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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: 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
Great Option of Fresh Mexican Fast Food

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
salupm
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Provo, Utah
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orangevale, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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San Antonio, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I really liked this place. The food was plentiful, hot and very well spiced. I had the steak enchiladas, rice and black beans. It was lunchtime but they really moved a lot of people through so the wait was short and well worth it. I thought the prices were very reasonable for the quality and volume of food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

NOt may people do NOT like Cafe RIo- and for good reason. Yummy fresh food. Salads are great, servings are huge, and usually can feed you for dinner too!!

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great place for some great food. I would highly recommend the Pork Burrito and make sure that you go "enchilada style" with the sauce. It will blow your mind!

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Provo, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cafe Rio has always been a favorite, but on our last visit, just a few days ago, my dinner was disappointing. I usually love Care Rio's black beans, but that night they were practically inedible. They were way too watery, which pretty much ruined my tostada. What's going on in the Orem Cafe Rio?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When we come to Utah everyone tells us we need to eat here. We enjoy it every time. They have great food. We have never had an item we didn't enjoy. However, there are many types of these through out the country under different names. Basically, build your own burrito, taco, etc.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've always heard great things about this restaurant, but for me it was just average. The prices are average and the food... I've had better. The people preparing the food were friendly and prepared the food in a clean environment. The one big plus about eating here is that you can see into the kitchen and be sure that everything... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We love Cafe Rio and eat there at least once, whenever we are in Utah. The food is consistently good. We especially love anything with the sweet pork. The fresh tortillas are excellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

was good, and lots of staff, very mountain western style. so many people went out there for diner in orem, ut.

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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?