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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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Rocky Mountains
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I eat here practically every week. The salad is huge...I usually share with my daughter. Great taste, ample portions, order and pick it up yourself so there's no tip. We love Cafe Rio.

Thank mom4travelguide
Brigham City, Utah
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Fast, tasty, healthy. I love to eat here and save the leftover for the next day.

Thank bakaroma
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2012

There food is fantastic but it is frustrating that they charge for absolutely everything. Extra sauce $1, extra dressing $1 and so on but it really is terrific. I love both the Pork Burrito and the Pork salad.

Thank scottdca
Murray, Utah
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is restaurant quality Mexican at the speed of fast food. The sauces and dressings here are fantastic.

Thank kirbmeister
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2012

The fresh made tortilla is the best part about the food here. The meat is okay at best, and the sauce and topping are not nearly as good as Chipotle. I have eaten here twice just to make sure that I wasn't missing something because I heard good things about Cafe Rio, but I can't see it. You can get... More 

1 Thank pbekas23
Redlands, California
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2012

I do not understand the fascination of Cafe Rio. I find it nearly inedible. In addition, the restaurants are extremely noisy. The only reason I went more than once was because of work colleagues.

1 Thank GatoRat
slc, utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2012

I've been to this place several times due to meetings, BUT I've always been disappointed, perhaps because I am Latino and I expect more. The salsa is weak and the food is bland. If you are looking for some good home made and hot Mexican plates, avoid Cafe Rio oh and they serve their margaritas in small glasses .

2 Thank rudyluna
Ogden, Utah
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 25, 2012

very generic mexican food everything taste the same go local instead

1 Thank looloo306
Saint George, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 24, 2012

I enjoyed taking part in their activities and dining on cuisine.

Thank Jay L
Ogden, Utah
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2012

Sweet Pork - the best in anything :) Always fresh, always good

Thank Millerfam84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?