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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Craveable Grilled Chicken Salad!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Erin P
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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eagle river, Alaska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family absolutely craves Cafe Rio. Anytime we go to Utah, it's usually the first place we go for dinner. I have to admit that I'm not as huge a fan as they are. I like the sweet pork salad and burritos, but a part of me doesn't think pork should be sweet. That being said, I really do like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my first time at Cafe Río and it was great! I had an enchilada-style pork barbacoa burrito and it was huge. It was absolutely delicious, but maybe not the best idea to eat it all in one sitting!

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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?