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Cafe Rio

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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139 N State St, Orem, UT 84057-5509
+1 801-822-5700
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sweet Pork Burrito! Cant go wrong! They have great customer service! Buy 9 and get one free! Local Utah company that kills it!

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Thank Josh R
Columbus, Ohio
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169 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Rio never disappoints! I always have to make a stop when I travel to Utah. The burrito enchilada style is heavenly! I never have enough room for dessert, because the burrito is so huge, but if you're going only for dessert their 3 leches and key lime pie are both delightful.

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Thank Thompsonian
East Windsor, New Jersey
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

If you want some decent Mexican fast food and quick, Café Rio won't disappoint. The service approach is more laid-back cafeteria style, but the food was fresh and hot and all served in a round aluminum container. You do have some options as to how the items are prepared. I'm told they have a GREAT coconut flan dessert - but... More 

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Thank KMRadz
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Love Cafe Rio whenever I am in Utah!! The service is quick, the ingredients are fresh and the food is awesome! Between the burritos and salads...it has something for everyone. Easy dine-in and even easier take out. Fast service without the fast food taste!

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Thank gbcb7
Orem, Utah
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Cafe Rio is very good food, prepared quickly and presented well. Although often very crowded, the line moves along quickly and you can sit down and eat. I have only been there for dinner so I don't know what it is like at the lunch time.

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Thank 39douglasm
Provo, Utah
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

First of all, we love Cafe Rio and eat there all the time. Lately my wife has some inexplicable craving for Mango Shrimp Tacos, Cafe Rio's Tuesday Night Special. So, as the first-rate hubby I try to be, we've gone to one of three different Cafe Rio locations, starting at the Orem restaurant at 139 North State St., where they... More 

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Thank Stevan D
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We are from CA so we don't as many Cafe Rio's to choose from as folks do in UT. We love the food, the value, the ambiance, and the great service. We have never been disappointed no matter which Cafe Rio we have gone to. Enjoy.

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Thank SCERandy
utah, usa
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

No thanks. I will go to deliver taco. Cafe Rio stinks. Awful service. For Mexican food this place has No idea what they are doing. Disgusting food handling, and disgusting dining area. Should not be charging insane prices for a cafeteria looking eatery. Hospital food is better and cheaper.

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Thank freewaymaster
Lehi, Utah
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, CR is always crowded no matter when or which location you go to. My food was tasty as always and the line usually moves pretty quickly. Highly recommend the steak salad!

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Thank KO2005
Amherst, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

A group from a meeting that we were attending went here for dinner. It's cafeteria-style: stand in line, order, receive your food, pay, and then look for a place to sit, eat, and bus our table before leaving. Someone did come by our table eventually to ask if everything was OK, or if we needed anything else. Menu is definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 139 N State St, Orem, UT 84057-5509
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
  • Phone Number: +1 801-822-5700

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