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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

) #1 of 19 Restaurants in El Mirage $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
+1 623-583-7708
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really rooting for this place as it's in my neighborhood and it looked authentic. Every time I drove by I wanted to go there and sit outside or inside and take in all the ambience. Sadly, I was disappointed by the food. When...More

Thank Pineapple59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, decor and good food. We went as guests of friends but this will be our new "go to" Mexican Restaurant.

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read all the reviews before going to this restaurant and was looking forward to a good experience. Now I have to say that several of the reviewers were correct when they stated it is good for the Surprise/El Mirage area. We get good authentic...More

Thank Crt1943
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I tried to make a reservation at the sister restaurant in Surprise only to be rebuffed as they need 24 hours notice for a group larger than 6 and we decided early afternoon to go out that night. As this restaurant came highly recommended I...More

Thank aussie1951
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Pork fajitas were great Louise our waiter was terrific Good margaritas on the patio for a fun atmosphere

Thank DRois09
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We have loved to go here. My favorite is the grilled shrimp salad. Started coming here a year ago and I would salivate just thinking about that grilled shrimp salad. Things have changed with how they prepare it each time we come back to the...More

Thank 444love2travelaround
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped in for a snack and a margarita and decided we would come back the next day for lunch. Brought the in-laws for an awsome lunch and .99 margaritas. Stayed for over 2 hours. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank rchawk49
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Another wonderful dinner. As others have mentioned, the salsa is amazing. This time we had the Enchiladas Ranchero and the Banderillas de Camaron, and both were outstanding. We had an excellent waitress named Jennifer who was friendly and helpful, and the manager came by afterwards...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great margaritas and authentic Mexican food. Love the atmosphere Margaritas come in multiple sizes. The owner manager comes by to check and make sure everything is good. Would highly recommend this place

Thank jcagruber
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Usually love the food at this restaurant, but this time they struck out. Ordered the steak fajitas, the steak was stingy and not very plentiful. Did substitute Guacample for the rice, which was nice. My wife and friends had the Mahi-Mahi Tacos and they seemed...More

Thank michaelbkolsky
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alejandro d H
Buenas tardes me podrían decir si están contratando gente en aria de cosina
9 June 2017|
Response from Ixchen | Reviewed this property |
No se, y no vivo en area de Phoenix, solomente fui un visitante alla.
What nights do they live music?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
It is on Friday evenings, it has been over a month that I have been there on a Friday. To make sure, please call the resaruant to make sure. Thanks again! Have a good time!
Do you accept reservations for a party of four?
13 March 2015|
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Response from gary r | Reviewed this property |
No they only accept reservations for parties of 8 or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  El Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 623-583-7708
  • E-mail
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