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Rio Grill

101 Crossroads Blvd. (Rio Rd.) Send to Phone
831-625-5436 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Fresh, bold and boisterous --- at lunch or dinner, order some drinks and feast on Southwestern fare.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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Rio Grill, Carmel, CA

Rio Grill Restaurant Review

: Chef Cy Yontz creates artfully bold Southwestern cuisine like empanadas with smoked tri-tip on an avocado and lime "crema" accented by spicy chile oil. The "RG Chop Chop" with corn, black-eyed peas and cotija cheese is fresh and flavorful; we also like the Chinese chicken salad. Vegetarians have limited but inventive options, including a poblano pepper stuffed with quinoa, corn, vegetables and cotija cheese. Save room for olallieberry pie.

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Average rating    5
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Outstanding Cuisine
by Marconopolis on Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:06 pm
Rio Grill features an amazing and creative menu with tastes unparalleled in most places I've ever eaten. Moreover, the staff is generally friendly, knowledgeable, and themselves enjoy the menu items, which is evident when they discuss it. My personal favorites on the menu include the pumpkin-seed crusted salmon, the pork shank, and the grilled prawns on penne pasta. That being said, I cannot say the other items on the menu taste any less better. Perhaps it would be better to say that my favorite changes depending on what comes to memory at the moment.

This restaurant is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula; you will not be sorry you went. It has been open for 27 years and is a favorite among the locals.
Rio Grill Review
by CT on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:04 am
We've been going here for many years and it's always great. I think the Chef's name is Cy but I do know he puts out rockin' food. There's a good menu that's been stable but we usually go with the additions of which there seem to be about 5-6 every time we go in. I've never been disappointed. Food is creative and very tasty, there's a bar and extensive wine list and the service is professional and usually very comfortable. I'm a big fan.
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