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El Rio Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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193 NE 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648-6600
+1 509-427-4479
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Port Angeles, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greg our guide from the zip line tour suggested this location for dinner. Great call.. food was great .. the blue corn enchiladas were so good!!! Prices are very fair too... Our waitress was great and atmosphere was nice and relaxed

Thank 314seanl
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After checking the restaurant website to see if they were open on Easter Sunday (which said they are open on Sundays, only listed days closed are Thanksgiving and Christmas) we drove about 45 minutes to have lunch and found the restaurant closed. Tried calling, recorded message did not say they were closed on Easter. Went to the door where Sunday... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vancouver, WA
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

El Rio is better or as good as most located in Vancouver and Portland. The decor is somewhat tired, but don't judge a book by its cover. The fish tacos were very good. The salsa has nice flavor and a kick to it. We were pleased to know there is a place worth stopping at in the Gorge.

Thank LivingHappy
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We saw this place received an average of 4 out of 5 stars and decided to give it a try. We always try to support small, local businesses. We were very disappointed. Please do yourself a favor and dine elsewhere. The portions are tiny, stale tasteless and overpriced. Everything tasted like it was out of a can and cooked in... More 

Thank Jim R
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Second time eating here today. Great little stop along the Gorge. Food is very good. Nice laid back atmosphere.

Thank Jackie V
Florence, Alabama
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is always a stop on our trips to the Gorge. The salsa is excellent - and probably worth a meal by itself. Great food and friendly staff.

Thank granbrandrew
White Salmon, Washington
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340 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place has an eclectic menu and plenty of items to please the masses. They also have a full bar for those passengers with a designated driver. Ole!!

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we visit Stevenson, we visit El Rio. Quaint place, with easy atmosphere and attentive service with reasonable prices.

Thank Clare C
White Salmon, Washington
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We love El Rio. Used to go there for dinner a lot. They were open for lunch today so we stopped. We had great Fish Tacos and Burritos at very good lunch prices. We were tempted by the blueberry margarita but it was a little early... They are known for their tequila selection, so make sure you are prepared for... More 

Thank Timruns
Carson, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I eat here often and we're never disappointed. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and fast.

Thank Chelse R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 NE 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648-6600
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Stevenson
  • Phone Number: +1 509-427-4479

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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?