Cafe Rio Sacramento: Grand Opening

Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
A few weeks ago the family and I got invited to attend the grand opening of Café Rio! This was really exciting especially because we absolutely love  Mexican food (we make a Mexican dish at home at least once a week), we have never been to a Café Rio before and they are acclaimed “#1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation” from Sandelman & Associates.
 
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
I was pleasantly surprised by the fun / colorful atmosphere, the lovely staff and most importantly the incredible food. While there I learned that all of their food is prepared fresh, daily.  There are no microwaves or freezers!! I got a simple salad that was so full of flavor, I couldn’t get enough! Mine had steak and Ben’s had pork! The pork was highly recommended and happens to be one of his favorite meats so he was in heaven! The kids ordered a variety of quesadillas and enchiladas! They loved their meals and ate up every bite!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
My brother and my baby boy xo
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
I am always talking…. Ben is always listening lol!! He had a mouth full of food!

 

Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Sav has to smell everything she eats, first!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
 
As you can see the style for ordering your food is assembly line! This was so fun because they would stop during serving and sing! Although it was busy and chaotic with so many people there for the grand opening, they got our entire order correct and there was a lot of us!
I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the staff and learn about the app for Café Rio. The features are endless but my favorite parts are the following: you can earn points toward future purchases with every meal that you order, you can order ahead for pick up & you can put money on a gift card for friend to enjoy their own Café Rio meal! There is also the ability to order catering for a big party which I love! This food is perfect for a party!
 Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
There are over 110 Café Rio restaurants all over the country with 17 total in the state of CA and 4 Northern California alone! Head to the website here to see if there is a Cafe Rio near you! It will be worth the trip!
 Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Cafe Rio: Acclaimed #1 Mexican Restaurant in the Nation. From the atmosphere to the deliciously tasteful food, this restaurant is a must try!
Today I am happy to announce that I will be giving two readers five meals each to treat themselves and their family or friends to a delicious Café Rio meal. Simply comment below with your favorite Mexican dish for a chance to win the giveaway! Winner announced Friday!! Good luck friends!!
*Special thanks to Cafe Rio and staff for hosting my friends and family for this special Grand Opening!
All photos by: Mae Batista
  • Comments ( 32 )

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    Hannah

    This place looks sooooo yummy! I love the open style restaurants that you can go up and pick exactly what you want in your meal:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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    Ashley Stephenson

    Looks delicious!! I love finding new spots in my city!

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    Rach

    I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD! I’M WITH YA AND I LOVE THE COLORFUL ATMOSPHERE. IT GIVES IT A FUN VIBE!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Terry Anderson

    Love a burrito bowl

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    Stephanie Whitman

    Maybe quarter-til-11 at night wasn’t the best time for me to read this haha. Now I’m hungryyyy! But it sounds like such a fun spot and I’m glad your family enjoyed it so much!

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    stephanie parrell

    Looks like a great place to eat. I love love e love your photos very clean and clear. There is a huge lack of good Mexican places where I live.

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    Azanique Rawl

    THEY TOTALLY NEED TO BRING THIS TO NORTH CAROLINA! i LOVE MEXICAN FOOD & THIS LOOKS AMAZING 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    Nicole Green

    Love these photos of you and your fam! The salads look so good; wish i had a cafe rio near me!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    My mouth was watering reading and looking at these pictures…. is that bad? All of food looks so delicious and fresh!

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    Lily

    I’ve never heard of this place, but it looks mighty good!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    Amy M Loochtan

    Yes to exploring your own city! its so fun!

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    Holly

    The food here looks delish! Gorgeous photos, too! xx

    http://hollyhabeck.com

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    Kelsey

    Okay this looks amazing and now you’re making me hungry haha xo

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    alison

    I have another friend who SWEARS by Cafe rio! I’m jealous we don’t have one locally — looks SO yummy!

    xo Ali at ali-v.com

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    Jocelyn Alfaro

    I think I’ve seen this place before but I had no idea it was that good!! Thank you for THE review

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    Mary Powers

    Looks amazing!! Wish we had one near us!

    – Mary
    http://www.missmarypowers.com

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    Awesome. Sounds like a blast. We love Cafe Rio!

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    Carmen // itsCarmen.com

    Looks like a delicious & fun experience! Grand openings are so exciting. :]

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    Amanda Faber

    It looks like You guys had a blast!

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    LuxMommy

    OMG that looks so yummy!

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    Ashley

    Our Cafe Rio just closed and I have been so sad!! Their food is so delicious! Wishing I could eat one of their burritos right about now!

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    Aiyana

    Can’t wait to try the Cafe Rio near me! I love love love tacos

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    Steph

    Oh goodness this looks quite amazing. Such great photos.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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    April

    This looks like such a good place to have dinner with family. That food looks delicious!

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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    Morgan

    A family that loves Mexican food .. we can definitely be friends! Haha .. joking aside, this place sounds great! Love the atmosphere

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    Lauren

    I am so jealous!! cafe rio is my favorite. I wish one would open up in the Bay area soon!!!

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    kelly torrez

    Ohhh! Sounds like such a great place to eat, wish they had a closer location!

    Birdie Shoots

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    OMG how cute is this place?!?!? I’m SUCH a fan of Mexican food…I might have to travel out just for this!

    Coming Up Roses

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    pAMMY

    I love mexican food and we often eat at cafe rio! Love their enchiladas and tostaladas!!

    Pammy – joyfulsource.com

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    Laura Leigh

    Yummy! This looks and sounds amazing! Also looks like y’all had a great time!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Mariam

    How neat!!! That sounds like an amazing place.

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    Annette

    Yum! Sounds like a delish spot!

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