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1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The food was great, the staff was great, and the atmosphere was great. I ate hear twice during my 4 day stay in the area.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This seems like the place where the locals eat. Lines were out the door when we went. The burritos were tasty, perhaps a little salty. Very inexpensive for the amount of food.

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prior lake mn
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Saw they had a lot of business so I decided to drop in for lunch. They made it fresh to order and I got to hand select the ingredients. However, the portions were a bit large for my liking and thought the flavors could have been a little more amped up. I think the large portion of rice rolled into... More 

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Vernal, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I only went to get TRES LECHES for a b-day party. Never!!!! again!!!! The line of 2 people took forever. The music was so loud that neither the customer or the preparer could hear each other!!! The person behind me said that I should have gone to pick up. I asked her where the sign was that said that!!! Then... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've always been a big fan of Chipotle. This was as good and better in a few ways. The portions (especially the meat) were much larger. The decor was Mexican Cantina. Flavors were great. Was not as spicy hot as I like but there was a large assortment o f hot sauce to choose from. Sodas a variety of ice... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

After traveling about 300 miles and being a little tired, we were looking for a nice sit-down restaurant that might not be too expensive. We were not familiar with the Cafe Rio concept and were dismayed when we walked in and found that we needed to stand in line and converse with the staff about our food choices. We also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Better than Chipotle with a wider choices, good fresh food and sauces. It is casual restaurant. They move people through quickly.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I wasn't totally impressed with Cafe Rio. It is similar to Chipotle, but with different flavors. My friend and I shared a veggie burrito, and also got chips and guacamole. The guac was very good, and they gave us a huge pile of chips, which were also good. The burrito came slathered in sauce (I chose the mole sauce) which... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was the least busy Cafe Rio that I have ever visited. The food is the same but there was no line an almost no one seated.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

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