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Rio Grande Cafe

270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
+1 801-364-3302
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for many years. Food is consistently good at a reasonable prices with friendly service. It is now under new management and we were concerned about changes but the menu had not changed much and they kept their prices reasonable and...More

Thank OnBreadInCooking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in 1981, I found a great Mexican Restaurant near downtown Salt Lake City called Rio Grande Cafe. Situated just west of downtown, in the renovated Rio Grande train station, RGC served real authentic Mexican fare. After moving out of state and relocating back to...More

Thank PhilJohnsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and excellent service! Would eat there again when visiting SLC. Give it a try you will like it.

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chips and salsa are my favorite thing in eating Mexican food and theirs is just okay. The salsa is very chunky but without much flavor. Guacamole was decent. The shredded beef chimi was okay. The area right around Rio Grande has drastically declined, unfortunately. Likely...More

Thank Tink0707
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very good meal! Four of us all ordered something different, and we were all very happy with our choices. Will look forward to going back when we are in town again!

Thank 505Debbie
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was disappointed to find very few gluten-free options on the menu. Our server was kind enough to detail what was possible, but then would say "it only has a little bit of gluten in this" which made it very confusing to remember what I...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

After some debate about going due to grimly crowded homeless shelter nearby (enter from 300 South, NOT 200 South), we easily found a spot in the well lit and free parking lot and went inside where we found the same warm wood paneled atmosphere we...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Happened in to this little cafe as it was close to my hotel. Parking is on the street and easy to get a spot. I ordered a cheese enchilada and the PLATTER came filled with the enchilada, beans and rice, covered with melted cheese. The...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 November 2016

American-Mex a pleasant old cafe in a historic train station serving translated Mexican food. I don't need authentic to enjoy good food and I'm happy with what they serve. I could eat their salsa by the spoonful and nice ambiance.

Thank Memo46
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place, I only wish they would move locations. Sadly, due to the out of control homeless population in SLC- shelter directly across the street- it is no longer safe to even park and walk inside for a great meal. You will be...More

Thank mdcftripad1
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Cherie B
Does the Rio Grande Cafe still do burritos enchilada style with the huge shrimp?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Wendy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know if they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1104
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-364-3302
  • E-mail