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Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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1664 W Towne Center Dr, South Jordan, UT 84095-8611
+1 801-495-4340
10:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Herriman, Utah
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Mexican food in the valley ... this is some excellent food. Always fresh alway great. Never had a bad meal from this place.

Thank rkidman
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My mother and I ordered Cafe Rio online, we were enjoying our meal when all of a sudden my mom is choking. It was a chunk of hair. It was absolutely revolting. I called the restaurant and asked for a manager to inform them; however, I was not speaking to a manager and did not feel taken care of. The... More 

Thank Sherree T
West Jordan
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you haven't been to Cafe Rio you are missing out. Everything I have ever ordered here is wonderful. A couple favorite are the sweet pork burrito and the steak tacos. My kids love the food as well. They love watching them make everything fresh right in front of you.

Thank Gregs2276
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I don't understand the hype this place gets here in Utah. There are hole in the wall places that serve better Mexican than Cafe Rio. It's bland at best unless you get it smothered with cheese and enchilada sauce. Pretty much and over priced taco bell.

Thank Traveler T
South Jordan, Utah
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Cafe Rio is always tasty. Can't think of a bad food experience, but there are other less pricey choices in this fast-casual space. If it weren't UT, they would not survive alone in the Mexi-food space.

Thank D L
South Jordan, Utah
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is my favorite place to eat out when I can't decide where else to go. The food is always good and fresh. One busy time they encouraged me to order at the "to go" register because it was faster. It was NOT. The people who went through the line were finished and eating their food before my order was... More 

Thank DionneRT
South Jordan, Utah
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't love Cafe Rio? I can't stay away even though it means dealing with grumpy line cooks. I miss the days of 10 years ago when the workers were happy and fun. These grumpsters look like they hate you for ordering.

Thank Robyn P
Riverton, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent quality. The steak is seasoned just right. The smothered burritos are delightful. Tell them you want the burrito in the picture or you'll get its little brother.

Thank Ken N
South Jordan, Utah
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rio is a great place to get a filling, fresh meal on a budget. Their burritos are huge, and you get to pick and choose what type of beans, meat and ingredients ts they put in your burrito. My favorite is the fire grilled steak burrito, enchilada style (smothered with cheese and sent through a conveyor oven to melt... More 

Thank JP M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

As usual the food was great but this location had really declined. The tile on the floor was chipped the wood railing, tables and chairs were damaged. The walls had some damage and the pedestals holding the straps that guide you to the order counter were broken and tied up with knots. I'll choose a different cafe rio next time.... More 

Thank Doug M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
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: 1664 W Towne Center Dr, South Jordan, UT 84095-8611
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  South Jordan
  • Phone Number: +1 801-495-4340

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