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“Could Be So Much More”

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
Ranked #245 of 342 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Flagstaff
2 reviews
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“Could Be So Much More”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

First time/Last time...Very inviting environment but there is where the charm stops. Food was just "warm" and although it didn't taste bad, it was sub-par to what we experience at Chipolte. Also, I shouldn't have assume because I ordered the taco that it would come on a corn tortilla -- I am trying to stay off gluten and the kind of tortilla wasn't specified on the menu and the servers did not ask for a preference. Even though the base price for an entree from "the other guys" is a bit more, it certainly is worth it and the portions are more generous. Don't know if this is just the Flagstaff store or if their restaurants are like this everywhere. We are locals and are always looking for good Mexican food choices.

  • Visited July 2014
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and best ice in Flagstaff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great food for the price. Great parking, easy to find. Fresh made food, and the best ice in Flagstaff. Also have a card system after so many dinners you get a free one. And yes better then Chipotle! But still cafeteria style. And the drinks wow a lot to choose from. Will be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly, Festive Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Our food was wonderful. The Margaritas were perfect. The staff was friendly. The décor was festive. The prices were reasonable. We were so satisfied, we actually ate here twice during our visit to Sedona.

Visited April 2014
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Thank KayLarch
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Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh Mexican food but no beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Similar to Chipotle in that it is cafeteria style but with more choices. Surprisingly, they don't have a liquor license so it's just soft drinks.

Visited April 2014
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flagstaff
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

So let me open by saying this place has incredible strawberry lemonade. Seriously. In. Cred. Ib. Le. If they became the official sponsor of hate crimes, people would still duck in for a quick lemonade. It's that good.

Everything else is horrible. The food is gross, overpriced, and generally out of stock. The staff are so numerous that their arrows would blot out the sun but I doubt they could be moved to fire since they can't really be bothered to get it together long enough to make a burrito. On my last visit, they were out of steak, barbacoa, pico, and strawberry lemonade. Howwwwwwww. Staff seemed to not care in the least and was openly hostile to another patron in line because she presumed to order something they were out of.

Ugh. Won't be back. JK the lemonade is great. Seriously sofa king good.

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