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Rio Grande Cafe

270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
+1 801-364-3302
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere in the old train station. Yummy food. Try to Taco Loco, fish tacos or steak tacos. The Chili Verde is excellent. Just changed hands, but same great menu.

Thank 2travel4now
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ill first say Rio Grande is in a sketchy part of town, but don't let that stop you. They have secure safe parking. Ive gone dozens of times and never felt unsafe at all. Now on to the best part, the food is amazing! The...More

Thank Asphaltman
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Within view of the front door is literally a pile of homeless humans camping outside. Dirty, drunk, people said crude things to my 10 year old daughter as we walked passed them on the sidewalk. As a single mom traveling with two kids under the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have been coming here for many years. Food is consistently good at a reasonable prices with friendly service. It is now under new management and we were concerned about changes but the menu had not changed much and they kept their prices reasonable and...More

Thank OnBreadInCooking
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Back in 1981, I found a great Mexican Restaurant near downtown Salt Lake City called Rio Grande Cafe. Situated just west of downtown, in the renovated Rio Grande train station, RGC served real authentic Mexican fare. After moving out of state and relocating back to...More

Thank PhilJohnsen
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great food and excellent service! Would eat there again when visiting SLC. Give it a try you will like it.

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Chips and salsa are my favorite thing in eating Mexican food and theirs is just okay. The salsa is very chunky but without much flavor. Guacamole was decent. The shredded beef chimi was okay. The area right around Rio Grande has drastically declined, unfortunately. Likely...More

Thank Tink0707
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very good meal! Four of us all ordered something different, and we were all very happy with our choices. Will look forward to going back when we are in town again!

Thank 505Debbie
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was disappointed to find very few gluten-free options on the menu. Our server was kind enough to detail what was possible, but then would say "it only has a little bit of gluten in this" which made it very confusing to remember what I...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

After some debate about going due to grimly crowded homeless shelter nearby (enter from 300 South, NOT 200 South), we easily found a spot in the well lit and free parking lot and went inside where we found the same warm wood paneled atmosphere we...More

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-364-3302
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