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Rio Bar

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Gessnerallee 17 | Ch-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 244 09 09
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Been here several times over lunch, mid afternoon and after work. Lunch is rather average with little choice. The quiche is good but I have had some pretty tasteless soups there before. I frequent the place due to the convenient location and fact that it seems to be a nice sun trap.

Thank 812pip
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visiting Zurich with a child and visitor we were recommended this little bar close to the historic town centre for lunch,and it looked nice from the outside, but what a disappointment it was, the food (overpriced, of course, since this is Switzerland) on offer was Quiche (3 types) and a dish of Polenta with blue cheese and chicoree - that... More 

Thank Adionahina
Lausanne, Switzerland
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Can't say too much about this place, its very great for a stop to drink a coffee or tea, met friends here many times, even had 1 or 2 business meetings. I liked the coffee but have not tried much else. The staff was always friendly and the prices are decent.

Thank Andre W
Aarau, Switzerland
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I don't like coming here when it's packed because the service level goes down the drain very quickly. Otherwise they tend to be okay. Nice place to have coffee with friends during summer. Great place to grab a takeaway coffee before rushing to the station.

Thank eattravelrepeat
Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you want to meet pretentious swiss young entrepreneurs , young students or just your run of the mill Swiss xenophobic snob , you are in the right place! The coffee is good but starbucks prices , the service can be pleasant for the most part, except one bearded rude young man who demanded i leave after watching me write... More 

Thank Titiana2
Zurich, Switzerland
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1,362 reviews
721 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Rio bar is located between the Sihl River with a large garden seating space and with the surrounding traffic can be a bit hectic. I visited early morning and it was quiet, but most of the time on a sunny day this place is packed. Inside there are a few bar stools and several tables and good music in the... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reykjavik, Iceland
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Where here in June for a quick drinks stop with my friends. We got some drinks at the bar and it was ok. We just seat outside and enjoy the river. Very basic but ok.

Thank J Carlos L
Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Relaxing and uncomplicated place to hang out on a sunny afternoon. Close to downtown shopping, central train station, various good restaurants. Very nice and helpful staff. Good and fancy choice of drinks and liquors. Nice selection of gin and a great tonic ("Gents" - Swiss). Will go again!

Thank TapasMuchoGusto
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Service is a bit slow, food is very average, location is nice but just next to a busy road so still quite noisy. Still, in summer it can be quite fun to sit her outside and enjoy a beer with friends

Thank veve2908
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

This cafe is tucked away near the railway station alongside one of the rivers by a bridge. In the summer tables are set out under the shade of the trees. Very popular spot, relaxed feel with a mixed crowd. A great place to settle down for a beer/tea/juice ... or grab an espresso at the bar. A chance to feel... More 

Thank NickandEd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gessnerallee 17 | Ch-8001, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 244 09 09

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