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Cafe Rio

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821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9745
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a quick bite. Love the burritos, I always tell them to load it up with salad, best with lots and lots of cilantro .

Thank malima8
American Fork, Utah
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! It is one of our favorite restaurants in town. They are efficient & friendly, and most importantly the food is amazing! Our favorite is the sweet pork salad. There are several low-carb and healthy options here as well which we love.

Thank MelissaHendershot
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I like this chain and the food was fine. I was surprised that even though there were no lines and it wasn't a busy time that the service felt just like it was rush hour. Not a friendly place, but the food was good

Thank todd z
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Prices keep creepin' on up while portions go down. Apparently asking for extra pico is the same as asking for one extra piece of tomato. I've been charged for too many things that I didn't order - like dressing, cheese, etc. I didn't ask for the dressing so why are you charging me? It's not even on my tray. This... More 

Thank Scott B
Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We love this place! Great service, fast and they have huge portions. Good thing is they haven't changed in the past for the worst as some chains do; cafe rio rocks!

Thank karolyvaczy
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been so many times and watched them slop the food in the plate. Not appetizing at all. Funny that there's only two choices but it all turns out the same. The food is to sweet. And the salsa is red hot or green mild. Why don't they have red mild?

Thank sehbrook
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We eat at this place at least a couple times a month, if not weekly. Sometimes the lines can be kind of long, but the food is awesome. The only problem is all other mexican food seems pretty crappy after this place... except Barbacoa is still good.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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 84003-9745
  • 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?