Two new Mexican restaurants opening in Lynnwood

Cafe Rio, Alderwood Mall's newest restaurant.  4-16-14
Cafe Rio drew quite a crowd at its grand opening Wednesday at the Alderwood Mall. (Photo by David Carlos)

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill at the Alderwood Mall is having its grand opening today (Wednesday).

Cafe Rio is located in the Villege Shops section of Alderwood Mall.

This is some of what Cafe Rio’s Community Relations and Marketing Manager Stacy Young had to say:

“We’ve won over 60 awards and was most recently ranked the number one Quick Serve Mexican Restaurant in the Nation, for the third straight year.  Every one of our meals is made right in front of our customers eyes, nothing is prepackaged or frozen, everything is made from scratch every day. …We’re especially proud of our community involvement. We like being good neighbors, and enjoy helping build for a better future. Some of the programs we will be adding to our community include a Student of the Week program, sponsoring school events in our local schools, and supporting local charities.”

The restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday. For more information call 425-563-1300 or see

Qdoba Mexican Grill, a fast-casual restaurant, will celebrate the opening of its second restaurant in Lynnwood at 6208 196th St. SW. on Monday, April 21. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 customers in line on opening day will receive the Qdoba Burrito Bankroll, a branded wallet that includes mystery prizes ranging from $500 to Qdoba Rewards Cards preloaded with products ranging from a free entrée to Free Burritos for a year (one free entrée a week for 52 weeks).

The celebration continues on Cinco de Mayo with QdobaFest. Throughout May 5, guests can sample Qdoba’s signature flavors, enjoy music and games, and those up to the challenge can participate in the Qdoba Burrito Eating Contest. More details to come about special guest appearances and fundraising opportunities.

Qdoba also has a location at 18700 33rd Ave. W. To learn more information about the new Qdoba location in Lynnwood, guests can call 425-672-2789 or visit

  1. Had lunch at Cafe Rio ribbon cutting today – YUM. They make their own tortillas right in front of you. Gotta love that.

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