Cafe Rio

Diners stream into the Provo Cafe Rio off University Parkway in 2003. 

Café Rio’s entry into this list is basically obligatory, because for every Costa Vida lover, there’s also a Café Rio lover. And let’s face it, at the restaurants’ cores, they’re basically the same.

Café Rio’s nachos are fairly similar to Costa Vida’s, which honestly is a good thing. A pile of nachos is topped with another pile of meat, your typical fare of toppings, and then a dollop of sour cream and guacamole. Prepare for a food coma.

Locations: 821 W. State St., American Fork; 147 N. State St., Orem; 2250 N. University Parkway, Provo; 1513 N. Redwood Rd., Saratoga Springs (closes at 9 p.m. on Sundays); 782 N. 800 East, Spanish Fork

Kurt Hanson is the Breaking News and Courts reporter for the Daily Herald. He can be reached via email at khanson@heraldextra.com. Follow him on Twitter: @hansonherald.

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