Monday dinner with the GuysExcellent choice for well prepared food and a surprisingly sophisticated wine list. I will remember this one and plan many more visits when in town.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingParty of four, two appetizers, four different entrees, two desserts, bottle of wine and that equals an amazing dinner experience. Not a bad word to say about the entire evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Found while onGreat place. Found while on vacation in Carmel. Menu, food and service were excellent. The. Ipad for wine, beer, alcohol and drink options was a nice touch. Double-cut Bacon appetizer and short rib entree were great. Highly recommended if you're visiting the area5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had a wonderful time andWE had a wonderful time and would recommend Rio Grill to locals or anyone from out of town, like we were.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Rio Grill based onWent to Rio Grill based on the recommnedation of one of the members of our party who had been there 20 years ago when in the area. They had liked it then, thus 12 of us headed out there after making a reservation on OpenTable. The food was great, and our server very attentive. We had a great experience for our rather large group - you never know if this will be the case when trying to feed so many people at one time.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter the fantastic meal ourAfter the fantastic meal our first night in Carmel Valley, we came back again the next night! Can't say enough good things about Rio Grill. If we get within 50 miles of Rio Grill we make a point of going.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Candied Swine" is toThe "Candied Swine" is to die for! Just melts in your mouth!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Skip This RestaurantThis was our second visit to Rio Grill and it will definitely be on our list to visit again when we are in the Carmel area. All restaurant staff were extremely friendly and provided outstanding customer service making us feel welcomed and appreciated. Our server was knowledgeable of menu items and offered good suggestions based on our questions. She also paid attention to the minor details making for a more pleasurable dining experience for us. Though not located in the touristy section of Carmel, it is definitely worth the short drive to experience this restaurant.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEnergetic but great staff & foodWent for a special occasion - got seated at a very nice table and enjoyed a fantastic meal. Despite the restaurant being very full, the staff was very attentive. My dish was a little less flavorful than it has been on previous occasions but the food was still very good. It is most likely this slight drop in flavor was merely a blip on the radar as my partner's dish was delicious as were the drinks and appetizers.
The surprise was when I arrived home and had received a call from the restaurant apologizing for not taking special notice of my anniversary posted on the reservation. Very nice!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been a while sinceIt had been a while since we were in the area and we were pleased to find that we still had a great meal and outstanding service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM