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Rio Grill

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101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923-8615 (Rio Road)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Pueblo, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Had the double cut pork chop. All around good meal for the price, I think $23 which is good for the area. Everything they brought out looked good. Not downtown. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Beaverto
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Crusted scallops with chile flavored accents and fruit salsa, over flavored polenta. A must must. On special additions menu. Love the smoked chicken and other items also. Don't let location put you off.

Thank lovetravelingtheworl
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We. took our daughters and grandchildren,ages 4 and 8, to Rio Grill for Saturday dinner. We had an early reservation (6:00 pm), thinking we would avoid their busy time. We ordered appetizers and entrees, and had the kids' meals brought with the appetizers. Then we waited. I took the four year-old outside to run around while we waited. Once the... More 

Thank DansMarin
Merced, California
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

The lunch menu isn't extensive, but what is being offered is unique. I tend to have one of the salads. Last time I ordered the RG Chop Chop with 2 prawns. Fresh, delicious and attractively presented. Tasty special dressing. Service is very friendly if a tad on the slow side. Luckily we weren't in a hurry. Decor is Santa Fe/Mexican/Desert.... More 

Thank Cali4niahiker
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stopped for lunch on the way to Big Sure. The location is not so easy to find as the intersection is very busy. Finding the restaurant is worth the effort. The food and service were great. I want to go back!

Thank RedMustangPeg
Carmel, California
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great Good and Great Service for many years. They have a Chieese Chichen Salad that is the best I have ever had. I have have had Chieese Chichen Salad all over the world and this is the best I have ever had. Their French Bread is the best as well. This restaurant was good enough for President Bush when he... More 

Thank James G
Carmel, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good service, nice atmosphere, good location for parking, wonderful, hot, French bread to start, specials that change daily, and one of my favorites, you can still order a sandwhich during the dinner hour. Good selection of all type of entrees. Be sure and try the ice cream sandwich for dessert. Best to reserve at dinner, especially on the weekends. Nice... More 

Thank hollywood4321
San Jose, Ca., U.S.A.
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Rio Grill has a really nice, creative menu with something for everybody. The restaurant has a casually upscale decor, and a good atmosphere. It also has a nice bar to either wait for a table, or to just have a drink and watch sports on several screens. My wife and I both had a fantastic chinese chicken salad that was... More 

Thank greenthumb2000
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

After a 6 mile hike in Garland Canyon, our foursome was hungry, so we stopped at the Rio Grill & enjoyed a lovely lunch. I had tortilla soup, the special of the day, & it was nicely spiced with tender pieces of chicken. Having a little extra cheese on top & maybe a dab of sour cream would've made it... More 

Thank Jennifer E
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

relaxed environment. Families, couples, singles, busy bar scene and everything in between. Waiters very professional but warm. Can make a meal just on small things. Loved sharing plates. Southwestern flavors, very fresh fish and very good wine list. It can be a destination restaurant or just a place to stop by for a casual meal. Monday night wines are half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 93923-8615
    (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
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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