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Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1243 Sage Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720-1905
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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Cedar City, Utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the food at cafe rio but 2 times lately I have ordered chicken tacos and they have been extremely soggy. I think it is the pico that they scoop on top without straining. Then they wrap the tacos in foil which holds in the moisture. By the time I get home the tortilla is completely wet and gross.... More 

Thank billhicks7723
Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went through the drive through and ordered a veggie burrito. Asked for red sauce was told they only have green, but their menu board showed photos of plates with red sauce. So I got the green, which I didn't care for. Though I didn't try any other menu item I much prefer Costa Vida so will go there instead.... More 

Thank laceyworks
West Jordan, Utah
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the sweet pork quesadillas this time. Great food fast. I think half the town's college kids were there also.

Thank Royal S
Lake Wales, Florida
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy going to Cafe Rio when in Cedar City. The food is excellent, the lemonade is Awesome! The sweet pork burrito...Wow! Military discount 👍!

Thank Evanesp
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's a go through the line ,design your own. It was quick and easy and the food was very good. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul P
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Big chain restaurant. Good food. Self-serve. Note the specials. Second visit. Usually avoid chains. Food plentiful and quick. No table service. Bus your own. Free drink refills. If you need food quick and don't want hamburgers or tacos, this may be your place. Skip the rewards program.

Thank Steve J
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We did have a 30 -35 minutes wait in line, but everyone in-line was positive. Lots of families going through. When we got to our order, it was filled quickly and accurately. The cashier suggested we use the Rio app to start adding food points. Thanks. There was a young man constantly sweeping and cleaning the restaurant. It was clean... More 

Thank David D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

You know it's a chain, but it provides a reliable healthy (if you order right!) meal. Located in the Providence Center where there are a lot of reliable other chain stores to fit a traveler's as well as a local's needs.

Thank MsNats
Amity, Oregon
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here while on vacation. The service was good, the food was really good, and the price was affordable. There were lots of options with the various entrees, so that was helpful with our varied tastes.

Thank Kathgip
St. George, Utah
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280 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have been Cafe Rio a few times and found the service is decent but not this time. The ordering process was quite slow and tested my patience. The food was good but not great. The experience left me wishing, we had gone elsewhere for dinner.

Thank TeamFlounder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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: 1243 Sage Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Cedar City
  • Phone Number: 435-867-3800

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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?