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Rio California

1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1296
510-834-2565
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Ranked #352 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Brazilian, Chilean
Most recent review
- Nov 3, 2013
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English first
Sacramento area
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This restaurant is on the second floor of one of the several restored Victorians that make up this exclusive, upscale neighborhood. The great food is priced below what dishes of this quality would sell for elsewhere. Only tenants can park in Preservation Park proper--don't set yourself up for being towed--but we found reasonable street parking right outside the fence surrounding... More

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oakland, ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Tucked away near Old Oakland, is Preservation Park/First Unitarian Church. While First Church has been there forever, the old victorians in Preservation Park were moved there many years ago, and lovingly restored and preserved. Most are occupied by non-profits, and you can knock on the doors and wander around. Niles Hall, where weddings and conferences are held, is usually open,... More

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185 reviews 185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

Rio California is one of those I consider a step above the average. I first tried looking for a local place for empanadas. I went looking for it mistakenly at the nearby City Center area. After checking the address again, I found this small isolated area referred to Preservation Park, filled with old restored Victorian buildings from that era. Rio... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2008

Order the Chicken Fajita Burrito. You might say WOW! It comes with chips and an organic green salad.

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