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Rio Cafe - CLOSED

2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
+1 520-323-5003
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
5 Sep 2013
“It's closed and”
26 Jan 2013
“What a shame it closed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Replaced by Dante's . Don't let the outside scare you off, as the food is creative and tasty! Smaller sized plates, reasonable priced. Although limited menu, what they do do, they do well! Not a miss on the menu.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We were looking forward to returning here once we got back to Tucson for the winter. Read in the paper that it closed (just as the economy is picking up?). Too bad too, because it was a decent place for food that seemed home-cooked. We...More

Thank ilive4sun
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We have found this wonderful foodie place to be a consistently good eat! Well chosen wines at a good price, unique and marvelously made Carribian menu offerings that are savory, generous and balanced in flavor. The restaurant is simple and not grandios, but the place...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 January 2013

For the past few years Rio has been our favorite restaurant -- we appreciate Richard's warm welcome, we like the atmosphere, the service and, of course the food. We have tried most everything -- my lunch favorite is the New World Salad. With any entree...More

Thank John and Linda S
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Great drinks, fair prices, and a fairly typical neighborhood eatery and bar. Not fancy, and with limited seating, the but the real pleasure is in the staff that seem to really care. If you are in the area it is worth a stop.

Thank thecarfamily
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Being raised in Tucson, I had driven past this location on Grant road many times. The building has housed lots of different businesses and the location - on the South side of Grant Road just East of Tucson Boulevard was one that I was not...More

Thank Cherill
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We love returning often to the Rio because this cafe is consistantly good, has friendly, prompt service and has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. We can actually talk to the friends we like to take and meet there, such a relief. Owners Richard (who greets...More

1  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 15 August 2012

This appears to be just another local neighborhood restaurant. Do not be fooled!! Check out the web site: http://www.rio-cafe.com. Latin and American cuisine. It has a very nice quiet atmosphere. You've been looking for this place... I found it for you! We started with Mojitos...More

1  Thank Jocool3754
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Rio Cafe has been around for about 6 years but this was our first visit. Decided I would just have to try it after all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We arrived for an early dinner, 5:00 PM on a Saturday and were greeted...More

Thank arzcasey
Reviewed 28 June 2012

One of my top five restaurants in Tucson. Friendly people, delicious, interesting food and and a comfortable room.

2  Thank ImGoneTraveling
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-323-5003
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