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Cafe Rio

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Mexican
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15 S River Road, St. George, UT 84790
435-656-0200
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Surprise for Fast Food

Were directed to this restaurant by a local woman and if I could find her again, I'd get her a gift card to thank her for the referral. The ambiance isn't conducive to a quiet lunch -- open space, hard floors, noisy groups give this more of a festive atmosphere, but the food was hot and tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ellen B
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Were directed to this restaurant by a local woman and if I could find her again, I'd get her a gift card to thank her for the referral. The ambiance isn't conducive to a quiet lunch -- open space, hard floors, noisy groups give this more of a festive atmosphere, but the food was hot and tasty. Great flavors in... More 

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St. George, Utah
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163 reviews 163 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Ate at their Cedar City location last week and was blown away by the food, cleanliness and value. I was hoping for the same at the St George location and was a bit disappointed. The value and cleanliness were there but the favor of food was lacking, specifically the pork. The manager the St George store should find out how... More 

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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

closing time on the window is 10;00 p.m. went there at 8:45 p.m. soon as we walked in they said its close. They stated that corporate called us to close early today.

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Provo, Utah
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There are few things worse than soggy tortilla chips on your nacho plate. But Cafe Rio knows how to do it right. I selected the beef to be added to my nachos and they sloshed on 3 scoops of beef, along with the juice. After a few minutes, it was soggy nachos. To make things worse, they ran out of... More 

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Utah
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Don't miss this great little café with delectable food! The pulled pork burritos are delicious, but so are the salads and other entrees.

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Orangevale, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We don't have these in Northern California so love when we are in Utah to get sweet pork anything. That is our favorite meat at Cafe Rio. They have great salads, burritos, enchiladas and daily specials. Love their honey, mint lemonade instead of a soda. Fresh cooked tortillas made in front of you. Large portions so you can share. Always... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When you first walk in it looks like a fast food restaurant . It is actually more, it is like a Mongolian Restaurant where you select your food and they prepare it too order. so be prepared to know what you want. Salads are huge and so are the burritos. Once you get in the line it goes pretty quick... More 

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St. George, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Love Cafe Rio. Not a fancy place, and many use it as a take out place. But their chicken, pork, or beef salads, burritos, etc. are some of the best. Cilantro dressing superb! We frequent this restaurant both in St. George and Las Vegas. We have used their foods to cater family parties of 30 or more. It is a... More 

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Springfield, MO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The steak salad with the tomatillo dressing is to die for. We split one and it was enough. I go there everytime I am in town.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is still one of my favorite tex mex restaurants around. Even though they've expanded and grown throughout the state, they've still retained their good taste and quality. My favorite is the sweet pork salad, a winner!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 S River Road, St. George, UT 84790
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  St. George
  • Phone Number: 435-656-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • 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?