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El Rio Verde

#15 of 1,062 Restaurants in Tulsa
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38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120-1602
+1 918-592-2555
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08:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:30
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a excellent find! The food was great and the service was even better. The restaurant is kinda in a scary neighborhood if you aren't from here but it is worth the stop in! I had the wet burrito with carne asada the meat was seasoned perfectly and so tender! My friend got a quesadilla and a taco that... More 

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Thank Kelsey H
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited EL Rio Verde after reading all of the reviews on trip advisor. You could tell by the crowd it was a very popular place... slightly off the beaten path. This is authentic Mexican food, not Tex Mex. It's a small place, nothing fancy. The service was great, but I would not say our food was awesome. It was good... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because I was looking on trip advisor for recommendations and I saw the picture of the wet burrito and I had to try it! It looked delicious! When you pull up it looks a little sketchy but the food is amazing and we had no problems at night in the area. It is very authentic and we were... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Dined here last week with a friend for lunch and was super impressed as always with the fare. Quick service, delicious meals. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jim F
Houston, Texas
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My sister recently moved to Tulsa, and as always I was relying on TA to look for a good place to eat. I always trust my fellow TA members, so when I saw the place it didn't bother me. We got in right before lunch time and they quickly accommodated our group of about 12. The service was good and... More 

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Thank elchaco
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Looks are deceiving here. The food is the best Mexican food I have ever eaten and I have eaten a lot of Mexican food. The beef burrito is to die for. My wife had the vegetarian burrito and thought it was delicious. Chips are fresh. The flour burrito was delicious by itself. We will definitely eat here the next time... More 

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Thank Richard M
Tulsa
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This place is small and looks like a hole in the wall kind of place but looks are deceiving. The food here is amazing and the price is great. Authentic Mexican food. My family eats here at least once a week. Wet burrito is yummy. Mexican tacos very good. In all my visits no bad food. Service is excellent. They... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Tulsa area natives living in the SE now. Thought we'd try a New Mexican place on our recent trip back to T-town. Found El Rio Verde as the #1 Mexican restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. While we are huge TexMex junkies this restaurant is not TexMex, so don't expect the usual complimentary chunky tomato... More 

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Thank DrBru
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure when we pulled up at night but we needed dinner on our road trip. As we walked in, my mom was worried, when we left she said "never judge a book by its cover". Our family ate Carne asada street tacos, enchiladas, and a shredded beef burrito. It was all excellent!

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Thank Artsvarc
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 21:30
Monday
08:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:30
Thursday
08:30 - 21:30
Friday
08:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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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Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?