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Cafe Rio

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1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
435-781-8100
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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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
$5 Tuesdays

We had never eaten at this chain & happened to arrive on a Tuesday where everything on the menu is $5. My food was fresh and good. The tortillas are delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unfortunately, the rice was not fully cooked so it was hard. Also, the enchiladas were not warmed through when they came out of the oven. Staff was very busy chatting with one another. The pinto beans were good, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had never eaten at this chain & happened to arrive on a Tuesday where everything on the menu is $5. My food was fresh and good. The tortillas are delicious.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm used to Chipolte's selection and this was way larger. So many types of main courses and so many extra ingredients, wow! Even the drinks - every kind of soda and other soft drinks with extra flavors by way of pump bottle such as vanilla, coconut, etc. I had the salad with all the toppings I like and it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Service was done in Subway style. Very friendly staff which prepare the food right in front of you. Flavors where awesome and the price was wallet friendly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our summer hours are: Monday 10:30am-10pm Tuesday 10:30am-10pm Wednesday 10:30am-10pm Thursday 10:30am-11pm Friday 10:30am-11pm Saturday 10:30am-11pm Sunday 11am-10pm DAILY SPECIALS: Monday: chili rellanos Tuesday: coconut shrimp tacos with mango sauce or $5 Tuesday's which includes the pork chicken or beef burritos,salads, quesadillas and double taco meals. Wednesday: chicken tostadas Thursdays: chicken or pork tamales Fridays: fideo Saturday: mahi mahi or... More 

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La Llagonne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Of course, we are pretty sure that Cafe Rio won't pretend to serve gourmet cuisine. However, they are doing an honest job with serving good and fresh Mexican food made on order. We were served quite quickly as there was no queue when we came in. Quesadilla and shrimp salad were tasty. Quick and good dinner in Vernal !

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Layton, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This staff has no idea how to run the restaurant. They get your order wrong, they mixup your order with other guests order, they charge you wrong, and on topof all this they take 10x longer to do all this than any other Cafe Rio I've ever been to. You also have to wait on basic items like chips and... More 

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Tooele, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I usually get the steak burrito but went for the pork burrito. It was good but could of used more meat. The tres leches is a 5 star. My most favorite dessert from any restaurant.

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Ontario, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I like these type resturants with a serving line. the food was good, the home made tortillas are cooked right there in front of you. and you get plenty.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice atmosphere, tasty fresh Mexican food. There's always been a line, BUT it really does move quickly. I've had one of their burritos before and most recently their tortilla soup, and both were delicious. Not the cheapest stop for lunch, but it's not bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal
  • Phone Number: 435-781-8100

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?