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Cafe Rio

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9320 Village Shop Dr, Sandy, UT 84094-7719
801-316-1000
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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: Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Better than expected.

I am generally not a big fan of what appears to be "fast food" settings. But I must give Rio credit for handling large quantities of product and customers, and still holding on to generally good taste and ingredients.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ken V
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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English first
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our family loves this place. The food is freshly prepared before you. This location is clean and neat with good service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We've been going to Cafe Rio for several years, however, of late, the service, atmosphere, and the overall food experience is lacking. I would not recommend doing an online or phone order, as every single time we've done this, the order is missing items or prepared incorrectly; also, phone staff are inconsiderate and lack basic customer service skills. The atmosphere... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I am generally not a big fan of what appears to be "fast food" settings. But I must give Rio credit for handling large quantities of product and customers, and still holding on to generally good taste and ingredients.

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Sandy, Utah
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My first time at Cafe Rio, I ordered a beef burrito, and it was fantastic! It also was large enough that I could save half for later, which adds value. The refried beans were great, and the rice was just as good. It's really surprising to find food this good at a fast-food, cafeteria style restaurant. But there it is.... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great salads and burritos. Freshly made food. Tortillas off the griddle, warm and flaky. Well patronised. Excellent service. Their home dressing is unbelievable on salad or meat.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Can't beat a Cafe Rio Pork Salad, I crave one about once a month. I normally call in my order to take home and enjoy! My order is always ready at the predetermined time.

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Sandy, Utah
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Mexican wanabe food. Loud, no atmosphere. Restaurant uses inferior ingredients tin plates cafeteria style

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TXAggieLady
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I came back for their fish tacos and hey only had salmon so I ordered carnitas burritos. My husband had the beef tacos. No problems with the food getting made but when we tried t sit down, there were no cleaned tables and the flor was sticky and had not been mopped nor swept. Made me wonder what the rest... More 

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Sandy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

i can always count on Cafe Rio being great. If my wife is unsure where she would like to go we often default to Cafe Rio. Sandy pit location is better than a few others with parking the best and service is better than other Cafe Rio's nearby.

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Ogden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great place to eat. Love going there with friends and family. Plenty of food for a meal at a fair price. Lunch has big lines but they move fairly quickly.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

Address: 9320 Village Shop Dr, Sandy, UT 84094-7719
Phone Number: 801-316-1000
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Sandy
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: 9320 Village Shop Dr, Sandy, UT 84094-7719
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Sandy
  • Phone Number: 801-316-1000

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?