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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 - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Custom fast food!!!

Everything is made fresh right before your eyes, you choose what and how you want it. They staff is very enthusiastic and they have a way of reeling you in to their atmosphere... Extra Meat!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
juanbD9374OD
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Mesquite, Nevada
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Mesquite, Nevada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is made fresh right before your eyes, you choose what and how you want it. They staff is very enthusiastic and they have a way of reeling you in to their atmosphere... Extra Meat!!!

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Thank juanbD9374OD
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love cafe rio. It's very addictive, and if i had the money, i would go more often! The sweet pork burrito is something i highly recommend!

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Thank Miss9Lives
St. George, Utah
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251 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Still one of our favorite places for great fresh Mexican food. They moved to this new location about a year ago. Vastly improved interior. Still a great meal so they have kept up the quality.

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Thank davenmanja
St. George, Utah
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Consistently fresh, Hugh quality menu choices. Our favorite place but ambience may be problematic for some, it's really just knowing 'when' to eat. Busy place, lots of children at times but the taco salad lasts me for 3 meals...at an incredible price!

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Thank Walkerrph
Renton, Washington
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203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

St. George is the home of the very first Cafe Rio in the chain, although they have moved from their original location, we still enjoy the food. I had my usual order of pork barbacoa buritto and it was delicious. I noticed the special of the day was chile rellenos, which would have been a nice change. Cafe Rio has... More 

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Thank CWLee
Utah
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

As far as I can tell - NOTHING tastes bad at this place. They NEVER disappoint - and I leave every time feeling like I need to be rolled to the car.

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Thank ladyjensen
Tucson, Arizona
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315 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have been to several Cafe Rio locations and enjoy them because the food is a good value and there are some healthy options. We were in town for vacation with parents and decided to eat lunch at Cafe Rio because it was a convenient location. Four adults arrived about noon on a Saturday. HUGE mistake! We should have known... More 

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Washington, Utah
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This place is so much better than Costa Vida. It's also cleaner and they use much more fresh ingredients.

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Thank MoniSoUt
Farmington, New Mexico
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cafe Rio. The Thursday chicken tamale special was good....filled with tender chicken, accompanied with fresh salsa with just the right amount of cilantro. I especially liked the mint limeade....a nice change from the usual drinks at fast food places. The noise level is too high for easy conversation, but it's a busy place with... More 

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Thank 8OOT
Santa Clara, Utah
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I love the chicken tortilla soup here and come often to get some for lunch. The hardest part of my quick order is standing in line behind people who make their decisions right at the time of ordering rather than getting it together before a long line forms behind them. I love the pork burritos but they aren't as life... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?