Rio's in Addison (South American Cuisine)

4.4
197 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
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When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out Rios Fine South American Cuisine. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Rios Fine South American Cuisine features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Rios has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Please stop in soon!
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
South American, Argentinean, Peruvian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(630) 773-3370
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Perez
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Private party facilities
Please contact us for special party packages. When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out Rios Fine South American Cuisine. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine.
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Private party contact
Na'el Shehade / Tony Perez: (866) 968-6965
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Catering
Please call! 630 773 3370
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Illinois 53
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Parking details
Parking in front and back of Rio's
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Entertainment
every Friday!
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 197 People Are Saying
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4.1
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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

My favorite place in Addison. Service is outstanding and the food is superb.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Really good food and service. The shrimp soup was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Service was very attentive. There was a special for Wednesday night and it was special. The food was served at the proper temperature and was great.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The evening was a beautiful summers' evening. We got to sit outside. There was nobody in the restaurant at 7:15PM on a FRI evening. The wait staff was not very attentive and it took 15 minutes to get our drinks before dinner. The waitress was not all that familiar with the menu as we asked for suggestions. By 8:20PM we had our dinner. The Peruvian lasagna had the potential to be tasty as the flavors were complementary but unimaginative. My wife's noodle dish was also quite bland. The promised bread was forgotten. All of this would be understandable with a lower-rated restaurant (we used TripAdvisor and YELP) or one that had moderately-priced food, but not from a $20/plate average meal price. We live in the area and just will not go back.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Been there before- this time food was good but the service was very slow. Disappointed with visit

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2018

It was our first time there we were celebrating our GF'S Bday it literally took 25 minutes for someone to acknowledge us After I asked a server if he knew who was servicing our table. Food is good but not the greatest. Live music was awesome though.. I would give this place another try but not on the top of the list of places to go back to!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Servers were spread thin.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be returning. They had so many unique options and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

My husband and I have been to Rios several times now… Each time we go back the food is the same… Delicious. If you love South American food with a flare and authenticity I recommend Rios every time. They never let us down.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This restaurant is a real gem and I am glad my wife and I decided to try it. The ambiance is nice and the south American dishes are awesome and unique in this area. The dishes are significant and I've never had the room to try dessert, but look forward to that sometime. Oh and the free fried bread appetizer is delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Really tadty food from a unique menu. Service was great too.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was excellent. The live music on Fridays really adds to the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

What a great place. Was in the mood for something different. Rios exceeded my expectations

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

So glad we took a chance. Amazing food and even better dessert! The atmosphere was quaint and the live music was a very nice touch.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Extremely friendly staff

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food is great! Environment is very inviting! Owner amazes me that he waits tables - love that guy, Tony! I go back often and have recommended it often. Everybody is always glad they went. And the live music makes it that much more fun! Looking forward to my next visit there.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was disappointing. Made reservations a week out via OpenTable, which is linked from their website. Arrived and was told they didn't have our reservation as OpenTable reservations weren't available at the moment, or they weren't accepting them - we were not provided a detailed explanation. However after the host/server walked away, we clearly saw our name and reservation (and my cell phone number which could have been used to contact me to tell me there was a problem...) there in their reservation book.
When I called this to the attention of the host/server, he didn't seem to care and snipped at us that our table was ready. In fairness, his priority was getting us a table, which it should have been, but I would have appreciated understanding what the problem was with our reservation, and there is definitely no reason to be hostile.
Ultimately they had a way of making us feel unwelcome - from our server walking away while we were asking questions (not deliberately, just not realizing we were talking), seeming unwilling to answer questions, having things cleared before we were done with them, and the issue with the reservation up front.
Because of this, while the food was fantastic (really some of the best ceviche I've ever had) - I don't really have any interest in returning.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is excellent with good service, we were there Friday night and they have live music, I really enjoy the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our server was amazing

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The back wall has a gigantic mural of Machu Picchu and Rio de Janeiro, and that's what Rio's is all about: South American cuisine with a focus on Peru along with dishes from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and other countries.

Diners all get an order of fried bread made with tapioca flour (gluten free, if that's your jam) served with chimichurri sauce and a jalapeño sauce that's the right combination of spicy and creamy.

