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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 - 9:00 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, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 28
    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
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:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Sandy
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Hemet, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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 20 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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?