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800 South Peters
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Rio Mar Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00pm
HAPPY HOUR Monday thru Friday 5-7pm
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seafood, Latin / Spanish
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
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Private Party Contact:
Helana Bonvillain (504) 525-3474
We offer valet parking on Friday & Saturday night only.
Free off-street parking is available after 6pm. Before 6pm metered operated.
A word from Rio Mar
April 11th Eat Club Dinner @6:30pm w/Tom Fitzmorris
RESERVATIONS ONLY, www.nomenu.com Limited Seating.
Riomar Seafood has been open since 2000. We are a Spanish/Latin seafood restaurant. We feature fresh Gulf seafood and locally grown produce. Voted "top
10" in New Orleans by the Times Picayune, Riomar serves its exquisite cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an outstanding Spanish wine and cocktail list. Riomar offers a private dining room option. Thank you for thinking of Riomar.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Rio Mar -
Best Restaurants in Warehouse District
It was a great atmosphere. The
madness of White Linen Night stayed outside of the door. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We never made it to our table, but it was still a very nice evening. I am sad to see it go."
Dined on 8/2/2014
Outstanding Nuevo Latino cuisine.
We have been there many times and tried pretty much everything in the menu. I am upset they took out the codfish (bacalao) from the menu, but everything else is also delicious. The ceviche sampler is awsome. Great chorizo and jamon Iberico. The pork dish is outstanding. Had a fish with mango sauce and coconut rice which was delicious. Tres leches for desert: great. A great, different restaurant in an outstanding food city. Only complaint is that it is a little bit too noisy. Will gladly put up with that."
Dined on 8/1/2014
The price of the cocktails, wine
and food are outrageous considering that the atmosphere was super casual, the servers were not knowledgeable, and the food was not properly seasoned. The sangria lacked the fruit marinade flavors typical of the recipe. The server was unfamiliar with the menu and the wine list, so I was forced to go up the bar to inquire about details. Finally a fellow guest helped answer my questions. We settled on a $52 bottle of Jumilla that I have personally purchased in the store for $10. In a city that swims in seafood dishes at every corner, the food was disappointing. My guest and I spent over $200, an offensive price for an average meal, poor, neglectful service and mediocre ambiance."
Dined on 7/30/2014
The menu and the bar offerings
were somewhat limited. But my small plate of grilled octopus, and large plate of fish with kale in a superior savory sauce were both very good."
Dined on 7/29/2014
The food and ambiance were nice
and the waiter was friendly. However, the restaurant does not accomodate it's customers, and for prices such as those they should. I have a food allergy and in order to eat the dish I wanted, I needed to get something swapped out...they REFUSED. I was not asking for anything specific, so they could have given me something inexpensive such as pickled slaw or rice. I was told I could pay $7 for a different side, on top of the $30 dish, but they would not just accomodate the allergy themselves. I didn't get the dish, I was not going to pay $40 for it with the added cost of the side, and completely turned off. Booo, RioMar."
Dined on 7/26/2014
We have been fans of Rio Mar for
some time now; however, as of late the restaurant has been in a state of steady decline. On our last trip the restaurant was empty and the entrees were subpar."
Dined on 7/24/2014
Been here several time and told
many this was our favorite restaurant. This past trip took a step back. Elegant, unique restaurant to now paper menus, loud kitchen, downsized popular menu options. Miss the chorizo in the mussels, but still good. Wine prices seemed a bit steep past round.Overall still love restaurant. Drum, lechon, rocoto ceviche are favorites."
Dined on 7/24/2014
Drinks were way overpriced...Food
was average. Nothing to write home about. We used a Groupon and the waiter added a 22% gratuity...Much better restaurants to go to for comparable prices."
Dined on 7/22/2014
I've enjoyed Rio Mar in the past
and I had high expectations. Things started well but the level of service quickly declined. Water and bread weren't refilled, wine took forever, etc. and we felt ignored overall. Appetizers were very good, but scallops were substituted for fish in an entree with no warning and didn't even pair well with the sauce. I expect the opportunity to change my selection when something runs out. There was a long delay receiving our check, and then we had to flag down someone to take it since our waitress disappeared again. We had a Groupon and wonder if this is why we experienced such a poor level of service. The waitress added gratuity on to our bill which wasn't part of the Groupon terms. I'm not sure we'll return."
Dined on 7/19/2014
i ordered the drum and asked that
it not be over cooked. it arrived too dry and was sent back, the waitress said the cook said this was the way it was cooked and to choose another dish. in my opinion "before" fish can be over cooked it has to be under cooked and that is all i was asking. in addition i thought the portion was really small for the amount of money we paid. not only will i not recommend rio mar to anyone we will NEVER come there again for any reason. we were out to celebrate my birthday."
Dined on 7/19/2014
My family celerbrated my husband
birthday. Our server was awesome. She had great attention to detail,responsive and all around nice. Great food love the pork entree, salad with oysters and guave cheesecake. Great night!"
