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800 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1708 (Julia)
(504) 525-3474
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: April 11th Eat Club Dinner @6:30pm w/Tom Fitzmorris "LIVE BROADCAST...
April 11th Eat Club Dinner @6:30pm w/Tom Fitzmorris "LIVE BROADCAST" RESERVATIONS ONLY, www.nomenu.com Limited Seating. Riomar Seafood has been open since 2000. We are a Spanish/Latin seafood restaurant. We feature fresh Gulf seafood and locally grown produce. Voted "top 10" in New Orleans by the Times Picayune, Riomar serves its exquisite cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an outstanding Spanish wine and cocktail list. Riomar offers a private dining room option. Thank you for thinking of Riomar.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We still talk about Mussels Encocado!

It's been months since we were in New Orleans but we still talk about the Mussels Encocado that we had there. It is by far, the best mussels dish we've ever had. The coconut broth was perfection! We had such a good time. What a find :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
WKA03
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Langkawi, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was delicious. A nice twist on classic New Orleans fare. Service was amazing. One of those restaurant experiences where the wait staff knows the menu and wine list inside out and their recommendations are spot on.

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West Seneca NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went here to eat after visiting the casino. The service was very slow even though there were not many people there. We had to send back our onion stings appetizer because it was cold. Food was ok.

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's been months since we were in New Orleans but we still talk about the Mussels Encocado that we had there. It is by far, the best mussels dish we've ever had. The coconut broth was perfection! We had such a good time. What a find :)

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Enjoyed a nice happy hour at the bar 2 weeks ago. Great prices on wine, cocktails and ceviche. While talking up the owner, we found out that Saturday, August 2 was to be their last evening as Rio Mar. They had plans to resurface, but weren't entirely sure of when, what format, or where. I wish them a speedy return.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with a date, didn't realize it was White Linen, which we made reservations but due to traffic, construction, and white linen we were 30 mins late, but they seemed to be ok with it. When we went to be seated the hostess wanted to seat us right as you walk in the entrance at a two top next to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went on a date, didn't realize it was White Linen, which we made reservations but due to traffic, construction, and white linen we were 30 mins late, but seemed to be ok with it. When we went to be seated the hostess wanted to seat us right in the entrance at a two top next to a larger table in... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was my third time in this restaurant that is located in the Warehouse District an easy walk from most hotel surrounding the Convention Ctr. It has character but the brick walls and concrete floor create a very loud environment, so to me it will not be a very good place for a business meeting but a great one for... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved my visit to Rio Mar. I come to New Orleans a lot. This was my first time coming to Rio Mar, and it was great. I will definitely be coming back. It is a New Orleans spin on Spanish cuisine! Great great menu!

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From a food perspective, there are many great restaurants in New Orleans. But a consistent problem with many is that they don't take noise levels into consideration. Hard surfaces from floor to ceiling make pleasant--or any--conversation impossible. And so it is with Rio Mar. The seafood has a creative South American flare. Interesting ingredients such as fresh figs, cilantro and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The chocolate shrimp are amazing here! The pork entree with fried plantains never disappoints! Best ceviche!!! The flan is the best I have had! Super creamy and delicious! Always a great experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1708
    (Julia)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: (504) 525-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

April 11th Eat Club Dinner @6:30pm w/Tom Fitzmorris "LIVE BROADCAST" RESERVATIONS ONLY, www.nomenu.com Limited Seating. Riomar Seafood has been open since 2000. We are a Spanish/Latin seafood restaurant. We feature fresh Gulf seafood and locally grown produce. Voted "top 10" in New Orleans by the Times Picayune, Riomar serves its exquisite cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an outstanding Spanish wine and cocktail list. Riomar offers a private dining room option. Thank you for thinking of Riomar.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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