I arrived at my Bed and Breakfast around 2 in the afternoon and had been up since 2:30 in the morning. I was hungry but am very particular about my food, so was reluctant at the late lunch hour to go to try Rio Caf recommended by the Adobe Rose Bed and Breakfast. There were no cars in the parking lot and the place lack curb appeal for the quality restaurant it is but from then on the experience was wonderful.
I ordered an appetizer of Crab Cakes and asked about the 'guajillo-raspberry sauce:, the server said, he would and did bring me a sample. It was delightful and not overpowering. The crab cakes themselves were very nice and good size. Next I ordered Platano Cubano, after all this restaurant was supposed to be Latin fusion. I was delighted with the beautiful presentation and the wonderful blend of flavors.
The only very small negative and it is my own pet peeve is that I am an ice tea drinker and always ask if the ice tea is a true black tea or some fruit hybrid. Was told it was real tea but when it was served, it was an apricot blend. One would not serve coffee and then add some flavor and I do not know why restaurants think they can do that to tea drinkers.
Overall the service was great aside from the tea hiccup and the food was outstanding. Definitely if you are going to Tucson and are in the Sam Hughes neighborhood, run to this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
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