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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

Mexican, , Latin
8233 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709-0624
+1 208-287-9400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“taco” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
8233 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709-0624
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

the girls and I frequently make this the go to for lunch. Great food and clean restaurant. Self serve drinks make it easy to head out with a to go cup.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Beth B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Had lunch last Saturday, it was good (sweet pork enchiladas) very tasty, but no refried beans, black and pinto all they had. The floors were dirty, tables were kind of clean, it all could have been worse. The place was very busy, we liked it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IdahoFlyer
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A unique Mexican restaurant that is fast food but offers a unique twist to traditional Mexican food of burritos, enchiladas, tacos but prepared with fresh local ingredients..... sounds a little like chipotle right?? Yes. But this is even better than chipotle.... Right!!! Really??? Yep. It's...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank kbcabc1
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I read many reviews that this place looked like it could have several health code violations but I am one to give a place a try to see for myself. Upon entering the restaurant, I saw that there appeared to be many employees behind the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Scenic810850
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch with a friend and was pleasantly surprised at how quick you could get your food. I had the enchiladas the Barbacoa and the fire grilled chicken with black beans. Everything was fabulous the meats were very very tasty definitely would get...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank taylor426
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here since the remodel and was really impressed with the new look. My fire grilled chicken taco was very tasty. My friend and I shared chips & guacamole. They were super generous with their serving of chips. I was just under impressed...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank edabl
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We were shopping at Cabela's and stopped by for a quick bite. Plenty of choices on the menu. I enjoyed my flavorful and tender steak taco. My boyfriend liked his salad. It was an ample portion with tasty fire-grilled chicken. The mint limeade was a...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Monkeyed
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived to eat there ar 9:25 for my nieces graduation dinner. This is one of her favorite restaurants. We looked up closing time before heading over and it was listed as 10:00. When we got there at 9:25, they told us they had just...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank TravelingFamilia_6
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Cafe Rio is OK. It really is. But it doesn't grab me the way a couple of places I stopped at last week in Southern California did. First, they lose points when they only serve flour tortillas. I'm fine with flour ones but corn ones...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Ambiance: Located in Franklin Towne Plaza near Best Buy, Cabela’s, Designer Shoe Warehouse, and the Towne Square Mall to name a few. Café Rio is neatly situated inside of one the Treasure Valley’s very busy shopping districts. Given that the Franklin Towne Plaza is very...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8233 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709-0624
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-287-9400
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