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Cafe Rio

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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
Closed now
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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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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    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
So busy

I love the food at Cafe Rio. We live in St. George, so am personally knowledgeable regarding this restaurant. The main problem I have with this restaurant is that is is always crowded, the line is long and it is very, very noisy. When they recently built a new site I thought, oh good, now it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
joankwg1940
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St. George, Utah
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Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Well, it was nowhere near close to our first choice but being that it was a bit later in the evening on the 4th of July most other places were closed. So we headed here. We have a Cafe Rio locally in Gilbert, Az and I LOVE LOVE them! So I was excited even if it wasn't our first choice.... More 

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Donnelly, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was overly crowded and the food is very unauthentic and commercialized. Irmitas is much better if you want authentic food and don't want to eat with the rest of the towns people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you haven't been here, I don't know what you are doing with your life. Get anything with pork. My personal favorite is a tostada, because I have a medium appetite.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food was just the same as always... Just your average fast food Mexican restaurant.. We wanted to go to durangos for dinner but they closed at 9 so we went to cafe rio thinking it would be the same experience... Not at all!!!! Ever since they moved to this new location the cleanliness has plummeted! Like seriously if you're going... More 

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Baghdad, Iraq
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Fast and excellent Mexican food. Service was great. Food was an excellent choice for the price. Will definitely return.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I absolutely love Cafe Rio. The food is always super good. I have never had a bad experience from the St George store (the Cedar City, UT one is a different story). The food is fresh and is put together right in front of you. Even when the line is long, it usually goes by pretty fast because the employees... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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169 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I ordered cafe rio online based on their good reviews, the order was under Carrie Wiberg on June 6th 2015. And then I asked my family to go and pick up the order, at first they were trying to ignore us, I ordered 2 salads and 2 drinks with everything extra and paid over 10 dollars for the extra. But... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went There while staying at St George, it was crowded, staff pushing you thru The line, and then you Pay... And The food is not that great, tasteless, tortillas not tasty. I ordered a quesadilla, a very simple dish and was not tasty husband ordered a burrito and he was very dissapointed. This place is an upgrade from taco... More 

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love the food at Cafe Rio. We live in St. George, so am personally knowledgeable regarding this restaurant. The main problem I have with this restaurant is that is is always crowded, the line is long and it is very, very noisy. When they recently built a new site I thought, oh good, now it won't be quite so... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

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

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?