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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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Open
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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