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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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139 N State St, Orem, UT 84057-5509
+1 801-822-5700
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food! I love there salads and burritos... my favorite meat is the shredded beef. I have to have this a couple times a month or Costa Vida... both are great. Cafe rio is always busy though, sometimes we can't find seating.

Thank Melissa H
Vacaville, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lines are generally long, but that's because everyone loves the food here! Wait for it...you will be glad you did. You watch them prepare your food as you move along the line. Everything is made fresh...even the tortillas are made before your eyes. The horchata is excellent and free refills! Yay! (Always a winner with me.) The prices are... More 

Thank VacavilleMom95687
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I pick up Cafe Rio usually once a week and sometimes more often. All of their food is great! I just hate the long lines, but that's how it is at a place everyone likes!

Thank Linda G
Orem, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Rio started in Utah and it has become a home town favorite. They've remained true to their recipes. The fajita grilled steak burrito with hot sauce, served enchilada style with salsa fresca continues to be my favorite. They recently opened their 100th franchise. A very popular place and a favorite among all of my family members.

Thank Thepeacemaker68
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

As always the food was good, however, the cashier was terrible! Extremely rude and although the staff had made a mistake she was unwilling to offer help and very degrading about the problem. Although it was a minor issue her attitude made it a bad experience. I will be looking for other places to eat in the future like Bajio.

Thank Derek O
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We are never disappointed with Cafe Rio's. We enjoy going there for great food. Not too much atmosphere, usually too noisy but you go there for the Mexican food!

Thank Roland K M
PARADOX, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Festive, fresh, busy, quality food and service. You watch them prepare your order as you select the exact ingredients you prefer. The service is fast, friendly and accomodating.

Thank paulrG5469FZ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sweet Pork Burrito! Cant go wrong! They have great customer service! Buy 9 and get one free! Local Utah company that kills it!

Thank Josh R
Columbus, Ohio
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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Cafe Rio never disappoints! I always have to make a stop when I travel to Utah. The burrito enchilada style is heavenly! I never have enough room for dessert, because the burrito is so huge, but if you're going only for dessert their 3 leches and key lime pie are both delightful.

Thank Thompsonian
East Windsor, New Jersey
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you want some decent Mexican fast food and quick, Café Rio won't disappoint. The service approach is more laid-back cafeteria style, but the food was fresh and hot and all served in a round aluminum container. You do have some options as to how the items are prepared. I'm told they have a GREAT coconut flan dessert - but... More 

Thank KMRadz

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 N State St, Orem, UT 84057-5509
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Orem
  • Phone Number: +1 801-822-5700

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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?