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Rio City Cafe

1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
+1 916-442-8226
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“jambalaya” (30 reviews)
“rosemary fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at Rio last night while staying at the nearby Embassy Suites for business. It was very close to the hotel (I walked there in less than 5 minutes). The menu had a lot of options (the menu is also listed online so you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cmass123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited on a cold, rainy day the end of November during the romaine lettuce scare. We like the Caesar salads here but were concerned about that. Our server was very attentive and assured us they were not using romaine and the salads were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kfinlayson51
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Nice to sit by the river, a little pricey, but service is good and the food is also. Nice to watch the boats go by while eating.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mtmedallion
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Went to lunch with a friend, visiting from LA. I wanted to go someplace with atmosphere and close to river. It was a nice sunny afternoon and chose Rio City Cafe. We were initially seated in direct sunlight, even though there were plenty of availale...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Whether I'm having Lunch or Dinner, the Rio City Cafe has always met or exceeded my expectations The cuisine is varied, well prepared, plentiful, and reasonably priced. Being a Gentleman with a penchant for Cajun/Creole styles of food I recommend the jambalaya, it is seasoned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank raymond p
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I was in between a plane flight and a business meeting the day I visited Rio City. Naturally, I went to TripAdvisor to find a good place to eat near my appointment. The Rio City Cafe was at the top of the list, I looked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mattcT5685PF
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Rio city cafe is the perfect example that looks can deceive. Doesn’t look like much on the outside, but great patio in the back, with a view over the river. The food vas very good, and the service was fast. Try the jambalaya if you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bent O
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Glad i watched the sunset over the lift bridge. Good food too. I really liked our waitress, too. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ttp620
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I had brunch here about three years ago that wasn't very good but decided to try dinner on a Saturday night at 6:30 pm. Hostess said there was a 20-minute wait for the patio, so I opted for a table inside. Service by Christina and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The location of Rio City Cafe along the Sacramento River was lovely on a comfortable summer evening. While the service was friendly, the food was less than satisfactory. We dined with another couple and both of the ladies who shared the crab queso appetizer became...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Lynn W
October 14, 2017|
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Response from CaCoolMike | Reviewed this property |
They have Valet parking but there is plenty of parking lot space across the road. Pricing for the menu I would consider to be moderate for what you get.
Linda E
May 8, 2017|
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Response from MCADAMA | Reviewed this property |
I'm with other commenters...check their website for the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-8226
We offer a delicious high-quality, farm-fresh American cuisine with lots of meats and seafood on the scenic riverfront in Old Sacramento. Casual, full bar, kid-friendly, fun atmosphere. Park in the Tower Bridge Garage, bring in your ticket, and we validate for 2 hours.
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