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Rio Mar Restaurant

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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, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    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:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We ate lunch there - very convenient to Convention Center and not crowded. A little pricey, but the tapas we had were very good - it was a very nice lunch. We didn't have seafood, so can't speak for that. Salad and roasted eggplant were good but the best was the Roasted mushrooms in sherry cream montadito - highly recommend... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I always had this place on my list to visit in NOLA, and finally we were able to go for a birthday dinner. I ordered the Chef's special and I'm so glad I did. It was a flavorful experience! It was seared white fish with curried quinoa and cauliflower with a mix of strawberries. Amazing! We also ordered some plantains... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?