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“good wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rio Aptos

Cafe Rio Aptos
131 Esplanade, Aptos, CA 95003-4501
+1 831-688-8917
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Ranked #11 of 62 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American, Californian, Bar, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Local Favorite! Amazing views of the Monterey Bay, this restaurant has food for everyone...including Gluten Free Pastas, Steaks, Fresh Seafood, House made Desserts. You can also bring your tail wagging friend because the spacious heated patio is Dog friendly.
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“good wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We watched the football game and had some snacks. it was clean with a good atmosphere. I guess it isn't always open. so call ahead!

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Local New Years Eve....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Restaurant is located near to the beach, has nice large windows, better to see the sea if you were having lunch. We stopped by for a drink on New Years Eve. Drinks were a resonable price, the bar area is very small, so we took a table. The food, we ordered late, so I will give them that, as the fish was a nice size, but lacked taste, had a butter sauce, but looked to be more in color than a rich taste. The service was great, very atentative, just needed some help in the kitchen..
They have posted their happy hour specials, they are a great value, $10 for a snack and a drink, they had a different option each day of the week. Would go back, but maybe earlier to give them another chance on the food...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We come here for our birthdays! We love it! If we lived closer we would go more often! We recommend it to everyone we know!

Visited August 2013
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Nevada City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice setting n good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I got to sit outside and enjoy the beachy weather and food was very good. The service was excellent!

Visited May 2013
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KCMO
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Seems a little too upscale for the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Good food and good service, but pricey. We were looking for something a little less formal after a day on the beach and were surprised when we entered Cafe Rio to find that it is fairly upscale. Probably a good venue for the 50+, empty nest crowd, or for a date, but not a good choice for families.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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