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Rio City Cafe

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American, Californian, Southwestern
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1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
916-442-8226
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On the Water in Old Town Sacramento

I had the best and most unusual Huevos Rancheros ever. Good drinks, on the delta, unusual menu items, excellent service and fair prices. what mor is there?

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
csimmamps
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sacramento
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Rio City is a welcome refinement of a dining experience in the Old Sacramento tourist dominated scene. Here is a great restaurant in a great location. The food is a notch up but not too foo-foo.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant's location on the river provides a pleasant ambience. The food was excellent and the staff handled our group of nine people most effortlessly. They made it an excellent experience.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had the best and most unusual Huevos Rancheros ever. Good drinks, on the delta, unusual menu items, excellent service and fair prices. what mor is there?

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Fresno, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wandered into Rio City Café on a Saturday outing to Old Town and were fortunate enough to sit outside with a water view. We enjoyed prompt service and both ordered the above mentioned Ravioli Pasta, which was delicious! Plenty of mushrooms filled the little pasta pockets and the sauce was mild with perhaps a hint of nutmeg. I asked for... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Never got a chance to taste the food here. I had been one time previously for a business lunch and the service was off and the food ok. Our last outing the we waited for a table, got snubbed by the hostess, couldn't get a drink or order taken, 25 minutes later, we got up and left..so the Rio City... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I've been here a couple of times. The food is good, a little pricey. Great sitting by the water visiting with friends and enjoying good food.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Rio City Cafe is right on the river in Old Sacramento. The service, ambiance, and food are superb. I eat here as often as I can. It is my go-to spit in Old Sacramento.

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Crescent City, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived for a late lunch March 19th at 2pm. The marvelous hostess seated us outdoors on the edge of the balcony with an amazing river view and the river boat hotel docked below. Stella Artois and Corona on draft is COLD and the Calamari appetizer was the best we've ever had. Our lunch was Jambalaya and a Cuban sandwich,... More 

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Aurora, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

On a beautiful spring day in Old Sacramento it seems a shame to lunch indoors ... the Rio City Cafe is the perfect solution ... casual dining with excellent service and interesting good food ... we had the Chicken Salad Sandwich ... not usually my favourite, but this was the best we have ever had ... served on very interesting... More 

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Biggs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I'm not sure I have anything bad to say about this restaurant. We were a large family party 25+ with several small children. We had reservations & as soon as we got to the restaurant they were ready for us to be seated. We were placed away from the other diners. Immediately our served was getting waters & drink orders.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-442-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?