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El Rio Verde

#14 of 1,051 Restaurants in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence
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38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120-1602
+1 918-592-2555
08:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:30
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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is easy to get to and has excellent food. They are family friendly and the service was great.

Thank Okietraveler98
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158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant! Husband was hungry for tortilla soup and after Googling it and reading the reviews, we chose El Rio Verde. We went on a recent Sunday morning just before noon and apparently that's the time to go. Not long after we arrived, there was a wait for tables. Our server greeted us immediately... More 

Thank Sunshine7643
Olathe, Kansas
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place by accident while my wife was in a local hospital. This is one of my all-time favorites, i make it a point to never be in Tulsa without stopping by. Highly recommend!

Thank Brian G
Enid, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never found a good place for a Mexican Style breakfast in Tulsa until now. This little place is out of the way, but worth finding. It looks like it has been there forever but was very clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Great coffee and breakfast. Look forward to trying lunch or dinner sometime.

Thank James G
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and environment. Lunch was absolutely amazing!! They are not stingy with portions either. Cost not bad either

Thank Mary M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food. No frills, basic dining atmosphere with great service. Always packed at lunch time, get there early or wait in line.

Thank sjshady1
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My favorite authentic Mexican go to restaurant. My favorite is the wet burrito with Verde sauce. Very reasonable prices and quick service. Very popular place for lunch so go early or wait till after the lunch rush.

Thank Linda M
Rogers, Arkansas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were in Tulsa over the weekend and were trying to decide on a place for lunch. Dad mentioned that he would like Mexican food, if he knew it would be a good place. We found El Rio Verde on trip advisor and it was close by, so we gave it a shot. The food was fabulous and the service... More 

Thank Nickie M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This little place is just off the I244. But as all good things, this doesn't come easy as well, you'll probably need a GPS to find it. The food here is delectable and as authentic as it gets. The interior gives a feeling of authenticity too and you might think that you are transported to some old town in Mexico.... More 

Thank Ankesh J
Jenks, Oklahoma
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The salsa was a little bland for me, but everything else was great. Food was excellent and the service was good. We got there early for weekday lunch and the place filled up fast. They also have a fun selection of bottled soda that's reasonably priced. We will lunch there again.

1 Thank Jay E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: +1 918-592-2555

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?