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“Perfect Wedding Venue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Rio Aptos

Cafe Rio Aptos
Ranked #10 of 70 Restaurants in Aptos
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Wedding Venue!”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was where my son and daughter-in-law were married. There is a lovely patio, comfy inside tables, a nice bar, great service, and good food. It's right across the road from the beach. The staff did a great job setting up for the wedding, having good but inobtrusive service, and decorating for pretty but subtle atmosphere. About 100 people attended comfortably. The patio was a perfect frame for their vows.

Later that day we saw another party -- either a 50th birthday or 50th anniversary party. Clearly this is a great place for special gatherings!

Visited March 2014
3 Thank patsmor
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English first
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve on the patio”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great spot for a family get together including young children. Photographing the family at sunset on the beach across the road followed by a relaxed dinner and drinks on the patio was the perfect way to begin our celebration of the beginning of 2014. The temp was a tad on the 'chilly' side but the heaters made it very pleasant for we Canadians enjoying a break from winter. Also a dog friendly patio (or at least it was that night!)

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank ColdstreamCouple
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Felton, California
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740 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 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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Aptos, California
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314 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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
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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
Thank Katrincka
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