El Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

$$ • Mexican, American

2015 Declaration Dr, Independence
(859) 359-0294

Take-Out/Delivery Options

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4.3 - 274 reviews
It really depends what day you go here, what service you’ll get. I’ve been 2x in the last week.The first experience was great! The second experience (yesterday) was great but warm inside, they may need a new AC unit.I always get the Pollo Bandido (no beans) and it’s soooo delicious. Chicken and rice covered in queso. It was $45 for three people during lunch hours.I have ordered takeout in the past and sometimes it’s so busy that the wait takes forever and the host disappears....read full review
Ok, that's twice now. TURN DOWN THE FREAKIN' MUSIC!Last time was before Christmas. The overhead speaker played Bing Crosby singing "Winter Wonderland". Then it played again. And again. For the entire meal. Nothing else, just an endless loop. Asked the server about it. "The boss likes it".Just now came back for another try, because frankly, the food is superb and the portions are huge. I've got napkins stuffed in my ears because the Mexican Muzak is deafening. Not going to even...read full review
Writing books is my primary job, but if I were to switch careers, I’d probably become a food critic. And in that alternate universe, El Rio Grande would undoubtedly be a subject of my rave reviews.From the moment I stepped into this humble abode, I knew I was in for a treat. The restaurant’s lively atmosphere is like the opening chapter of a great novel - full of promise and intrigue. The decor, a mix of authentic Mexican culture and modern elegance, is as richly textured...read full review

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Monday 11AM - 9:30PM
Tuesday 11AM - 9:30PM
Wednesday 11AM - 9:30PM
Thursday 11AM - 9:30PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11:30AM - 10PM
Sunday 11:30AM - 9PM