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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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12245 W Santa FE Dr, El Mirage, AZ 85335 (Formerly Rio Mirage Cape Y Cantina)
+1 623-583-7708
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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West of Mpls., MN
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125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the menu is vast, there are some nice lunch specials for around $6 which are very good. We both had chicken enchiladas which were hot and filling. Also included with the meal is a salad or beans and rice. The tortilla chips and salsa were a good appetizer. We had a good server named Veronica who was very knowledgeable... More 

Thank RLandDL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rio Mirage is a favorite of mine and my friend, we try very hard to make it once a month. This past week we went to lunch and as before the food was great and the service was a bit slow to start, but improved quickly....we had another great lunch from Rio Mirage, see you next month!

Thank Bryan H
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place, we make a point of visiting every two to three weeks. Have not had a bad meal. Thier burritos and enchiladas meals are my favorite. The sides of rice, beans and cheese are delicious. Portions are large and I have yet to finish an entire meal. Only negative is I found the Fajitas a little bland. And... More 

Thank Daryl N
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Don't miss 99 cents margaritas on Mondays! We went there 2 times, had fun. Good margaritas for the dinner's price plus 99 cents. Needs to go early to get table without waiting. They have another restaurant on Bell Road which serves 99 cents Margaritas on Wednesdays. We liked the food quality in this restaurant better.

Thank bobkli19
Reno, Nevada
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every time we visit family in Surprise we dine here at least once. Love, love, love the food! Never been disapointed. Great drinks too. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Best Mexican food in the area!

Thank VivienneR811
Glendale, Arizona
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for lunch earlier this week. It had been several years since I had been here. I had the grilled shrimp tacos and I'm ready to go back for more. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We sat quite a while afterward chatting and no on made us feel uncomfortable. I wish it was closer... More 

Thank Judy D
Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

As a group of 12 this place was perfect for authentic Mexican food. If us Canadians believe it's the best place, it's a must go! Making reservations was simple, food was plentiful, 99 cent Margaritas is an awesome deal and the service was excellent. They offer $2 margaritas as your wait for a table but are 99 cents when you... More 

Thank 2MichelleS5
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican restaurant ever, their food is delicious and plentiful, their margaritas are awesome (especially on 99 cent Mondays) and the staff are top rate. Would definitely recommend on your travels.

Thank Ricky&Vicky
Idaho Falls, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and waitress was very friendly, will definitely go back. Their margaritas made the noght.

Thank cybernara
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Not only is the food good, but so are the margaritas. Especially on Mondays when they are just 99 cents! We go for lunch because there is too much for us to eat for dinner. Lunch is just $6.99. We prefer this location over the one on Bell Ave.

Thank Dwight N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?