Café Rio


Karissa Murdoch

My burrito from Cafe Rio

Karissa Murdoch, Journalist

Café Rio is a Mexican grill that was founded in 1997 in St. George, Utah with other locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Café Rio has a menu that includes tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads, tostadas, salsas, and desert items. Café Rio has a location on 6575 Decatur Blvd. right down the road from Shadow Ridge. 

When I went to Café Rio the environment was great. There were lots of colorful decorations and it smelled amazing. It was not busy and the staff was kind. There were about three people in front of me. One got a fairly big order and the staff handled it well. The menu looked delicious and had lots of options for anybody to choose from. First, customers are to pick what type of food they want like a taco, burrito, salad, etc. Next, customers pick their meat and toppings, then pay.

When I went to Café Rio, I got a shredded beef burrito with half white and half brown rice, pinto beans, house dressing, and Pico de Gallo. After tax I paid $11.91 and then was given my food. When I got home I immediately dug in. The first thing I noticed was the slightly poor burrito folding skills. I did have to eat the burrito with a fork because if I were to pick it up it would go everywhere. Apart from the burrito folding I have great things to say about the delicious burrito I ate. The homemade tortilla was so soft, fluffy, and amazing. I chose to put house dressing on my burrito which is cilantro lime vinaigrette, it was delicious and added a great creamy cilantro taste to the burrito. The dressing also had a very slight amount of spice to it which added a great tang. The beans were good, but nothing special. The rice had a great flavor, I do prefer the white rice as you can taste the lime a little more but the brown rice was also delicious. The Pico de Gallo had great flavor; the mix of the cilantro, onion, and tomato added a fresh element. The shredded beef is super juicy and has great flavor. The beef however was shredded but it was still slightly hard to get through because it was all stuck together.  

Overall the flavors were impressive and worked well together. The tortilla was worth every single penny. And the service was great and kind. 

I give Café Rio 9/10 burritos!