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Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Fast food
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
+1 435-781-8100
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (18 reviews)
“pork” (10 reviews)
“tortillas” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
$$ - $$$
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is wonderful and has specials each day. Go on Tuesday when many of the dishes are $5.49. They were busy when I went so you can order ahead and pick up.

Thank Jayceen C
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat on a date night. Love the fresh tortillas and food. We enjoy the Quesadilla's and all the meat options: -shredded chicken -grilled chicken -roasted beef -grilled steak Our favorite is the sweet pork barbacoa. Always leave well fed.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

It is like all cafe Rios, food is good like always. The staff here was very fast and friendly the night I went.

Thank SteveE304
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Always fast service even when there's a line. Best meal for the money in Vernal, especially on Tuesdays.

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch while on a camping trip and were originally going to go to a different fast food restaurant when we saw a string of Utah State Trooper patrol cars in front of Cafe' Rio. This was hint #1 that the food was...More

Thank travelingCAgal
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I always enjoy eating a cafe Rio. And this one is no exception. Excellent food and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 18 August 2017 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 8 August 2017

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 4 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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 - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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