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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
+1 760-992-5641
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
350 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7827
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here every time we are in town. I always get the large margarita on the rocks and it is super strong and so good! I also always get the Chili Verde--so delicious!

Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious, the service was fantastic! Great ambience, great staff, great value. Its a winner.

Thank Denise2277
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food here is excellent as is the ambience. great location of downtown palm springs and a go to place whenever i bring friends to Palm Springs

Thank richardderothschild
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We returned to Rio Azul for their Thursday Night Bar Specials during our recent vacation to Palm Springs. We each ordered 2 for 1 beef and chicken tacos with homemade taco shells, and 3 Rio Azul Margaritas each. Excellent food and service, and even a...More

Thank fly24fun
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed the food and the service so much the first night that we ate there that we returned for a second night during our three-night stay in Palm Springs. The corn tamales are the best that we have eaten anywhere. The other dishes were...More

Thank FEP8
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I'm looking for a restaurant with gluten-free (no wheat, no gluten contamination like french fries or chips made in a shared fryer) and dairy-free (no cheese, butter, milk) options other than a salad without the cheese. Are there gluten-free buns available? What are some menu options for me?
9 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
Is there entertainment
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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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, CA 92262-7827
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  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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