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Compadres Rio Grille

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
505 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558-3610
+1 707-253-1111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (7 reviews)
“avocado fries” (4 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
505 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558-3610
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the Fish Tacos De Zihuatanejo. Very tasty, but the bacon overpowers the fish a little. Service was attentive and the chips and salsa were nice and fresh. Portions were very generous and the price was pretty reasonable (by California standards anyway). The menu...More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like me to come for sports and drinks but the food is terrible. Nachos and steak salad are about it for me. The chimichangas are good but fattening so I stay away. Al fresco riverside seating is also great. Who needs food?

Thank NapaCasual
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW! I am a bit shocked to hear you say the food is terrible... This is so contrary to comments we receive every day from fist time visitors and our many very regular Compades! What items have you tried that you think are terrible?

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant on the Napa River with excellent Mexican food. The avocado fries were a pleasant surprise as were the complementary potato chips with sauces and dips for happy hour. The service was excellent!!

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Well this place is much nicer than its predecessor in yountville. We had the avocado fries(fabulous) tortilla soup, fish tacos and carmitas. I had a tequila version of a Moscow mule that was unique and awesome. We will definitely be back.More

Thank toohuge
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you for dining with us and for your very nice review of Compadres Rio Grille...and, you did not even mention the ambience of the river setting... You ordered some of my personal favorites! We hope to see you again, and if sooner than later,...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

On our way in, the owner heard that some in our group had lost their home and others had evacuated due to the Napa fires. Generously he provided a few pitchers of margaritas on the house. The margaritas are always the highlight of Compadres so...More

Thank AndrewMark44
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Just picked this place while riding by looking to eat for dinner. Meals were plenty of food. Wife had beef tacos and I had a chicken burrito each plate had mexican rice and salad. Prices are comparable to what i pay in Saint Augustine. Food...More

Thank Bill G
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review. I hope that the next time you are in you will try some of our specialty/original items, which I think are very special! I hope that you enjoyed your stay in The Valley.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your $'s, I had lunch today, I wanted a salad, server suggested a Caesar salad, I received a large salad that had no resemblance to a Caesar, lots of lettuce, a spicy dressing, some white shreds that in a previous life might have...More

Thank Jerroldw1
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for your recent visit to Compadres Rio Grille. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your food and beverage experience, but I wish that you had asked for a manager so that we would have had a chance to make things right....More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We have been enjoying Compadres for years...good Margaritas...river patio...reggae music...but today noticed a hefty raise in prices since our last visit and the good food quality just doesn't match the high prices...for the same prices there are better options...

Thank Matt R. D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

WE have been dining for over 15 years at this wonderful place. Our last visit was a beautiful evening along the Napa River under the oak trees on their porch. Although very crowded, we were supplied with drinks and chips while we waited! The menu...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your very excellent review of Compadres, and for over 15 years of dining with us. If you are looking for vegetarian, we do have a Vegetarian Tostada - black beans between two baked flour tortillas topped with our Mexican salad mix and...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for margaritas, a seat along the river and a casual meal with friends. The food is OK - just nothing special or out of the ordinary. Tried the shrimp this time and it was good. Service is geared to being quick...More

Thank JeevesBertie
WongRamirez, Owner at Compadres Rio Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for stopping by Compadres. We think that our On-The-River location makes us the most unique dining and partying location in The Valley. I am curious, what would make our food "special or out of the ordinary"? I really have not seen most of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Lincoln Ave, Napa, CA 94558-3610
    (Silverado Trail and Soscol)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-253-1111
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