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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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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked having read reviews on Tripadvisor. We were a party of 7 (including 2 children) on a Saturday evening. Menu was varied and interesting. We dived straight into mains,winch were all very good indeed. Portion size was European. Enabling us to fit desert in. Which were equally good. Service was excellent and attentive. Great suggestions for food and wine. As... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently had dinner here with a friend. The food was outstanding! Since I live about 5 miles away, I eat here whenever I have out of town guests. The meal is a bit pricey but worth it in my opinion. Service is always good. I love their calamari with the garlic/orange dipping sauce. I usually try and have one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rio Grill has been a favorite for many years, and the menu is always an adventure. Our most recent dining adventure included these amazingly delicious dishes: Flatbread with house smoked salmon, goat cheese, and red pepper jam. This dish was a table favorite- the tastes melded together beautifully and the flatbread was perfect for sharing. We also shared sides of... More 

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

Thank you for the well written review! You described our dishes so nicely and we are glad you had a fabulous family dinner at Rio! We appreciate your patronage over the years and your feedback regarding the crab cakes and halibut. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't have been too far off the beaten path because it was crowded, even late, but it is not in the center of Carmel sort of "out in the suburbs." Very glad we found Rio Grill--great service, very good meal (good non-alcoholic drink menu too) and interesting decor/artwork. Would definitely recommend!

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

We're glad you found us and had great service and a good meal! We appreciate you recommending us to others and hope to see you again! Thank you for the nice review! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rio Grill offers ok food, but not memorable. If you are there during a busy week (as I was) you will find the restaurant and staff over worked and somewhat stressed. As a result service is slow and food average. Menu has nothing special to offer. Basically comparable to pub fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the bar and visited with locals . Yummy food and fun atmosphere . We had a reservation but decided to stay in the bar. Delicious berry dessert and smoked chicken was terrific .

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

We're glad you had a fun time in the bar area and a terrific smoked chicken! We hope to see you again sometime, thank you for sharing your review! More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, it has been years since we visited the Rio Grill, but in this ever changing world, what should you expect from an old stand by? The best, that's what you should expect. Their food is exquisite, their service is the best and their staff outdoes itself to keep guests happy. Everything we ate (or drank) was top quality and... More 

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

Thank you for the great review of Rio! It's so nice to hear you had exquisite food and the best service on your visits with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very accomodating as I had my 9 week old daughter (in her car seat) with us. They found us the perfect table. The noise level is pretty energetic, so unless you sat down right next two us, you didn't hear when she cried. It was great to have dinner here after checking in to our hotel. Food... More 

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

We're so happy you had great service and our staff was accommodating with your little one! We hope to see you next time you're in the area for another great dinner! Thank you for sharing your review! More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful early dinner here at the Rio Grill after a day spent sightseeing. We had an excellent dinner - smoked chicken with artichokes and potatoes.

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

We're glad you chose to visit us and had an excellent dinner, the smoked chicken is a great choice! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

Harlingen
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating at this restaurant for several years and the food is always great and the service is even better. We try to have lunch there each time we visit the area. The seafood is wonderful and the pizzas are excellent if that is your thing. Excellent wine list by the bottle or by the glass. It is... More 

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

We appreciate you choosing to dine at Rio for years and are so happy you always have great food and better service! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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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