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Rio

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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1011 Desperado Trl, Sisters, OR 97759-9580
541-549-6118
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here every time we come through Sisters. This restaurant is not for your standard "American Mexican" food lover. You will not find meals so buried in cheese that it does not matter what is underneath. No canned sauce either - all of the sauces are hand made from Mexican family recipes. That being said, it... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Perfecta is just what the name implies - perfect margarita. Great balance of fresh muddled fruit and tequila. The food is fresh and made to order - no lard used BONUS! The cascabel salsa is hot and delicious.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Rio, although the service was slow. Two servers were not adequate for the number of parties that were there. They did the best that they could, and the food was above average, but it was a long wait.

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Thank Sarah J
N. California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a wonderful meal here! The guacamole made at your table is wonderful! Had the tacos puerco verde, over the top good! Service was great, nice atmosphere. Also appreciated the Pacifico on tap.

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portland,oregon
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were staying next door at the 5 Pines; it smelled good so we tried it out. The service was slow and haphazard. The place wasn't very crowded, but it took a while for our waiter to come to our table and even longer for our food to arrive. I had enchiladas; they were nicely presented and good, but the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Rio in Madras is terrific. The one in Sisters is not. The service was ehhh - we had to remind the sever about our appetizer (guacamole) and by the time it was delivered our chips were mostly gone, but she did. notice and we ate most of it with forks. My chili relleno was not properly cooked - the... More 

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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have eaten here three times now and feel confident in saying this is some of the best Mexican food around. Yesterday I had one of their daily specials, the Chicken Empanadas, and they were delicious. My friend had enchiladas and said the sauce on them was wonderful. Generous portions; sadly, no room for dessert. Very attentive and friendly staff.... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to the restaurant just after lunch time. We were the only ones in the place for quite awhile. The food was good and the salso hot and spicy like we prefer. Our waitress wasn't overly friendly which was kind of surprising considering that were the only ones there for at least the first forty-five minutes. She seemed busy... More 

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Yuba City, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. The chef came and took order personally because we came in at the same time as 3 other parties and he didn't want us to have to wait. I asked him what his most popular shrimp dish was. I don't recall the name, but it had a sauce with pumpkin seed in it.... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I wouldn't eat here again, but the food was palatable. It was just boring food. The restaurant had nothing to recommend it except that you could easily walk here from Five Pine Lodge. Neither my companion or I would dine here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Desperado Trl, Sisters, OR 97759-9580
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Sisters
  • Phone Number: 541-549-6118

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