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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
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610 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246-1503
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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Miami Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

West of the Mississippi, theres no reason to dine at Chipotle, and Cafe Rio makes this argument resoundingly. Simple, clean menu with real food. Whatever you get make sure it comes with the rice and beans - they're among the best in Denver.

Thank arikkatzenberg2014
Alexandria, Virginia
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213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Second rio I have been too and the service here was a little subpar. The food though was solid as always. My favorite Mexican casual spot. Fair prices and usually pretty quick.

Thank Natsfan24
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was within walking distance of my hotel and the food was good. Nothing special but the portions were generous. I would eat there again.

Thank trouble405
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent burrito and steak tacos. Service was quick. Staff very friendly. Great for a quick lunch and not overpowering on flavor.

Thank D W
Aurora, Colorado
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Homemade tortillas to die for! Watch them made fresh right before your eyes. The grilled chicken breast is so tasty, as well as the hot Red sauce that I put on everything. LOVE this place because if I don't feel like making dinner after work, I stop in and everyone gets a healthy and delicious meal!

Thank connie M
Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We eat here often when we are in Denver. The food is fresh and prepared while you wait. There are many choices and each one is designed to your taste. We love the tortilla soup. It is light and fresh and very tasty! The tortillas are made on the grill in front of you. The food preparers are very helpful... More 

Thank Tom B
Garland, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I'm visiting from Texas where everything is larger than life. The handmade tortilla was huge and delicious. Plenty of cheese and all the toppings you could possibly choose. A cross between Chipotle and your favorite Tia's home cooking. I ABSOLUTELY loved it. Lots of different meat options. Salad. Tacos. Wonderful!

Thank Tammy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

To those of you looking for distinct Mexican flavors, don't stop here. Cumin, cilantro, and lime are too subtle to be enjoyed. The taste is ordinary American. But at least the quality is high.

Thank Gene D
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Me and my wife have stopped here a few times on a Tuesday for their $5 lunch. The $5 offer is either a burrito, a couple of tacos, quesadilla or a salad (if I have it right). Drinks are extra. We've had the burrito and it is excellent. It comes with some salad. It was more than enough for each... More 

Thank Philip L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Great nachos and service. Staff were very friendly. The nachos with fire-grilled chicken we're excellent!!

Thank amannva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246-1503
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glendale

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