The food at Cafe Rio is reliable and always good. I have tried the Lake Forest and Tustin locations. It has the Chipotle-type preparation, where you request what you want on your selection. It also has the noisy echo with concrete floors. I personally get tired of the noise, so don't go that often; I hear they do that to keep people from staying too long but they should consider that people may not frequent the restaurant due to the noisy atmosphere.
The tables are bolted to the floor, so you can't move them around for large groups, unless you find the one that moves and slide it between the permanent tables.
I like the pork barbacoa although it is a bit sweet; there is a good selection of drinks and the ice, for the ice aficionados, is the mini pebbles.
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