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Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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ANTOJITOS‎
$12.95
Shrimp Cocktail
Succulent shrimp, cilantro, avocado, onions, tomatoes, & cucumber in a spicy clamato sauce.
$10.25
Mexican Pizza
Your choice of beef or chicken, smothered w/ green chales, olives & cheese on a crispy tortilla
$12.95
Rolled Quesadilla
A flour tortilla rolled & grilled crispy golden brown, stuffed w/ monterey jack & cheddar cheese, green chiles, served w/ guacamole & sour cream w/ your choice of one of the following: shrimp
$11.50
Grilled Chicken or Steak Fajitas
$11.25
Nachos Supreme
A mound of hot tortilla chips smothered in a red enchilada chile sauce, piled w/ melted. monterey jock, cheddar, shredded beef or Mexican chicken, diced tomatoes, green onions & olives served hot topped w/ guacamole & sou cream.
$7.95
Guacamole Dip
Fresh hass avocado, Mexican spices, diced tomatoes, & fresh roasted chiles blend into a tasty, spicy dip mix served w/ mini tostada chips.
$5.95
Green chile, green onion $6.50
Tomato & black olives $6.50
Guacamole $7.85
Cheese Crisps
A‎ grilled flour tortilla topped w/ melted wonterey jack & cheddar cheese
SALADS & SOUPS‎
$9.75
Beans $+.50
Ensaloda Grande
A crunchy flour tortilla shell piled w/ spicy shredded beef or Mexican chicken, crisp greens, shredded mixed cheese, diced red tomatoes, onions, guacamole, sour cream & sliced black olives.
$11.75
Puerto Peilasco Shrimp & Avocado
Shrimp sautéed in garlic & spices, avocado slices, fresh bell peppers, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, & olives on a bed of crisp garden greens served in a crispy tortilla shell.
$11.25
Fajita Taco Salad
Strips of grilled steak or tender chicken, fresh green & red bell peppers, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, & olives on a bed of crisp garden greens served in a crispy tortilla shell.
$4.95
Fiesta 6Arden Saiadn
A‎ crisp colorful mix of fresh garden greens, topped w/ tomatoes, onions, olives, & cheese.
$5.50
Tortilla Soup (Tues & Wed)
Small chunks of slow cooked chicken in its own. Broth, green chiles, potatoes, sweet corn, carrots & top w/ mixed cheeses, avocado, & tortilla strips.
$8.95
Caldo De Reez (Cosido) (Mon - Sat)
Chunky vegetables & short ribs served w/ tortillas.
Albondigas (Thurs & Friday)
Meat balls w/ rice & vegetables served w/ tortillas.
$5.50
Seasonal Soups (Ask Your Server)
Creme de chile poblano, creme de flor de calabacita, conchitas, creme de papa con elote y chile verde, posole
BURRITOS ESPECIALS‎
$12.95
Burrito Be Fajitas
A soft flour tortilla filled w/ your choice of flavorful grilled chicken or grilled steak topped w/ red enchilada sauce, cheese, guacamole & sour cream.
$12.75
Decarnitas Picodos
Your choice of marinated grilled chicken tenders or top sirloin steak sauteed w/ chiles, fresh sliced onions, chopped cilantro, ripened tomatoes, & spices, topped w/ ranchero sauce, cheeses & sour cream.
$12.95
Pollo Especial
A deep-fried burrito filled w/ tender chunks of chicken & spices in a flour tortilla, smothered w/ green sauce, topped w/ Mexican cream cheese, mixed cheeses & baked
$13.25
Shrimp $+3.00
Rios Specialty Burrito
Fresh flour tortilla filled w/ your choice of flavorful grilled shrimp, fajita chicken, or fajita steak, sauteed w/ onions. Fresh bell peppers. Sauteed mushrooms, & roasted poblano peppers. Deep-fried & smothered in ranchero sauce topped w/ monterey jack, cheddar & jalapeno cream cheese, baked to perfection
RLATOS MEXICAN‎
$1195.00
El Bombero Picado (Me Firenkm)
Tender marinated top sirloin steak in thick slices, sauteed & simmered w/ onions, tomatoes, & bell peppers in our special spices, topped w/ our very spicy hot green sauce, served w/ rice, refried beans & flour or corn tortillas.
$11.95
Carne Asada
Char-broiled thinly sliced top sirloin steak basted in lime & garlic buffer topped w/ grilled green onions & peppers, served w/ rice, beans & flour/corn tortillas.
$10.95
Carne Machaca Dinner
Shredded roast beef sautéed w/ our unique spicy onions, tomatoes, green chile peppers & jalapeno peppers, served w/ rice, beans & hot fresh tortillas.
$10.95
Red Chile or Green Chile
Slow‎ cooked tender chunks of beef simmered w/ spices & green or red chiles, served w/ rice, beans & hot fresh tortillas.
$15.95
Bonderillczs De Cammiron (Shrimp)
8 scrumptious jumbo marinated shrimp grilled w/ green & red bell peppers. . Jalapeno chiles, onions, & spices, served on a bed of rice along w/ fresh grilled vegetables.
$15.50
Camarones Rancheros (Shrimp)
8 scrumptious jumbo shrimp sauteed w/ bell peppers, onions, chiles, tomatoes, garlic, & jalapeno ranchero sauce, served on a bed of Mexican rice.
CHIMICHANGAS‎
Your favorite burritos deep fried & golden crispy, topped w/ guacamole sour cream, & diced green onions served w/ refried beans & Mexican rice.
