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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-8336
+1 240-415-7240
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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718 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it to be made anyway. And that particular day was very busy at lunch. The... More 

Thank travelkitty50
Frederick, Maryland
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, Rice/Milk and Cinnamon, Passion Fruit, Mojito? etc. Once you purchase the drink with your cup,... More 

Thank happynowyoga
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 get their Taco deal which is great, but everything I have tried from here is... More 

Thank jtrawinski
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to Cafe Rio out west and was so happy when we got one around here. I love the house creamy cilantro dressing so much that we call it candy sauce. I've tried most of the menu and I've never been disappointed. I like that you watch the whole process so you can see that everything is fresh... More 

Thank randomadventurer13
Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Just dined here this week and we were wanting shrimp tacos. But arrived to find they only have shrimp tacos on Sat. night. So while we were bummed we ate here anyway. We got the vegetarian tacos. Beef burrito and Chicken burrito, and chips and salsa...all were good.

Thank MistiMorningstar
Winchester, Virginia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Party of three, we are seniors and the ordering process was something else, the staff works at a frantic pace, this was the first time we ate here so we weren't familiar with the menu or what was really a good selection. We just went along with our grandson's selection as he had eaten there before. We ordered the shredded... More 

Thank finnegan804
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I truly enjoy every visit I have at Cafe Rio, the food is always made fresh to order and the flavors are amazing! I enjoy being able to take my 3 year old and having him enjoy the grilled chicken and rice and beans. A nice place with a great family atmosphere.

Thank Maricela M
Urbana, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband wanted a burger and was thinking Five Guys. I wanted a salad and remembered that there is a Mexican place just down from Five Guys in the shopping center on Buckeystown Pike here in Frederick. He agreed to forego his bacon cheeseburger and eat a little more healthy with me. Cafe Rio is similar to the old cafeteria... More 

Thank Pamela H
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Staff unfriendly and rude. My favorite part of my burrito there is the mild sauce. Going through the line you can ask for extra sauce, cheese, or whatever because I watched people doing it. But we were rushed through the line. When we sat down three of my 7 in my party all were complaining of very little mild sauce.... More 

Thank seashellmom
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with friends for lunch. The menu on the walls was kind of convaluted, but you can get it figured out. The food was made very quickly and a good portion. The price was good and the restaurant was clean with plenty of room. Definitely will be back for lunch again.

Thank Jeffery G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?