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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern
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2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
+1 406-373-7000
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Red Lodge, MT
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Anything you get here is awesome, always!! I had the salad with shredded chicken and cilantro lime vinegrette dressing. Husband had shredded pork burrito. Great rice and beans added. Plus, EVERYONE that works there is so happy and upbeat. A fun environment!!

Thank Debi M
Powell, Wyoming
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh food. Homemade soft shell tortillas being made right in front of you. Shredded beef and shrimp tacos were excellent. Parking lot was full so we tried it. Happy with our choice!

Thank DMHogen
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Super good lunch, I had a single steak taco with rice and beans and a large glass of horchata. Lots of options and everything was excellent the lines can be a bit long though

Thank tracy g
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Live music! Food was very good. Services was very good. We were able to enjoy the music although we could not see the musician. A heads up about this would have been appreciated.

Thank travelingdue169
Powell, Wyoming
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The accent is on the quality of the food, which is tops. Yes, you get your food in what looks like a dog's dish, and you have to carry it to the table yourself. Oh, well, no tip to leave here. GREAT Mexican food!!! I lived in Mexico for a year, and yes, this is the American, sort of Tex-Mex... More 

Thank susantant
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162 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Café Rio is okay, but it isn't great, in my opinion. I have eaten here several times, mostly by my wife's insistence. I had a steak quesadilla which tasted fine, but was pretty greasy. My wife wanted street tacos with corn tortillas, but there were no corn tortillas at that time...they were making flour tortillas...so much for the needs of... More 

Thank Michael E
Newburgh, Indiana
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Billings on a family vacation to Yellowstone. Many western-state friends have raved about Cafe Rio so we tried it. We experienced the absolute, without a doubt, WORST employee interaction here in our lives. The man adding toppings etc to the dishes started out just grumpy and unpleasant but by the time it was my husband's turn,... More 

2 Thank Heather H
Gillette, Wyoming
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I always stop here when I'm in Billings! I love the tomatillo cilantro dressing on the salad. They offer free cheese quesadillas for kids, which is awesome...although two staff members thought meat could be included on them, so I ordered a steak one for my son. The cashier informed me the free ones are cheese only and then spoke poorly... More 

Thank abbyleigh85
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was my first time at cafe rio, i really enjoyed it. Had good food and good service. The only thing that could have been better was the juices they make, they were out of all of them and they didn't have anyone to make more.

1 Thank ahappyguest10
Billings, Montana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today. I love the food here at Cage Rio is always good. However the staff seems to have been a little less enthusiastic then usual. I would recommend this place though it's great.

1 Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-373-7000
Newly opened

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?