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1240 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, CA 92780-3531
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so glad i dont have to wait until i am in utah or las vegas anymore to enjoy some cafe rio. we stop in everytime we are un the area and have a standing order to pick up some take out for friends back in san diego. the handmade tortillas are the best. generous portions. delicious food.

Thank pete c
Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Some friends took me to this place for the first time.You wait in line to order your food at the counter and it is similar to Chipotle or Piology but better. you tell them what you want and what you want on it. The prices are very reasonable and the food is very good. You can add a drink, rice... More 

Thank Ed P
Tustin, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Great quality, good quantity, decent price. The meal comes in an easy to-go aluminum pan, no waiting for boxes or bags.

Thank Nan P
Tustin, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We love Café Rio for Taco Tuesday. Their chicken tacos are all white meat and the tortillas are hand-made. This is a great place for casual dining or take-out.

Thank Dyanne2014
Glendale, Arizona
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

This restaurant is average for Mexican food. It is hit or miss. The food is not consistent. I am a chili con queso fan and I have had it at Café Rio thick and creamy and other times, running and not fit to eat. The same goes for the service. Sometimes, the line is quick and staff is efficient, other... More 

Thank Calitripgirl
Spokane, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

We absolutely love this restaurant and were pleased to find one in California. We usually eat at the cafe rios in Utah when we visit. On a recent trip to LA we ate here. Food is fresh and tastes amazing. I realize that personal food tastes vary from person to person, but this stuff is good.

Thank Brad J
Santa Ana, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2011

As a relatively new Mexican restaurant in Tustin, my wife and I were anxious to give it a try. What a disappointment! Although there is plenty of parking in the generous lot adjoining the restaurant, there were also plenty of seating in the mostly empty eating area, inside. This is one of those "we make it like you want it"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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: 1240 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, CA 92780-3531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin

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