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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern
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2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
+1 406-373-7000
10:30 - 23:00
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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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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't even know why someone would even compare this place to Del Taco...haha. Fresh, delicious tasting Mexican food. So fresh they make the tortillas in front of you. Pretty much a soft tortilla and taco joint but really good and not even comparable to fast food taco joints. This place is definitely next level and we eat here at... More 

Thank JRotante
Butte, Montana
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208 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told that this was one of the better Mexican eateries. This is far from the truth. It is pricey, and the food tastes a bit bland. I personally prefer Del Taco Sol over this place. Place was clean staff was a bit snooty. The place does have some outside seating.

Thank 2014AD
Sheridan, Wyoming
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I got the Saturday special of 2 Coconut shrimp tacos... VERY delicious. Mango salsa comes with it - great flavor! Would definitely order this again. My husband got the burrito and it was plenty of food to stuff a grown man... Definitely recommend this place

Thank JosieK16
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

First and foremost, the fresh made hand rolled tortillas are THE BEST! I like going in during the lunch rush, because then they are made right in front of you, and its really cool! I could just live off of the tortillas themselves! Then of course, secondly the daily fresh squeezed lime-aid is equally as amazing! The sign in their... More 

Thank Margeypan
Powell, Wyoming
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We like eating here for the fresh food. They make it right in front of you as you move through the line. If you are looking for relaxed and quiet this isn't the place.

Thank DMHogen
Fort Worth, Texas
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I love Cafe Rio and this location is the best I've been to. The food is delicious and fresh. The servings are large. The staff is very friendly. Dining area is well decorated. This place is very popular so a full house is not uncommon. My favorite dish is the Sweet Pork Burrito - Enchilada Style.

Thank ChrisCgeo
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314 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Here is a place to get a quick meal and build your own mexican food plate. There is a good selection to choose from and if you are in a hurry this is a good stop.

Thank Jim C
Jackson, Wyoming
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311 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great Tasty Food with Nice Size Portions. Love the Homemade Soft Tortillas. Always Fresh and Quick Service. For a Good Mex Meal try Cafe Rio and Enjoy !

Thank Michael S
Red Lodge, MT
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Anything you get here is awesome, always!! I had the salad with shredded chicken and cilantro lime vinegrette dressing. Husband had shredded pork burrito. Great rice and beans added. Plus, EVERYONE that works there is so happy and upbeat. A fun environment!!

Thank Debi M
Powell, Wyoming
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh food. Homemade soft shell tortillas being made right in front of you. Shredded beef and shrimp tacos were excellent. Parking lot was full so we tried it. Happy with our choice!

Thank DMHogen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-373-7000
Newly opened

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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?