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Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Fast food
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
+1 435-781-8100
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (10 reviews)
“tortillas” (8 reviews)
“barbacoa” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
$$ - $$$
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would rate it higher but the store needs to be deep cleaned. The floor shows mop marks and the area behind the counter was greasy and needed to be cleaned. The food was excellent, I had fire grilled steak enchiladas and they were well...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loves Cafe Rio and this one was no different. They were making fresh tortillas right there and the staff were friendly. Great price for hot delicious and quick food.

Thank k8leonard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at cafe Rio is a delicious step above “fast food” but the style of service is definitely fast food. While it’s appreciative that the food is made quickly, it was a little disconcerting that the girl making my salad was so quick that...More

Thank mamafly
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The food is wonderful and has specials each day. Go on Tuesday when many of the dishes are $5.49. They were busy when I went so you can order ahead and pick up.

Thank Jayceen C
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat on a date night. Love the fresh tortillas and food. We enjoy the Quesadilla's and all the meat options: -shredded chicken -grilled chicken -roasted beef -grilled steak Our favorite is the sweet pork barbacoa. Always leave well fed.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

It is like all cafe Rios, food is good like always. The staff here was very fast and friendly the night I went.

Thank SteveE304
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Always fast service even when there's a line. Best meal for the money in Vernal, especially on Tuesdays.

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch while on a camping trip and were originally going to go to a different fast food restaurant when we saw a string of Utah State Trooper patrol cars in front of Cafe' Rio. This was hint #1 that the food was...More

Thank travelingCAgal
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I always enjoy eating a cafe Rio. And this one is no exception. Excellent food and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I was taught that when you have nothing nice to say it is better to say nothing, so my review of Cafe Rio should have ended right there. However, TripAdvisor requires reviews to be more than 100 words long. This place was not good: the...More

Thank Gabriel M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal
  • Phone Number: +1 435-781-8100
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