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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 - 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, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Fast food

My biggest complaint about this place is your treated like you are on a factory line. It is very hard to speak with the people working your order because the staff, and owner/management are always in a very loud discussion in Spanish. As a customer i feel disrespected by someone more interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bill m
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Vernal, Utah
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Vernal, Utah
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My biggest complaint about this place is your treated like you are on a factory line. It is very hard to speak with the people working your order because the staff, and owner/management are always in a very loud discussion in Spanish. As a customer i feel disrespected by someone more interested in laughing in a foreign language than paying... More 

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Thank bill m
Texas
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266 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here once and never returned. The place was unpleasant and very dirty. The food was so so. There are better places in Vernal.

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Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
Chicago
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Busy place, assume rather new in the area. Line moves fast so you better know what to order before you get in the line. The seating area needs more attentive staff to keep up with the messy eaters.

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Thank Sillyme2
Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

They are a fast food Mexican place. I have always like the food. It's fresh and looks like a clean place. Go there many times.

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Thank Gabriela T
Layton, Utah
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234 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Perhaps we caught them on an off night, or maybe we were overly tired, but this location was very, very slow. They are in the parking lot of the Springhill Suites, which is where we were staying. We checked into the hotel and walked over. There weren't very many people in line, but we were there forever. We had a... More 

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Thank Go2theZoo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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525 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We stopped by here for lunch and had the typical Cafe Rio quality but a lot less people which was great for a change. Usually you go to Cafe Rio and you better expect some crazy lines and some luck in finding a set but not here. Small towns mean smaller lines I guess. We loved our little stop here.

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Thank Pixtonian
Cedar City, Utah
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

"Mexican-American" food was good. Large portions and the line was tolerable. Will return the next time we are in Vernal.

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Thank Andrew D
Provo, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A popular restaurant. Love to go there wherever we find it! It is located nextdoor to SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Marriott hotels in Vernal, UT.

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Thank UtahMutti
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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Thank Jackie P
California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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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Thank on2teaching

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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?