Planning a trip to Los Angeles?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

Cafe Rio

Cafe Rio

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Manhattan Village, Manhattan Beach
Save
Share
8.5/10
145
ratings
  • Ranked #2 for Mexican restaurants in Manhattan Beach
  • Meredith
    "I love the barbacoa burrito with the mild green sauce on top."(11 Tips)
    SumMilfNCookies
    "Delicious chicken burritos enchilada style and vegetarian salads!!!"(3 Tips)
    Tom H.
    "try the Owner's Special - sweet pork burrito!"(10 Tips)
    Julia B.
    "Get the pork tacos for only $1.50 on Taco Tuesday!"(3 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • barbacoa
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • enchilada style
  • pork
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • David A.
    David A.November 27, 2012
    Crazy delicious food. Vibrant and energetic staff (they sing and call-back when you order certain items). They get busy for lunch, so head over early if you want to skip the line.
  • Tracy C.
    The quesadilla with grilled chicken was delicious. Service was a bit slow. Perhaps, they need to hire more staff. The guac is better than Chipotle's, in my opinion.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Barbacoa nachos are insanely good, especially with the queso sauce instead of shredded cheese! The pork is sweet, but oh so yummy!
  • Love C.
    Love C.August 3, 2011
    Holy moly! Their portions are huge! The pork babacoa is delish... And I'm not supposed to even eat pork. It's sweet... So you gotta like it that way if you order it.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the barbacoa salad, with house dressing. But on weekdays, get in before 11 to avoid the line!
  • Gerardo N.
    Gerardo NavaFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is fantastic. Tortillas are freshly made. They could improve on the customer service front. Employees seem unhappy to work here. Every single table is uneven so it makes it hard to cut your food.
  • Meredith
    MeredithAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food! I love the barbacoa burrito with the mild green sauce on top.
  • John C.
    John CassilloJanuary 4
    A chain, yes, but the pulled pork is excellent and it's an easy lunch option.
  • Julia B.
    Julia BeckleyNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the pork salad... like everyone says, it's the best! And it's so big that I eat half and have the other half the next day!
  • Mitchellee P.
    Mitchellee PerreraDecember 4, 2013
    Taco Tuesday is tasty but very busy during lunch hours. Barbacoa tacos r my favorite
  • Lawton
    LawtonFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken towards is awesome and is just the right amount of food for the right price.
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MillerAugust 15, 2011
    Pork barbacoa burrito, green sauce with a little spicy sauce, enchilada style = super!!!
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Holy crap, line is out the door by 11am on Tuesdays. Come early for the $5 deal!
  • SumMilfNCookies
    SumMilfNCookiesJune 6, 2013
    Delicious chicken burritos enchilada style and vegetarian salads!!!
  • Lowell O.
    Lowell OngJuly 18, 2012
    Tell them it's your first time, they'll treat you good!!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GregoireAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Shredded Chicken Tostada with everything is the best deal on the menu!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeaderApril 27, 2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed. The barbacoa is sooooo sweet!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BairAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If this is your first time let the servers in line know it! You're in for a treat.
  • Sabrina A.
    Sabrina AflaloApril 3, 2013
    The Chicken Tostada salad is pretty tasty and under $5!!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SheffieldApril 28, 2010
    Their salads are famous and really good. Pick the creamy tomatillo house dressing. It is epically good.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LiMarch 4, 2012
    Tell'em it's your first time and they'll start singing! :)
  • Mustafa A.
    Mustafa AlammarNovember 4, 2016
    Salmon tacos on Friday are fantastic.
  • Ceaznin
    CeazninAugust 24, 2014
    Chicken quesadilla and black beans are awesome
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChanouNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The best special is on Thursdays. Nothing beats two barbacoa tamales and a drink.
  • Erik G.
    Erik GarciaMarch 27, 2012
    Barbacoa burrito adm (means omg in spanish) is all I have to say
  • Kristian O.
    Kristian OdlandMay 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Pork Tacos, less food than the salad and burrito, but equally delicious!
  • Thorsten R.
    Thorsten RNovember 9, 2011
    When you order, be prepared to have your order sung back to you. Just sayin'
  • kevin m.
    kevin martinFebruary 3, 2011
    Best salad ive had in a long time...chicken/steak or pork
  • Dave M.
    Dave MattinglyMay 7, 2010
    Tastes good. Same format as Chipotle and Qdoba...homemade flour tortillas, more cheeses...yum...Diet Dr. Pepper :)
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeaderMay 16, 2014
    Great for dinner before a movie! :)
  • Liz H.
    Liz HMay 2, 2014
    Pork barbacoa salad. So bomb.
  • Tony
    TonyAugust 20, 2010
    The pork burrito was amazing. So big it even filled me up
  • Alison C.
    Alison CobbOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    amazing service and absolutely looooved the food! chicka chicka chicka!
  • Maribel T.
    Maribel TostadoMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is good! But they seem to run out of avocado by 8:30 pm :(
  • Mark B.
    Mark BairAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If this is your first time here, tell the guys serv
  • Miki R.
    Miki ReynoldsAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tacos EVER. EVER EVER. Pork FTW!
  • Banana L.
    Banana LazerFebruary 26, 2010
    Order pork barbacoa salad. Best thing here!!! Yummmmmmmmmmnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeaderMay 16, 2014
    Great before a movie!!!
  • amber n.
    amber nakamuraFebruary 22, 2015
    had a burrito. the brown rice wasn't cooked all the way. the rest of the burrito was just okay.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WarnockFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order your burrito enchilada style
  • SumMilfNCookies
    SumMilfNCookiesAugust 20, 2013
    Taco Tuesday... That is all
  • Michelle
    MichelleDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    cancun shrimp tacos are AMAZING! with lime
  • Julia B.
    Julia BeckleyDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the pork tacos for only $1.50 on Taco Tuesday!
  • Jay W.
    Jay WakefieldMarch 21, 2010
    Best "fast food" mexi. Fresh and fast.
  • Scotty E.
    Scotty EAugust 21, 2014
    Love their salads
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeaderApril 27, 2014
    Love cafe Rio!
  • Kristian O.
    Kristian OdlandJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork Tacos are better than crack coated nicotine!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HumbargerJuly 7, 2010
    try the Owner's Special - sweet pork burrito!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MitchellFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Have fun in Julio's office :)
  • Gina
    GinaMay 11, 2010
    The pork barbacoa is delish.
  • Trent V.
    Trent VernonAugust 26, 2011
    food is good..gives me the squirts tho
  • MAYRA C.
    MAYRA CALDERONJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is better then chipotle
  • Alex M.
    Alex MaxwellApril 12, 2010
    WHOA. since when did Cafe Rio come to California? Amazing... Veggie salad, nuff' said.
  • Eve L.
    Eve LandisJuly 20, 2013
    Very poor service. Staff don't have any clue... Understaff is not an excuse for poor service!
  • pinguino k.
    pinguino kolbOctober 27, 2015
    Terrible. Most Americanized food I've ever had.
  • Carly C.
    Carly CobbOctober 23, 2010
    CHIKACHIKACHIKACHIKA
88 Photos

Related Searches

  • cafe rio manhattan beach
  • cafe rio manhattan beach photos
  • cafe rio manhattan beach location
  • cafe rio manhattan beach address
  • cafe rio manhattan beach
  • cafe rio manhattan beach
  • cafe rio (manhattan beach) manhattan beach
  • cafe rio manhattan beach manhattan beach
  • café rio manhattan beach
  • cafe rio manhattan village manhattan beach

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF