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El Rio Verde

#16 of 1,061 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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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DrBru
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Artsvarc
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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165 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 17 November 2016

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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

1 Thank James G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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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14 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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41 reviews
19 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?