$8.95
Bean
$11.95
Machaca Beef, Mexican Chicken, Red or Green Chile
$12.50
Grilled Fajita Chicken or Steak
ENCHILADA SPECIALES‎
$11.95
Enchiladas Bel Mar
Enchilada stuffed w/ shrimp & imitation crab mixture, sauteed in a blend of mexican spices & vegetables topped w/ ranchero sauce & sliced avocado.
$11.95
Chicken & Spinach Enchilodas
Enchiladas stuffed w/ our special sautéed spinach 8 slow cooked. Mexican chicken topped w/ monterey & cheddar cheese baked in a delicate spicy enchilada sauce & topped w/ cool real sour cream.
$11.95
Enchiladas Rancheros
Shredded beef, chicken or cheese enchiladas smothered w/ ranchero sauce & melted cheese, topped w/ cool, real sour cream.
FAJITAS‎
Served on a sizzling skillet, sauteed w/ fresh garlic, red & green bell peppers, tender onions & our special seasoning. served w/ sour cream, fresh homemade guacamole, pico de &allo, refried beans, Mexican rice ond your choice of fresh hot flour or corn tortillas.
$14.75
Flour
Corn
Steak
1/2 lb savorygrilled steak
$16.25
Flour
Corn
Shrimp
1/2 lb succulent grilled shrimp
$14.95
Flour
Corn
Chicken
1/2 lb char-grilled, zesty marinated chicken
LUNCH SPECIALS‎
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Taco Beef or Chicken
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Enchilado, Beef, Chicken or Cheese
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Tostoda, Bean, Beef, or Chicken
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Tamale, Red Beef or Green Corn
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Mini Salad, Beef or Chicken
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Flouta Beef or Chicken
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Chicken & Spinach Enchilada
$6.95
Mexican rice & refried beans
Fresh garden salad
Chile Relleno
TACOS SPECIALES‎
Every body all-time favorites created w/ the goodness of home, using only the finest ingredients. two tacos served w/ avocado. pico de gallo. refried beans, & Mexican rice.
$11.95
Ensenada Fish Tacos
Tacos made w/ soft corn tortillas, filled w/ lightly breaded whitefish, spicy cabbage, pico de gallo & baja sauce.
$11.95
Price $+1.00
Ensenada Fish Tacos
Tacos made w/ soft corn tortillas, filled w/ lightly breaded white fish, spicy cabbage, pico de gallo & baja sauce.
$12.95
Tacos Bel Mar
Soft corn tortillas filled w/ char-grilled shrimp topped w/ avocado & pico de gallo.
COMBINATIONS‎
Two item combinations 11.25
Beef, Chicken, or Cheese Enchilada, Taco
Two Enchiladas (Beef or Chicken)
Taco - Beef or Chicken, Tostada
Chile Relleno, Taco
Chile Relleno, Green Corn Tamale
Red or Green Burro, & Cheese Enchilada
Red Tamale, Beef Taco
Red Tamale, Beef, Chicken or Cheese Enchilada
Two Chicken Flautas
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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All reviews brunch enchiladas homemade tortillas beans and rice chicken taco seafood mexican restaurant original location great mexican food parking lot was packed ordered margaritas big chunks mariachi band monday night a great dining experience fun atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend ate here with relatives when we visited the area. She brought me here 2 days later because the food is so good. She said it was like eating the rice and beans her grandmother used to make...high praise!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Denise S
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Denise for your great review we are glad you enjoyed your visit. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived right after a ball game, 4 p.m. ish, and just beat the crowd. The margherita were superb and the food and service were top notch. We had shrimp fajitas, and the shrimp were the largest we've had anywhere. Excellent all around!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lesliecaryl
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Leslie, Thank you for your great review, we truly appreciate it. We are also glad you chose our restaurant and enjoyed your dining experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got here early at 5:00 because we were warned about the crowds. It was empty when we arrived, but by the time we finished it was overflowing and parking was chaotic. Really enjoyed the burritos and the traditional atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robert N
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Robert, thank you for the kind words and the great recommendation. We appreciate your patronage.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Good atmosphere. Reasonable prices, There was quite a wait when we arrived but it did not take long to get us seated.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Treadman46
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We truly appreciate your review and kind words! Thank you and make it a great day.

