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Cafe Rio

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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better Than Chipotle

Cafe Rio is a nice fast casual dining experience in Great Falls, MT. The tortillas are made fresh you can wach the folks make them as you stand in line waiting to order. They even give dough balls to the kids that are in line. The food is consistantly good, made fresh and to your order. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cafe Rio is a nice fast casual dining experience in Great Falls, MT. The tortillas are made fresh you can wach the folks make them as you stand in line waiting to order. They even give dough balls to the kids that are in line. The food is consistantly good, made fresh and to your order. The staff is friendly,... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stopped by to get a meal and I was met at the door by a lady that said they were closed. I looked at my phone and it said they had 40 mins before they were supposed to be closed... Not cool skipping out early.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had heard great things about this restaurant. Well, WOW.. It is set up as a quick serve as the cook adds what you want. They cook the tortillas fresh as they are needed. It was hard to decide what to have. I tried the baked chicken burrito. Just super. You can make it as spicy as you want. Great... More 

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Helena, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recently had lunch at Cafe Rio based on the fact that it was rated number 6 on Trip Advisor. It wasn't what I expected, fast food order from a line like a Subway. The food was ok, but not what I was looking for.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Not much can beat the great tasting food of Cafe Rio! This food is so good the employees are so nice and the atmosphere is really great! You cannot go wrong by visiting Cafe Rio

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Cardston, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a good choice for lunch the portion for a salad was filling!! nice Mexican feel to the place !! Only complaint was some of the the staff were not that friendly this might make not want to return!!! customer service is really important to success of a restaurant!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being from Arizona, I've had a lot of great Mexican and this place is a great find/surprise in Great Falls. I could eat here over and over. I consider this place much better than Chipotle and many other authentic Mexican restaurants I've been to so far.

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Lethbridge Alberta
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We got in to Great Falls on New Years day. Had lunch after cruising the mall .We both had pork tacos . They have a very nice sauce on the pork , with rice and black beans. Prices are good. This timd it was not buzy in here ( due to being a holiday ) . The staff always freindly.... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved the food, singing, staff and the atmosphere. We even filled out a survey online while there and received some free dessert. Very yummy. The best Mexican restaurant this side of Mexico!

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ate here my last trip to Montana and still have dreams about it!! I had the sweet Balboa wrap with nacho chips and cheese and it was delicious! The portions are huge definitely enough to share with another person and since it is cafeteria style you are free to get up and refill your drinks at any time. The only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?