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Rio Grill

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101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923-8615 (Rio Road)
18316255436
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had lunch here a week ago with my two friends. The service was very friendly and attentive. Our waiter was cheerful and charming. The three of us could sit and chat for a long time even after we have finished eating, and that was very nice. I had a seafood dish, like a cioppino, but with a sauce that... More 

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Brasília, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there for lunch and could not be happier. We had delicious New York strip steaks, having skipped the appetizers because we wanted dessert. Happy we did it: the banana cake with coconut icecream and caramel sauce is not of this world. We will go back to Carmel to hava it again. The staff is very kind. A five... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is stunning for so many reasons. Firstly the food. We had house smoked chicken and it was wonderfully delicious. Secondly the staff, really friendly and welcoming. Finally the decor, so lively, quirky and colourful.

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! It's so nice to hear you had delicious food and welcoming service from our staff! We look forward to seeing you again sometime! More 

Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been over 10 years since we visited The Rio. Still the same great service and food. Help is so well trained and informative about all the dishes on hand and what's available at their full service bar. Ishmael was our server and answered every question we had about the types of beers they had, specifically IPA's. We were... More 

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Thank Gary M
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had the same great service and food you experienced years ago at Rio! We want all our guests to have a wonderful time and we're happy Ishmael was able to help you with perfect recommendations. Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you soon! More 

Wakefield, Rhode Island
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187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of travel, our party of four was hungry and looking for a casual meal in a relaxed setting. We found this restaurant about 3 miles from our time share condo, and were very happy with the choice. Greeted warmly by our host person and wait staff, we all had burgers with a beverage of choice. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eaten here before at dinner, but today had lunch on business. Excellent place to eat, parking is simple yet your still in Carmel. Prices for lunch are pretty good considering Carmel.

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Thank Jon R
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're glad you had an excellent lunch at Rio! We want all our guests to have a good time and we hope to see you again! Thank you for the review! More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner at Rio Grill over Labor Day weekend. The baby artichokes and empanadas were very good. The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful. Loved the banal cake which was a highlight. I didn't care for my rosé but everything else was good.

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Thank Annah P
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're happy you chose to visit Rio and had friendly service and good food! The empanadas are a great choice, glad you liked them! We hope to see you again sometime, thank you for the review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great romantic dinner at the restaurant with great service, very good food, and reasonable prices. Don't miss the artichoke appetizer!

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Thank Don S
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you had a great dinner with us, from service to food! The artichoke is a wonderful choice, glad you like it! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming to Carmel for at least the past 20 years. Each time we come, we go to Rio Grill because of the artichoke. It is perfectly cooked, and grilled, then served with a beautiful balsamic glaze and a wonderful tomato aioli dip. It's amazingly messy and beautifully delicious. On this occasion, my wife had the beet salad, which... More 

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Thank Sid R
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're so glad you've been visiting Rio for all these years and the delicious artichoke is what brings you back! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for sharing your review! More 

Laguna Beach
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual excellence, hospitable sincere personable staff, variable menu with near perfect preparation. WOW! This is one of my favorite places to eat, anywhere. Salmon, Ribs, Ingenious salads that seem more fresh than i can ever do at home. this was my fifth visit in as many years, and i try to be here each time I am near. If the... More 

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We are thrilled to be on of your favorite restaurants and that you enjoy our fresh salads and friendly staff! We appreciate your kind words and for visiting Rio when you're in the area! Thank you for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923-8615
    (Rio Road)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 18316255436
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 9:30 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 - 3:00PM. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30 and Sunday 4:00-9:30.

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