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Cafe Rio

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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Not bad for Montana

We are traveling from Texas and decided on a little Mexican food. We were skeptical but pleasantly surprised. The food was tasteful and very good. I would eat here again if I'm ever in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Colette L
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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Cut Bank, Montana
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Café Rio is a great idea, and the food is ok. As a big fan of Mexican food, I am always a little disappointed there. It seems like it is a little overpriced for fast food, but not quite good enough to be casual dining. Overall, I don't hate going there, and there are some good items there, the BBQ... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Chips & salsa are a deal breaker for us and we were not impressed for $3+. It seemed like they had been setting out all morning (we were there about 1 p.m.) and just stale tasting. My chicken salad was tasty although I picked the wrong dressing and it was too spicy for me (not the restaurant's fault). Hubby's enchilada... More 

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We are traveling from Texas and decided on a little Mexican food. We were skeptical but pleasantly surprised. The food was tasteful and very good. I would eat here again if I'm ever in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here not knowing what to expect but were quite delighted. It is set up like Costa Vida in Calgary, so knew exactly how it works. Great freshly made food to your specifications and the drink section was amazing, especially on the very hot day we were there. Highly recommend if you want Mexican food.

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food is top quality. The sweet pork is nothing short of amazing. Add the homemade tortillas and it is magic. My biggest complaints are the atmosphere (cafeteria style) and how long it normally takes to get through the line. The bottleneck always seems to be at the cash register/POS. Two POS stations would work very well there.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Oh man this place is incredible!!! Super fresh and tons of flavour. If you love Mexican you will love Cafe Rio. Service was very good - very friendly. Very clean and inviting location. Will come back many many times. This is great for family and different preferences. Quick and outstanding food

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Cardston
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food was very fresh and tasty and good portions. Nice variety to choose from. The wait time was a bit long for two hungry people but worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My son and I go on little "date lunches" here and really enjoy it! He has fun watching them make everything and gets a free cheese crisp (he's 3), which he likes. I've been there at lunch time when there's a long line (goes fast) and the employees play games with the customers, which just sends a good vibe through... More 

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Moorhead
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I highly recommend that you dine here. This place makes the fresh tortillas right in front of you. All of the food was extremely fresh and tasty. The staff where very fast and friendly. The atmosphere was not your normal restaurant at all and was unique and clean. This is a place I would frequent if I lived here. This... More 

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Calgary Ab
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Café Rio is the reason why we decide to drive 5 hours to Great Falls. Amazing food as always! Clean and nice atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

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

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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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