Best Mexican restaurant in Northern Kentucky area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    I need to try this place. Where in Newport?
    It is in the Newport strip where Planet Fitness, old Remkes, and Radio Shack are. Right off 471 on Carrothers Road.
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    I have been to Rio Grande a couple of times and I don't get the fascination. Yes, it is good but there isn't anything special about it. Yes, I would recommend it. Honestly, I don't see a huge difference between most of the places listed that I have eaten at. They each are good and have their own little tweaks. My question is what makes Rio Grande SOOOO much better? Why is it that much better than the other places listed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I have been to Rio Grande a couple of times and I don't get the fascination. Yes, it is good but there isn't anything special about it. Yes, I would recommend it. Honestly, I don't see a huge difference between most of the places listed that I have eaten at. They each are good and have their own little tweaks. My question is what makes Rio Grande SOOOO much better? Why is it that much better than the other places listed?
    Yep. The difference between a great and good Mexican restaurant mostly comes down to service. I have never had really bad Mexican food. And almost all of them are fairly cheap and provide large portions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Montoya's, Buttermilk Pike exit off I 75. A local community favorite for probably 20 years.

    For the chain Tex Mex type of restaurant, Moe's is very good, located in the Crestview Hills Town Center.
    I'm glad you mentioned that. I was planning on getting some Texas Road House Tuesday evening but I may have to hit up Montoya's instead. I can't remember having ever ate there in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkypete View Post
    Another vote for Mi Tierra in Fort Wright
    My parents love that place. I usually just go to the Rio Grande in Independence though, it's about 10 minutes closer.

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    Can you order Montoya's to go? I work in the Crescent Springs area and may have to do that from time to time.

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    The reason that I like Mi Tierra is that it has some dishes that are not very hot and spicy. I have issues where I do not handle onions and peppers very well (which are automatically put in items elsewhere). I love the Quesadilla Hawaiana (without onion, of course) which has chicken and pineapple and is covered with that fantastic cheese sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    El Coyote is the place, and it's been closed for at least 5 years or so. The original is still open in Anderson Twshp. The owner had franchised a few locations around the area which all closed as well. Recently, they had a spot downtown where Cadillac Ranch was, but it was only open less than a year as well. Great food, and if you're ever in Anderson Township, it's worth eating there.
    I ate at there a few months ago and it was awful. They have changed ownership and it wasn't at all good like it used to be. Don't waste your time with this place anymore.

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    Rio Grande has the best fajitas in the greater Cincinnati area. Not sure about their other food because I ALWAYS get fajitas when I go there. The chips and salsa are great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ23 View Post
    I ate at there a few months ago and it was awful. They have changed ownership and it wasn't at all good like it used to be. Don't waste your time with this place anymore.
    Really?? Jim O'brien is no longer the owner?? It's been about a year or so since I've spoken with him. I know the failed downtown location was a pretty tough pill to swallow, but I thought the Anderson location would remain strong. Guess I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Anyone else curious where @LRCW chose?
    We ended up going Italian with Carrabba's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    We ended up going Italian with Carrabba's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    We ended up going Italian with Carrabba's.
    That's funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch View Post
    That's funny
    Funny that I consider Carrabba's Italian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Funny that I consider Carrabba's Italian?
    No. Funny we had this all the chatter on Mexican and you went Italian.

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