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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

471 E Saint George Blvd, St. George, UT 84770-2958
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Ranked #38 of 206 restaurants in St. George
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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75% Recommend
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is almost always a line at Cafe Rio. The reason is consistently excellent Mexican food at a fair price.

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Jonestown, PA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a Mexican restaurant with a different twist. It's set up cafeteria style. You choose your menu, then as you go down the line, you tell them what you specifically want on your enchilada (or whatever you purchased). It's then made up for you while you stand there and watch. The staff all look like they're having a great... More

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Plant City, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We were in St George Utah on part of our vacation and was in the mood for Mexican food. We plugged Mexican food into the GPS and it was the closest to us, so we drove by and it was crowded and if a restaurant is crowded it must be good. So we went in. They had a special of... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited Cafe Rio again day before yesterday. Had the fish tacos with beans and rice. Added some pico salsa. Great. We love this place when traveling on I15. Always something to look forward to for miles.

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Farmington, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Made to order burrito was awesome, with fresh tortillas and plenty of fixin's. Friendly people as well.

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Boulder, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been to more than 1 Cafe Rio but I go out of my way to stop at this one. The people are enthusiastic and helpful and the food is fresh and delicious. I enjoy every time!

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Puget Sound, WA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

When we opened the door at Cafe Rio there appeared to be absolute chaos. People standing in long, walking quickly as their meals were prepared, food preparers handing plates back and forth, exchanging words that meant nothing to the orderer. We wondered if we even get what we ordered. We got exactly what we ordered, prepared perfectly, and tasting wonderful.... More

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Santa Clara, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Took the family down to St. George for the Holiday Weekend. Went to Cafe Rio as we like to go here as a family as the prices were reasonable. Looks like in the past week or two the prices with new menus have gone up. Kids meals as well as main menu items are now higher. The restaurant made my... More

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Arlington, VA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Didn't realize this was a chain when we went in, which I usually avoid. But we were hungry for tacos so tried it anyway. While the ingredients do appear to be very fresh, finished products are just average. Eating area was kinda dirty. Bunch of employees standing around doing nothing, created a bottle neck at the register. Not a good... More

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Heber City, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is the first Cafe Rio and the original. But they all taste about the same. At Cafe Rio you get tasty food with fresh ingredients at a decent value. Some complain that it's not authentic Mexican food. True. But it's not meant to be. It's Mexican food with a definitive American influence. Truthfully, most mainstream Americans wouldn't like authentic... More

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