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“Great Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Grill

Rio Grill
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Ranked #12 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rio Road
Transit: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
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.
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great place for lunch. Your choices are endless.. Nice environment, and the wait staff is great. Good wine, casual dinning, and you can find some wonderful dishes. It was so great we ate there for lunch twice. Good sandwiches, and a very enjoyable afternoon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

You have to try this place. You won't go home hungry. So good and staff are all so nice!
Casual dining too and cosy atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Geneve, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal at the Rio Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A really fun and varied menu. Good service in an upbeat environment. A very enjoyable meal. I would eat there again when I'm in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So good we ate here twice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Ate here 2 nights in a row on a Carmel stop over. The food was superb. The potato skin starter was awesome and the pork ribs were enormous and totally delicious. The waiters were so friendly and more than happy to help us navigate their extensive hi-tech wine list to find something to suit our tastes. The owner was great and made us feel very welcome. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable couple of meals.

Visited September 2013
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Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistently good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We eat here about once a week so we must like it. The grilled artichoke is the best I have had. Everything is good. On Tuesday they have chicken fried veal liver. Nobody does it better. Slightly overpriced menu but we keep coming back. Would come more frequently if prices were a little lower.

  • Visited September 2013
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