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“Disappointing Experience”
Review of Rio City Cafe

Rio City Cafe
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Ranked #29 of 2,160 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of meats and seafood on the scenic riverfront in Old Sacramento. Casual, full bar, kid-friendly, fun atmosphere. Park in the Tower Bridge Garage, bring in your ticket, and we validate for 2 hours.
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Made reservation for Sunday brunch based on rave reviews. In the reservation, we requested patio seating, near water & view. There were plenty of tables available matching our request but we we seated away from the water in a high traffic area. We asked to be reseated to one of the tables matching our request, the host & hostess agreed to move us---30 minutes after we asked. Then it took another 45 minutes before anyone took our order. The food was fine and patio seating is nice but neither can make up for the terrible service. Cannot recommend this restaurant simply for the poor management & service.

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Thank lovecali2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while strolling around Old Sacramento. Good salmon blt and burgers with garlic herb fries. Friendly service.

Thank PlanetR
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to enjoy a gathering of friends. The rio burger was moist and flavorful and the sweet potato fries were a nice addition. We also enjoyed clam chowder and a seafood louie type of salad; gorgeous/generous slices of avocado and yummy crab and shrimp. The server was pleasant and efficient. Enjoyed the atmosphere. We used the valet parking; a little pricey but very convenient.

Thank 1996LuckynLove
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Rio City had a very good service for beer. The beer was very cold and served in a cold glass. Their IPA selection needs improvement, but they had a couple. The waitress and service was very good. My wife had a wedge salad and appetizer meat balls in marinara. I had jambalaya. The meat balls were quite spicy and there was no warning of that. They were tasty. The wedge salad was quite nice. The jambalaya did not have enough rice and the rice was plane white rice. There were only "2" shrimp in the fish which was a deficit and ideally should have been "6" at a minimum. The atmosphere was nice. The jambalaya was tasty, but could have been improved as stated.

Steven D.

Thank StevenD2000
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the cool breezes in seating overlooking the river. Good selection of both brunch and lunch dishes. The Crab and Shrimp Louie salad had heaping portions of seafood with a tangy dressing...I highly recommend it.

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Thank Michael R
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