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Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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15 S River Rd, St. George, UT 84790-2106
+1 435-656-0200
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Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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St. George, Utah
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Cafe Rio is the type of restaurant that offers you choices of Burritos, Salads, etc. that are prepared right in front of your eyes as you go through the line to pay. Not a Cafeteria because they prepare your meal as you choose it to be prepared.

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Thank Beadreaming
PA
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574 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

You got to be ready when you walk up for your order ... Food Preppers are fast and you get your food quickly ... Reminds me very much of Mo's Southwest Grill which is popular in the East. Steak Burrito was outstanding. Pretty busy place with the self service and seating arrangement.

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Washington, Utah
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was absolutely horrific. I went there for lunch, the line was only at half capacity, and I waited for 20 MINUTES. They weren't even short on staff; just incredibly slow. By the time I do get to order, I wait another 10 minutes to get to the end to pay for it. However, and the last 'station' where... More 

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Thank Liv G
Clinton, Utah, USA
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food at all cafe rio's is always amazing. the service is fast and the food is fantastic. even if it looks busy, still go in because they are quick and the food is great. great location as it was across the street from our hotel

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Thank Bryan G
Spokane, Washington
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124 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Café Rio has always been a family favorite. The St. George location is clean, fast and delicious. I love getting their smothered burritos with pork. So tasty!

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Thank MiShellery
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of the best casual mexican food I have ever been. We went twice to try different dishes. Excellent. AND I am a picky eater :-)

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Thank annainthesun
St. George, Utah
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Going down hill. Excess assembly line service style conducive to high employee turnover. They do try, but are inundated. Served in pie tins, which are, at best, lukewarm after waiting in line/cashier, and reaching your table. Success due to relative expediency, high seasoning (salt), and no tipping necessary.

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Thank HRMZ
Nevada
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312 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Traveling through St George and stop here and paid $39.25 for 4 tacos and 1 salad with two drinks. Have to admit the food was good and tasted fresh also the GUACAMOLE was excellent not a puree type. The meat is very limited in portion. The only problem is your family with bunch children this place will require two credit... More 

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Thank Matusla
Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food is Tex-Mex in flavor. Fresh tortillas being made as you watch. We ordered the Chile Verde burrito caliente style and the shredded chicken salad with the creamy dressing. Always good. Always busy at lunch and dinner time. You stand in line to order but it goes quickly . This is favorite lunch spot.

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Thank KBSLC
Ankeny
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I traveled here 9 mos ago and had this catered to our event. I'm back in town and had to stop in. Delicious as usual, and i ate way too much. Long wait in line and very loud atmosphere, but very delicious food!

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Thank Pattie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 S River Rd, St. George, UT 84790-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  St. George
  • Phone Number: +1 435-656-0200

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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?