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Cafe Rio

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821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9742
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the pork salad. It took 10 minutes to order on the phone because she couldn't understand me. Then I asked for extra dressing instead they put the Verde sauce in the bag and to top it off the pork was a big clunk not shredded at all. Disappointed in this location. Won't be back.

Thank Tonya B
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

never disappointed in food there always fresh and good prices are reasonable for quality of food busy on weekends plan on that

Thank JackR1872AA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Café Rio, but will never return to this location. Their service sets an all time low for any restaurant. We've tried this location over and over, but no more. There is a new Café Rio opening in Lehi (Traverse Mountain). We just hope that they don't bring any of the people from American Fork.

Thank TreasuredTraveler
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I am pretty unadventurous at cafe rio, but food is always good, great atmosphere, most of the staff are Mexican. Be prepared to wait at peak times. Good food, prices good.

Thank Tony d
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

One line worker was new, and I have patience for the on-the-job-trainees, but his co- workers were no examples to learn from! Hubby and I often choose Mexican when we're traveling because it's adaptable to being vegan-friendly, but this was not a good choice! This Chipoltle-style restaurant lists a vegetarian salad bowl on its menu board, but the line workers... More 

Thank Susan B
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

So good and I feel good about eating at Cafe Rio. The food is not only so delicious but it is healthy! My favorite is the pork barbaccoa burrito made enchilada style. Try their key lime pie, too It is delicious! Everything is made fresh while you watch them cook it. You travel down the line next to a glass... More 

Thank Mary M
Lehi, Utah
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We waited in line to order and the whole time the people working there are cussing loudly. They acted like they thought they were incredibly funny. They hardly acknowledged we were there. They were really rude and the food was only average.

1 Thank Melinda C
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I love modernization and updating, but not at the expense of losing your identity. I walked into the new remodeled American Fork location and was a bit shocked. I felt I was at a glorified taco bell. Needless to say it looks cleaner and newer but definitely not Cafe Rio, more like Cafeteria by the River. Now the two stars... More 

Thank uglytruth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

The food was good as usual. The facility was undergoing remodeling so it was a little out of the ordinary.

Thank Cary P
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This Cafe Rio is always busy and it's because the food is so good! I love the salad with the sweet pork. I also love the coconut shrimp tacos, but hate that they're only available once a week. The whole family loves their food and drink options.

Thank bluebooks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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 - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9742
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  American Fork
  • Phone Number: 801-756-9088

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