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Cafe Rio

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139 North State, Orem, UT 84057
(801) 822-5700
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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, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love Fideo Friday

This is a great Friday Special that comes with your favorite meat. I always get Steak. It's a noodle and sauce wonder. Fideo. Love their chicken burritos also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Lisa H
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Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah, United States
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Rio locations are all about the same...nearly perfect. They serve excellent salads, burritos, enchiladas, etc. The food is made fresh as you walk through the line. Even the tortillas are made as you watch. The servings are huge. Cafe Rio is an old favorite.

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Thank Alvin N
Orem, Utah
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat, but can get VERY busy on weekend nights. Curbside normally has a 45 minute wait on Friday nights. I love how they use the phone you are calling from to know what you ordered last time and ask if you want the same order!

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Thank micaholson
Lehi, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my families very favorite place to eat. Every time we go out this is the first place the kids ask to go. It's so good and not that expensive. We absolutely love it. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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Thank Julie B
Orem, Utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I used to love Café Rio, but have almost completely stopped going there. The Orem location seems to be incapable of giving you a salad that is not absolutely SOAKING WET. I have asked them repeatedly to please shake off the water after they wash the lettuce, but for some reason this seems to be an impossible task for the... More 

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Thank k h
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

food is always great but they literally nickel and dime the HELL out of you! Bad!!! extra cheese? sure- $1 for a tablespoon! really! if you ask for an extra dressing- $! for 1/4c maybe, and then they try not to even give you the original dressing that came with the food- so cheap! please!! Why charge 1-2$ more to... More 

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Thank Cindeepee
Orem, Utah
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a great Friday Special that comes with your favorite meat. I always get Steak. It's a noodle and sauce wonder. Fideo. Love their chicken burritos also.

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Thank Lisa H
Orem, Utah
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you are want the consistency of Cafe Rio food, you won't be disappointed the food is always great just like most other Cafe Rio's. My only complaint would be if it is cold out the inside of the restaurant tends to be the same way. they could use a double door set up.

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Thank SLCPete
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you like Tex-Mex, this is the best choice. Very consistent quality and service and big serving sizes. Grilled steak and grilled chicken salads and burritos my favorites.

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Thank Jose L
Orem, Utah
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love to get the sweet pork tostada with the cilantro lime vinegrette dressing. It's a noisy place but that's expected. There is outside seating so that's always a good option. The mint limeade is so addicting and delicious.

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Thank VickeramaJ
Tinley Park, IL
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good food, lots of veggies, you can see them make it. Hard to find a seat during lunch. Take out has never happened quickly for me. I find it quicker to just go and get the food...

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Thank SportsFanFamily

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 North State, Orem, UT 84057
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
  • Phone Number: (801) 822-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?