Reviewed 15 February 2019

Ate here for lunch with family. Upon arrival, the parking lot was packed. We were able to get a booth inside and ordered margaritas while we perused the menu. I ordered the lunch special flautas, while my partner ordered the rolled quesadilla. The food was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Elizabeth-Lucy
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind words and your great review. We truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you in the future. Have a great day!

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

This part of town is not known as a gourmand's dream area. I was prepared for mediocre food but would enjoy visiting with out-of-town friends who were staying nearby. Wow! The parking lot was packed, which was my first clue that it might be a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JudyS1309
HQuM, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Mirage Cafe Y Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Judy, Just want to say, your review was a pleasure to read. We truly appreciate your kind words and positive review, I will share this with the staff at the El Mirage location. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Make...More

Reviewed 7 February 2019

Visited this restaurant last evening 2/6 and was very impressed. It first started with the authenticity of the inside and out that looks like a Cafe/Cantina type of restaurant, second the Margaritas were very good, third the food and portions were just like you would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lls1828
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Had the best chicken chimichanga at this restaurant! Great service and clean restaurant. Nice large patio. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sujoh56
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Nachos need to be re-thought. Chicken was nice but everything was dry. No beans and really no cheese. Smothered in enchilada sauce, better Nachos almost anywhere. Love to try again if you re-think

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We took a real leap of faith when I looked online for an authentic place to have Mexican food. This was our first trip to this Cantina however, we have been many times to the immediate area of El Mirage. Dang...we were not in the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Quest754930
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Gutzyone
19 February 2018|
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Response from CamsNan | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 3:00 pm, and the margaritas were .99. Before we left, (just before 4) we noticed that the restaurant was getting extremely crowded and there were huge trays of margaritas being circulated. That may... More
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Nancy C
14 November 2017|
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Response from MGJ226 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a children's menu bit I'm not familiar with it. They also serve hamburgers and fries.
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Alejandro d H
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ixchen | Reviewed this property |
No se, y no vivo en area de Phoenix, solomente fui un visitante alla.
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