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Rio Grill

101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-5436
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (17 reviews)
“quinoa” (6 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A limited lunch menu but with something for everyone - rump skirt was moist and delicious, salmon with pumpkin seeds wonderful, burger a generous size and very tasty, pork belly sliders very different and excellent. Service was very welcoming and friendly. Brilliant place!

Thank Essexfamilyontour
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you felt welcomed by our friendly staff and had some wonderful food too! We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for many years and the potato skins,apple bread pudding and artichokes are all outstanding .Friendly service and comfortable environment.

Thank AJD102017
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's so great to hear you've been dining with us for years and have friendly service and outstanding food on your visits! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended to us by a local as a place where locals go, we walked in without reservations and were seated immediately. All who entered seem to know the hostess. We had the the deviled eggs and artichoke as appetizers and both were great. My wife...More

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

It's so great to hear you both enjoyed wonderful meals and superb service from Jack! The Joullian Zinfandel is a nice choice! We look forward to your next visit, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and checked rating and decided to have lunch here. My husband and I shared the quesadillas and they were blah and very small portion. We are from Texas and expect food that is worth the money. My sister...More

Thank univtexas72
Rio O, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very sorry about the disappointing lunch with us. We value our guests feedback as we look into all the reviews we receive to see where we can improve. We apologize the portions were too small and our atmosphere wasn't what you were expecting, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to finally try this establishment after walking by it for many years. The service was good, the drinks (especially the Fiesta Punch (non-alcoholic) were excellent, but the food was lacking.

Thank Debby L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the potato leak soup and it was flavorless. My spouse had the pumpkin crusted salmon with greenbeans and the salmon was flavorless and the greenbeans were tough. They only have one kind of tea and it was too sweet. We probably won't be...More

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

We're very sorry you had anything but a delicious, memorable meal with us. We will be looking into your comments specifically so we can improve our guests experience. Again, we apologize for missing the mark on your visit and hope you'll join us again so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Rio Grill numerous times for both lunch and dinner and have always enjoyed the experience. There is a good selection of soups, salads and entrees, and they lean towards California/Comfort food. It seems we often come here after an outdoor activity,...More

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

We are thrilled to be your "go-to" restaurant and that you always enjoy your experience with us! We appreciate you recommending us to others and look forward to welcoming you back, thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really delicious food. We had the pork shank and prime sirloin with roasted carrot and rosemary potatoes sides. Waiting staff were really friendly & attentive. Atmosphere was a definite plus.

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

It's so nice to hear you had delicious food and friendly service on your visit! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again, thanks for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the jucntion of 101 and the Rio Road, the Grill is one of 3 owned by the same person. Food is excellent with a wide choice of entrees. Extensive wine list avaialble. The service is very good.

1  Thank boomdogg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late at night, the restaurant was almost closing, so we did accept recommendation from the very nice waiter for an impecable chicken with vegetables and the bread pudding. The bread pudding was definitely the best I have ever had. I would go back...More

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

We're glad you were able to join us and had the best bread pudding ever, what a nice compliment! We look forward to welcoming you back again, thank you for the review!

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Response from Calicobass | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they have GF
Robert B
7 October 2016|
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Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
How self involved to even ask.
Craig Alan M
25 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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
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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