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“Nice views for sunset”
Review of Cafe Rio Aptos

Cafe Rio Aptos
Ranked #12 of 71 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Local Favorite! Amazing views of the Monterey Bay, this restaurant has food for everyone...including Gluten Free Pastas, Steaks, Fresh Seafood, House made Desserts. You can also bring your tail wagging friend because the spacious heated patio is Dog friendly.
Felton, California
Level 6 Contributor
741 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Nice views for sunset”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Nice restaurant across from the beach at Rio Del Mar. Nice atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Not too noisy. they need new detergent for the dishwasher. All the glassware had waterspots and film on them. Good service although it took awhile for our food to arrive. Limited menu. Good Calamari steak and fresh salmon. A bit pricey but you have to pay for location.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank simon s
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English first
Aptos, California
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place is always hit and miss---sometimes good, sometimes average. This time very average
My wife's dinner of sanddabs were great. My swordfish - hmmm? Fish was room temp, brussel sprouts were way over cooked and cold. Service was spotty.. Top it off they presented us with the wrong bill at the end.. We eat here about every 6 mos or so. Probably give it another 12 mos this time---with so many other SC good restaurants, why waste the $$ here..

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank soifdawg
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“good wine”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We watched the football game and had some snacks. it was clean with a good atmosphere. I guess it isn't always open. so call ahead!

Visited January 2014
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Thank Katrincka
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Local New Years Eve....”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Restaurant is located near to the beach, has nice large windows, better to see the sea if you were having lunch. We stopped by for a drink on New Years Eve. Drinks were a resonable price, the bar area is very small, so we took a table. The food, we ordered late, so I will give them that, as the fish was a nice size, but lacked taste, had a butter sauce, but looked to be more in color than a rich taste. The service was great, very atentative, just needed some help in the kitchen..
They have posted their happy hour specials, they are a great value, $10 for a snack and a drink, they had a different option each day of the week. Would go back, but maybe earlier to give them another chance on the food...

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JMF521
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San Jose, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Birthday dinner”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We come here for our birthdays! We love it! If we lived closer we would go more often! We recommend it to everyone we know!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Rene O
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