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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
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    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
A Must Visit Location.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
articusblue
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Helena, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recently had lunch at Cafe Rio based on the fact that it was rated number 6 on Trip Advisor. It wasn't what I expected, fast food order from a line like a Subway. The food was ok, but not what I was looking for.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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?