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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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62 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8193
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Setting is very casual and family friendly. Large portions for entrees; could easily be split unless you're super hungry. Kids get a free cheese quesadilla! Food tastes great. Love their pica de gala.

Thank Stacey C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Ok. First of all this is fast food. Don't expect a waiter or waitress to take your order and have quiet private dining. So if you are ok with crowds, waiting in line to order your food and noise in the dining area you will be just fine. The food is great! Definitely one of my favorite "Utah" Mexican places.... More 

Thank gingersnapsmama
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Always clean, always fresh, tasty Mexican food. Informal setting, a regular hangout for our family. Good attitude among staff.

Thank Tony d
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Love this place...such a good place to eat and socialize...never had any bad food ave the ambience is wonderful to have lunch or dinner. DON'T GO TO CLIFF HOUSE, PLACE SUCKS!!

Thank Derek S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

A Utah hit! Everyone loves this place. My favorite is a shredded beef salad with creamy Cilantro dressing. The sweet pork is a local favorite. Fast and reliable

Thank BeckyLL_13
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323 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I forgot how good this place is! Sadly, this place tends to be the last place on my list to go for a quick lunch because the parking lot is often full and I also expect a long line inside. That said, they know how to move a line! Today, I got the pork salad with the creamy house dressing--sooo... More 

Thank Esteph55
Draper, Utah
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Café Rio is a Draper staple-unique Mexican/latin style foods-large portions. Salads are great & filling, Sweet Pork Barbacoa is my favorite--their Tortilla soup is also very good, but a little bit salty. Difficult parking at this location at lunch.

Thank Greg J
Central Utah
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

On Sunday, August 23, 2015, my wife and I had a lunch date at Cafe Rio on a gift card I had received. She and I have gone to Cafe Rio before, both together and separately, at various locations. The Draper location did not disappoint either of us, despite the crazy way to leave there on the surface streets. But,... More 

Thank Brightpool
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

As soon as I get off the plane in Salt Lake City, Utah when visiting your family I go straight to Café Rio. My whole family knows the drills and they are all prepared! NEVER have I had such Mexican food anywhere and I have eaten in Mexico City an all over the entire U.S. because Mexican is our FAVORITE... More 

Thank Photographer801
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very good atmosphere, family friendly, great food, staff was great and up beat. Will defiantly visit again when in the area!!

Thank bobbyc178

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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: 62 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8193
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Draper
  • Phone Number: 801-572-3125

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