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El Rio Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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193 NE 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648-6600
+1 509-427-4479
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Vancouver, WA
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Rio is better or as good as most located in Vancouver and Portland. The decor is somewhat tired, but don't judge a book by its cover. The fish tacos were very good. The salsa has nice flavor and a kick to it. We were pleased to know there is a place worth stopping at in the Gorge.

Thank LivingHappy
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We saw this place received an average of 4 out of 5 stars and decided to give it a try. We always try to support small, local businesses. We were very disappointed. Please do yourself a favor and dine elsewhere. The portions are tiny, stale tasteless and overpriced. Everything tasted like it was out of a can and cooked in... More 

Thank Jim R
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Second time eating here today. Great little stop along the Gorge. Food is very good. Nice laid back atmosphere.

Thank Jackie V
Florence, Alabama
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is always a stop on our trips to the Gorge. The salsa is excellent - and probably worth a meal by itself. Great food and friendly staff.

Thank granbrandrew
White Salmon, Washington
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318 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This place has an eclectic menu and plenty of items to please the masses. They also have a full bar for those passengers with a designated driver. Ole!!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we visit Stevenson, we visit El Rio. Quaint place, with easy atmosphere and attentive service with reasonable prices.

Thank Clare C
White Salmon, Washington
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We love El Rio. Used to go there for dinner a lot. They were open for lunch today so we stopped. We had great Fish Tacos and Burritos at very good lunch prices. We were tempted by the blueberry margarita but it was a little early... They are known for their tequila selection, so make sure you are prepared for... More 

Thank Timruns
Carson, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I eat here often and we're never disappointed. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and fast.

Thank Chelse R
Portland, Oregon
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891 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

They have shelves in the back with a large variety of hot sauce, tried some ghost pepper sauce, ouch. The food was good. Salmon tacos with more fish than I had ever seen and you could get grilled vegetable rather than beans. Good Spanish rice. Parking lot and street parking.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Being from Arizona, we like it hot. Good salsa flavor but not hot. Reading reviews ..we couldn't get the NM steak ...tried stacked enchilada which was alright. Nice margaritas

Thank Michele O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 NE 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648-6600
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Stevenson
  • Phone Number: +1 509-427-4479

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