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Cafe Rio

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
+1 435-781-8100
10:30 - 22:00
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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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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

My mom and I went for lunch today and it was good. Their cooking and serving area could have been cleaner, but the service was good and the food was yummy! We love the sweet pork salads. They gave us extra chips and dressing which doesn't normally happen so that was nice. We had a good experience. Will go again.

Thank Kati J
Logan, Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Crowded parking lot next to the two mammoth hotels in town but food was good and the atmosphere was good. Even with my young son. I will be back.

Thank Andrew C
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

This was a great meal! After a long day, this restaurant was in the parking lot of our hotel - so really convenient. It's not a waitressed restaurant, but instead you stand in line to order, pay, and take your food with you to eat there or to go. The line went fairly quick - but if I had a... More 

Thank kylee l
Roosevelt, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

A newer place in town. Uses the successful formula of large quantities of good food for a decent price. Very similar to Chipotle in the bigger cities. Longest part of the meal was waiting in line to order. Popular place for the gas and oil guys and those people staying at the two large hotels nearby. Have to learn to... More 

Thank Evan D
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Visited this store when we were on vacation this summer. Great food especially their tortilla. Nice decoration too.

Thank four4corners
Yorba Linda, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Good, hot, customized food. Had burrito and tostada. Fresh. Generous portions. Would be nice to include chips.

Thank MASB13
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Great food, more of a fast food option than a sit down meal. Got charged for guacamole that should have come as part of the meal, but decent portions of fresh, tasty food.

Thank Vicky4488
Lehi, Utah
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Café Rio always deliver good quality food, cooked as you order; restaurant is always nice and clean. This location is a little bit larger than other ones visited before. It is located right in the main street of Vernal

Thank Ricardo35
Philadelphia, PA
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871 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 943 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were unfamiliar with this Mexican chain until we needed to eat in Vernal on a Sunday evening (not too many restaurants are open on Sundays in town). It reminded me of a Mexican Panera. Food is tasty and fresh -- not fantastic, but good for a chain restaurant. My wife's soft steak tacos were a good choice, better than... More 

Thank Dave's_reviews
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250 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

It is always good, simple Mexican food. We have been to many locations. We have not been disappointed.

Thank nmbiela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
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: 1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal
  • Phone Number: +1 435-781-8100

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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?