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Cafe Rio

1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
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Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Vernal
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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76 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is similar in concept to Chipotle, but that doesn't do it justice at all. The food is many times better, and the menu is much more original. Love it.

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Vernal, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Quick, inexpensive, lots of food, close to hotels. A little loud. Dine in, patio, or takeout. They add a lot of rice, so I request less, no problem.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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