Cafe Rio isn’t your typical fast food family. It’s a rare day that we’ll pick up a meal to go, once a month maybe.
Yesterday, coming off of 9 days sick in bed with bronchitis and the cupboards bare, we headed out to pick up Duke from Doggie Camp and grab dinner at the new Cafe Rio on South Colorado Boulevard and Cherry Creek Drive.
Yes, they bought my review – all of the food was free!
My son noticed the sign that said “Free Food Today!” We both mused that they were probably giving tasting samples, or maybe a few tortillas gratis with your order. No – they were comping everyone’s meals!
As we moved through the line I started to worry that they would call us out for ordering three items when there were only two of us. They did nothing of the sort.
In fact, it was like an Amway rally of Mexican fast food. The staff were all extremely cheerful, periodically shouting out cheers in unison and wishing everyone a happy day with big smiles on their faces. At the end of the line I owed $2.50 for the tax on an otherwise free meal.
And for fast food, the meal was excellent. The food is fresh and flavorful. Their cooking style and use of spices is just a little different from other fast food Mexican places.
So on our next foray into the realm of fast food, we’ll definitely stop by Cafe Rio again.
Real estate season is picking up and heading into high gear. I’ll be working with several families relocating to Denver in the next few months, and I’m sure that on those hectic days of 20+ properties we’ll swing into a fast food joint or two. I’ll recommend Cafe Rio to any buyers with a south of the border hankering and a yen for something new and different.
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