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3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
(801) 463-7250
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Ranked #142 of 1,219 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had been tipped off about Cafe Rio but I assumed it was just a Utah 'over the top' thing. It's not exactly cheap an on occasion you're stood in the queue (line for you Americans) for quite a lengthy period of time. Ordering your food is fun and its quite quick really! There's a great atmosphere amongst the staff... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

No authentic flavoring at all, it's fresh and that's about it. The pricing is ridiculous nine dollars for a burrito, somebody is greedy. I won't be back looks like " I am a free bird"

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If a person prefers food with absolutely no taste, seasoning or spices, this would be the place. The blandest "Mexican" food I have ever tasted, bar none. I simply do not understand the attraction or appeal of the place. It is so beloved by the locals that all the locations consist of standing in lines reminiscent of those found in... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I came here knowing that Cafe Rio is much loved in the SLC area. I should have done my research as I found out while waiting in line that my lunch was going to be lettuce, grilled chicken, and guac. Nothing else. As I tried to explain my order to the service people, they did not understand and kept adding... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food is always fresh. It's fun to watch your meal made right in front of you. We always get our food to go because the restaurant is usually crowded and can be noisy.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Everyone is crazy about this place. I get it. It is affordable and fresh. But the number of kids here can be crazy. The quality of the food is good, but it isn't the 'raves' that people give it. And I have NEVER been crazy about the service. Out of towners enjoy it. It is efficient. And I'll go back.... More

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Pleasanton, California
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258 reviews 258 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A good place to pick up (or dine-in) fresh Mexican food. Unless you go at a busy time, you can be in and out very quickly. Very flexible about sauces on the side.

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Sandy, Utah, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great food, atmosphere is not the best, it's always noisy and there is usually screaming screaming kids in there! Better to get it and go

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Chandler, Arizona
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

2nd time using Cafe Rio to cater lunch for a SLC client. Phone process is efficient and professional as is the follow up email and payment communication the day of delivery. The food arrives on time and is hot, fresh and visually pleasing. After having sampled most of their catering menu, I can say you can't really go wrong with... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is really popular with locals. Now open on Sundays. Salads are big enough to share. The Barbacoa is tasty - and unique (and sweet). Service is fast and friendly

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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 1 - 20

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