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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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Sunday
Closed
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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, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food! Nice atmosphere!

I got the sweet pork bbq tacos. Messy but delicious. The prices were reasonable and portions were good. They had seating outside as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Brian L
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Hemet, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was packed with customers, but the little wait was worth the while. You can see the process while making your food similar to seeing a sub from subway being made. They make huge Sonora style flour tortillas from scratch and then based on your selection they create your dish. The portions are big, so technically you could share with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful fulfilling food the way you want it choose from burritos, tostadas, soups, and salads and you get to choose what type of meat beans etc that you would like on it you won't be disappointed

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I got the sweet pork bbq tacos. Messy but delicious. The prices were reasonable and portions were good. They had seating outside as well.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I decided to get a quick meal at this place... wrong idea. The cashier didn't want to give me change for my $100 bill and demanded for me to use my credit card stead. He threw my change on my hand and he walked away, just to talk to another coworker and laugh behind the dirty soda machine. Never again!!

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Orange Park, Florida
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I discovered this little gem while on a ski trip. Have eaten here last 4 days and are disappointed that we will have to leave tomorrow night to go back to FL. Everything was fresh and made to order right in front of you. Excellent chicken, steak, or pork, guacamole, rice and beans. You simply cannot go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Delicious food. We wait a bit to be seated but at the end worth the waiting. Fantastic food. I order the chicken chimichanga and I recommend it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Driven by this place a gazillion times and thought it looked skeezy. My daughters friend took her there and said it was awesome so we went. Maybe not awesome but will definitely go back. Got a taco enchilada and chimichanga and all really good. Chicken was good not awesome. Minor nit as everyone likes their meal in our party. The... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am allergic to cilantro and the put cilantro in everything so I couldn't eat. I had to sit and wait for my friends to eat ( it was one of my friends Birthday, and this is where she wanted to eat). Very bad and embarrassing experience.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We always order online for fast pickup. The food is always fresh and good. The price is right. The workers are always polite and very willing to help customers. Somehow we placed our order for the next day, but when we showed up expecting the food, we realized our mistake. The workers really stepped up and took care of us... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

taco salads, burritos... like a dressed up chipotle. Order in a line, and it's ready right away. Average tex-mex menu, notably popular is the sweet pork, and cilantro lime dressing.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

Address: 3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
Phone Number: (801) 463-7250
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican, Barbecue

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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?