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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
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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Medford, Oregon
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Of all the Mexican food places out there to eat, Cafe Rio is my favorite. The place serves a good, fast meal that is very reasonable in price. Whenever I am in Utah (several cities) we make it a priority to visit a Cafe Rio. The food is excellent and, in my humble opinion, better than other Mexican grills. I... More 

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Outstanding food! We love the pork salad. We enjoy the other items too - but the pork salad is our favorite. Everything is fresh and you watch them prepare your meal. We go as often as we can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Best American Mexican food I have ever had. Every Utahn would probably say the same thing. The pulled pork is awesome. The tomatillo sauce is amazing. And the tortillas. Worth a try for sure if you are a fan of American Mexican food like me.

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East Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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
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8 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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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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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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?