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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 3
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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salt lake city, utah
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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300 reviews 300 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you haven't been to Cafe Rio yet, you are probably visiting or passing through Utah. There are several dozen locations in the state including one at the SLC airport and a few in neighboring states. I have been to most UT restaurants because I use them to cater food for my job. But, I also take my family when... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I always get the pork salad. I cut the whole thing in half and save it for the next day. I just really wish they had a drive thru!

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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
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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