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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
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1800 Rosecrans Ave, Suite G, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
+1 424-456-3800
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Salzkotten, Germany
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The Pork Burrito is great, best I had in long time. Very affordable, very nice staff. Will certainly come back

Thank neuffi09
Manhattan Beach, California
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cafe Rio is a great place for quick, delicious, Mexican food. The tortilla's are "hand made" right in front of you -- they are delicious. The staff is always friendly, helpful and courteous. The grilled steak and grilled chicken are excellent (a bit more $$ but worth it). The portions are huge and the quality is excellent. If you're looking... More 

Thank Johnwiz
Manhattan Beach, California
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84 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is affordable Mexican food at its best: I personally love the quesadilla with barbacoa here. The salad with barbacoa is also great. The tortillas are made fresh, on-site. The vibe is simple, clean and busy. Parking is easy.

Thank Traveler21century
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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220 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My first visit to Cafe Rio left me very impressed with the variety of meats and entree styles, including a vegetarian option. You order in line and the food is prepared and ready to go when you pay. Fast and friendly service considering the place was packed for lunchtime on a Monday. The atmosphere is upbeat, clean and cheerful. This... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We're big fans of "Tasty Tuesday" where salads, burritos and quesadillas are $5 (more for "premium" meats), and so we have been dining there every Tuesday now for the past several weeks. I was therefore pretty bummed that they all of a sudden increased the price to $5.49 per item this week. Since I always order at least 5 items,... More 

Thank Leslie K
Boston, Massachusetts
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295 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Came here right away after my flight since I was told that Cafe Rio is amazing. Food was freshly prepared there and very good! You will not go hungry since they give you a lot of food. I had the burrito and actually had to take some home since there was so much.

Thank David D
Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

The line is usually long on Taco Tuesday but it wasn't that bad when I arrived so I ordered. It is so loud and confusing when they move your food in their line of action. I figured out where they placed my burrito and placed my order. Now I have to wait for the line of food waiting for people... More 

Thank barbosa5
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Food is wonderful. They make tortillas while you watch. Awesome place. We had the pork that tasted like a BBQ pork. They have a great variety of teas and other drinks.

Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Grabbed an early lunch here as folks at our client office had highly recommended. Very fresh Mexican food with low prices. Small place, so get there before the crowd. Good menu variety and combination options. Will likely return many times.

Thank RoadWarriorWoman
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

They male the order as you choose what you want so everything is fresh made. They have order of the day which costs about $5.99 and it is different everyday. Inside seating can accommodate about 25-30eople and there are also 4 tables for outside seating. There can be a long line during lunch and dinner so they offer online ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave, Suite G, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 424-456-3800

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