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Rio Grill

101 Crossroads Blvd. (Rio Rd.) Send to Phone
831-625-5436 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Eclectic Southwestern menu with big bold flavors.
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Dining room at Rio Grill, Carmel, CA

Rio Grill Restaurant Review

: At 30-plus-years-old, the Rio Grill hides its age well, especially with chef Cy Yontz’s Southwestern dishes lighting up the dining room. Come for the artful presentations that utilize fresh and creative ingredients, like buffalo carpaccio with crispy capers and shallots. Grilled prawns arrive atop penne with leek, pea and bacon Creole cream. Rio is just as much a family-and-friends affair: there’s a juicy oak-grilled Angus burger and children are welcome. Vegetarians have limited but inventive options, including a poblano pepper stuffed with quinoa, corn, other vegetables and cotija cheese. Professional and friendly service (one server has worked there for more than 20 years) adds to the warm and hospitable spirit. Check the website for current promotions --- you might be rewarded with half-off your bottle of wine.

User Ratings & Reviews for Rio Grill
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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