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Cafe Rio

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Mexican
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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Excellent place to eat

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
LaRaeM99
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Cardston
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?