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Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
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15 S River Rd, St. George, UT 84790-2106
+1 435-656-0200
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and very good service. Place was very crowded on a Friday night but the line went surprisingly fast. The Crew was on the ball and really moving. Hope they got a break eventually. We were impressed.

Thank Quadyak
Atlanta, Georgia
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this place. We stopped here on our way from Vegas to Hurricane/Zion. Food was good and super quick service

Thank Lem1
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stand in line and order your food sort of place, but it means you get exactly what you want while you watch them make it. My corn tortillas for the excellent chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce I ordered were freshly made as I waited. The line can be long at peak times but it moves well... More 

Thank BRDchelseafans
Provo, Utah
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

After waiting in line for 30 minutes to get a freaking burrito, then I get attitude from the guy making it. They've got at least 20 employees and they can't even make your food in less than 15 minutes. This place is a joke and I will never be back.

Thank stephen f
Beachwood, Ohio
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141 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

There are several chains of fast food Mexican in St. George and Rio is one of them. All are pretty tasty and inexpensive.

Thank beachwoodman
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

My wife and I go to Cafe Rio all the time. It's great. Food is hot and tasty. I recommend the sweet pork anything... Only negative would be how they deal with gift cards. They allow people in the food line to hold up everything while they process gift cards. Terrible!!! After Thanksgiving sale was awful!!! Only food orders should... More 

Thank retiredUtah
The Woodlands, Texas
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

A trip to Utah is not complete without a steak salad cover in tomatillo sauce or a steak burrito enchilada style.

Thank Jayre
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went here twice during my stay. The food was great both times, but was still more of a step up from a Chipotle or Bullritos than a true Mexican cafe. Lines were long at lunch, so be prepared to wait. If you have a big party, you'll need someone to save a seat. Portions are ample, so it's a good... More 

Thank Sindahar
St. George, Utah
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Cafe Rio is the type of restaurant that offers you choices of Burritos, Salads, etc. that are prepared right in front of your eyes as you go through the line to pay. Not a Cafeteria because they prepare your meal as you choose it to be prepared.

Thank Beadreaming
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574 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

You got to be ready when you walk up for your order ... Food Preppers are fast and you get your food quickly ... Reminds me very much of Mo's Southwest Grill which is popular in the East. Steak Burrito was outstanding. Pretty busy place with the self service and seating arrangement.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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: 15 S River Rd, St. George, UT 84790-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  St. George
  • Phone Number: +1 435-656-0200

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