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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
+1 859-292-8750
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the best. There is not another mexican food place in the area that compares to the price and serving size. AWESOME!

Thank classfamily1
Greenwood, South Carolina
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Like 90% of the Mexican restaurants in the U.S. this one serves the typical Tex-Mex fare i.e. tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, etc. Generous portions of tasty food.

Thank Bobby M
Greater Cincinnati
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Service is always quick and accurate here, and the food quality is above average. They have an excellent but not overwhelming menu, delicious bean queso dip, a special spicy salsa, and portions that will not leave you hungry.

Thank Patrick Y
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fast friendly mexican restaurant. Great prices, large portions, quick service. Full bar available. Parking easy..leave room for desert.

Thank OkGal5150
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

From my mind the best Mexican by far that i have had! Service is always great . The food is always exceptional and the portions are huge. They know how to manage and service their customers and it shows why they stay busy all the time. Don't miss this Location and come hungry.Highly recommend

Thank rickcovey50
Winchester, KY, United States
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270 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Large portions, fast service, great staff, well spiced food. Great for Mexican lovers. Has the flavor of a San Antonio Mexican place.

Thank Daniel F
Erlanger, Kentucky
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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stopped here for a quick lunch before heading to a nearby store. The menu selections were numerous, especially for the luncheon specials. The service was prompt as was the delivery of our food, which was preceded by a very sizable bowl of salsa and chips. Our lunches arrived and were more than either of us could finish.

Thank Sub-Sailor-634B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

If you like Mexican food, you will like this place. The food is always good and there is alot to choose from.

Thank Michael P C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My fiancee and I decided to give this restaurant a whirl, since it's near our place and we always eat at the same Mexican restaurant in Florence, KY - Acapulco. (Which kicks butt!) The decision turned out to be a bad one. The positives: we were seated promptly upon entering the restaurant, served drinks (waters) and chips and salsa, and... More 

Thank Matt B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

i know they are busy on friday nights but tonight was ridiculous.our 30 minute wait turned into 50 minutes because the pager quit working.so after watching several couples get seated before us even though they came in way after us,we had to ask to be seated.so the waitress finally stops to take our drink order then leaves for a while,waiting... More 

Thank Nancy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Carothers Rd, Newport, KY 41071-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-292-8750

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