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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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900 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405-4423
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Milan, Italy
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Cafe Rio while passing through town. You order your food "Chipotle " style, where you choose your dish, then your meat, finally all the toppings. Everything was really fresh and super tasty. The portions are large so plan on having left overs or go halfsies with someone. We took a trip to flavor town that we... More 

Thank Lillian G
Brunswick, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, fresh, and fast food! Everyone in my party was happy with their meal. The homemade tortillas were fun to watch being made too!

Thank Michelle M
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife loves this place and took me for the first time. Food was pretty good, I had the burrito. I will definitely return when in town.

Thank Tim B
Redmond, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Im a huge fan of Tacos - specifically GOOD Mexican Taquerias. THIS IS THE ONE to go to while in Great Falls, MT. When I arrived, the atmosphere was lively. Large sitting area with people eating, the line was at least 20 people deep (a sure sign of popularity) and the kitchen was fully staffed with a dozen people working..... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is affordable and clean. Supports the Military and the service is Great. In my opinion one of the better places in Great Falls

Thank Thomas F
Florence, Mississippi
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We were visiting our grandson and he suggested Cafe Rio. It was busy and the smell drew you in. We ordered different items and watched them prepare in front of ys. There was more food than we could eat. It was the best Mexican food we have had in a long, long time. Thank you grandson!!!

Thank Travelinround2013
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time to eat here. I like that they have a gluten free option. The Tostada was so yummy! Loved the Mint Lime tea too!

Thank Eileen H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Love eating here. Love the food, but the line takes forever. However, you can order on line if you have 1/2 before you want it. That is the min. time in which your order will be ready.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Love the fresh tortillas, and salsa. Not a lot of choices for meals. Made fresh in front of you. Not authentic, but ok for a quick grab.

Thank Suzanne B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

So this place is crazy busy at lunchtime. At first I was a little put off because the guys in the serving line seemed very gruff and a little rude but I guess I am a little hard to hear over that much noise. Food was so worth the chaos though. Excellent tacos and burritos and we happen to stop... More 

Thank Annette S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405-4423
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?