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Rio Mar

800 S. Peters St. (Julia St.) Send to Phone
504-525-3474 | Menu
Rio Mar offers Spanish and Latin American seafood and tapas.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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5.0 rating over 4 reviews

Rio Mar Restaurant Review

: Rio Mar has occupied its high profile Warehouse District corner location for many years, largely due to the restaurant’s consistency and fine service. Exotic seafood --- cod, skate wing, char, sea robins and the like --- is the foundation of this urbane, casual establishment's menu. Chef-owner Adolfo Garcia's cooking lends a distinctive Hispanic character to the dishes. From the small plates menu, enjoy the crawfish buñuelos and the empanadas de ropa vieja. For a larger appetite, the Peruvian seafood stew is a sure winner. Seafood aside, there still is a pleasingly chewy hanger steak with chimichurri and five-hour roasted pork. We like how the dessert menu suggests pairings with wine or spirits, especially the guava cheesecake and a Moscatel dessert wine. Tapas dominate the lunch menu, including warm salt cod fritters (bacalaitos), popular with the business crowd. Spanish selections are the focus of the wine list, but there are well-chosen domestic and other international labels as well.

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