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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

4.4
476 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for Groups (16)
  • Neighborhood Gem (15)
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 Life Readers!

We take reservations for our Sunday Desert Divas Drag Brunch, Hosted by Vanity Halston. Doors Open at 10 AM, Shows at 11 AM & 1:30 PM; Reservations required by calling (760) 992-5641
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Fri–Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 992-5641
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ernesto Gastelum
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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.
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Private party contact
Daniela Saenz: (760) 992-5641
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Catering
Catering Menu is available which also includes Party Platters to Go.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Baristo
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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.
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Public transit
Located on Indian Canyon Drive.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 476 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RDR1 (Palm Springs)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

I meet there often with friends for good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Don’t miss the Chile verde or the cheese enchiladas. Cadillac margaritas good too

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KenN (Palm Springs)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

WE had a lovely birthday dinner. And a couple of margaritas too.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday Drag Brunch is great fun. The "girls" are hilarious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was okay. Flavor of the 4 dishes we ordered was pretty bland.
Our waiter was very nice.
With all the options for dining in the area. we will not return.

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ScottP920 (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Lack of staff was Apparent, Food was so so at best

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server handled our big party amazingly well, she was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The Dessert Diva Drag brunch was fantastic!!! Thankyou

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CathJoll (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for the Sunday Drag Brunch, great show. good value and great bottomless Mimosas for only $10.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Really poor service and mediocre food.

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