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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Great Falls, Montana
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
10 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
Albany, Oregon
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351 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

When I walked in the line was not long but it took forever to get food. Normally they are quick but it just moved very slow. The food was fresh and tasted great which is why I stopped in.

Thank Karlina C
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

They offer 50% on Mondays to all military, hats off to them, I didn't find many places in Great Falls that did. You know when you offer a discount, they will be back on undiscounted days too. Food was very good also

Thank Michelle P
Great Falls, Montana
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Best fast food Mexican in town. Made fresh right before your eyes. Yes, you can ask them not to sing!

Thank Frankie H
Great Falls, Montana
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Cafe Rio is one of my favorite lunch spots -- their grilled chicken is so tasty and the tortillas they make in front of you are the best ever. The atmosphere, while noisy due to the open ceiling -- the food is just great. Love the easy feel to the place -- lots of good servers and preparers --... More 

Thank PatrGF

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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, 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. South., Great Falls, MT
  • 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?