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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

I had the Tuesday burrito special. I really liked the burrito, but $2.50 extra for quest 🤦‍♂️ There was also an extra charge for grilled chicken as opposed to shredded chicken 🤷‍♂️ Isn’t chicken, chicken. So my bargin $6.99 lunch special turned into an $11.12...burrito 😡More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019

We live in Manassas and just tried this place for the first time at the recommendation of our daughter, who lives close by. The array of choices is dizzying but we followed our daughter's recommendation and were not disappointed: a Tasty Tuesday Pork Salad with...House dressing. The set up is similar to Chipotle's but much better. Beware: this is a LOT of food - can easily be split between two people. And because it was the daily special it was value priced. Smart business - we're definitely coming back to try other specials.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019

The enchiladas were quite good, and it was one of the specials for Monday. Overall, the food hit the spot. It didn't take long at all to have my order completed, as it was a sparse lunchtime crowd in the restaurant. It is probably due...to it being the Memorial Day holiday. Overall, it was a pleasant lunchtime pit stop.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

We had the shredded chicken enchiladas, steak burrito, and pulled pork quesadilla. Everything was fresh and flavorful. I love the tomatillos sauce! Tortillas were also made fresh right there and tasted great.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

My son goes to this restaurant and he always brings me something back. I had the Enchiladas with shredded chicken and the meal was very tasty. It was better than my last two Mexican restaurants in Bristow, VA. They offer military discounts as well. Another...time, I had the chips and salsa which was excellent along with a salad. This place has a similar setup as Chipolata. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The salad I ordered satisfied me very well. The restaurant is clean, and since I came in the mid afternoon, there was no waiting in line to order.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

A step up from normal fast-food mexican fare. The tortillas are made in front of you, the tortilla soup is fantastic, and they have a nicely varied menu.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Went here to meet someone and just hang out. Didn't know what to expect as I'd never been but the food was good. They have Mexican/Tex-Mex dishes. I had a chicken quesadilla with a side of rice. Food was fresh, prepared when I ordered it,...and done right. Definitely a good experience. The restaurant was clean, easily accessible and had plenty of parking. Monday's are known as "Military Monday's" so everything is half off for military with ID. That didn't benefit me, just FYI for those who may be military :-) The staff was friendly, professional and gave good customer service. They have space for indoor and outdoor dining. This is more of a fast food type place so you can dine in or get it and go - your choice. Compares to Qdoba or Chipotle I think. I'd go again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A friendly Mexican restaurant with easy access and plenty of parking. The menu offers typical Mexican entries including burritos, tacos, salads with pork, chicken and beef as well as sauces made your way. Very tasty and worth revisiting.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect. Got the tacos with the barbacoa. It was very good. Great flavor. Cane with a side of rice and beans. The black beans were good but the rice was not. Choose to purchase a side of guacamole and that was...ok too.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4