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“Fresh, delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rio

Cafe Rio
2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
(801) 375-5133
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Ranked #14 of 266 Restaurants in Provo
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This is fast food at its best. The made to order meals are superb and the chicken tortilla soup fabulous.

Visited September 2012
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Utah
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great place to meet friends for lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love their chicken salad! Always happy associates to serve you. Lunch hours can be crazy- I prefer to go early around 11 as the place fills up fast.

Visited August 2012
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Top notch Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I'm talking about the Cafe Rio in Orem on State Street. They are much better than the one up in Leigh. Orem Rio gives better portions of meat in the salads. Great crew. Place is noisy because of all of the chatter from behind the line as they are preparing your order. It is almost like the Samari Warrior working in the burger join. But instead of "Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger" you just hear them asking the customers if the want "Pintos or Black beans", Lime, or whatever goes with you dish. But, the food can't be beaten.

Visited May 2012
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State College, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We love Cafe Rio! We have moved away and miss going there! My favorite is the steak salad and my husband loves the pork burrito! Every time we visit Provo we visit Cafe Rio!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lehi, Utah
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Grill by Far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Absolutely the best! Restaurant quality food at a great price and made to order right before your eyes. I love the pork barbacoa. The medium enchilada sauce is not more spicy than the mild, it is simply more flavorful. They will add it to your quesadilla or salad, upon request. My favorite: Pork barbacoa salad, savory rice, black beans, (a scoop of medium sauce), lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, tortilla chips, a slice of lime, and fresh cilantro. All of this is served in a lightly grilled home made tortilla sprinkled lightly with cheese and complimented by an amazing tomatillo ranch dressing. Everything listed above is standard except what I placed in parenthesis. The burritos are equally delicious (have it "enchilada style" with medium sauce). The quesadillas are amazing (add a scoop of medium sauce to the meat). We have taken many out of town guests to Cafe Rio and each time it has been a delightful success.

Visited July 2012
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