Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican Restaurant and Burrito Place
24312 Rockfield Blvd (El Toro Rd.), Lake Forest, CA 92630, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 66 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #10 for Mexican restaurants in Lake Forest
  • What you need to know
    Timothy W.
    "Sweet barbacoa = winning at life"(6 Tips)
    Brian T.
    "Taco Tuesday is always a good to come for!"(5 Tips)
    Nate B.
    "Save room for dessert and try the coconut flan or tres leches cake"(3 Tips)
    Eric I.
    "chicken or beef tacos all day."(2 Tips)
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  • Taco Tuesdays
  • barbacoa
  • tres leches cake
  • salads
  • great value
  • coconut flan
  • family-friendly
  • pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • chicken
  • soup
  • lunch
  • tortillas
  • dresses
  • cilantro
  • dinner
  • Brian T.

    Food is great here. The tortillas are freshly made in front of you and are the best part. Taco Tuesday is always a good to come for!

    Brian Tran · November 12, 2014
  • Primo T.

    A chicken tacos beans and rice with homemade flour tortillas

    Primo Tomb · October 24, 2014
  • Enrique R.

    All the food is yummy. Gets really busy at peak times. Can be difficult to get out of parking lot because of traffic and being limited to right turns that require subsequent u-turns

    Enrique Romero · September 14, 2014
  • Eduardo G.

    Barbacoa salad bowl with a freshly made tortilla

    Eduardo Guzmán · August 6, 2014
  • Eric I.

    Current Taco Tuesday deal is $1.95 for pork, chicken or beef tacos all day.

    Eric Iwamoto · July 29, 2014
  • Courtnay L.

    Great food although a bit greasy

    Courtnay Lynch · June 1, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Anything barbacoa will be good here.

    Jeremy K · December 21, 2013
  • Timothy W.

    Sweet barbacoa = winning at life

    Timothy Wheaton · September 30, 2013
  • Mark P.

    The 2 best things you can order here are the burritos or a salad. Salads are HUGE and best when shared with a loved one! All the meat is GOOD, but my top choice would be the pork, HANDS DOWN. Enjoy!

    Mark Popkes · May 22, 2013
  • JessiandDrew G.

    The salads & cilantro dressing are amazing. Don't appreciate how quick the servers are to assume that you want "everything" included tho. And they seem unhappy and grumpy. What happened to good c/s!

    JessiandDrew Guenther · February 7, 2013
  • Adam R.

    People race about the barbacoa but it's a little sweet for me. Have the carne asada instead.

    Adam Rogers · August 19, 2012
  • Tim T.

    You gotta have the red sauce. #yum

    Tim Tyrell-Smith · May 20, 2012
  • Sara M.

    I have dreams about their barbacoa, it is that good!!

    Sara Maslyn · January 22, 2012
  • John G.

    Ordering is like running the gauntlet...know how to order first.

    John Grainger · December 26, 2011
  • Andrew V.

    Taco Tuesday: 1.50 tacos!!

    Andrew Van Vlear · November 22, 2011
  • Jennifer P.

    Omg, the salads are amazing, huge, and fresh!! Love!!!

    Jennifer Phillips · September 28, 2011
  • Gigi F.

    Their salads are amazing. And HUGE

    Gigi Furlong · September 15, 2011
  • Orly T.

    Orly Taitz Attorney

    Orly Taitz · September 13, 2011
  • Jason U.

    I have had the whole menu. It's all good. The soup is awesome

    Jason Ungar · August 29, 2011
  • Eric I.

    Parents can get a free quesadilla for their child with an adult meal purchase.

    Eric Iwamoto · August 4, 2011
  • Nancy M.

    Beef tacos on taco Tuesday!!! Ohmahgaaaahh this place is amazing and there tres leches cake is heaven !!!!!

    Nancy Moreno · July 12, 2011
  • Wendy I.

    The salmon tacos are amazing! But the rice and beans are just meh. As a whole, Baja Fish Tacos is way better.

    Wendy Iwamoto · May 14, 2011
  • Amanda R.

    The only thing that sets this place apart from Chipotle is the decor. Which isn't saying much.

    Amanda Rogers · March 18, 2011
  • Suzette F.

    Call your order in ahead of time, especially on taco Tuesday which is crazy!

    Suzette Franck · March 9, 2011
  • John S.

    They'll refill your drinks, bus your table and take good care of you.

    John Shults · October 30, 2010
  • Brent B.

    Bring your own Gringo Bandito cuz all there hot sauces suck!

    Brent B · July 2, 2010
  • Heidi M.

    Try the pork burrito! Soooooo sweeet!

    Heidi Marshall · July 1, 2010
  • June S.

    I'd say its a cross between Chipotle because they prepare your food in front of you and Fat Burger because they yell your order out :) They have green chili and tres leches cake. Yum!

    June Suwanagorn · February 11, 2010
  • Victor S.

    had the pork barbacoa burrito. healthy sized portion and very tasty.

    Victor Solis · January 13, 2010
  • Nate B.

    The food is awesome! Save room for dessert and try the coconut flan or tres leches cake, both are unbelievable!!

    Nate B · January 13, 2010
  • Ryan K.

    Extra cheeeeeeese!!!!

    Ryan King · November 19, 2011

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