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“Over-rated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rio

Cafe Rio
15 S River Road, St. George, UT 84790
435-656-0200
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Ranked #30 of 194 Restaurants in St. George
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
St. George, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Over-rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A big hit in Utah, owing to meal less than $10.00, and no tip necessary. Tastiness is
mainly attributed to plentiful salt. Pie tins don't hold the heat well by the time you wait to
check-out (cafeteria style) and reach your table after obtaining your drink(s) and plastic utensils.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Cheap and fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and on our way to Vegas, had dinner there. It's very loud but the food is good and very reasonable. Line up to order your meal - it's a bit like Subway in that respect. There are different sizes of servings but my small pork taco was ample and delicious. I hope they expand the chain and at least open some in Florida!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Part of a chain of mexican food joints located in St. George. Good food, fairly inexpensive, and quick.

Visited October 2013
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West Yellowstone, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Someone Please Explain How This is No. 1 Rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Oh, I know, because it's Utah. But seriously, this is fast food, not a real restaurant. It is also not good. They use flour tortillas for the "enchiladas" which is just wrong and they do not have refried beans. The "Mexican rice" also does not appear to be fried or have tomatoes in the recipe. Really really wrong. Big, noisy, and bad. If you like that, go ahead and

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Mixed reaction - go elsewhere if possible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was just down from our hotel and we were hungry. It is better than a Taco Bell, but not by much. You stand in line and order your food to be made up. Everything seems to be put into a round aluminum pan so foods get scrambled easily. A woman was making fresh tortillas, which was encouraging. The servers behind the counter want to hurry you along and when I asked for an explanation of a sauce, the server shurgged and glopped some sauce on top of mine and passed it along! It tasted OK, but hard to distinguish what I was eating. There seemed to be a lot of locals doing take out. It was noisy with families. We found Pancho & Leftys the second time thru town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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