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“Amazing place. Very authentic and fresh. They make their own tortillas seconds before u eat them.” 5 of 5 stars
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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
6158 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA
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Ranked #76 of 326 Restaurants in Falls Church
Cuisines: Mexican
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing place. Very authentic and fresh. They make their own tortillas seconds before u eat them.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

It was our first time here and wont be our last. When u first walk in the door you are invited by tasteful vibrant mexican decor. You go up to the counter and build your order. They make tortillas as you are ordering. Theres a great selection of meats, sauces, and veggies. It's super fresh and reminds me of a trip to mexico. Their tortilla soup was great and the enchilada sauce is very tasty. Also, they have authentic mexican drinks. I must have gotten 4 refills of the fresh strawberry limeade. You wont be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Fear, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Came in Hungry and
Left Fed thanks very pleased love the style and the taste of the food like an authentic Mexican Restaurant without the wait

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laredo, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Very similar to Chipotle, but great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

One of the guys behind the counter must love working there - he was in a great mood and got all the other employees together to welcome me loudly as a first-timer. Food was very good and prices are fair, particularly for Taco Tuesday.

  • Visited May 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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auburnyellowrose
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Like something out of your grandma's kitchen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I was skeptical of this place because of an incident at work. Neither here nor there. So I went to Taco Tuesday (advice: go early!) and was pleasantly surprised. The flour tortillas are made in front of customers and everything is pretty organized (efficient no but organized). Needless to say ordering two chicken tacos with pico, lettuce, and sour cream with some rice and beans on the side is a full meal for me. Delish. The tortillas are the secret weapon for their success. Amazing. The company is family friend with children under 6 eating free.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“I Love Cafe Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I have to confess that I have been eating at Cafe Rio since 1998 at its locations in Utah, so I was very pleased when a franchise opened in Falls Church. For those looking for a much better alternative to fast Mexican chains like Chipotle, look no further. This places if fresh, fast, and delicious. I love everything that I have had on the menu, including burritos, nachos, tostada, and salads. I will return, again and again . . .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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