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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
+1 801-375-5133
10:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Provo, Utah
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still remember the first time trying Cafe Rio in St. George Utah. We saw this little place in a strip mall with a line going right out into the street. When was asked about it, we were told it would be worth the wait. They weren't wrong. Cafe Rio is the only restaurant I go back to regularly, at... More 

Thank andyp86401
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The staff is always friendly and the food is always hot and fresh! Going into it I wasn't sure how good it would be but after visiting I know I'll be back for more!

Thank Rotchawk
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

As anyone who has visited Utah and been here, they are probably addicted by now. I have family come in from out of state and the first thing they want to do is go here. I absolutely love the Salads and Burritos. The meat is delicious. I prefer the shredded chicken, but most are obsessed with their sweet pork.

Thank Nicole C
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was at work and my homie didn't get to the point of the story so I told him to hurry or Horchata hell up. Good food a little pricey.

Thank Grant I
Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We love Cafe Rio. We like that we will get the same quality food at this location as we do at the one in Las Vegas.

Thank Jan B
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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202 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Have been to this location as well as the one at the airport and it is ALWAYS great. The food is so fresh, and you can customize anything and everything... on a side note also love their fresh drinks like their mint lemonade... so much better than soda!!! Great friendly service as well...

Thank Sean F
Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I visited here after hearing a ton of rave reviews from friends about it being the best place ever. I guess maybe they hyped it up way too much because I was expecting more favorable food that would be making me wish for more, but that was not the case, and I've definitely had MUCH better Mexican.... More 

Thank saibot0001
Provo, Utah
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cafe Rio has a delicious menu of fresh Mexican food. All food is made to order as you go through the line. No frills, just excellent food. A local favorite place to eat!

Thank Larraine N
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

its like a burrito on steroids, I had a wet burrito with red sauce a my wife had shrimp tacos and loved that they were made with hand fresh tortillas awesome food. we will be back!

Thank Grifffs
Provo, Utah
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I usually enjoy Cafe Rio but this one in particular was extremely busy and the customer service was not very good maybe it's because it's a college town I don't know but compared to other cafeterias this one is not on par I would recommend eating somewhere else as there are many options in the area

Thank Jared H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 N University Pkwy Ste 816, Provo, UT 84604-1500
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Provo
  • Phone Number: +1 801-375-5133

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