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Cafe Rio

Mexican, Southwestern
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2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
+1 406-373-7000
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, the fresh made hand rolled tortillas are THE BEST! I like going in during the lunch rush, because then they are made right in front of you, and its really cool! I could just live off of the tortillas themselves! Then of course, secondly the daily fresh squeezed lime-aid is equally as amazing! The sign in their... More 

Thank Margeypan
Powell, Wyoming
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like eating here for the fresh food. They make it right in front of you as you move through the line. If you are looking for relaxed and quiet this isn't the place.

Thank DMHogen
Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I love Cafe Rio and this location is the best I've been to. The food is delicious and fresh. The servings are large. The staff is very friendly. Dining area is well decorated. This place is very popular so a full house is not uncommon. My favorite dish is the Sweet Pork Burrito - Enchilada Style.

Thank ChrisCgeo
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306 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Here is a place to get a quick meal and build your own mexican food plate. There is a good selection to choose from and if you are in a hurry this is a good stop.

Thank Jim C
Jackson, Wyoming
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266 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great Tasty Food with Nice Size Portions. Love the Homemade Soft Tortillas. Always Fresh and Quick Service. For a Good Mex Meal try Cafe Rio and Enjoy !

Thank Michael S
Red Lodge, MT
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Anything you get here is awesome, always!! I had the salad with shredded chicken and cilantro lime vinegrette dressing. Husband had shredded pork burrito. Great rice and beans added. Plus, EVERYONE that works there is so happy and upbeat. A fun environment!!

Thank Debi M
Powell, Wyoming
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh food. Homemade soft shell tortillas being made right in front of you. Shredded beef and shrimp tacos were excellent. Parking lot was full so we tried it. Happy with our choice!

Thank DMHogen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Super good lunch, I had a single steak taco with rice and beans and a large glass of horchata. Lots of options and everything was excellent the lines can be a bit long though

Thank tracy g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Live music! Food was very good. Services was very good. We were able to enjoy the music although we could not see the musician. A heads up about this would have been appreciated.

Thank travelingdue169
Powell, Wyoming
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The accent is on the quality of the food, which is tops. Yes, you get your food in what looks like a dog's dish, and you have to carry it to the table yourself. Oh, well, no tip to leave here. GREAT Mexican food!!! I lived in Mexico for a year, and yes, this is the American, sort of Tex-Mex... More 

Thank susantant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 2816 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102-6432
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-373-7000
Newly opened

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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?