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221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
+1 541-475-0424
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (24 reviews)
“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
“puerco” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
££ - £££
221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to give this restaurant a try when we spent the night in Madras and enjoyed a delightful evening. I'm no expert on Mexican cuisine but my understanding is that Rio's food is more authentic than most Mexican restaurants. It is a small, stylish family...More

Thank Teline48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was excellent.....authentic and prices were great. Even got to watch the chavez Jr fight for free. Waitress was so sweet and checked on us frequently

Thank Sharyn F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A relaxing, casual restaurant in the center of Madras. The food and service are great and it always seems to be busy with many repeat customers. We live 30 miles away and will often drive to Madras just to have dinner at Rio's.

Thank Ruger_LC9
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On our way to Bend we needed some lunch and after checking reviews chose Rio of Madras. It was a great choice. the staff were warm and so welcoming and very attentive to detail. Chips and a great salsa were served immediately. Twice we were...More

Thank 411Elle
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing family owned restaurant! Be sure to order the table side guacamole. Great service, fresh ingredients, and traditional fare with a unique twist... the recipes have been in their family for many generations.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a bit different as far as Mexican Food goes, but it is FABULOUS! The food presentation is simply beautiful. Good food and just right portions. The owner is such a nice man. I take my hat off to the people behind the scene...More

Thank roscinc
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went back to this place a year later, after having some good food during our first visit. This time, we had lots of family members. We all ordered the Carne Asada. Unfortunately, the beef was so bad that we left almost everything on the...More

Thank GandCVancouver
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We got stuck on Madras due to a snow storm. We are not big fans of Mexican food... but WOW!!!! Their guacamole made at your table is the best we've ever had!!! So fresh!! The 40oz margarita was pretty awesome as well. We were so...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food is consistently delicious and the drinks are perfect. If your wanting a great margarita this is the spot. This is a regular spot for friends!!

Thank Roxanne P
Reviewed 23 November 2016

When my husband offers to take me out I choose Rio! What it lacks in atmosphere it makes up for in beautifully plated meals that are delicious!!!

Thank Pamela O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 SE 5th Street, Madras, OR 97741-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Madras
  • Phone Number: +1 541-475-0424
  • E-mail
New restaurant in little Madras serving fresh, gourmet Mexican and tantalizing margaritas. The food is unusual, beautifully presented and the owner is a gem. Cost is very reasonable. Meals are quite large (enough for 2).