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Urban Rio Cantina & Grill

Map & Directions 1000 14th St., 100
Plano, TX 75074


Dallas Observer's Description

Ten years ago, downtown Plano was pretty slow as far as downtowns go. Then Nathan Shea and his wife, Bonnie, opened Urban Crust, lending some vibrancy to the area. The Sheas' second restaurant, Urban Rio, builds on that momentum, offering Plano residents a Tex-Mex alternative to the chain restaurants that dot the nearby highway. The tacos make use of fresh, handmade tortillas and are a steal for the price. Other menu items like enchiladas and sandwiches are a bargain as well and they’re all served in portions that won't have you wishing you’d worn elastic pants. If you’re hungry for dessert there’s a gelato bar on the first floor, while those looking for an outdoor spot for a drink should head to the upstairs terrace.

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  • joyi wrote a review for Urban Rio Cantina & Grill
    on 12/23/12

    Heard that this was one of the DFW area favorites for Tex Mex and I LOVE tex mex... so we took the kids tonight to officially kick off our holidays... Scott is not going back to work until after the first! So the four of us - My husband and myself, a three year old & a seven year old. We had a wait of 15 minutes... mind you, we went at 7:30 pm on a Saturday night - so a 15 minute... More >>

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  • Jeniece G. on 11/02/12

    White sangria is very refreshing! Start with the guac, order a mix of the tacos (brisket was my favorite) and end with gelato (salted caramel = amazing) at Nate's that is connected.

  • Mark W. on 07/13/12

    Order the Gulf Crab Empanadas. You won't be disappointed. Top shelf margaritas only $7!!!

  • Just Shannon on 02/05/14

    Awesome Happy Hour specials. Wednesday is $3 Crown and Down. Awesome bar on 2nd floor, be sure to ask for Cody. Fish taco are crispy and delicious. I'll be back!

  • Dallas Observer on 10/30/13

    For the amount of work the kitchen puts into their dishes, from the hand-made tortillas to the fresh salsas, the menu provides a great value.

  • Melissa S. on 10/11/13

    Love it! Similar to urban crust but with a bigger bar area.

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