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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
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2412 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1228
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Billings, Mt
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered two salads through the restaurant's web site, and I then dropped by to pick up. The order did not show up on the cashier's order screen, so she immediately input and expedited the order. She was very apologetic and helpful, and I had my salads in no time. Food quality and taste were great!

Thank Badrhino
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, my favorite is the pork tostada! I get extra lettuce, it's like getting a taco salad for 2 bucks less!

Thank Tom S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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100 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food tastes better than Chipotle, but the long wait in line just to order was ridiculous. I think I stood in the slow moving snake line over 15 minutes. You order and then select your toppings, etc like at subway only much faster and you don't have time to think about it much. I did like that you can... More 

Thank dudpa
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Usually fantastic. Frequently eat here. Broke my tooth on a rock in the black beans. Spoke with the manager on duty. She saud sorry and hustled off to make more food. I work with beans myself and know they must be carefully sorted. Shame on them. Be more thorough.

Thank Randy E
Provo, Utah
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Food was hard to order, could not understand English. Food was old and tasted old. Bad customer service. Dirty and tables not clean.

Thank pnelson_1200
Level Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Their sweet pork burritos are the best. They are so huge we always order just one and split it. Food is always fresh and tasty

Thank stewmexico2002
Grand Junction, Colorado
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the sweet pork tacos with the tomatillo ranch dressing! Always have great service here and the food is excellent!

Thank April A
Denver, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

First and last time visitor. On our way back to Denver from Las Vegas road trip. We decided to stop for a quick coffee, gas and food. Cafe Rio was across the street from our gas station so we decided " without reading any reviews" to grab a quick meal. It was Memorial day and I did serve 20 years... More 

Thank Les R
Grand Junction
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We've driven my many times. This was the first time we stopped in. Around lunch time and it was busy... indicative of a good place to eat. Didn't take long to get through the line. Excellent choices for meals. The food wasn't out of this world but did enjoy it. An average mexican style eating place. I plan on going... More 

Thank denniss867
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rio used to be my go-to fast food. But the last trip was very poor. The place didn't feel clean. Those preparing food were rushed and weren't keeping the prep area clean. They also didn't seem to care about my order and were out of several items including guac! The drink fountain area was a mess and it seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
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: 2412 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1228
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction

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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?