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Cafe Rio

1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
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Ranked #2 of 47 restaurants in Vernal
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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72 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a place you go up to the counter and give your order. The staff cooks what you order, then you can choose your sides if you want any then you pay for it and go find a place to sit. It is a basic family place to eat that will not break your budget. They have lots of... More

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Santa Cruz, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One thing i hate about leaving our home in Santa Cruz, CA is the lack of good, quality greens and veggies. More often than not, when ordering a salad on the road, you get white lettuce and hard, pale tomatoes. Our bodies were so pleased that we choose this spot for dinner while in Vernal!! The place reminded me of... More

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los lunas, new mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fast and tasty. We were hungry and wanted something spicy. We had the Taco Salad and a Beef burrito then made the mistake of ordering a quesadilla too. Oh too much food! Any of their meals could easily be shared. The price was very reasonable too.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. Our taco and enchilada choices (both w/beans and rice) were filling and good. Portions were large. We think we got good value for the money and feel good in recommending it to others.

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Berlin, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent food. Ate here twice. Quick, inexpensive and yummy. Staff are friendly.and the locals congregate for lunch.

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Layton, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and got there a little before 5, which was good because 15 minutes later the line was almost out the door! It was good, typical Café Rio fare. No complaints about the food or service. But next time I would maybe get it to go back to my hotel because it got crazy busy... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant is a chain but they have good Mexican food at a reasonable price. Lot's of selection. The wait can be awhile due to folks being in line and reading all the selections to make up their minds.

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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I'd have to say that there's not much to say that hasn't been said already, but this place is great. I always get an enchilada style burrito, although I have probably tried the whole menu. The frequent diner card helps me to feel better about the price. It's a good idea to order ahead because this place is always busy

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Myton, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm not a huge Cafe Rio fan, so this one is just like the rest. If you love cafe rio then you'll love this one. They are pretty much all the same.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It used to be my most favorite restaurant, but no so much anymore. They are always so busy, so it takes away from the food, they quickly put the food together often missing some items. I ordered a taco meal and it only had a minuscule amount of meat with 5 lbs of lettuce, it looked nothing like the appetizing... More

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