A little more than a year removed from a review of the brand new Ray’s Rio Bravo concept and a few side trips in between brought me back to Ray Schoenbaum, and his latest version of Rio Bravo in Atlanta.
Everyone remembers lunch and Happy Hour at Rio Bravo back in the 90s, but Ray’s Rio Bravo at 6450 Powers Ferry is taking Mexican and your eating experience to a new level. Sure some of the same recipes are being used and many of your favorites still remain, but with a machine making tortillas and a staff that is there to serve, Ray’s Rio Bravo is a “must stop” when traversing the Northside Drive/Powers Ferry corridor.
With ample parking, including a slew of handicapped spots, Ray’s seemingly rolls out the red carpet for patrons. Fall means patio weather and Ray’s Rio Bravo has a great patio with shaded and sun-splashed spots.
Order your drinks and take a gander at the menu. Starters and salads are on the left, but your eyes will move right and glance over to tacos, ribs (yes), combo platters and platos especials.
As with any Mexican restaurant, the tortillas and the various cheese dips are more than the opening act. Choose from a white cheese dip or the chili con queso. You can’t go wrong with either and the homemade machine churned out tortillas are some of the best in the South.
Fresh fajitas, almost 10 different kinds of tacos, mouth-watering enchiladas and quesadillas made the way you want are menu highlights, but as I mentioned the last time, don’t sleep on the rack of baby back ribs or anything with the shredded brisket. Ray’s is Mexican infused with the best of the South.
With generous portions, you won’t leave Ray’s hungry, but you may leave with a carry out box, especially if you want to save room for dessert. We were tempted to try the Frozen Margarita Pie or the Chocolate Chimichanga, but we decided to order a Sopapilla Sundae and as for two spoons. This proved to be the idea sharing dish to top off a great Sunday lunch.
For decades, Rio Bravo has been offering fresh food at fair prices for the entire family. The tradition lives on at Ray’s Rio Bravo, right off of 285 and Northside Drive/Powers Ferry, just around the corner from their former spot that we all knew in the 90s and 2000s. The tortillas are homemade, the brisket will start the party in your mouth and everything is fresh. The service is always attentive and professional, and a tip of the cap to Rachel as she handled our table and a few others with ease. Ray’s Rio Bravo had all the NFL games on this Sunday as their diverse clientele kept streaming in and filling tables. Don’t forget the Ray’s Rio Bravo drink special menu as their are deals on everything from margaritas to wine and Dos Equis on various nights of the week.
Ray’s Rio Bravo is located at: 6450 Powers Ferry Rd NW in Sandy Springs
Call (770) 612-2829 to make reservations.
Check out Ray’s on the web at: www.raysriobravo.com