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Cafe Rio

) #12 of 44 Restaurants in Vernal ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Fast food
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
+1 435-781-8100
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (20 reviews)
“pork” (9 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was taught that when you have nothing nice to say it is better to say nothing, so my review of Cafe Rio should have ended right there. However, TripAdvisor requires reviews to be more than 100 words long. This place was not good: the...More

Thank Gabriel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here and the restaurant was messy after what looked like a busy day, drink area was messy, tables were not cleaned, food prep area was a mess with food scattered over containers, no one seemed to care. Our food was not the best...More

Thank Tiffani243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to Cafe Rio for a late lunch after seeing all the cars in their parking lot. We didn't know what to expect but found the freshly prepared Tex-Mex style food to be tasty and quickly prepared with friendly service. Lots of families...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of my favorite spots to eat is Cafe Rio. I was surprised to see one in Vernal, Ut. It was so great, it was like being home again, I was so happy. Same decor, same wonderful menu, same food made from scratch. yum!!

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of the fast, delicious menu, but was so pleased with the friendly staff. We had a great time and they even indulged our kiddos with extra toppings.

Thank Kalais E
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I would not eat there ever again. Cold atmosphere. Staff seemed bored. Didn't use corn tortillas. The meat was not flavorful. The price was ok but again the two tacos I had were a disappointment.

Thank cybersue2017
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We eat here every time we come to Vernal.we love the food and the staff is very friendly. This time though the place was a mess. All the tables and chairs were caked with food and garbage and the floors were disgusting.

1  Thank brandikjo
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is the first time I have ever had a bad meal from a cafe rio. Maybe they were having an off night? I overheard another customer complaining while we were there. The meat on my salad was weird. It seemed like they had two...More

Thank lindsb79
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I have eaten at several Cafe Rio's and the food is quality but not true Mexican food. It was perfect for a quick bite and was across the street from the hotel. Overall, the food is good; especially the tres leches!

Thank oconnortslc
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were disappointed with this restaurant. The food was not good. Some of the employees were not friendly. I would not eat here again.

Thank Steve G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal
  • Phone Number: +1 435-781-8100
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