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Cafe Rio

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Mexican, Barbecue
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3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
(801) 463-7250
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican Food but not Fast food

Great for Salads, Tacos and other quick Mexican Fare. First time to a cafe Rio, enjoyed the taste, the options, but its really more a take out place than a dine in Place. Great pre-order APP on your phone allows for shorter wait. Must try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
WelltravelJoe
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best tacos ever! Tortillas are absolutely incredible, cilantro is always great and food is always consistent! Wish there was a location near my home.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for Salads, Tacos and other quick Mexican Fare. First time to a cafe Rio, enjoyed the taste, the options, but its really more a take out place than a dine in Place. Great pre-order APP on your phone allows for shorter wait. Must try.

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Thank WelltravelJoe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I like this place. They have fresh food, good flavors, good pricing and fast service ice. Li,e a upscale fast food, but ALWAYS made fresh for you

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Thank mrichardm
Little Rock, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My boss is from this area and recommended that I try Cafe Rio while I was here. I was not disappointed. I had a burrito with the sweet pork and the verde sauce. I got it enchilada style with pico and guac. The portion sizes are huge and the food was very good. Make sure you are hungry when you... More 

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Thank Ishlachi
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Good experience overall and quick. Just came in for lunch during the workday and, as my second time visiting a Cafe Rio, it is the same experience. Fresh food and very busy, but affordable. They are all over the place here in Salt Lake City, so it must be doing something right. I would come back again.

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Thank CPhi74
Salt Lake City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We love Cafe Rio. We go there at least once a month. The Cafe Rio salad is their icon dish and served with your choice of ingredients. They have a green dressing that is to die for. The food is so fresh and the portions are very generous. It is a favorite with all my family.

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Thank Carrie S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Good mexican food at a good price. I like the steak tacos the best. But everyone usually orders a burrito or a salad.

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Thank Mike G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Perfect in every way. Bean and cheese burrito enchilada-style is my go-to menu item....especially since it is so enormous...two meals from one is The Holy Grail.

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Thank Marie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So good, Fresh! flavorful!! Get anything with the pork and then drink Orchata! The mint lemonade is good too!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Cafe Rio has a great menu with something for everyone! They don't deep fry anything and don't put a lot of cheese on the food. But the meat-any kind-Pork, Chicken,or Steak taste Fantastic! On a salad, which is filled with green lettuce, not iceberg, or in a burrito or quesadilla...My favorite is a chicken burrito smothered with green sauce. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 463-7250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?