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Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
916-442-8226
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Ranked #46 of 1,756 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Initially we had quick service. The waiter recommended a draft beer. He returned, after some time, apologising that there was no draft beer. We waited ages on our food to come. When it did arrive, my eggs were lovely and hot but the rest was just warm. The food was a lovely taste though and my wife's food was really... More

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Winters, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I finally had an opportunity to eat at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience! The food and service were excellent during our visit. We ordered a bunch of different dishes for our party of four and ate family style, which was a lot of fun as we were able to taste various dishes. We had appetizers and main... More

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Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have spent many lunches and dinners at the Rio City enjoying the view of Sacramento River. Always good food and service. A must when visiting Old Sac.

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Antelope,Ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was great. The scenery was wonderful over looking the river and the staff was really exceptional.

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Discovery Bay, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was just ok this time (my tuna was 'fishy') but have had better food in the past. The river view was great and we got to see the fireworks!

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's a nice location with good food that's a little pricey but your paying for location. Hostess seemed inconvenienced and our server introduced herself by saying, "I'll be helping you out," as though she just happened to be around and would do what she could. She did a good job bit couldn't get it out of my mind that her... More

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Situated overlooking the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento, this restaurant provides excellent food and a fabulous view-especially out on the deck

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Modesto, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food at Rio City Cafe is wonderful. Start off with the Ahi Tuna nachos (they are very good). Any main course looks and is delicious, I have tried several in the past. The service is great and can handle large groups. Our group was 17 and the waiter took excellent care of all of us. We did have reservations... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I loved this place! I was visiting the area, and a friend recommended it. I enjoyed the whole experience so much that I took my husband and son back a week later. The view and atmosphere outside on the river are really enjoyable, and the food is excellent. The service is great too! I do not live in the area,... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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211 reviews 211 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

four of us enjoyed a delightful lunch here. I was impressed that rice was substituted for pasta as requested by our gluten free family members. Frankly, I suspect the rice went even better with the special sauce that with pasta. However, we were pleased, as well. Dessert selections did not appeal, so we went to a dessert specialty restaurant for... More

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