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.
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!
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!
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!
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