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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
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560 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815-8392
+1 208-620-4000
10:30 - 21:00
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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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Rathdrum, Idaho
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given this is a chain it's descent food. Not top notch as you create the add on's to your own dish. So it's as good as your make it. It's consistently descent for a quick bite to eat.

Thank brianrounds
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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301 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Be prepared, food is made to order so the line may move slower than a typical take out. I absolutely love their chili beef tacos. Really delicious. I also love cilantro on my tacos which they have. HOWEVER, someone should clue them in that the tops can be easily chopped off the stems so you don't have much waste. The... More 

Thank Janis I
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268 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I know it's a chain, but we like the food. Most locations have excellent food, and this location is no exception! The service is just O.K., but the employees are knowledgeable. It wasn't very busy when we were there, so we were helped fairly quickly. The employees could be a little friendlier and the restaurant could be a little cleaner,... More 

Thank Mlbpafan
Virginia City, Nevada
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My cousin took us to Cafe Rio ( we are from Virginia City, Nevada ) and it is great little cafe! My daughter had a steak quesadilla which was large, full of steak and delicious. My cousin and I couldn't decide between the pork tacos and the special of the day, salmon tacos, so we ordered both and each had... More 

Thank Stacy F
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Tuesday night for some tacos. They have a Tuesday special that we found very reasonable. I highly recommend the pork tacos, much more flavor than the beef or pollo. The staff was very friendly and great at explaining the process for first time visitors.

Thank G H
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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301 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is very good fast food. The chili beef taco is outstanding! Different than Chipotle but similar concept and also really good. Only negative is they need to cut the stems off their cilantro. The nicest thing for me is that they have a great selection of sugar free & caffeine free drinks. With all the controversy about the calories... More 

Thank Janis I
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the BOGO! Love love the salads. So tasty lots of food and taste fresh. Love the Great service friendly staff

Thank Jessica R
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Cafe Rio catered for my and my husband's wedding in April 2016 for about 250 people. We were absolutely thrilled with Cafe Rio's service, punctuality, professionalism, delivery (we were married up in Sandpoint), and quality of food. Their prices were about as low as we could find, but the quality was not compromised. Our guests were delighted as well with... More 

Thank tayz91
Post Falls, Idaho
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We love there burritos n nachos. We go here often and the lines move quickly so if you go in and there's a long line it will move fast. Also before you go in be sure to download there app to get points towards your meal for future free foods.

Thank Robert M
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fresh flour tortillas are the best and the base for many of their dishes. Great, fresh ingredients you can see them preparing. It does get super busy on Taco Tuesday but it's worth the wait.

Thank Pam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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: 560 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815-8392
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: +1 208-620-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?