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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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Great Food!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Eric H
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Great Falls
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127 reviews 127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just no real bang for your buck. The assembly line approach doesn't do anything for the flavor. The assortment of sauces is entertaining though. I'm surprised it's still in business.

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Edmonton, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I can't understand why this place is given such high ratings by customers. I suppose it's good if you are parents with children looking for a glorified "fast-food" experience that's barely Mexican! It's cafeteria-style, with a fairly long wait in line until you actually order your food. The assembly-line idea doesn't work well here. The food is prepared in front... More 

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Calgary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We tried this restaurant because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were so pleased. The food is fresh, tasty, and the staff are friendly and seem to really enjoy their jobs. Don't miss the dessert! After having dinner at another place, we almost went back to Cafe Rio just to have dessert.

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Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Its been 2 years since we've been back to Great Falls but we knew we were coming here. Food is always good, lots of staff so it is relatively quick. Fun atmosphere.

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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?