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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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Salads are amazing!

I stopped in for the Chicken Salad and found it to be the perfect lunch. The shell could have been a bit crisper but the meat flavor was nice and the combination was perfect. This location has a punch card so be sure to ask for one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Karlina C
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Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I stopped in for the Chicken Salad and found it to be the perfect lunch. The shell could have been a bit crisper but the meat flavor was nice and the combination was perfect. This location has a punch card so be sure to ask for one.

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Lethbridge Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stopped here on our way to Helena, at 11.30 it was lined up already , A good sign , of the food expected . Fresh made taco/burritto shells , we both went with the sweet bar. Pork , beans and rice, perfect for a light lunch. Line up moves very quick, they have a very good system going . This... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You go through a line and choose what you want to add to your main order. Everything was fresh and tasted great. I especially liked that they used romaine lettuce and not iceberg. You have to pay extra for sour cream, I would have preferred that 1 scoop be included in price. Key lime pie samples were passed around and... More 

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Cut Bank, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?