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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
+1 801-463-7250
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Mexican food by far! Everything they have is flavorful and yummy. Their shredded porky is probably their most popular. Their salads are served in homemade flour tortillas, choice of meat, beans, rice and best dressing is creamy tomatillo. Salads, burritos, tostadas, tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All are large serving and incredible flavor.

Thank SlcLuvtatravel
Salt Lake City, UT
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219 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I love Cafe Rio! However the quality of service is highly inconsistent from location to location. This location was out of guacamole a whole hour before close and were not going to make any more. I don't know how you can call yourself a Mexican restaurant if you don't keep the guac coming. #justsaying

Thank Heather G
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went with a group of coworkers for lunch. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican flavors but their dishes looked amazing and were all finished. Large portions. I am Gluten Free (sensitivity, not Celiac) and ordered a bed of lettuce with rice, black beans, and cheese. All their tortillas are flour based and would definitely contaminate if someone was celiac.... More 

Thank Waddzie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I love the food at Cafe Rio, it's my favorite stop if there's one in the area I am visiting! I live the taco and salad....try it you'll like it!

Thank Layla R
Livermore, Colorado
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1,127 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Mexican salads on s 4 star plane with s budget budget. Wow such fresh good large quantities and fast service. Unlimited drinks but come hit the great good food

Thank M Richard M
Reno, Nevada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Rio started out in St George, Utah and has grown like crazy and have a lot of locations in the West. It is fresh fast food, quick service and A+ food ever thing on the menu is good , however the Sweet Pork is the best. !!!! I have eaten at many of their locations and never had a... More 

Thank cpriaulx
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I really like Cafe Rio! Who doesn't? Actually my kids don't but they only like to eat at probably 5 restaurants. I love the salad! They have the best tortillas ever!

Thank Mandy S
Midland, Texas
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were a little skeptical on entering, the menu resembles a Mexican food subway, choose your dish (enchilada, taco,) choose your meat (carnitas, chicken, steak) add your toppings. I had steak burritos smothered in green chile sauce and they were AMAZING! Husband had carnitas tacos in green sauce, and they too were amazing. Highly recommend!

Thank Jaadams2013
Enterprise, Alabama
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I really was looking forward to eating here after people I become friends with from SAltlake City raved about the food here. The food was amazing. I ate the sweet pork burrito and it was huge! Could easily split between two people. The ingredients are fresh including the tortilla. You can really taste the difference! I wish they had a... More 

Thank redeffects
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fast, delicious smothered burritos and salads. I order the pork with/out beans. It's easy to customize your order

Thank FriedaBerlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3025 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-463-7250

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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?