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El Rio Mexican Restaurant

11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-3246
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Spanish
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LOCATION
11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

They have great Mexican Food and American Food. I especially love their Carnitas Wet Burrito. Staff is always friendly and service is quick.

Thank Sierra S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. I would rate it as average. If you're having a craving for Mexican food it will suffice but it's nothing to write home about. Very small and can be packed on a weekend from tourists staying in the area. Just because...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stopped here after a warm day of rafting. Perfect place to grab a treat on the way out of town. They have a walk up stand serving shakes and malts, ice cream and shaved ice. Perfect spot right across from a park and the...More

Thank vacationman18
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We went here twice for a snack. It was tasty but a tad expensive for what you get. One large taco was 5 dollars. However you can walk up to the window and eat outside across the way at the park next to the river.

Thank mrsguevara
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Chicken Asada was delicious. Rice and beans were very good. Taquitos were very good too. They served milkshakes and hamburgers too if you want that. Worked out great with a mix of adults and a bunch of kids.

Thank TLCarter
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This has all the best Mexican food and you can sit or take it to go. Large plates at a great price. A family business for 3 generations.

Thank steve and lisa K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This little place is right across from the river. It has a walk up counter or you can sit inside to eat. My husband got the ortega burger which was large. I got the mexcian pizza. Both were good and the price was reasonable. Much...More

Thank Iamvonda
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Actually it's the ONLY Mexican restaurant in Kernville. Situated next to the Riverside park and the awesome Kern River, it's the perfect place to stop when you get the hankering for a crispy taco or as I ordered a monster sized carnitas chimichanga stuffed with...More

Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us stopped in for dinner. The food was tasty. Not the best but definitely not the worst Mexican food we have had. The service was good and the server was accommodating and made us a special mango-strawberry Margarita which was not bad for...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always busy but the service is good. Food is not bad. Great $5 enchilada. Big Taco salad. Prices are very responsible. Clean.

Thank Jude S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kern River Drive, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-3246
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