Cafe Rio
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Cafe Rio

Fresh Modern Mexican

Updated July 2024
Posted May 2024

Cafe Rio Counter

Cafe Rio Drink Bar

Cafe Rio Menu

Cafe Rio Menu Kitchen
Cafe Rio Kitchen
Cafe Rio Menu Steps

Cafe Rio Menu Step 1
Step 1
Choose Your Entree
  • Bowl
  • Burrito
  • Salad
  • Enchilada
  • Taco
  • Quesadilla
  • Tostada
  • Nachos
  • Tortilla Soup

Cafe Rio Menu Step 2
Step 2
Choose your Proteins
  • Sweet Pork Barbacoa
  • Pollo Asado
  • Shredded Chicken Breast
  • Braised Beef Barbacoa
  • Fire-Grilled Chicken
  • Fire-Grilled Steak
  • Roasted Seasonal Veggies
  • Veggie (Guacamole)

Cafe Rio Menu Step 3
Step 3
Choose Your Options
  • Beans
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Enchilada Style
  • Queso Style
  • Dressings
  • Guacamole

Cafe Rio Menu Extras
  • Chips, Salsa, & Guacamole
  • Chips, Salsa, & Queso
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Tortillas
  • Side of Queso
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Bottled Water

Cafe Rio Menu Desserts
  • Famous Tres Leches
  • Fresh Lime Pie

Cafe Rio New Ingredients
New Ingredients to Try
  • Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)
  • Avocado Corn Salsa
  • Grilled Fajita Veggies
  • Pollo Asado
  • Roasted Seasonal Veggies
  • Chipotles Ranch Dressing
  • Salsa Roja
  • Chili Lime Tortilla Strips
Cafe Rio Menu New Bowls

Cafe Rio Pollo Asado

Cafe Rio Bowls

Cafe Rio Menu Daily Specials
Daily Specials
  • Tuesday Shredded Meat Taco
  • Wednesday Tostada & Drink
  • Thursday Coconut Shrimp Tacos
  • Saturday Baja Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Cafe Rio Poster Chili Lime Tortilla Strips
Chili Lime Tortilla Strips
  • Seasoned Chilis, Lime & Salt

Cafe Rio Poster Avocado Corn Salsa
Avocado Corn Salsa
  • Avocados, Charred Sweet Corn & Peppers with a Honey Chipotle Dressing

Cafe Rio Poster Elotes
Mexican Street Corn
  • Roasted Corn in a Chile & Queso Blend

Cafe Rio Poster Grilled Fajita Veggies
Grilled Fajita Veggies
  • Seasoned Peppers & Onions

Cafe Rio Poster Roasted Seasonal Veggies
Roasted Seasonal Veggies
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash & Peppers with a Chipotle Drizzle

Cafe Rio Poster Salsa Roja
Salsa Roja
  • Smokey & Spicy, Rosted Morita Chilies & Charred Tomatoes

Cafe Rio Section 1

Cafe Rio Section 2

Cafe Rio Water Cup
Cafe Rio Drink Cup

Cafe Rio To-Go Lids

Cafe Rio Condiments

Cafe Rio Hot Sauce

Cafe Rio Cholula
Cafe Rio El Yucateco
Cafe Rio Melinda's Mango
Cafe Rio Tobasco Green Pepper Sauce
Cafe Rio Tobasco Pepper Sauce
Cafe Rio Tapatio

No Freezer and No Microwave:
They make all their Tortillas right there

Cafe Rio Making Tortillas

Coconut Shrimp Tacos Tortillas
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Cheese
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Mango Salsa
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Mango

Coconut Shrimp Tacos Rice
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Beans
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Pico de Gallo
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Foil
Coconut Shrimp Tacos Cooked

Cafe Rio Coconut Shrimp Tacos
Thursday Coconut Shrimp Tacos
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Mango Salsa
Cafe Rio Coconut Shrimp Tacos

Cafe Rio Decor Lemons

Cafe Rio Decor Tomatillos

Cafe Rio

WIKIPEDIACafe Rio, or Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
American fast casual restaurant chain based in Salt Lake City, with branches in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. They specialize in Mexican cuisine. Its menu includes appetizers, tostadas, salads, burritos, desserts, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, soups, and beverages. The company also provides catering services.In April 2022, it has grown to 146 locations.

  • Cafe Rio was started in 1997 by Steve and Tricia Stanley in St. George, Utah.
  • In December 2004, Bob and Kathleen Nilsen, Spencer K Hill, along with SKM/Apax Partners purchased the chain, which at the time had six restaurants.
  • In 2011, Dave Gagnon took over as CEO and COO at the same time as Bob Baker was appointed President and CFO.
  • In 2018, Steve Vaughan became CEO when Dave Gagnon retired. Previously, Mr. Vaughan was CFO.
  • As of December 2020, Cafe Rio is operating in 135 locations across 11 states.

Cafe Rio's recipes are inspired from the traditional cooking of the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas and New Mexico. Meals are cooked in each restaurant's kitchen, fresh every day. The signature dish is a sweet pork barbacoa burrito made enchilada-style.

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Cafe Rio Decor Crops

Cafe Rio Window

Cafe Rio Door

Cafe Rio Shadow

Cafe Rio Rancho Cucamonga
Cafe Rio Rancho Cucamonga Patio
Cafe Rio Rancho Cucamonga Van

Cafe Rio Thousand Oaks Entrance
Cafe Rio Thousand Oaks Front

Cafe Rio Umbrella
Cafe Rio Thousand Oaks

Cafe Rio West Hills
Cafe Rio Welcome to West Hills

Cafe Rio Drinks
  • Original Black
  • Hibiscus Raspberry
  • Mint Limeade
  • Horchata
  • Mango Lemonade
  • Strawberry Lemonade

Cafe Rio Valencia
Cafe Rio Valencia Front
Cafe Rio Valencia Van

Cafe Rio Tustin
Cafe Rio Yorba Linda

Cafe Rio