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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican Restaurant and Burrito Place$$$$
Lake Forest
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7.8/10
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  • Timothy W.
    "Sweet barbacoa = winning at life"(6 Tips)
    Brian T.
    "Taco Tuesday is always a good to come for!"(4 Tips)
    Nate B.
    "Save room for dessert and try the coconut flan or tres leches cake"(2 Tips)
    Mark P.
    "Salads are HUGE and best when shared with a loved one!"(6 Tips)
31 Tips and reviews
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  • Rj S.
    Rj St ThomasFebruary 7
    Amazing burritos!!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranNovember 12, 2014
    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!
  • Primo T.
    Primo TombOctober 24, 2014
    A chicken tacos beans and rice with homemade flour tortillas
  • Enrique R.
    Enrique RomeroSeptember 14, 2014
    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
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GuzmánAugust 6, 2014
    Barbacoa salad bowl with a freshly made tortilla
  • Eric I.
    Eric IwamotoJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Current Taco Tuesday deal is $1.95 for pork, chicken or beef tacos all day.
  • Courtnay L.
    Courtnay LynchJune 1, 2014
    Great food although a bit greasy
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KDecember 21, 2013
    Anything barbacoa will be good here.
  • Timothy W.
    Timothy WheatonSeptember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet barbacoa = winning at life
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Mark P.
    Mark PopkesMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • JessiandDrew G.
    JessiandDrew GuentherFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RogersAugust 19, 2012
    People race about the barbacoa but it's a little sweet for me. Have the carne asada instead.
  • Tim T.
    Tim Tyrell-SmithMay 20, 2012
    You gotta have the red sauce. #yum
  • Sara M.
    Sara MaslynJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I have dreams about their barbacoa, it is that good!!
  • John G.
    John GraingerDecember 26, 2011
    Ordering is like running the gauntlet...know how to order first.
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew Van VlearNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Taco Tuesday: 1.50 tacos!!
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PhillipsSeptember 28, 2011
    Omg, the salads are amazing, huge, and fresh!! Love!!!
  • Gigi F.
    Gigi FurlongSeptember 15, 2011
    Their salads are amazing. And HUGE
  • Orly T.
    Orly TaitzSeptember 13, 2011
    Orly Taitz Attorney
  • Jason U.
    Jason UngarAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I have had the whole menu. It's all good. The soup is awesome
  • Eric I.
    Eric IwamotoAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Parents can get a free quesadilla for their child with an adult meal purchase.
  • Wendy I.
    Wendy IwamotoMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The salmon tacos are amazing! But the rice and beans are just meh. As a whole, Baja Fish Tacos is way better.
  • Roger D.
    Roger DodgerMarch 18, 2011
    The only thing that sets this place apart from Chipotle is the decor. Which isn't saying much.
  • Suzette F.
    Suzette FranckMarch 9, 2011
    Call your order in ahead of time, especially on taco Tuesday which is crazy!
  • John S.
    John ShultsOctober 30, 2010
    They'll refill your drinks, bus your table and take good care of you.
  • Brent B.
    Brent BJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring your own Gringo Bandito cuz all there hot sauces suck!
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MarshallJuly 1, 2010
    Try the pork burrito! Soooooo sweeet!
  • June S.
    June SuwanagornFebruary 11, 2010
    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!
  • Victor S.
    Victor SolisJanuary 13, 2010
    had the pork barbacoa burrito. healthy sized portion and very tasty.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BJanuary 13, 2010
    The food is awesome! Save room for dessert and try the coconut flan or tres leches cake, both are unbelievable!!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KingNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Extra cheeeeeeese!!!!
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