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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
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Delicious!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Bernardo B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Slidell, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have visited Café Rio before on several occasions. The food is good if you are not expecting real Mexican grub. Going thru the food line it reminds me of high school. It always feels like you are been rushed and that they are trying to get you out of the way. I think the food is a little overpriced... More 

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Freshly made right in front of your eyes. Tasty black beans and rice. Daily specials are you delicious. I had a meal at Red Iguana in City Creek that wasn't nearly as good as Café Rio.

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Vancouver, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great Mexican food that is prepared fresh and quick. Had the chicken tortilla salad and it was crisp, fresh and tasty. If you want fresh and fast, not to mention healthy ( at least the salads are), give this place a shot!

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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?