. We had brunch in the bar area while there was a drag show brunch going on in the main dining area: looked like a very diverse audience having a very good time.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The experience between all members of our party varied a bit but nothing below a 3-star rating. The salsa was a bit too spicy for me, but I really enjoyed the fajitas. Worth returning for the shredded pork tacos. Service was good too.

Thank 14jkc
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Ate at the bar here, while I enjoyed their salsa negra I was not impressed by anything else. I ordered a drink for my wife and I. The bartender made one drink and then gave us another customer's drink that had been sent to a...More

Thank Backbeat70
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We found it randomly. We went in and we were immediately greeted. Service was efficient. The waiter was very friendly and helped us choose our drinks. The food was good and their flan was exceptional. A musician came in the late evening and played the...More

Thank yolanda644
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A fun spot to go with a group of friends of colleagues. Service is friendly and efficient. The menu is fairly standard Americanized Mexican food. The Margaritas are good as is the salsa and guacamole. Love their Chicken Fajita - one of the best in...More

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We came for quick bite midweek. It wasn't busy and we were seated right away. I had a margarita, it was good. My dinner nachos were OK, nothing great, a little too wet for me. Service was good. There was nothing wrong, just nothing great...More

Thank DonandMaro
Reviewed 12 June 2017

4* Rio Azul 350 S. Indian Canyon Palm Springs Happy Hour M-F 2-6 Appetizers are $7.95 e.g., nachos, guacamole Have Dos XX and Modelo on draft Liked the cochinita pibil The tacos were delicious (fish and chicken) Super helpful and friendly food service

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We drove to Palm Springs to show my cousin around and I tried calling our usual Mexican spot on Palm Canyon but they weren’t taking any reservations for the night. I started looking online for a place with good reviews and I came across Rio...More

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We visited Rio Azul for the first time this Memorial Day weekend. First of all, the chips and salsa (particurlary the salsa!) was so good & I ate so much I was wondering whether I would be able to eat my entree when it arrived...More

Thank Robert W
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Neal S | Reviewed this property |
I am gluten-free as well..Rio Azul is not your typical Mexican Restaurant although it serves authentic Mexican dishes. It some of the ingredients that are unfamiliar but make for delicious fresh and flavorful food choices... More
10 April 2015|
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Response from BellaLuna61 | Reviewed this property |
They had a harp player that played last Thursday nite. It was in a Spanish style and very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-5641
  • E-mail
Welcome to Rio Azul, a Palm Springs restaurant featuring only Traditional Mexican Cuisine, Handcrafted with the best ingredients and served in a Vibrant atmosphere. Fresh and Flavorful, Delightful and Delicious! Enjoy one of our specialty cocktails while we take the time to freshly prepare every dish.
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