Rio Mirage Café first opened its doors in the humble City of El Mirage, near the Agua Fria River (Rio) on September 12, 2000. The dry riverbed, which is where we created the name, is located down the street where I grew up. We established this restaurant to provide all our communities and neighbors a modest place to enjoy their favorite Mexican meal with their families and old friends and continue making new Amigos in the best tradition of our culture.


Shrimp Cocktail

Succulent shrimp, cilantro, avocado, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cucumber in a spicy Clamato sauce

Mexican Pizza

Your choice of beef or chicken, smothered with green chiles, olives, tomatoes, green onion and cheese on a crispy tortilla.

Cheese Crisps

A grilled flour tortilla topped with melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese

Nachos Supreme

A mound of hot tortilla chips smothered in a red enchilada chile sauce, piled with melted Monterey Jack, cheddar, shredded beef or Mexican chicken, diced tomatoes, green chiles, green onions and olives with guacamole

Guacamole Dip

Fresh Hass avocado, Mexican spices, jalapenos, diced tomatoes, and fresh roasted chiles blended into a tasty, spicy dip mix served with mini tostada chips. 

Trio Rio

Spicy bean dip, Guacamole fresco dip, and Queso Blanco dip. Served with mini tostadas

Jalapeno Toritos

Fresh hot jalap eños stuffed with spicy cream cheese wrapped in crispy bacon. Served with side of cilantro ranch

salads & soups

Enslada Grande

A crunchy flour tortilla shell piled with spicy Shredded Beef or Mexican chicken, crisp Romaine lettuce, shredded mixed cheese, diced red tomatoes, green onions, guacamole, sour cream and sliced black olives.

Puerto Peñasco Shrimp & Avocado

Grilled Shrimp, avocado slices, fresh bell peppers, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, and olives on a bed of crisp garden greens served in a crispy tortilla shell.

Fajita Taco Salad

Marinated strips of grilled steak or chicken, and red bell peppers, onions, avocado, tomatoes, and olives on a bed of crisp garden greens topped with a sprinkle of cheese served in a crispy tortilla shell.

Aztec Salad

A salad grilled chicken on a crisp colorful mix of fresh garden greens, avocado, topped with corn, black beans, tomatoes, onions, olives, and cheese.

Tortilla Soup

Small chunks of slow cooked chicken in a cheese & chicken broth, green chiles, potatoes, sweet corn, carrots & top with mixed cheeses, avocado, and tortilla strips

Caldo de Rez (Cosido)

Chunky seasonal vegetables and short ribs. Slow cooked in a tomato broth served with warm tortillas


Small meatballs with rice and seasonal vegetables in a tomato broth soup served with warm tortillas.

Ask your server about Seasonal Soups:

Crema de Chile Poblano, Conchitas, Chile Verde con Papas


Burrito Especiales

Served with your choice of Rice or Beans

Burrito De Fajitas

A soft flour tortilla filled with your choice of grilled chicken or grilled steak, sautéed with bell pepper & onions topped with red enchilada sauce & cheese. Served with Guacamole & sour cream.

De Carnita Picada

Your choice of marinated grilled chicken or steak sautéed with chiles, fresh sliced onions, chopped cilantro, ripened tomatoes, and spices, topped with ranchero sauce, Monterey Jack & cheddar cheese & sour cream.

Pollo Especial

A deep-fried burrito filled with slow simmered tender Mexican Chicken and spices in a flour tortilla, smothered with green sauce, topped with Mexican cream cheese, & mixed cheeses.

El Rico

Rio Mirage’s Specialty Burrito

Fresh flour tortilla filled with your choice of grilled shrimp, fajita chicken, or fajita steak, sautéed with onions, fresh bell peppers, mushrooms, and roasted poblano peppers. Deep- fried and smothered in spicy ranchero sauce topped with Monterey Jack, cheddar and jalapeno cream cheese. Then Baked to Perfection!

Platos Mexicanos

El Bombero Picado (The Fireman)

Tender marinated inside skirt steak in thick slices, sautéed and simmered with onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers in our special spices, topped with our very spicy hot green sauce.

Carne Asada

Char-broiled thinly sliced inside skirt steak basted in lime and garlic butter topped with grilled onions and peppers.

Carne Machaca Dinner

Shredded roast beef sautéed with our unique spices, onions, tomatoes, green chile peppers and jalapeno peppers topped with spicy Ranchero sauce.

Red Chile or Green Chile Dinner

Slow cooked tender chunks of beef simmered with spices and green chile or red chiles. Served with rice, beans and hot fresh tortillas

Banderillas de Camaron (Shrimp)

Succulent jumbo marinated shrimp grilled with skewered seasonal vegetables. Served on a bed of rice.

Camarones Rancheros (Shrimp)

Scrumptious jumbo shrimp sautéed with bell peppers, onions, chiles, tomatoes, garlic, smothered with spicy jalapeno ranchero sauce, served on a bed of Mexican rice.

Pollo con Verduras

Perfectly char-grilled chicken, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes cooked al dente topped with cheese and slices of Avocado.

Slow Roasted Carnitas

Perfectly marinated and slow roasted pork carnitas. Fresh Pico De Gallo and a side of our tasty Tomatillo Sauce. Served with Mexican Rice, black or refried beans & fresh hot tortillas.


