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Rio Grande

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1975 Magwood Dr, Unit D, Charleston, SC 29414-5723
+1 843-766-1496
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a nutshell, I find Rio Grande to be the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Charleston. We've always had good food and service and you'll find a few dishes not offered in other Mexican restaurants. My new favorite are the chargrilled tacos, which are as close to the real thing as I've found. Not nearly as good as the iconic... More 

Thank Charlestonian13
Charleston, South Carolina
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598 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Have eaten here several times and not being a Mexican food expert I find that the food is consistent, The service is fast and pleasant, We had a burrito Californian, and a Quesada chicken. Both come with red rice and a guacamole salad. Recommend, Hope this helps,

Thank Howard P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went as family and had a variety of food. All was good and plentiful. Prices very good. The chori pollo was exceptional. My wife needed gluten free so the made her a burrito bowl that was outstanding.

Thank golffore2001
Round O, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered a burrito with rice and beans off the lunch menu. The food was tasty, but the beans were a bit runny. The chips and salsa provided upon being seated was excellent. The salsa was just spicey enough to be enjoyable. The service was great. The lunch prices are reasonable.

Thank Cynthia D
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We love this place. The food is consistently good and the service is fast. My husband likes to time the number of seconds between walking through the door and sitting at the table with hot chips placed in front of him. It is generally less than a couple of minutes, but sometimes it is freakishly fast- like 12 seconds! And... More 

Thank booksw
Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We had an excellent Mexican dinner here tonight. The service was friendly and fast. They have an extensive menu, it all looked good. We had the Rio Quesadilla and it was very good as was the Pollo Adobe. The portions were generous and the food was very good. The atmosphere is nice, nothing too exciting but very pleasant. We will... More 

Thank Longlkburd
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of the more authentic mexican restaurants in Charleston, though not 100%. Service is always friendly, cortious, and good. Fast and good food.

Thank s m
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Its Clean. Good Food. Especially the spicy salsa. The quantity of is also good considering I generally eat is little more.

Thank VenkataPradeep
Beaufort, United States
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We've actually watch this restaurant change 3 times in the past few years and this is by far the best. First of all the service is really great. My son went there for his birthday and was highly entertained by the sombreros he got to wear and the fried ice cream. The food is tasty too and well priced. It's... More 

Thank Cecillia B
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The food was just ok... we were there during the "anniversary" this past week for lunch because our hotel room wasn't ready yet. They had good drink specials that day for the occasion but does that really make up for an obnoxious, loud mouth hostess?( who had no problem making her issues with the customers know to the public). As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 Magwood Dr, Unit D, Charleston, SC 29414-5723
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-766-1496

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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?