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Cafe Rio

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1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
435-781-8100
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 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, Dinner

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  • 25
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
Great food, great price.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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English first
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?