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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
+1 623-583-7708
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with friends to this Cantina. It was very busy and had to wait about 15 min to get in (5pm) Service was good. Food was ok. We did enjoy it. Service is fast, it doesn't seem to be a place to linger. we...More

Thank Campfiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Enjoyed the atmosphere and food was good. Had seafood enchiladas. Would recommend.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and service! Also comfortable atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and accurate. Restaurant is decorated nicely and appears clean and well put together. I would definitely visit this restaurant again and recommend it to others.

Thank Kirsten T
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This has become our favorite Mexican restaurant since moving to Arizona. My wife and I love Mexican food and we tried numerous restaurants and could not find one that served good food and most of all, good salsa. The first time we went there was...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food ambiance. Love it would go again in a minute. Friendly staff GreAt tacos. Nice outdoor seating

Thank jcagruber
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Good Mexican food and awesome mariachis on Friday nights. Seating inside or outside on patio. Full bar and homemade tortillas. Parking can be a little difficult but well worth it. Brunch champagne buffet offered on Sundays. Good place to meet up with friends and family...More

Thank MGJ226
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Our absolute favourite Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area. On some visits we were the only non-Spanish speaking diners in our part of the restaurant. We even took a Mexican friend who raved about the food. Great food, great service, fun ambiance.

Thank missjanem2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

On Mondays the margaritas are $1.00 I show up just for them. The food is average,but the margaritas are msgical

Thank Darshll
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I was really rooting for this place as it's in my neighborhood and it looked authentic. Every time I drove by I wanted to go there and sit outside or inside and take in all the ambience. Sadly, I was disappointed by the food. When...More

Thank Pineapple59
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Nice atmosphere, decor and good food. We went as guests of friends but this will be our new "go to" Mexican Restaurant.

Thank Sandy J
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Questions & Answers
Nancy C
14 November 2017|
Response from MGJ226 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a children's menu bit I'm not familiar with it. They also serve hamburgers and fries.
Alejandro d H
10 June 2017|
Response from Ixchen | Reviewed this property |
No se, y no vivo en area de Phoenix, solomente fui un visitante alla.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
It is on Friday evenings, it has been over a month that I have been there on a Friday. To make sure, please call the resaruant to make sure. Thanks again! Have a good time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  El Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 623-583-7708
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