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Cafe Rio

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1205 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT
435-781-8100
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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Good and fresh Mexican food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
llagonne66
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La Llagonne, France
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La Llagonne, France
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160 reviews 160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
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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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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?