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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Palm Springs, CA

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
1155 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Welcome to Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, the Best of Mexico in the heart of Palm Springs. Chef Ernesto’s family-Inspired award winning authentic Mexican cuisine is handcrafted with the best ingredients and served in a vibrant space to enhance your dining experience. You’ll be charmed by the colorful and deliciously vibrant atmosphere and wowed by the culinary creation of Chef Ernesto’s cuisine. It is a magical combination of delicious fresh and flavorful ingredients with a philosophy of slow food preparation where everything is made to order. As a result you have a dining experience that excites and delights your senses. The place to be for Mexican food where food speaks to your palate. Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita by Palm Springs Magazine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 537-1900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering Menu is available which also includes Party Platters to Go.
  • Private party facilities
    The main dining room is available for groups and private dining up to 80 people. New outside patio can seat 48 people.
  • Private party contact
    Daniela Saenz: (760) 992-5641
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross Street
    Baristo
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, in front of the restaurant on Indian Canyon Drive or in the parking garage across the street off Baristo.
  • Public Transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Mexican

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Mexican

1,155 Reviews
  1. Fabulous

    Palm Springs

    115 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    115 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had made a reservation for Father's Day, which was confirmed by a text message the day prior. However, when we arrived at the restaurant, it was empty and dark. There was no posted note or explanation as to why they were closed on the door. No one answered a call to the restaurant, but a voice message relayed the information that they are only closed on Monday and open on Sunday. Needless to say, we were greatly disappointed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was average, service was lacking and we were only ones in restaurant

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to Rio Azul numerous times. Even twice in a row nights on my bachelor party back in 2019. Tonight pales in comparison to past experience. We were not approached for 20 minutes (literally). We ordered everything at once just because we didn’t want it to take any longer. We ordered 2 margaritas and a modelo draft. We got overly sweet and sour margaritas which I couldn’t taste any tequila and a bottled modelo. When the drinks were done we were never asked if we wanted another round (which we would’ve ordered beers instead). While waiting a very long time for a table touch or even our check we saw a table of 3 gentlemen get up and leave because they hadn’t been served except for chips and water. I had to ask the hostess if she could flag down my waitress because we wanted to lay and leave. The food wasn’t special like I remember. Just meh. Our reservation was at 7 and we didn’t leave until 845. Again, we only had 1 round of drinks. It was a disappointment and it used to be good. We always thought their food was better than Las Casuelas done the street. Maybe but anymore.

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  4. Seahusky

    Palm Springs

    145 reviews

    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    had a nice visit and a good meal, two larger groups there so it was a little loud and noisy. special order done perfectly

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  5. Bruno

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and attentive service. The dining room is fun and festive.

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  6. Scottp

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a joy to share dinner with family and friends at Rio Azul! Our favorite spot for Mexican specialties in the valley! Great food, drinks and service, as well as a great value for the wallet! Dani and the crew always make us feel special.

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  7. Spanky

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Always excellent! It has been a go to place for several years. Albondigas soup the best I have ever had.

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  8. NWSkier

    Palm Springs

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rio Azul has some of the best Mexican food in the valley! The Poblano soup is the best I've ever enjoyed.

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  9. tonym

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Great staff, food and service. Friendly and comfortable

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fantastic music - a virtuoso harpist and guitar player. A wonderful evening on the outdoor patio!

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FAQs

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 537-1900.

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 1155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

350 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Baristo
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, in front of the restaurant on Indian Canyon Drive or in the parking garage across the street off Baristo.
  • Public Transit
    Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 537-1900
  • Catering
    Catering Menu is available which also includes Party Platters to Go.
  • Private party facilities
    The main dining room is available for groups and private dining up to 80 people. New outside patio can seat 48 people.
  • Private party contact
    Daniela Saenz: (760) 992-5641
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