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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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4414 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-3023
+1 970-530-2700
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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Went while visiting family... casual walk-up counter you order & they dress it as you go down line. 5.99 Tuesday specials, can't be beat. Everything was fresh & tasty this would be a regular go to place...Taco Salad w/sweet pork,outstanding...not a outta the box tortilla bowl either it was edible!Ranch dressing..superior! Love it! Will be back next time in town!

Thank Richie B
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious!!! Chicken enchilada and chips with Pico and guacamole couldn't be better!!! All the meats were tender and tasty!

Thank JulieLabat13
Charleston, South Carolina
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269 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best fast casual mexican I've ever had. Home made tortillas were awesome. Tons of flavor in the meat. Really friendly.

Thank BumblechickFood
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Our first time visiting this restaurant and was disappointed by the whole experience. The cashier was rude, the trash cans were heaping, there was no ice and the mixed lemonades were gone. We will not return. So sad!

Thank Chunkyairmanjace
Estes Park, Colorado
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The shrimp tacos on Saturdays are fantastic! Always try to go when down in the valley on a Saturday.

Thank Thomas W
Erie, Colorado
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place if you want fresh and delicious Mexican food. It is better than most resaurants. All the tacos are awesome and the burritos are amazing give it a try.

Thank SheriKonaHawaii
Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The only reason this restaurant gets two stars is the food was really good. The employees were really struggling at running a restaurant and extremely rude. The restaurant was about a quarter of its capacity with patrons on a Friday night and they had run out of rice among other items, like chicken, guacamole, soup, 3 out of 4 of... More 

Thank Ryan L
Estes Park, Colorado
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The special for Thursday is Tamales. I had the pork and they were excellent. My wife had a pork taco, which she really enjoyed.

Thank Thomas W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The restaurant catered the event put on by the Coloradoan in their upstairs venue and included a musician group playing salsa. The group actually plays the either the first or second Tuesday of every month at the restaurant. I think it would be a little unfair of me to rate the food because it was buffet style at the event.... More 

Thank David B
Greeley, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent! The kids even went crazy for it. Cafe Rio blows away all the other competition

Thank Melissa V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4414 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-3023
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-530-2700

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