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Cafe Rio

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2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
(801) 375-5133
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 50
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican dinner

Saturday night i went with my wife and daughter Cafe Rio. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get our dinner. Staff were very friendly and helpful. After we got our meals we wento sit down. We went to get horchata but the machine was shutdown. I tried the mint tea and the machine was clogged up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
barkep
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Provo, Utah
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  • Families with children
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Provo, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Saturday night i went with my wife and daughter Cafe Rio. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get our dinner. Staff were very friendly and helpful. After we got our meals we wento sit down. We went to get horchata but the machine was shutdown. I tried the mint tea and the machine was clogged up. Told staff... More 

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Provo, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great Tex-Mex food. The service is fast, the food is excellent. Don't let the long line fool you, the line moves very fast. And trust me, if you like Tex-Mex, you will love the food here. The tomatillo ranch dressing is great to have on anything they serve.

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Pensacola
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food that we received was good but going through the line was an experience. The food servers were talking so fast it was unclear what was asked. As a result, it was unclear what you were ordering. As first timers, it was a little overwhelming. I think that if you are a regular at this restaurant the experience would... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I ordered extra guacamole on the side and didn't get it. I was also supposed to get a bottle of water, and had to remind them. The food was alright, but when I pay for extra I expect to get it. It may be better to eat in, but you really have to check when you get take out. You... More 

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Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Love the sweet pork salad! Be prepared to wait in a line. This place is quite popular and tends to get very busy. If you ask for extra meat the will say a little cheer.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had the sweet pork burrito. Was wonderful! Crisp lettuce and fresh pico. This place was very busy because of the taste and the price. Will be here regularly.

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Vernal, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food is excellent....People seem Very Friendly.... If you are looking on being waited on try another Mexican restaurant. Prices seem reasonable. The Soups are great, burritos, the pico de gallo is also very good. We eat there several times a year.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food at Cafe Rio is always delicious. We eat there at least once a week and have never been disappointed. The grilled chicken salad is a perfect blend of crispy cold lettuce, deliciously grilled chicken and fantastic, slightly spicy, creamy tomatillo dressing. It's a combination of flavors that will bring you back again and again. Cafe Rio recipes abound... More 

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Provo, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is pretty dang close to being authentic...tastes great. We like the freshness of the food as well the fact that all is made from scratch.

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utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoy eating at this chain since I can depend on the quality and freshness of their foods. Meat or no meat, dairy or no, fresh and filling! There is a lot to like and variety for many different food preferences.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

Address: 2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
Phone Number: (801) 375-5133
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: (801) 375-5133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?