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Cafe Rio

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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62 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8193
+1 801-572-3125
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Draper, Utah
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Cafe Rio has a very loyal following in Utah. My Sister comes to visit from Texas and they always head to Cafe Rio. It's an assembly line type of operation where they make your food in front of you while you direct them on what ingredients to add to your food. The pork or child verde burritos are a hit... More 

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Thank Mudsharkrocks
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

For a first timer it is a little difficult figuring out what to select off the menu, especially with the smell of fresh made tortillas while waiting in line. I opted for the salad with grilled chicken which was on the healthier side and still came with a tortilla. It was a great choice! The freshness of the romaine, cilantro,... More 

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Thank Kristi B
riverton,utah
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569 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Can always count on the quality here.. Price seems to be creeping up, but the family loves this place. Drive up is a breeze..

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Thank cannonater
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We love eating at Cafe Rio. It's our go to place when we can't decide what to eat at night. I order from my app and they are really fast, around 15 mins and no standing in line. Bonus, the app keeps track of my points! Our location is Quarry Bend restaurant. Give it a try!

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Thank Charles J
Taylorsville, Utah
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cafe Rio is a great choice no matter which store you choose - But the one on Taylorsville (5400 S. and Redwood) is exceptional !!!!! With the exception of one full-service Mexican restaurant, I cannot name another Mexican restaurant I enjoy as much as this one. Excellent food, service, portions, prices, etc!

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Thank dianaelms
Los Angeles, CA
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106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Is there no humanity? Clearly not at Cafe Rio. The moment I walk into a Cafe Rio, anxiety ensues. It's always loud, crowded, tables messy and there's a long, winding line to face. Then once it's my turn to order, I can only expect to be barked at and rushed through the conveyor belt of options. The worst is when... More 

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Thank YellowGazelle
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious however portions are enourmous! I recommend sharing food. The delivery came really fast when we ordered

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Thank florcisfiore
Draper, Utah, USA
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I like spicy, flavorful Mexican food and Cafe Rio is not that. Beef burrito was just too sweet and most of the flavor was in the tortilla. Not my kind of food. Also, the line was way to long to get food I found to be below average. Go to Costa Vida or Barbacoa in Draper is you want this... More 

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Thank Mike M
San Marcos
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The service at this restaurant is slower than other fast food places I have visited. I think Costa Vida is better and is not such a loud environment. The parking at this location sucks too

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Thank Jeremy H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ok. First of all this is fast food. Don't expect a waiter or waitress to take your order and have quiet private dining. So if you are ok with crowds, waiting in line to order your food and noise in the dining area you will be just fine. The food is great! Definitely one of my favorite "Utah" Mexican places.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8193
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Draper
  • Phone Number: +1 801-572-3125

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