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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
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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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for good, warm, authentic Mexican food, don't go here. By the time your food arrives to you it's cold. The meat is tough and it's not that good food. They have good service though. Wide variety of beverages like hibiscus lemonade and horchata. Military Mondays means military gets half off which is nice.

Thank Molly U
Kalispell, Montana
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freshly made tortillas, fresh veges, friendly service. Convenient location. Your meal is exactly what you want!

Thank Becky S
Great Falls, Montana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch and the place was packed. The line went quickly, and the staff were friendly. The coconut shrimp tacos were very good. They even have a free quesadilla for kids called the Nino.

Thank jeinan3
Claresholm, Canada
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We have been here before when visiting Great Falls. The food is okay which is why we keep coming back. The specialty drinks are fun to sample. My only concern is it is a little pricey and the staff are so intent on moving you through the line quickly that for those who don't go often we have no idea... More 

Thank Oakley11
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Always a treat, Cafe Rio is a great addition to Great Falls restaurant scene. Fast paced, entertaining, and always delicious.

Thank wanderunlost
Calgary, Canada
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I visit GFalls fairly regularly and never tried Cafe Rio; until today. GFalls had an On The Border restaurant that closed recently. Shame on you GFalls for not supporting a clearly better Mexican restaurant. Shame. Cafe Rio in one word SUCKS. It is struggling to meet high school cafeteria quality food and setting. I see some other reviews compare it... More 

Thank DMW66
Milan, Italy
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Cafe Rio while passing through town. You order your food "Chipotle " style, where you choose your dish, then your meat, finally all the toppings. Everything was really fresh and super tasty. The portions are large so plan on having left overs or go halfsies with someone. We took a trip to flavor town that we... More 

Thank Lillian G
Brunswick, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Good, fresh, and fast food! Everyone in my party was happy with their meal. The homemade tortillas were fun to watch being made too!

Thank Michelle M
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My wife loves this place and took me for the first time. Food was pretty good, I had the burrito. I will definitely return when in town.

Thank Tim B
Redmond, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Im a huge fan of Tacos - specifically GOOD Mexican Taquerias. THIS IS THE ONE to go to while in Great Falls, MT. When I arrived, the atmosphere was lively. Large sitting area with people eating, the line was at least 20 people deep (a sure sign of popularity) and the kitchen was fully staffed with a dozen people working..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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: 900 10th Ave. South., Great Falls, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls

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