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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
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3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
+1 801-463-7250
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love pulled pork quesadillas, this is the place to go to! It has been one of my favorite things to order since I was little, now I am almost off to college. 10/10 would recommend going here.

Thank Rachel C
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

10 years ago this was a great concept with clean restaurants and good service. Now the food is below subpar and the service is horrible. Beware. Their beans (both pinto and black) are no longer consistent or healthy and they regularly mess up take out orders. If you are looking for that smothered pork burrito from yesteryear, you won't find... More 

Thank Wade B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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162 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Fresh Mexican food delivered fast. Select a menu option (Taco, salad, Tostada, burrito, etc) and pick a Protein) , then watch it prepared to order with fresh, hot tortilla's. There are daily specials and I like that you can opt for half orders.

Thank UtahJerry
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6 reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food by far! Everything they have is flavorful and yummy. Their shredded porky is probably their most popular. Their salads are served in homemade flour tortillas, choice of meat, beans, rice and best dressing is creamy tomatillo. Salads, burritos, tostadas, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All are large serving and incredible flavor.

Thank SlcLuvtatravel
Salt Lake City, UT
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252 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016

I love Cafe Rio! However the quality of service is highly inconsistent from location to location. This location was out of guacamole a whole hour before close and were not going to make any more. I don't know how you can call yourself a Mexican restaurant if you don't keep the guac coming. #justsaying

Thank Heather G
Red Wing, Minnesota
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Went with a group of coworkers for lunch. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican flavors but their dishes looked amazing and were all finished. Large portions. I am Gluten Free (sensitivity, not Celiac) and ordered a bed of lettuce with rice, black beans, and cheese. All their tortillas are flour based and would definitely contaminate if someone was celiac.... More 

Thank Waddzie
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I love the food at Cafe Rio, it's my favorite stop if there's one in the area I am visiting! I live the taco and salad....try it you'll like it!

Thank Layla R
Livermore, Colorado
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1,252 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Mexican salads on s 4 star plane with s budget budget. Wow such fresh good large quantities and fast service. Unlimited drinks but come hit the great good food

Thank M Richard M
Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Rio started out in St George, Utah and has grown like crazy and have a lot of locations in the West. It is fresh fast food, quick service and A+ food ever thing on the menu is good , however the Sweet Pork is the best. !!!! I have eaten at many of their locations and never had a... More 

Thank cpriaulx
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

I really like Cafe Rio! Who doesn't? Actually my kids don't but they only like to eat at probably 5 restaurants. I love the salad! They have the best tortillas ever!

Thank Mandy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-463-7250

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