Your favorite burritos deep fried golden crispy topped with your choice of green or red enchilada sauce. Served with refried beans, Mexican rice, guacamole and sour cream. Machaca, Mexican Chicken, Red or Green Chile, Grilled fajita Steak or Chicken

Enchilada Especiales

Served with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans

Tomatillo Enchiladas

Soft corn tortillas traditionally filled with smoky slow cook pork in a tangy tomatillo sauce, topped with Mexican queso fresco and crema. Served with your choice Rice and Black Beans.

Enchiladas Del Mar

Enchilada stuffed with grilled shrimp sautéed in a blend of Mexican spices and vegetables topped with Monterey Jack cheese, spicy ranchero sauce and sliced avocado.

Spinach & Chicken

Enchiladas stuffed with our special sautéed spinach & slow cooked Mexican Chicken topped with Monterey and cheddar cheese baked in a delicate red enchilada sauce and topped with cool real sour cream

Enchiladas Rancheras

Shredded beef, chicken or cheese enchiladas
smothered with spicy ranchero sauce and melted cheeses, topped with cool, real sour cream.


Deliciosas y Especiales de Rio

Served on a sizzling skillet, sauteed with fresh garlic, red and green bell peppers, tender onions and our special seasoning, Pico de Gallo, black or refried beans, Mexican rice and order of your choice fresh hot flour or corntortillas.

Please note: fajita prices have changed, please ask a manager for more information

Rolled Quesadilla

A flour tortilla stuffed with Mexican chicken or Savory shredded beef, Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheese, green Chiles rolled and grilled crispy golden brown. Served with guacamole and sour cream. Grilled Chicken or Steak Fajitas with grilled onions and bell peppers.

Tacos Especials

Everybody’s all-time favorites created with the goodness of home, using only the finest ingredients.
Two Tacos served topped with avocado, pico de gallo, refried beans, and Mexican rice

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Seasoned to perfection, stuffed with Cilantro-Jicama slaw, topped with diced avocado, served
with black beans, Cilantro Pineapple salsa on the side and Caliente house tartar sauce.

Ensenada Fish Tacos

Tacos made with soft corn tortillas, filled with lightly breaded whitefish, spicy cabbage, pico de gallo, and Baja sauce.

Tacos Mexicanos

Grilled soft corn tortillas filled with char-grilled marinated steak, or chicken & pico de gallo.

Tacos Del Mar

Soft corn tortillas filled with char-grilled shrimp topped with avocado and pico de gallo.


Served with Mexican style rice and beans

1. Enchilada & Taco – Shredded Beef, Mexi Chicken, or Cheese
2. Two Enchiladas – Shredded Beef or savory Mexi Chicken
3. Taco – Shredded Beef or Chicken & Bean Tostada
4. Chile Relleno & Shredded Beef or Mexi Chicken Taco

5. Chile Relleno & Green Corn Tamale
6. Red or Green Chile Burro & Cheese Enchilada
7. Red Tamale & Shredded beef or chicken taco
8. Red Tamale & Enchilada, your choice beef or chicken
9. Three Mexi Chicken or Beef Flautas

Three Item Combinations

When you’re really hungry! Tengo mucho hambre!

10. Enchilada, Taco & Bean Tostada
11. Two Tacos and Cheese Enchilada Chicken Enchilada
12. Chile Relleno, Enchilada, & Bean Tostada Chicken Tostada

Little amigos

Menu is child serving size and includes a choice of one entrée below and a side of rice, or beans, and a soda

A) Cheese or Chicken Enchilada
B) Chicken Nuggets
D) Bean Tostada
E) Mini Bean Burrito
F) Grilled Cheese Sandwich
G) Mini Chicken Chimi

Apetito Americano

Rio Supreme Burger

Guacamole, cheese, mushrooms & roasted green chile or jalapenos (fresh or toroeados)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Served with french fries

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Served with french fries

Mirage Burger

Served with french fires

De sayuno (Breakfast)

Anytime Eggs Cooked To Order

Served with Rice or Beans and fresh homemade flour tortillas

Huevos Rancheros *

Two eggs topped with spicy red sautéed tomatoes and chiles

Huevos Mexicanos *

Two eggs over easy topped with spicy green tomatillo salcita

Chorizo Con Huevos *

Two eggs scrambled with Spicy flavorful Mexican sausage

Red Menudo or Pozole

(Saturday and Sunday Only)

Lunch Specials

Monday – Saturday 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Served with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans, or with a fresh Garden Salad.

  1. Taco, Beef or Chicken
  2. .Enchilada, Beef, Chicken or Cheese
  3. Tostada , Bean, Beef, or Chicken
  4. Tamale, Red Beef or Green Corn
  5. Mini Salad, Beef or Chicken
  6. Flauta Beef or Chicken
  7. Spinach Enchilada
  8. Chile Relleno

Rio Mirage Cafe

Rio Mirage Cafe is an inviting destination for Familia and Amigos to enjoy amazing Sonoran style recipes handed down for generations.

Contact Us

Call Us: (623) 975-1527

Call Us: (623) 583-7708

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13863 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85379

12245 Santa Fe Drive, El Mirage, AZ 85335