6625 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95207
Phone: (209) 425-0484
The year was 1997. The place, a little town in southern Utah called St. George. A lovely couple named Steve and Patricia Stanley started a restaurant called Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. Cafe Rio served authentic dishes derived from inspired recipes and traditional cooking of Northern Mexico’s Rio Grande region, Southern Texas, and New Mexico. Central to every bite was the belief that every ingredient must be fresh and made fresh to order. And you know what? People loved it. They couldn’t get enough of it.
So much so, that one restaurant became six. In 2004, these six little restaurants caught the attention of a fine gentleman named Bob Nilsen. He purchased Cafe Rio from the Stanleys with the idea of spreading the love of making this fresh Mexican food to everyone in and around Utah and beyond. He made sure to keep the mantra of “fresh food, made fresh” at the very core of the brand. No freezers. No microwaves. Nothing premade. Our staff begins each day, bright and early, hand-squeezing limes, hand-scooping avocados, simmering sauces and preparing desserts. The crowds that line up at our eighty-five Cafe Rio locations today aren’t the only ones to take notice. We’ve won over 100 awards, from the Best of City Search and the Oxnard Salsa Festival to the Inc. 500 and the Alfred P. Sloan Award.
first and foremost, nothing beats handmade tortillas made daily. Taco tuesday can get crowded but so worth it if you get there right before the lunch hour. and there is a daily managers special available daily. I love their fresh salsa and shredded chicken breast the most!
Came to Stockton for business and made a run to the ATM and this place was next door. I ask some people about 6 folks where was good? They said at once “Cafe Rio” and yeah it’s bomb food $5 manages special is awesome. Coming back tomorrow for Taco Tue after we meet our clients. Staff is awesome food is same STRAIGHT AWESOME!!
Food was good, I'll come back to eat again. They had a $5 2 taco managers special and best part is toddlers get a free small quesadilla! The mint lemonade was surprisingly delicious. Super great outside eating area
Friendly staff. Reasonable price for the portion you get. I like how they make the tortillas right in front where you can see. The portion seemed more than Chipotle which I like. Not too crowded when I went. We even got a great discount for the kids. Would go again.
Samantha is absolutely the best! Her and her staff are so welcoming and vibrant. One of my family’s and my favorite spots to come and get dinner. I recommend to everyone, their family and friends to come. I’m a very happy customer! I hope the company gives her and her staff recognization, they all deserve it!
One of my favorite Mexican fast food spots, the ingredients always seem fresh. Only thing negative I have to say is I’ve just got some uncooked rices a few times.
On taco Tuesday this is the best place to get tacos there chicken is amazing and there staff is always smiling and in a cheerful mood