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“Over Priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Rio

Cafe Rio
Ranked #64 of 249 Restaurants in Coeur d'Alene
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hayden Lake, ID
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Over Priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I held off going to Cafe Rio as it was always crowded due to being the "new guy in town".
When I finally did go I found it was pure chaos placing your order as the staff is falling all over itself to put your choice together. You are asked the same questions over and over during the construction of your choice.....very noisy....cafeteria style.
Food was ok but prices are way out of line for what you get.
I shall not return.

  • Visited September 2012
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fresh, homemade tortillas, good and fast Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Their sweet pork dishes are delicious. Their tortillas are homemade and tasty. Their salad is huge and very filling. Tuesdays you can get tacos for $1.50. I had their coconut mango shrimp tacos and unfortunately they overcooked their shrimp! They also need to cut their lettuce to bit size pieces. Overall, their food is fresh and delicious. Their three kinds of limeade is delicious especially when you mix all three together.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank gemgirl612
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“yumm!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is the freshest fast food mexican you can get in CDA. It is always yummy and the staff is always polite.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Kim R
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CDA, ID
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Popular with the locals”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

This resturant is a few miles from home so we decided to try it out. It's set up like a Subway, but less organized. Four different people were involved in building our meals and we were each asked 5 times what we wanted (one person had to ask twice). This is annoying. The Barbacoa Pork is their signature dish and I can tell you the recipe; Take a bunch of pulled pork and add a ton of sugar. They also have fruity drinks that are supposed to be "Mexicanish" but it's just typical fruits you'd expect to find south of the border with a ton of sugar. In fact, everything except the tortillas were dosed with sugar. The tortillas are great - soft and flavorful. This place is sure to be popular for a long time as long as they keep feeding us lots of that sweet stuff.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank glelvis
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