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“The Name Says It All” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand River Oasis

Grand River Oasis
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Dalton
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Portage, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Name Says It All”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This is the best Mexican restaurant that I have eaten at in Wisconsin. It is a bit out of the way, actually it is in the middle of Amish country. It is well worth the drive though. The owner is from Mexico and all the food is authentic. If you're into Americanized Mexican food, stick to Pedro's.

The food is very reasonably priced. If you go, you have to get the nachos for an appetizer. You get about 15 nachos, each individually stacked with real cheese, beans, salsa, guacamole, and their secret white sauce. I usually get the taquitos that comes with a guacamole salad in the middle. My wife likes the tostada supreme. The owner remembers what I order, I guess we go there a lot.

For the negatives, the place is a dive bar, but it is clean . Also, the owners wife is often your waitress and she isn't the very friendly, but she has warmed to us. You have to ask for the bill, the never seem to take a hint. Apparently, the tamales are not very good. A couple of my friends have gotten them and said the same thing. Bummer because I love tamales.

The delicious and well priced food by far outweighs any of the negatives. They have regular bar food too, burgers, etc., but I've only had the Mexican food as it is their specialty. If you are in the area, give it a try. It truly is an oasis in the middle of nowhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Kyle G
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English first
Westfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican at reasonable prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Just finished the nightly special; Chicken Mole'. It was outstanding! As stated in earlier reviews, if you can get past the rustic atmosphere, it's great food. Service was good, we did have to wait longer than normal, but the small kitchen was swamped with take out orders. We'd go back in a heartbeat, probably on our next jaunt around with the Harley!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bubbagags
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Big Bend, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I have been to a lot of Mexican restaurants but this is the best food around, granted it does not have "atmosphere" but I would rather go to a place that has good food rather than to some place that looks nice and has bad food! The prices are reasonable and my wife and I will drive up from Muskego (about 90 miles) just to eat here!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rick G
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Montello, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Greatest mexican food in the area. Authentic and reasonable priced. Super margaritas The staff is relaxed and friendly. Almost like you're in their kitchen.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Barb J
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Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's all about the food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Grand river oasis has some of the best beef taco's ive ever eaten. Some people may have trouble getting over the dive bar, 80's rock, bud light drink coaster, kind of atmosphere. nevertheless they are putting out excellent, authentic mexican food. So get over your inner-yuppie and allow the food to speak for itself!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Johnsonaaro
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