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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
+1 936-639-4471
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong here. Chips and salsas (red and green) are tasty. Entree options allow you to try a variety of Mexican favorites.

Thank EdAdventurer
Lufkin, Texas
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139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Del Rio is one of our favorites and proved it again Sat night. The food was fresh, hot and the service was very very good. We cannot wait to the anticipated opening of the new location in April or May.

Thank Dwayne H
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They're always busy but we've always gotten seated quickly. The food and drinks are very good, the whole family love to eat here. My kids especially love the self serve ice cream machine in the front entry. It's definitely our go to place.

Thank busybeecharles
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there twice, very busy but seated quickly. Food is really good. Nice margaritas. Will make a return visit when in town!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lufkin, Texas
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139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Cafe Del Rio is always a solid place to eat at lunch. My wife and I went there again Fri, my first day back in town and had lunch. She got the soup and salad and it was too much for her to eat. I got the poquito max and loved it. It may be a little smaller than it... More 

Thank Dwayne H
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great but prices too high and portions small. Wait staff too busy. Only four small shrimp on plate and one was only half a shrimp. Small portion of chicken on lunch fajitas.

Thank RE G
Waco, Texas
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband and I both ordered the same plate (enchilada, beef taco, rice and beans) and were not disappointed! The food was delicious, hot sauce and chips great, and served so promptly that we barely had time to enjoy the chips and salsa! The price was very reasonable considering the portion sizes served. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and... More 

Thank Kristi K
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very good and very reasonable. They have great happy hour specials also. The service here has always been excellent as well. We have never been disappointed when visiting 😁.

Thank Baccibleu
Nacogdoches, Texas
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144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love the taco salad. My family had nachos al carbon, cheese enchiladas, and the Rio Grande. As an appetizer we ordered the combo queso and green sauce. Our meal was out quickly. Love the atmosphere and the food. Free ice cream cones.

Thank Jeanne P
Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I met several people I work with at the restaurant and we had a meeting for about an hour and then we ordered our food. The wait staff was very accomodating during our meeting (We did order chips and salsa and drinks during the meeting) and got our orders out promptly and all correct when we did order. /Considering we... More 

Thank dpvilbaum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: +1 936-639-4471

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