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El Rio

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1/115-117 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
+61 8 9757 9991
12:00 - 23:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I liked this place very much. The food was really good, service was excellent and the place has a very good atmosphere. We had a wonderful time there

Thank Soniacalma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there tonight, we had the stuffed jalapeños for entree they were full of flavour, crunchy and served with just the right amount of sour cream, they were delicious! The salmon taco for main was also very nice but was a small serving. Whilst the food was delicious I was disappointed with the service there was only one... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Perth, Australia
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think if we hadn't just wandered in off the street and read trip advisor reviews we wouldn't haven't have gone in. What we got was what most customers have already reviewed, average. So it's ok but nothing speacial but not terrible. Clearly surviving on passing tourist trade and not too bothered about repeat business it's not the end of... More 

Thank Simon0101
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Was very quiet on a Saturday night. For us we felt the food really lacked flavour especially for Mexican. Easy to add heat with chilli save but lacked spices. Service was fine also lacked ambiance really.

Thank Bted
Broome, Australia
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100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The food was lukewarm and we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was also not traditional Mexican but an Australian version of it. The staff were not very attentive or apologetic when we raised this (nicely) with them.

Thank Colleen W
Busselton, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My family and i went out to dinner here the food was amazing our mocktails were delicious i would highly recommend el rio

Thank Meg N M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Decor was great - very authentic and sparked lots of debate at the table about Dia de los Muertos. Loved the cavalero! Food was authentic and well prepared. Kids were not impressed though 😂 They can turn the lights down - was a bit like eating under flood lights. And the music was hideous - definitely not Mexican.

Thank Hensoppers
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Terrible very poor go somewhere else I was sick all night after eating here go Kentucky or Mc Donalds

Thank pacs44
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were so disappointed by the food at El Rio, we hardly ate anything. The tacos were bland and the flavours just didn't taste right. I took one bite of the fish taco and couldn't eat anymore, it just tasted off. A lot of looked as if it was leftovers - it was really lacking the vibrant and rich Mexican... More 

Thank AnnaC2202
Two Rocks, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We got takeaway and was very yummy. Only thing I'd say was the Nachos could have been packed separatly cos by the time we got them home they were soggy. But delish flavours and good variety.

Thank Chelle2Rocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/115-117 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Margaret River Region  >  Margaret River
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9757 9991
El Rio
Mexican - Bar - Kitchen
A modern Mexican restaurant in the heart of Margaret River.
Open from 3pm till late.
Alfresco dining, Fresh Seasonal Menu with Drinks to match.

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