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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 45
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Great food, cafeteria atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
skiman67
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 35 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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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love the freshness of the ingredients, and the positive attitude from the employees. They have the best chips and queso, and I always have the steak tacos. My only complaint is they have been out of the mint limeade the last 2 times we visited, and that's one of the main reasons I go.

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Great Falls, Montana
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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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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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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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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