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821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9742
+1 801-756-9088
10:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is okay some of the people that work there are not very friendly but you get what you pay for

Thank Brian B
West Sacramento, California
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320 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location to get a quick Mexican fix. Similar to Chipotle, walk in, menu on the wall, they will fix your entree in front of you. We had a burrito and taco salad. The food is fresh, well seasoned and tasty. Plenty of room to sit in the main dining room. They also give the kids free quesadillas. Nice family... More 

Thank 1Greg0007
Level Contributor
229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Original open plan buffer style Mexican restaurant. Food is good, hate waiting in the line, recently have preferred Costa vida, product very similar, less lines at Costa vida.

Thank Tony d
Fullerton, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great food..Loved the burritos. Great quesidillas for my kids. I was super hungry and Cafe Rio killed my hunger

Thank pleg201
American Fork, Utah
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect recipes created with the freshest ingredients. The place us always busy and I never get tired of it.

Thank korinne n
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I got the pork salad. It took 10 minutes to order on the phone because she couldn't understand me. Then I asked for extra dressing instead they put the Verde sauce in the bag and to top it off the pork was a big clunk not shredded at all. Disappointed in this location. Won't be back.

Thank Tonya B
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

never disappointed in food there always fresh and good prices are reasonable for quality of food busy on weekends plan on that

Thank JackR1872AA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We love Café Rio, but will never return to this location. Their service sets an all time low for any restaurant. We've tried this location over and over, but no more. There is a new Café Rio opening in Lehi (Traverse Mountain). We just hope that they don't bring any of the people from American Fork.

Thank TreasuredTraveler
Level Contributor
229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I am pretty unadventurous at cafe rio, but food is always good, great atmosphere, most of the staff are Mexican. Be prepared to wait at peak times. Good food, prices good.

Thank Tony d
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

One line worker was new, and I have patience for the on-the-job-trainees, but his co- workers were no examples to learn from! Hubby and I often choose Mexican when we're traveling because it's adaptable to being vegan-friendly, but this was not a good choice! This Chipoltle-style restaurant lists a vegetarian salad bowl on its menu board, but the line workers... More 

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W State Rd, Ste 1, American Fork, UT 84003-9742
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  American Fork
  • Phone Number: +1 801-756-9088

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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?