Café Rio Mexican Grill to open at Westpark™ Plaza Shopping Center in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif.  (October 19, 2015) — Café Rio Mexican Grill, the award-winning restaurant featuring made-from-scratch cuisine, will open at Westpark Plaza Shopping Center in December.

“Café Rio is a local favorite, and for good reason,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “We are excited to bring their fresh, made-to-order Mexican cuisine to the neighborhoods of Irvine at Westpark Plaza Shopping Center.”

With a “no microwaves and no freezers” policy at every location, Café Rio sets the standard for fresh Mexican cuisine. Inspired by the traditional Mexican cooking found in the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas and New Mexico, the menu features a variety of customizable burritos, salads, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas and more packed with fresh ingredients, including sweet pork barbacoa, cilantro lime rice, black or pinto beans, pico de gallo, freshly scooped avocados and more.  Café Rio also hand rolls its tortillas right in front of you, daily. 

Café Rio has won more than 60 national awards for their made-from-scratch meals, most recently being named “Number One Mexican Restaurant in the Nation” by Sandelman and Associates.

Café Rio Mexican Grille will be located next to the Automobile Club of Southern California. 

About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 36 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. 

Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Nespresso, Urban Decay, SoulCycle, TLT Food, Urban Seoul, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, Babette’s and more. For more information, please visit 

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been serving its loyal customers fresh Mexican food since 1997. Their menu is inspired by the traditional Mexican cooking found in the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas, and New Mexico. Cafe Rio specializes in serving its customers the highest-quality, made-from-scratch Mexican meals, using only the freshest ingredients. Cafe Rio currently owns and operates 66 locations, including Annapolis, in 11 states.