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Cafe Rio

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139 North State, Orem, UT 84057
(801) 822-5700
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must try the Pork!!

Solid food overall. They're now located in a lot of the Western States and even one or two on the East Coast. This location is just like any of the others. A bit noisy (as usual) atmosphere, good food (just about everything tastes great) and well-kept. My favorite meat on the menu is their pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Moni810
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East Palo Alto, California
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East Palo Alto, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Solid food overall. They're now located in a lot of the Western States and even one or two on the East Coast. This location is just like any of the others. A bit noisy (as usual) atmosphere, good food (just about everything tastes great) and well-kept. My favorite meat on the menu is their pork.. It's a must try!! I... More 

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Orem, Utah
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cafe Rio is a subway style mexican restaurant with excellent food. Buy the Soda cup and try their juices. or Tea if you're into tea. They have more than you'd expect with their drink selection. Also I tried their special this month, it was a deep fried chili pepper stuffed with meat, and I'd get it again if offered but... More 

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Orem, Utah
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love Cafe Rio! Veggie salad doubles portions of all ingredients, I like to get half sizes of each dressing and mix them. Always filling and amazingly delicious! The chips and guac appetizer is also awesome.

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Orem
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food was OK, just don't like that the dressing choices are so few. Just don't care for their style of food.

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Western States, USA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been eating at Cafe Rio since they opened their original restaurant in Saint George several years ago. The food is fantastic! Our favorite Mexican. Fresh, simple, healthy options (or not so much- your choice), priced moderately. Whenever we are back in an area with a Cafe Rio nearby it's on our list. You can rely on the same great... More 

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Orem, Utah
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been going to Cafe Rio for over 15 years now. My wife introduced it to me when we were dating. I started with the chicken burrito. Then someone recommended the pork. I was a little hesitant because I am typically not a fan of pork, but WOW! I think they put cocaine in their sauce because it is... More 

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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love that the food is made right before you and you can choose what goes into it. Love the pork salad. The people are very kind and I love going there.

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Orem, Utah
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is some of the worst Mexican food I have ever had. It is so fused with American flavor it is a sin. The sweet pork is an abomination - there is nothing sweet about Mexican pork! For some reason this restaurant is popular here in Utah. Please, in the name of all that is good about real Mexican food,... More 

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Orangevale, California
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236 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We love Cafe Rio and have eaten at the ones in St. George and Provo so when we saw the one in Orem we had to give it a try. They were out of rice and didn't offer to substitute anything for it. The meat portions were smaller than other stores. The staff were not friendly. Got my usual sweet... More 

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Provo, Utah
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99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Cafe Rio is the best option if you want Mexican food fast. Their food is made fresh (from fresh ingredients) right in front of you. The Salads are great, the burritos are huge, and the tacos are always spot on. Authentic Mexican-no, but great Tex Mex, yes!

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

Address: 139 North State, Orem, UT 84057
Phone Number: (801) 822-5700
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
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?