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Rio Grill

101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-5436
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork shank” (18 reviews)
“quinoa” (6 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy eating at Rio Grill several times each year. Over the decades I've gone there it has stayed consistently good with quality ingredients that are really well prepared. I personally love the fresh fish as they cook it over a wood grill and it...More

Thank Bill J
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's so nice to hear you always have great food and cocktails on your visits with us! We appreciate you're patronage over the years and look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rio Grill is one of our favorite places. It’s easy to get into and the food is always good. The tables are covered with paper and there are crayons to draw with to pass the time while your waiting, but it’s still a classy, fun...More

Thank textornado
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to be one of your favorites and that you always have good food on your visits, the pasta and the chicken are both great choices! We hope to welcome you back again soon, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this entire dining experience. Easy parking, nice casual atmosphere, excellent service, and above average food. Thought this was a good option to dining in downtown Carmel. Our meals of ribs and quesadillas were both appealing and tasty. Was able to order a vegetable side...More

Thank dhen
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy you enjoyed delicious food and excellent service on your visit with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we came here for dinner, I was really in the mood for a great hamburger. I have to say, I found it. It was cooked perfectly - medium rare with a nice char and flavor. My husband had bison short ribs and he said...More

Thank spyderjack
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's so nice to hear you had a great burger that was perfectly prepared and your husband enjoyed the short ribs! We hope to welcome you back again, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant. It is decorated with interesting and somewhat whimsical arts. The wait for our food was a bit long but the wait was worth it. My wife had the Paella and she said it was one of the better ones she had in other...More

Thank catsladder
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Rio Grill is a staple for us when in the Carmel area. The food is always delicious and service is professional and attentive. There is a full bar and interesting menu. This particular visit we had a charming waiter, I wish I could remember...More

Thank ChristineY1
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

It's so great to hear you always have delicious food and attentive service on your visits with us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back, thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We ate a special occasion meal here--a birthday celebration. Choose the special for the day which was Mahi-mahi with a tomato-pear topping, mixed colored, whole baby carrots and mashed potaoes with a hint of heat from peppers. The combination was really excellent. We also has...More

Thank 1952LAB
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

It's so nice to hear you chose to celebrate a birthday with us and had excellent food! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to welcome you back sometime, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to go back to...The Pumpkin Salmon was great and the half chicken was so much better than expected and ordered off recommendations...Maybe one of the best dishes...Friendly staff and free parking

Thank travelshooter71
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

It's so nice to hear you had friendly service and enjoyed the Smoked Chicken, its a great choice! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped into the Rio Grill for brunch with family after hiking in Point Lobos State Park for the morning. The restaurant is up-scale, but accommodating of young children. Their brunch menu is at first glance limited, but the options available are pretty fantastic. I had...More

Thank NomeMan
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We're happy you all chose to visit us and had a fantastic brunch! We hope to welcome you back again, thank you for the review!

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Food is still very good, but the Service was lacking on our recent visit. Sad, because this has been a gold standard for us for decades.More

Thank jeff o
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

We're glad you had good food and very sorry to hear about dropping the ball on service. We want all of our guests to have wonderful, attentive service and we are sorry we did not deliver that for you. We appreciate your patronage and value...More

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Response from Calicobass | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they have GF
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Robert B
6 October 2016|
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Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
How self involved to even ask.
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Craig Alan M
24 September 2015|
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Response from SusieFD | Reviewed this property |
Rio Grill is a restaurant. The closest hotel would be the Carmel Mission Inn. Search TripAdvisor for hotels, or below is a link for the smaller not chain hotels. Cannot insert the link, but you can find it under... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
    (Rio Road)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-5436
Description
Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel, has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, flavorful food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine for over 28 Years. Chef Yontz' creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite! In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant's famous "Rio Rita." The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass. For more information on Rio Grill, please visit our website at riogrillcom. The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 9:30 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 - 3:00PM. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30 and Sunday 4:00-6:30.
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