For appetizers, we went with a tamale and an order of wontons stuffed with steak, tomato, and onions. Peruvian tamales are different than their Mexican counterparts, but are every bit as delicious. For the main course, we went with cerviche and breast of chicken rolled in panko, filled with asparagus, roasted red peppers, spinach and provolone cheese, that's topped with algrarrobina sauce. The cerviche comes with sweet potatoes and dried plantains, which are an excellent counterpart to the tang of the cerviche. The chicken is paired with a Peruvian fried rice that's similar to what you know, but deliciously different.

Dessert was churros filled with caramel and paired with a chocolate dipping sauce, also delicious. The cocktails we had we fine, but nothing special.

For two adults ordering appetizers, main course, cocktails, and dessert, we got out for $80 before tip. We deemed that an excellent value for the quality and amount of food we got. If you're a fan of South American cuisine or are looking to treat your taste buds to something different, give it a shot. It was absolutely excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We recently returned from a trip to South America (Chile, Argentina and Brazil) and we were desperately searching for a Caipirinha to remind us of our trip...Rio did not disappoint. They actually made it better by preparing a premium version with Champagne.

Beyond the drinks the food was exceptional. We tried the Peruvian sampler, chicken and regular ceviche. We will be going back to explore and sample the rest of the menu.

Our waiter was Danny and he was great with explaining the menu and in preparing the drinks.

Honestly this has become one of our favorite restaurants, we only wish we new about it earlier.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Chicken quinoa salad is amazing...

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our experience was wonderful. A great spot for a date, but also capable of accommodating a large crowd.

Lots to try on the menu- with images and helpful waitstaff to guide you.

Most importantly, the food was amazing. Already planning to go back!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for dinner on Christmas Day and really enjoyed it. Wonderful food, great service. We will be returning to try some more menu items.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Ceviche wraps are AMAZING

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Such a unique restaurant. Great food, beautiful decor, and friendly staff. The lamb chops were superb, highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Very creative food full of wonderful flavors. Wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service was fantastic! This was our first time having dinner at Rio's and it's now the best place we ever eaten at. We can't wait to return and try other delicious dish. Our server Lisa was amazing! She took the time to explain some of the dishes and was very attentive. She made our experience even better.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Me and a date were staying at Eaglewood Resort up the road and ran into some complications with the dining there. So I hopped on OpenTable and found Rio's. Reviews looked strong and pictures painted a decent picture. Didn't do it justice!

This place had an elegant and interesting décor, mom-and-daughter live music combination (we were here on a Friday night - probably a weekend thing), and a very knowledgeable server!

We ordered one of the authentic Peruvian appetizer samplers and were delighted with the quality; powerful, contrasting flavors all around. We split the steak platter, which features a Skirt, Tenderloin, and New York Strip. Ordered medium rare on all three and they came out perfect. The skirt left a lot to be desired, but the NY Strip and Tenderloin were top notch. Not the greatest steak I've ever had, but a great complement to the experience.

Overall, if you're in the area, this is a solid choice. As a city guy, however, I wouldn't say this would be worth a drive; you could find comparable food experiences in the city. But for the suburban foodie, this would be a welcomed restaurant in the rotation!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Rio's is a lovely restaurant for any occasion or great meal. We were celebrating a birthday but went for the food and live music. We had chicken and fish and really enjoyed the introductory appetizer. Service was great. We will definitely return; even for appetizers at the bar.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Absolutely perfect evening, delicious food great waitstaff very attentive. We were a party of six and loved every bite from appetizer to desert even the coffee was good!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome. Been going here for years!!!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

The soups are tasty and the appetizer salads are huge (enough for 3 people). I did not enjoy the dish I ordered, but I look forward to coming back and trying another one.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

It's the most delicious South American food in the suburbs and possibly Chicago.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Food is authentic and delicious! Loved this place! Only thing is they had a live band Friday night and the music was insanely loud. Could barely hear each other at our table.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Overall enjoyed the food.Cerviche was very good. Restaurant only had three tables with customers (that had already been served) in the dining room (some tables outside filled) yet the server seemed to keep rushing us to order. There were plenty of other servers. The chef was on vacation we were told. With the outdoor dining the door to the restaurant was left open to the outside and I ended up with mosquito bites (I sat inside so not to be bitten as I have allergic reactions to bites). Before we finished our meal a different server (Steve) took over telling us Mike, our original server had to leave for a family situation/emergency. We left sooner than we would have as I kept getting bit by mosquitos and was uncomfortable. So overall the dining experience was okay, not stellar.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent dinner!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Great except music was too loud. Hard to have conversation.

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