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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
936-639-4471
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Texas
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an incredible stop on our road trip. The decor of this cafe was memorable. Every room had an awesome theme & lots of interesting paintings & stories. The Mexican food was so very good- all home made & plenty of it. The waitstaff was very attentive, very nice & friendly. We will definitely eat here the next time... More 

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Thank MAM S
Lufkin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been in Lufkin for at least 20 years. The food is always great and its always packed. This is the best tex-mex place in Lufkin. Rustic ambience on the inside, loud mexican music, its like a party all the time. Love this place!

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Thank tishbiv
Abilene, TX
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the overwhelming majority of the many reviews are favorable & I have little more to add. I'm fast becoming a fish tacos junkie (thanks, Rubios!) & Café Del Rio didn't disappoint with its offering (seasoned with a tasty sauce that had a bit more kick than I prefer, but I'm a wimp). My daughter & son-in-law brought us to a... More 

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Thank Abilene_Birder
Lufkin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too loud and chaotic. I would never recommend this restaurant for a wonderful evening. Seats were dirty and the food was lukewarm. I started to send it back! We apologized over and over to my in-laws. They were not at all impressed.

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Thank Jaytruby
Lufkin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

You are always greeted at first sight, I always have the enchilada dinner. I have been eating at cafe del rio for years and it is always the same satisfaction with the service and servers, GREATNESS!!!!

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Thank 372janiced
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great chips and salsa, short wait, great food, fast service! Easy to find on Timberland Drive just a couple blocks north of the mall .

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Thank Sammy C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Food comes out really fast and is always delicious! The servers are always friendly! My favorite is the chicken fajitas. I tried the stuffed potato recently and it was really good as well! The only downside is they make you pay for the green sauce and there are no refills! Boo!

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Thank Cody H
Lufkin, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Oh my! Can we say the best Mexican restaurant in lufkin Texas!! My husband and I love eating here!! Always have to get the green sauce and cheese dip appetizer! The beer on tap is awesome!! Chips of ice forms because the mug is so cold !! Enjoy

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Thank chrisron14
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Love this place fast friendly great food. Always try to eat here when we come to town. They have the best nachos and very large plate of them

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Thank brebre6106
Houston, Texas
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524 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We happen to stumble across this place on our way home from Louisiana to Houston, so glad we did. My husband had the fajitas with the rice and beans that we're all great. I had the spinach quesadilla which had a bit too much spinach. The salsa tasted too much like ketchup and the chips were okay. HONESTY. I left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: 936-639-4471

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