We frequent this place every time we drive past Castle Rock. Our appreciation for Cafe Rio goes back ~10 years and we appreciate having the option in Colorado! Depending on when you come, the restaurant can be pretty busy. That’s a good thing after all! Who wants to eat at an empty restaurant!? What we enjoy is the consistency in quality and service we get every time. The food is always fresh and because of the popularity it stays fresh throughout the day. Everything is prepared here at the time it is served. We’ve probably tried everything on the menu and never been disappointed. Our favorites are the chicken and pork salads. Today we also got a kids quesadilla to hold us over u til we could get to enjoy our salads and that was absolutely delicious too! Given the flexibility to add what you want you can make your meal vegetarian or gluten free also. The staff is great and they all work hard and fast. This location has an outside seating area, alongside the inside, air conditioned salon. It’s only a few moments off of I-25, so very easy to get to and right next to the Castle Rock outlets in case you need anything else to do. Overall, we will continue coming back here until we have a Cafe Rio closer to where we live!
If this is the quality I can expect then I'm hyped. Much tastier than Chipotle. In particular the quality of the meat, chips and they have dessert! :) I also like the addition of the cojita cheese. Chipotle's chips are practically inedible because they are too salty so I was devouring these haha so good. Also I had a much more expensive Mexican place recently and this was better so I appreciate the value. Highly recommended I hope my next experience is on par with this one.
Came here tonight. And I gotta say, Cafe Rio has some really fresh food. My family got a bowl and a quesadilla, and the food was really good. It was warm and flavorful, and the ingredients tasted like they were just made. And for the value of it all, it was a very fair price. My only thing was, we were going to order guacamole, but it was brown. Although their food is fresh most of the time. I recommend coming to Cafe rio.
Had to delete my old review and write a new one. Huge improvement from the last time I visited here. They finally turned down the AC (was always too cold before) and brought fresh lettuce. This time, the staff was a lot nicer and actually got my order correct. I will definitely be returning to this location soon.
Always delicious and fresh here. Sometimes the wait can be a bit longer, but it's definitely worth it. Whatever you get make sure to get the Cilantro Vinagrette in the side, it makes a perfect compliment to any dish. Also the mint limeade is amazing as well.
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