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Cafe Rio

Mexican Restaurant on Rosecrans in Manhattan Beach

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A Quick Tip by mweber82

  • Apr 30, 2010
Popped the Cafe Rio cherry with their recommended pork burrito... it's good, not amazing. But it's different enough to get some love...
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review by . April 08, 2010
posted in MBlocal
I was a fan of Qdoba back in the day before Jack-in-the-Box bought them and they still had mole burritos.  Then I switched my allegiance to Chipotle.  Now I have pretty much switched my allegiance again to Cafe Rio.  Here is why: Cafe Rio's grilled steak is better than Chipotle's.  Chipotle sometimes doesn't cook their steak long enough so it is too rare and sometimes you get pieces with a lot of fat on them.  I am yet to see these problems at Cafe Rio.  …
review by . April 07, 2010
posted in MBlocal
I've been to Cafe Rio twice now, and I had two completely different experiences.  The first time, I was blinded by the marketing hype of the Pork Barbacoa Burrito -- a "house favorite".  The barbacoa sauce was too sweet to my for taste and it distracted from my overall enjoyment of the burrito.      I've rarely met a mexican restaurant I didn't like, so I went back for seconds... the following day.  Not making the same mistake twice, this time I opted …
review by . April 07, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Nice addition to the Rosecrans quick serve restaraunt selection
Why Unique:  The most unique thing they do is the freshly made tortillas.  They make both flour and corn right in front of you.  Also, when they prepare their burritos and tacos they toast the tortillas so it's crispy almost like a quesadilla.  For those of you who remember what Baja Fresh was like 15 years ago... this is almost the same.... and it's delicious!  Here's a pic of the fresh tortilla prep and griddle: Menu: They have salads, tacos and burritos with options of …
review by . April 08, 2010
Compared to other Burrito joints in the area, Chipotle, Q'doba, Pachange, Baja Fresh, and even Cozumel's this place has the best tortillas hands down. They are made fresh on the spot and unlike the other place they are definitely tasty.      The one thing to note about this place is the effort required to place an order. It's not just one and done. This place has a similar set up to Subway. Each person in the production line has certain responsibilities. It's …
Quick Tip by . January 15, 2011
posted in MBlocal
Delicious homemade flour tortillas that will have you coming back for more! Shredded Chix tacos are my go to...they melt the cheese on the tortilla so they are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
Quick Tip by . December 29, 2010
posted in MBlocal
my tip is get the tacos. I still get one chicken and one pork... see my full review for more.
review by . April 13, 2010
posted in MBlocal
General: why is this unique and different?   fresh tortillas, you can definitely tell the difference     Restaruants: favorite menu item?   I had both the chicken and pork enchiladas. The chicken was OK but the pork was too sweet for my taste. Even my 17-month old daughter, who doesn't have discriminating taste, rejected both choices.     General: if you moved would you miss this and why?      I wouldn't miss this place at all. …
Quick Tip by . April 16, 2010
posted in MBlocal
The Tortillas make the taco! A little weirded out by the staff though...
Quick Tip by . April 13, 2010
posted in MBlocal
Only try the pork if you love sweet like I do - I loved it, but can see how it'd be too much for most. Fresh tortillas are unique treat!
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