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Rio Grill

101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-5436
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed February 8, 2015

We arrived without reservations, and we had been hiking- so we were not sure if we would be welcomed. The hostess assured us that we were indeed dressed appropriately and she sat us at a nice little corner table. The Artichokes were amazing ( this...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2015

Menu full of options. I tried the lam and it was not the best I ever had, but my friends and I enjoyed dinner a lot. I recommend you to try.

Thank guigoguto
Reviewed January 22, 2015

Judy and I hadn't been back to the Rio Grill in a few years, but went there earlier this month to try their new brunch menu. It's worth a trip! We received excellent service, and the food quite literally could not have been better, especially...More

Thank palshaw
Reviewed January 19, 2015

The staff was incredibly inviting. I loved everything we had tried. I definitely recommend dining here!

Thank Charlie G
Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a dinner reservation in town and the power went out a few minutes after we were seated..... and it stayed out. Some friends were meeting us for dinner and they suggested we hop in their car and go to the Rio Grill. They...More

Thank rlp1949
Reviewed January 7, 2015

We called in near Christmas time when works parties etc seemed to be in full flow, we hadn't had time to make a reservation but the staff were so helpful in trying to find us a seat even though they were clearly very busy! The...More

Thank Cupholderboy
Reviewed January 1, 2015

The front desk lady....great....waiter....great....food....very average. Just not the food it used to be and have gone here since it opened. Last few times...average.

Thank riverwalk2015
Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wonderful friendly staff. Great place to have a leisurely time, drinks, wine, conversation, great food, and attentive service. The menu is extensive and the food is great. Wine selection includes lots of local Monterey County wines.

Thank Kris L
Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Rio Grill always delivers great food and warm inviting atmosphere. The bar carries a fine selection of wine and spirits and the menu offers many fine selections. We've been going to the Rio Grill for many years, maybe 20 years, and we've never been...More

Thank PalosVerdesAviator
Reviewed December 10, 2014

We live in the area and this restaurant is one of our 'go to's' when entertaining house guests....always consistently delicious with good service (even when it gets busy). I love the crab cakes and slightly spicy sauce. The roasted chicken (and red potatoes) is always...More

Thank Judy C
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Response from Calicobass | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they have GF
Robert B
October 6, 2016|
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Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
How self involved to even ask.
Craig Alan M
September 24, 2015|
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Response from SusieFD | Reviewed this property |
Rio Grill is a restaurant. The closest hotel would be the Carmel Mission Inn. Search TripAdvisor for hotels, or below is a link for the smaller not chain hotels. Cannot insert the link, but you can find it under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
    (Rio Road)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-5436
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 4:00-6:30.
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