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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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62 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8193
+1 801-572-3125
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Taylorsville, Utah
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Rio is a great choice no matter which store you choose - But the one on Taylorsville (5400 S. and Redwood) is exceptional !!!!! With the exception of one full-service Mexican restaurant, I cannot name another Mexican restaurant I enjoy as much as this one. Excellent food, service, portions, prices, etc!

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Thank dianaelms
Los Angeles, CA
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Is there no humanity? Clearly not at Cafe Rio. The moment I walk into a Cafe Rio, anxiety ensues. It's always loud, crowded, tables messy and there's a long, winding line to face. Then once it's my turn to order, I can only expect to be barked at and rushed through the conveyor belt of options. The worst is when... More 

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Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious however portions are enourmous! I recommend sharing food. The delivery came really fast when we ordered

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Thank florcisfiore
Draper, Utah, USA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I like spicy, flavorful Mexican food and Cafe Rio is not that. Beef burrito was just too sweet and most of the flavor was in the tortilla. Not my kind of food. Also, the line was way to long to get food I found to be below average. Go to Costa Vida or Barbacoa in Draper is you want this... More 

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Thank Mike M
San Marcos
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The service at this restaurant is slower than other fast food places I have visited. I think Costa Vida is better and is not such a loud environment. The parking at this location sucks too

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Thank Jeremy H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 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 

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Thank gingersnapsmama
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Arrived about an hour before closing and received prompt service. Ordered their marinated sweet shredded pork burrito. Really enjoyed the flavor and fresh ingredients.

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Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Café Rio is Old Faithful for us because it is smashing every time, the service is incredibly fast, and everything is fresh including the tortillas! The salmon tacos are tasty and very filling but my favorite is the vegetarian salad. I also like the burritos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

awesome food but cashier was cranky. I have been at this location a lot and i always get good service and food!

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Thank Allison M
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Stacey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 801-572-3125

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