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Cafe Rio

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821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9745
801-756-9088
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hate the long lines - but the food is excellent~

Good food! But filling out this 100 minimum review sucks. Make sure you eat the sweet pork it is the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Danjahson
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American Fork, Utah
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Utah
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've been so many times and watched them slop the food in the plate. Not appetizing at all. Funny that there's only two choices but it all turns out the same. The food is to sweet. And the salsa is red hot or green mild. Why don't they have red mild?

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Highland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We eat at this place at least a couple times a month, if not weekly. Sometimes the lines can be kind of long, but the food is awesome. The only problem is all other mexican food seems pretty crappy after this place... except Barbacoa is still good.

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salt lake city, utah
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

people stand in long lines to eat rice, beans and sweet pork and they are willing to pay a lot of cash to do it. give me taco bell any day.

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American Fork, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food! But filling out this 100 minimum review sucks. Make sure you eat the sweet pork it is the best!

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Tampa, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I get the enchiladas every time. They are superb. Get a side of fresh, hot tortillas and dip them in the cheese dip. Family members love the burritos and salads. Fresh, high quality, lost cost food!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I have spent almost 20 years bringing clients here! The service is personal and often by long term staff. Check to see if there is an art show in the main hall after lunch. Consistent!

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Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been going to cafe rio for years. Why ? Disappointment rate is less than 1%. Quality is consistent and the value is there. Their stuffed peppers is fenominal but it is not an everyday dish. Salads are large and worth the time to savor .

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Washington, Utah
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Cafe Rio is our go to place so naturally when we are traveling and it's late, we search for a Rio rather than finding a drive thru. This one we will not be returning to. The floors and kitchen were a mess! The special is fideo on Fridays and the only guy on the front line didn't know what it... More 

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Redlands, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A number of reviews complain that the food is not real Mexican, but American or Utah-Mexican and that the wait is too long. I love real Mexican food, but I also lover American-Mexican and Cafe Rio has some very distinctive offerings that are quite good. Fresh tortillas made in front of you and you guide them as to what you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Cafe rio is great If you want to pay $10 for a head of lettuce. Palacing an Order is like trying to teach a toddler chemistry. More often then not you will find that the toddler got your order wrong, which you can either deal with or go back through the hour long line to get what you actually ordered.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9745
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  American Fork
  • Phone Number: 801-756-9088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?