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Cafe Rio

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821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9745
801-756-9088
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food good service chaotic

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
todd z
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
via mobile
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
7 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 .

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Thank malima8
American Fork, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank MelissaHendershot
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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Thank todd z
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Thank Scott B
Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
10 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!

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Thank karolyvaczy
Utah
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60 reviews
24 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?

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Thank sehbrook
Highland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Thank David M
salt lake city, utah
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

people stand in long lines to eat rice, beans and sweet pork and they are willing to pay a lot of cash to do it. give me taco bell any day.

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Thank homerrita
American Fork, Utah
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food! But filling out this 100 minimum review sucks. Make sure you eat the sweet pork it is the best!

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Thank Danjahson
Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I get the enchiladas every time. They are superb. Get a side of fresh, hot tortillas and dip them in the cheese dip. Family members love the burritos and salads. Fresh, high quality, lost cost food!

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Thank Tisha399

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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