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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-8336
+1 240-415-7240
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-8336
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I LOVE CAFE RIO. Been to probably 50 different stores in the west and mid-Atlantic areas. The store in Frederick is the WORST. Dirty, slow, inedible. We will not be back. Tonight was typical, ordered steak Tacos. No steak, but was told I could wait....More

Thank kentking52
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Our first visit. Went on the recommendation of two different friends. Food was good. I felt it was a bit dirty in the sense that the grill was covered with stuff, not scraped. And counter had bits of everything on it. We had sweet pork...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 18 August 2017

One of my go-to places when I don't want to cook. The food is really good. There is a beverage bar with tons of options. My favorite is the Salad with Shredded Chicken, no beans, rice and their house dressing. You can customize your food...More

Thank Naja F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have eaten here before and didn't care for the food. Decided to try it again after going to an event catered by Cafe Rio and really liking what I got. This time I got the sweet pork with rice and pinto beans with the...More

Thank crocuslover
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our way home from D.C. and LOVED it! Efficient service and fantastic food. My grilled chicken tostada was some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. They also give a free cheese quesadilla to kids under 6...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The ingredients were fresh and the food tasty. However, it was not spicy. The pork was too sweet. The hibiscus tea was delicious, and the service was speedy. It was not bad, just not what I expected. We will try it again and sample hotter...More

Thank Ede M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My friend and I stopped by to get a quick bite after leaving a neighboring store. It was late at night so we welcomed the quick service and tasty Mexican food. It put me in the mind of a Chipotle - styled restaurant, but with...More

Thank desireem891
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went here for the office to pick lunch up recently...even though the orders were emailed in, nothing was made until I walked in and waited for awhile...I don't know what the point in ordering ahead is if you have to wait in line for...More

Thank travelkitty50
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I am not sure how I ended up trying Cafe Rio but I thoroughly enjoy going here and bringing my teens to sit down and eat Chipotle like food with these amazing non alcoholoic drinks that are in a soda dispenser with flavors like Lime,...More

Thank happynowyoga
Reviewed 28 January 2017

For anyone who has ever been to a Cafe Rio, they know what they are getting into. This one is one of my favorites. The staff does a great job and is quick, even though the line gets long. I recommend coming on Tuesday's to...More

Thank jtrawinski
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-8336
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 240-415-7240
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