Home of the BIGGEST margarita in Lake Norman!

RIO 150 TM

Voted “Most Authentic Mexican Food” in Lake Norman two years in a row

We are a local, family-owned authentic Mexican Restaurant based out of Tijuana, Baja California. We strive to give great, fast service with quality, fresh ingredients and a friendly smile!

RIO 150 TM

Working Hours

Mon-Thu 11:00 am-9:30 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am-10 pm
Sun 10:30 am-9:30 pm

Tuesdays are better with tacos

We have Taco Tuesday the FIRST Tuesday of every month! We have select tacos for $2 all day long for customers that are dining in only.

Made from Scratch

We opened our first restaurant with a simple commitment to only use fresh ingredients and hand crafted recipes. From the very beginning, we served fire-grilled fajitas, crave-able guacamole and other authentic favorites. Whether guests are celebrating with family, meeting over lunch, or on a date, they have a welcoming atmosphere at Rio 150!

Birria Tacos

Slow roasted tender beef inside of a crispy pan seared tortilla; stuffed with cheese, onion, and cilantro. Order comes with three tacos and Consume broth for dipping.

Willie Tacos

Five soft corn tacos cooked with your choice of Protein mixed with chorizo, grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, and cactus.

Arroz Con Pollo

Chicken, rice, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers grilled to perfection, topped with cheese, garnished with lettuce,tomato, sour cream and avocado slices.


Shrimp and fish cooked in lemon juice with onions, tomato, cilantro, and avocado.

Sopa de Pollo

Our famous chicken soup is made from scratch; loaded with lots of veggies, pico de gallo, avocado, rice, and chips.

Michelada (your choice of beer)

is a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces (often chili-based), spices, and chili peppers.

Beer Towers

100 oz of beer to your table.

Our Favorite Drinks

There’s more to Mexican Cocktails than just the margarita. Of course the margarita is a thing of beauty but if you’re looking for other options for drinks. We have so many to try!
Margarita Flights

4 (5.5 oz) Margaritas of your choice.


a tequila-based Mexican drink made with orange, lemon, lime juice, and grapefruit soda.


Mangonadas are a frozen beverage that combines sweet, tart, and savory authentic Mexican flavors into a unique drinking experience.

Celebrate your Birthday with us

Fiesta like there is no mañana!
We’re thrilled to have you celebrate your birthday at Rio 150! Just let your server know it’s your birthday and we will make it as special as you are!

Catering for your event

We cater. You Fiesta!
Share your good taste with others. We offer buffet-style or individually-packaged meal options. And we provide all the serving tools to make it easy for you to simply enjoy your event.

Discover our Menu

We are a local, family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant based out of Tijuana, Baja California. We strive on giving great, fast service with quality, fresh ingredients and a friendly smile.

Lunch Specials