Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Central City, Salt Lake City
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  • Ranked #9 for Mexican restaurants in Salt Lake City
  • Zane N.
    "I always get the sweet pork burrito extra meat"(5 Tips)
    Mark M.
    "The sweet pork salad (or burrito) are great."(3 Tips)
    Travis W.
    "their pork Burrito and salad"(3 Tips)
    Timm S.
    "sights loving the steak burrito enchilada style"(2 Tips)
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  • Sue M.
    Sue MontielApril 30, 2015
    We love the Cafe Rio green dressing and buy it by the pint to take home and use on so many things--meat, salads, chip dip, vegetable dip, fish, just about anything you can think of except ice cream!
  • Vince W.
    Vince WongApril 26, 2013
    The sweet pork barbacoa tacos are unlike any taco I've tried before. I would seriously consider moving here from NYC just to be close to them. My goodness.
  • Jason S.
    Jason ScherbelOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a tostada. Saves a few bucks off the normal salad and you only lose a big tortilla, half the dressing, and a "special" lettuce. Worth it!
  • Travis W.
    Travis WrightSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Of course you have to try their pork Burrito and salad, but a little known gem is their shrimp taco's they serve on Tuesday's. Fabulous!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GriffithJune 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Friday Fideo is the 8th wonder of the world. Load it up with hot sauce, guac and lots of pico for an awesome flavor explosion!
  • Mark M.
    Mark McBrideAugust 26, 2014
    The sweet pork salad (or burrito) are great. The best tortillas around.
  • Maegan C.
    Maegan CrandallApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The quesadilla is a very underrated menu choice. With pork, it's an ultimate comfort food.
  • Danny D.
    Danny DJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you want a delicious smothered, enchilada style burrito, than this is the place to be! Read more
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LuckertJuly 18, 2011
    Healthy Secret - ask for a whole wheat tortilla and extra pico de gallo, no charge.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 1, 2015
    Not nearly as good as Chipotle, but the enchilada burrito is still tasty and well slathered.
  • Timm S.
    Timm SheehanSeptember 22, 2013
    Sitting out in the patio, enjoying the sights loving the steak burrito enchilada style
  • Ken
    KenAugust 16, 2014
    Massive burrito. Get it enchilada with delicious sweet pork.
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WalkerDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They service is slow. If the line is long be prepared to wait 30 min. Plus the parking lot is small best to car pool
  • ProperDrinkRun
    ProperDrinkRunAugust 3, 2011
    If for nothing else, go buy a drink and try the million different soda combos you can make with the Coke Machines! Raspberry Coke? Yes Please!
  • Zane N.
    Zane NelsonApril 12
    I always get the sweet pork burrito extra meat
  • Matt H.
    Matt HardyMay 9, 2012
    Get the barbacoa salad and ask for extra meat!
  • Mitchell H.
    Mitchell HendersonAugust 20, 2014
    Fire grilled steak tacos with plenty of Cholula!
  • Rachel V.
    Rachel VoughtDecember 20, 2012
    It's almost always packed and the trend is to wear your workout gear
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReevesFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This location has earned my Dislike vote. The last 3 times I observed the following: Dirty towel in food, under staffed, curse words from the staff in English & Spanish. Overall bad attitude. Avoid!!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WestlingMay 18, 2013
    Don't bother ordering the vegetarian burrito, the employees don't know how to make it and they will charge you extra for guacamole even though it's supposed to come with it.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BroshearJuly 24, 2013
    Wow that roast beef quesadilla was amazing!
  • Raina T.
    Raina ThorneMarch 10, 2013
    Is it me? Or has this Cafe Rio's wait time in line DOUBLED since they put ladies in the serving line? No offense, but the guys were so much faster!!!
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FullerAugust 9, 2011
    Girl that handles the cash register can have major attitude unless her co-worker who shes totally crunching on is working. So beware.
  • Esther C.
    Esther ChuangApril 25, 2012
    The burrito Pork is amazing ;)
  • Hannah I.
    Hannah IngramSeptember 2, 2011
    Try the Coke Freestyle soda machines.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MayfieldNovember 3, 2010
    This is the best food you can buy for $8 in the world!
  • Jim J.
    Jim JwfbaOctober 27, 2014
    Very clean, good food
  • Tigger O.
    Tigger OlsenJanuary 14, 2012
    they have Mexican Coke in the bottle!
  • Sara J.
    Sara JaneMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Three times now I've made a call in order to go that they've then had no record for when I got there and I've had to wait in a 20 minute line. You're better off just coming in or going elsewhere.
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HareDecember 3, 2010
    Pork salad with extra meat is the best.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MorganJanuary 21, 2016
    Everything!
  • Annalisa M.
    Annalisa MilloFebruary 9, 2012
    They forgot to make the phone order we called in half an hour ago... Now I'm here to it pick up, and waiting because they hadn't started on it yet when I arrived.
  • Chanse F.
    Chanse FrenetteSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The most trendy and busiest lunch spot in town. For good reason
  • Tammy R.
    Tammy RJuly 17, 2013
    Coconut shrimp tacos are awesome!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GerrishMarch 8, 2013
    Three words: Sweet Pork Burrito.
  • Allee O.
    Allee OoopDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegi salad is so good
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AhoJuly 7, 2011
    You really can't go wrong
  • Juan R.
    Juan RiosAugust 27, 2014
    Burritos of course
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WalkerMay 13, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The parking here most often sucks a donkey dick. Park at Smith's....
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChiodoNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie salad, extra cilantro FTW
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MurphyDecember 28, 2014
    Chicken salad
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JacobApril 24, 2012
    Really fresh tortilla shells...
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FletcherMay 11, 2010
    Monday night special Chile Relleno . ..Yum!
  • Bradley Smoker
    Bradley SmokerNovember 20, 2012
    Who doesn't like @Cafe Rio!
  • Stephen
    StephenJune 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    $5.60 for a little single enchilada. That was a ripoff.
  • David P.
    David ParkMay 6, 2014
    That queso.
  • Angelica M.
    Angelica MarieOctober 22, 2013
    Waiting in line here makes me want to die.
  • Alexandra S.
    Salads & dressing!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WMay 1, 2014
    Employees are lazy as hell. Step your game up. Terrible wait time and experience. Find another location
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FletcherMarch 30, 2010
    pork salad is my fav
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GreenSeptember 4, 2010
    Try a burrito!
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EDecember 7, 2013
    Nada especial.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MatthewApril 20, 2011
    Pork barbacoa burrito, black beans, medium sauce, enchilada style.
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