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“Fast food with a soul”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rios Mexican Food

Rios Mexican Food
Ranked #21 of 47 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast food
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fast food with a soul”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Fresh ingredients, choice of corn or flour tortillas...and the best guacamole and chips within 75 miles. Authentic roadside fast food. No frills eat on picnic table outside, in your car.. or take it home.
Genuine old fashion soda pop (from Mexico) made with real cane sugar and not Fructose corn syrup.
Not fancy, just good and fast. Forget Taco Bell...Real food served ...and prepared by real people.
However, Rick Bayless has nothing to worry about!

  • Visited October 2013
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Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Convenient and fresh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Ordered carryout at this roadside taco stand for a quick dinner and was very satisfied with the meal. We ordered off the ala carte menu and got the Jr burrito with steak (which is huge), the chicken quesadilla, two chicken flautas, and a small side of guacamole.
We were very pleased with everything. Although my quesadilla was more like a soft taco than a flat grilled quesadilla like I am accustomed to seeing, it was still delicious. The guac was fresh and a good serving for the price. Loved their hot sauce too.

  • Visited August 2013
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Winnetka, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We've been coming to New Buffalo/Union Pier for 20+ years and we always make a stop at Rios. The quesadillas, homemade chips & guacamole are great! Rios is what it is--a local joint that serves fresh & delicious Mexican food. Want table cloths and strolling mariachi bands? Head somewhere else. We love Rios just as it is--nice and simple.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank newman910
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Three Oaks, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, and plenty of it. Overpriced.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

They were out of horchata the last time I was there, but they usually have it. They do prepare food without cilantro for those of us who don't like the taste of dirty dishwater. The food is bountiful. A burrito is a meal. The price was high.

  • Visited August 2012
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La Grange, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Blah”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

After all the raves on tripadvisor I had high hopes for the food, not the atmosphere. We were there on a sunny day in spring and ordered a few options to see what we liked best. The food was fresh, possibly authentic, but flavorless. Three different options all tasted identical. The fish taco was the best option, but bland too. Go only if you're starving and bring your own salsa.

  • Visited April 2013
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