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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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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Phillip-Celese P
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Vernal, Utah
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  • Families with children
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Boxborough
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Cafe Rio redefines Mexican food. The food is fresh. The portions are generous. Everything is homemade, even the tortillas, which are particularly mouth watering. And you get everything pretty fast! My faves are the cilantro ranch dressing on the most amazing salads ever. Their tortilla soup is the best ever. And the sweet pork is truly something special. We've also... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family raves over the pork anything here, but I'm more of a chile roast beef guy. The tortilla soup is also a favorite, especially when you are hungry but not famished. I often eat the soup as a stand alone meal. My three year-old grand-daughter sums it up "Cafe Rio? I love Cafe Rio!"

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Provo, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love, love, love their food. I love the flavor of the homemade tortillas, rice and chicken. My husband loves the flan dessert. Quick, cheerful service and plenty to eat. Way better than the other fast food joints that serve Mexican. I wish they had more drive-thru locations, though. That's probably the only downside since it can get very busy at... More 

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Beijing, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Crowds of people ! All mexican food that tasted good you can add some samon and pork and almost anything you like in your plate.

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place has fast food figured out. The food is fast and furious, but it is also delicious. I felt like eating everything on the menu in under 20 minutes. But the thought of being back in Overeaters Anonymous staring at those pudgy, haunted faces made me stick to just a couple of entrees. This food tempts you to distraction.... More 

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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?