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“that's where the locals go!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Grill

Rio Grill
101 Crossroads Blvd. (Rio Rd.), Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 5436
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Ranked #17 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Californian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rio Road
Transit: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
Description: Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel, has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, flavorful food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine for over 28 Years. Chef Yontz’ creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite! In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant’s famous "Rio Rita.” The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass. For more information on Rio Grill, please visit our website at riogrillcom. The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 10:00 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 – 3:00PM.
Pebble Beach, California
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“that's where the locals go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

very good food & good service. All in all it is very busy there, the decor (especially the wall painting) is not my favorite at all, but if you sit at the right side of the table you don't have to look at it :-)

Visited June 2013
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Joe V, General Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank you so much for the positive review. We are constantly striving to improve our restaurant and your affirmations mean a lot to our hard work.
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
Joe Valencia
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“outstanding gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

So busy we had to sit in bar area, which was not the best but made it worked. Food was great and so was the service.

Visited June 2013
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Joe V, General Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
I am so glad you ended up having a great experience in our bar. I know it can get a bit hectic in the lounge and we are happy to know we met your expectations. Next time you come in please ask for me so I can stop by. Thanks again for your positive comments it means a lot to us.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had to wait 30 mins for our table so we sat at the bar and had a cocktail which was good and the food was excellent, highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“1st Class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. After driving North from San Simeon on Hwy1 Rio Grill was convenient with plenty of parking.

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Wilton, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful seafood dinner !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This restaurant is within walking distance from the Carmel Mission Inn. We eat here often and always walk away with great reviews !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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