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Rio Grande Tex Mex Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3913 Oneida St, Washington Mills, NY
+1 315-737-1010
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Sherburne, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

The Margaritas are cold, strong and delicioso! The freshly cooked tortilla ships are just right with the house made salsas. Decor is what you would expect in a good authentic mexican place. The rice was under seasoned but not something a pinch of salt couldn't fix. Wish they served Guacamole with the entrees and that it wasn't an extra fee... More 

Thank NYFamilyof7
Utica, New York, United States
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Like other people have said, the location isn't indicative of the quality of food. The inside is small and the lighting rather dim, but really, it's not hard to see past these minor flaws and enjoy your meal. It's also very helpful that they have pictures to illustrate many of their menu items, so you're not guessing or surprised by... More 

Thank Jocie M
Utica, New York
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1,688 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Always tasty. The food is the most authentic tex mex in the area. The little strip mall location isn't indicative of the quality -- worth finding for the salsa & chips alone. My fave is the tacos but you can go here. A few times before you find your own.

Thank RonL40
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

It's everything Tex Mex should be - delicious, greasy, and terrible for you. Their chips are the best and, because they're free and bottomless, I tend to eat too many before my food comes. Excellent salsa and guac too!

1 Thank dlfrancisco
Little Falls, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

I eat at Rio Grande semi-regularly, and it never disappoints.The food is always delicious and completely satisfying. Everything is fresh and cooked to order. Also, the salsa is without a doubt the best I personally have ever had. It goes well with everything, including the fries (which, for a Mexican restaurant, are very good!). The only complaint I can give... More 

Thank Justinh38
Upstate NY
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

The only thing better that the friendly staff, is the incredible food. My family and I have eaten here, probably, no fewer than 20 times in the past year, and we are never let down. In fact, we sometimes make the 40 mile trek (from our home), for the sole purpose of eating at Rio Grande! My favorite? Fish tacos.... More 

Thank Robertsonj55
St. Catharines, Canada
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The decor is a little dingy, but the food is fantastic. I go there whenever I visit New Hartford. All you can eat salsa and chips.

Thank Greerzo
Utica, New York
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

Don't let the exterior and location fool you, Rio is a great place to eat. You order at the counter and pay then they bring your food out to you. While you wait there's a chips and salsa bar with homemade tortilla chips and different tyes of salsa. I've been there several times and I've never been disappointed by the... More 

1 Thank Mccabers
Sauquoit, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Great place, with great take-out. Amazing 1lb. wet burritos, plus home made salsa and chips. Really good, authentic Tex Mex food!

1 Thank Danie1Esq
Central NY
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

the quality just hasn't been there. It could be that I have favored the less greasy style over at Burrito Jonz, but it just seems the quality and even quantity has gone down. The last "Pound Burrito" I had was totally skimped on the steak... very little to be found. The salsa though is very good, always has been... it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3913 Oneida St, Washington Mills, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Washington Mills
  • Phone Number: +1 315-737-1010
In operation since September 2000, serving made from scratch authentic Mexican food.
Eat in, takeout, delivery and catering are offered for your enjoyment.

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