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Cafe Rio

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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Good but needed more staff

Ate here for lunch in new year day , they prob had some no shows for work the staff they worked hard . I really like the sweet pork tacos , black beans and rice , super They have a mint pop that is to die for . We will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Lethbridge Alberta
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Black Eagle, Montana
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff is always so helpful! The food is amazing! Made fresh when you order it! They also have fresh made desserts !

Thank Stephano617
Conrad, Montana, United States
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there to try the mexican food and got burritos. The burritos were ok, nothing amazing. We might go back to try the other foods but not sure..................................................

Thank Tyrone M
Lethbridge Alberta
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173 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Ate here for lunch in new year day , they prob had some no shows for work the staff they worked hard . I really like the sweet pork tacos , black beans and rice , super They have a mint pop that is to die for . We will be back

1 Thank rudi2go
Albany, Oregon
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200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Almost every time I go there is a really long line at this restaurant but the food quality is excelled and I love the flavor combination.

Thank Karlina C
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This "fast food" restaurant is popular with locals, offering military discount on Mondays. Food made fresh, including tortillas. Nice variety and great service. Ask and they'll try to accommodate variations to the menu.

Thank C F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I came here with family 9 of us. It is cafeteria style plastic fork, foil dish, only couple items. Unbaked thrown together cold food. Then put through warmer but served still cool inside. Very salty, hair in 3 different dishes (no hairnets, I will never go back. The meat was too salty for me to eat, rice tasted of lime... More 

Thank LueRonda B
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for the first time today. It was busy but the line moved fast. Everything is homemade and you can watch it being made - right down to the tortilla's. The food portions are huge and one could probably share. We also tried the desserts. Also amazing!!! They have a drink bar with sweet tea, mint tea and various... More 

Thank BarelyThere1984
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal there. Husband was surprised by the food, considering it looked like a fast food joint. You get great food fast here

Thank Penny P
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Whenever we go to or through Great Falls we always stop at Cafe Rio. We know the food is always fresh, made just way we love it, the price is good and there's always more than enough. Staff are happy and friendly and there's a fun atmosphere there. Self serve beverages including horchata, and flavoured syrups that can be added... More 

Thank Jolynne D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is by far the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. We came here for dinner, its like a Chipotle with dining environment. We ordered, chips, guacamole, queso, veggie tacos and everything was Delicious ! The Tacos tortillas were the best ever, freshly made and heated right in front of you, so flaky and full of flavor with just... More 

Thank Jazzy_184

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?