Atlanta >Food & Dining > Rio Grande
3227 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.843106 -84.379366
Neighborhoods: South Tuxedo Park, Northside, Northside
I should have heeded the reviews – How hard is it to screw up wings? I should have known things weren't going to be good when the guy who ordered 10 minutes after me got his food before I did. Having ordered queso and wings, I didn't think it wuld take 30 minutes. How hard is it to either nuke some cheese or to scoop it up from a vat? As for the wings, they took even longer than the queso, about 45 minutes, and they were cold.....correction...iced cold. The scenery can be pretty great on a Friday night, but the food is downright disgusting! And I give it a one star because I am forced to give it a star at all. I dont think this place deserves even half a star.
Taco bell is better than this dump – I will never set foot in this dump again. The manager did not even apologize for the crappy service. Half the food at our table came out wrong and this is out of 30 people. They forgot to bring us out our drinks and forgot one persons food altogether.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! – Horrible horrible experience!!! The service was horrible! I sat at the bar and the bartender did not acknowledge me at all. After 3 minutes of waiting, I asked for a menu and the bartended acted as if I had inconvienced him. When I was ready to order, I had to once again get his attention. I ordered lemonade which was poured into a childs cup, although the lady next to me was given a full sized glass for her beverage. Perhaps my 5'8'' frame reminded the bartender of a six year old. Once again I was avoided by the bartender and felt as if I had done something wrong for asking for a to go box, my check and my change. I will NEVER go back. NEVER. NEVER. NEVER. And fyi, yes I would definitely classify this restaurant as a prejudice establishment.
Great patio! – We had a late night pick up at the airport and stopped in to sit on the patio. Food service was closed, but the bartenders and managers were courteous and attentive. drinks were great! The patio was busy with everyone having a great time.
I will definately stop back to try the food, all servers were very friendly and fun.
Great atmosphere and wonderful patio!
Friendly people, great food and the best margarittas around! – I have been to this place a few times and everytime i go, i have found that the service is great, the food comes out fast and NOT cold.... Our server was so nice and helpful.
Its a huge restaurant, with a big patio, great for families or business parties.
Friday nights are a little different, when there is not an empty table in the whole restaurant. the food took a little longer to come out. But it was still up to par.
I think this is a great restaurant, great food, friendly people, and a great atmosphere!
Dont get caught up in the negative hype by spoiled people! Rio is the last of its kind in Buckhead. – Rio Grande gets a bad rep for 'authenticity', but thats not why young Buckhead wants to hang there. So there are fish on the table...and? Why this is a factor is beyond me. And no they don't play Mexican music! Who wants to hear that all night!? Not me, or my friends! They always have fun bands that play modern and fun music, and the occasional Dj that transforms the Cantina into a club late night on the weekends. The food is good, and if you order ala carte, its cheap! Chips and salsa is free, and so are the refills all night long, just ask! The drinks are strong, and you can order pitchers of margaritas for 20 bucks, which is awesome. The servers are fun and real, happy to help you as best they can. And best of all you can leave your car there over night, and come grab it the next day if you find yourself having too much fun!
Never avoid...GREAT place to go! – So i was palnning my sisters bachelorette party. She loves mexican and someone suggested Rio Grande because of the location. After reading the other review on this page i was a little scared because they said the food was bad and the service was horrible...But i thought we'll give it a shot anyway; And i'm glad we did. It was a GREAT experience. We had a group of 15. No problem getting seated. Brett, our waiter was attentive but also allowed us to take out time. We never felt forgotten or rushed. Food was great and priced well. I can't wait to go again. Its got a great patio. Its going to be a perfect place for drinks and people watching this summer!!
Yuck! – I've lived in Buckhead more than a year and have passed by Rio Grande many times, always curious to stop in.
I made my first and last visit this weekend, during lunch when there were probably no more than 6 tables being served in the whole place. That should have been my first clue.
The cheese dip, which was very bland, seemed to have been reheated in a microwave, making it runny and unappealing. The ground meat in the tacos and beef enchiladas was super greasy and almost the consistency of chili con carne -- not at all what I expect in tacos and enchiladas. It was also WAY over-seasoned and had a funny seasoning, in my opinion.
With a regular tip (15-20%), my small cheese dip, taco and enchilada entree and a soda was $20: WAY overpriced for such less-than-average Mexican food. Sorry Rio Grande, but I won't be back.
Awful Customer Service – I don't normally write reviews, but I thought this was necessary. I have been to Rio Grande 4 times now because I like the food, but the service is AWFUL. It takes about 10 minutes just to get a glass of water, the food sits on the hot line for 15 minutes while the servers just chit-chat, and no one is friendly. I have had the same level of service each time, and after this last time I will never go again. The food may be good, but there are PLENTY of better Mexican restaurants in Atlanta to choose from. I don't recommend this place unless you don't mind crappy service.
Best Atmosphere In Buckhead – This is the only mexican restaurant that is so much more. There is always something going on here to keep you entertained. The management is always very pleasent. Whether your in the mood for some great food or just looking to grab a beer and watch your favorite college team then this is the right place.
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