RIO Border Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 330 Connecticut Ave

    Norwalk, CT 06854

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  • 203-855-9577

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Mon-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm; Sat, 11:30am-10pm

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It seems there are three types of Mexican Restaurants around here. One's that are heavy on the decor and kitch but not so great on flavor, fast food dives that are tasteless or upscale places that seem too expensive for mexican. Rio Border is right in the middle. It's a bit kitchy in the decor, but the food is above average. It's located in a not so great area - in a shopping plaza off the beaten path. Prices are reasonable.

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It seems there are three types of Mexican Restaurants around here. One's that are heavy on the decor and kitch but not so great on flavor, fast food dives that are tasteless or upscale places that seem too expensive for mexican. Rio Border is right in the middle. It's a bit kitchy in the decor, but the food is above average. It's located in a not so great area - in a shopping plaza off the beaten path. Prices are reasonable.

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This place is in a small plaza and from the outside appears to be a little hole in the wall. Once you do get in and get a seat, because there is usually a wait, it feels very authetic. Their food, drinks and service are great!

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This place is in a small plaza and from the outside appears to be a little hole in the wall. Once you do get in and get a seat, because there is usually a wait, it feels very authetic. Their food, drinks and service are great!

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I have eaten all kind of Mexican food - even in Mexico. This place is by far one of the very best. The restaurant is on the small side and is often packed but it is worth the wait. They have strolling mariachi players on weekend evenings. Also great drinks and prices are very reasonable

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I have eaten all kind of Mexican food - even in Mexico. This place is by far one of the very best. The restaurant is on the small side and is often packed but it is worth the wait. They have strolling mariachi players on weekend evenings. Also great drinks and prices are very reasonable

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Rio is one of my favorite restaurants in Fairfield County. It has a tacky flair, unique dishes and a distinctive light spin on standard "Mexican" fare. The bilingual staff will treat you like family and make you feel at home whether or not you are latino or a gringo like me. Stop back frequently to enjoy the updates to their extensive pinata collection and the pictures of the new stars that haven't eaten there yet. (Can you name them all?) The atmosphere is family-friendly and ranges from quiet to raucous depending on the time. If it's a weekend night, you may be lucky enough to hear live entertainment butchering latin pop tunes while you sip on your margarita. Always fun, eating at Rio feels like being part of an inside joke. It's certainly worth a try.

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★★★★☆

Rio is one of my favorite restaurants in Fairfield County. It has a tacky flair, unique dishes and a distinctive light spin on standard "Mexican" fare. The bilingual staff will treat you like family and make you feel at home whether or not you are latino or a gringo like me. Stop back frequently to enjoy the updates to their extensive pinata collection and the pictures of the new stars that haven't eaten there yet. (Can you name them all?) The atmosphere is family-friendly and ranges from quiet to raucous depending on the time. If it's a weekend night, you may be lucky enough to hear live entertainment butchering latin pop tunes while you sip on your margarita. Always fun, eating at Rio feels like being part of an inside joke. It's certainly worth a try.

Pros: Fun Decor, Comfortable, Inexpensive

Cons: Too much squash

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Rio Border has a fun atmosphere. It's covered in colorful pinatas. Combined with its wide variety of tasty food, reasonable prices, friendly staff, and free chips and salsa, this restaurant is a great local spot.

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Rio Border has a fun atmosphere. It's covered in colorful pinatas. Combined with its wide variety of tasty food, reasonable prices, friendly staff, and free chips and salsa, this restaurant is a great local spot.

Pros: Easy Parking, Inexpensive, Vegetarian Friendly

 

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