Dined on 7/18/2014
If you are looking for a place
that has a unique spin on presentation with knowledge of best to way to prepare seafood, this is it. Had a great meal and a great time. Our server was very nice and attentive to our needs. Definitely will return."
Dined on 7/18/2014
My husband and I quit going to
this restaurant because of the noise. We couldn't even hear each other and we were sitting right next to each other. We always did like the food, so we decided to go back when we were eating early and we were hoping the restaurant would be much quieter. It was, however, we were appalled that we were not allowed to order an appetizer while we figured out what we wanted to eat for the rest of the meal. Apparently, it is against the Chef's rules. The waiter apologized profusely, but was clear that the rule could not be broken. We will never return to this restaurant, these kinds of rules are ridiculous."
Dined on 7/12/2014
The food was fresh and tasty but
the service was horrible! There we're just a few occupied tables at lunch and I had to wave wave wave, walk to the server multiple times to ask for bowls, more dishes, drinks, hot sauce (asked 4x) We sat there forever before anyone asked what we wanted...etc, etc, etc. too bad because the food is really good...once you get it....THEN.....because the party we had had 6+... The tip was included! Lame"
Dined on 6/23/2014
Arrive before 7 p.m., and start
your evening at the bar with happy hour -- half price cocktails and small plates -- then move into the dining room for a delicious, unrushed meal. The dishes are authentic and well-seasoned. You won't find this menu anywhere else. Highly recommend."
Dined on 6/18/2014
The food was excellent, and the
service was great as usual."
Dined on 6/11/2014
Went here with my husband for my
birthday. Mango sangria was excellent. We ordered all the small plates. Food came fast and was hot. Grilled octopus was the best!"
Dined on 6/9/2014
We adults (4) wanted to try the
argentine food, but the preteen kids weren't thrilled with unfamiliar choices. Our waiter saves the evening by suggesting a sampling of small plates. All of us had a great time trying different dishes. Even the picky kids found several things the liked! We especially liked the steak and the cevechi sampler! And the flan was to die for! We definitely will come again!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
Rio Mar is a great place to go for
tapas, small plates, and Spanish cuisine with a New Orleans flair!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
That's about it. Seiche was good
and the Tres Leches for desert. Rest is fair. Didn't have bottled flat water. The service was superb."
Dined on 5/24/2014
Great food, excellent wine
selection and great service and the price was very reasonable. Try the Mussels and Grilled Shrimp Finish with the Gauva Cheese Cake"
Dined on 5/23/2014
It was a quite nite so it wasn't
loud. the one drawl back is it could be a loud space. staff and dinner (wine too) was spot on "
Dined on 5/13/2014
The Bartender was fantastically
friendly and gave good recommendations. Then it was time to go into the dining area. Live music bongo drums were too loud. The servers were impatient. The food was not sequenced with some coming out cold. What came out correctly is good. They need to explain their menu better. There's great potential for the small family run restaurant with better organization. The music needs to reflect the ethnicity of the restaurant food."
Dined on 5/10/2014
Lovely restaurant with an easy
feel to it. Not too busy on an early Thursday. They make their own sangria and my mango sangria was perfect. Husband had the pork which was a huge serving and melt in your mouth. My scallops were cooked perfectly. Wait staff were great as well."
Dined on 5/8/2014
We had the Chef's Tasting Menu,
which was really incredible. We got to try all of the appetizers and the ceviches, ordered and entree and had tastes of all of the desserts. It was all incredible. I really love that it is not the quintessential Southern restaurant. In an area of hotels, with visitors from other places, it is perfectly placed to give you the opportunity to enjoy really well prepared food from a different place. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Dined on 5/7/2014
Good food. Good service. What
else could one wish??"
Dined on 5/3/2014
Rio Mar continues to be one of our
favorite spots in New Orleans. The seafood with a spanish overlay is excellent. We also enjoy the wines of Spain. We have found the wait staff knowledgable and accommodating. Rio Mar is on our repeat list for our annual trip to the Jazzfest. "
Dined on 5/1/2014
Second visit to Rio Mar and the
service, food, and ambiance remain top notch. Particularly enjoyed the small plates for sharing and the fabulous drink menu! Rio Mar is now a must when visiting Nawlins and craving above reproach seafood!"
Dined on 5/1/2014
The gambas with mole and fish with
coconut were excellent. The chef came to our table and explained how they make the chocolate mole sauce, which was delicious!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
Short notice reservation with
three childern and three adults that act like childern. Service was great the food is wonderful and they didn't try to stick us in a back corner with the kids."
Dined on 4/18/2014
Specials were indeed special--new
fresh tastes combining elements not experienced elsewhere. Didn't order dessert but after conversation with hostess she gave us a sample of one particular dessert. It was amazing. Only one of the four of us were going to try it but we all ended up eating a share of it"
Dined on 4/12/2014
food and service were exceptional.
very fresh and flavorful food, very innovative choices."
Dined on 4/4/2014
Outstanding meal. Could have eaten
the ceviches all night"
Dined on 3/24/2014
The ceviche sampler was very good.
The food was not worth the price. We were charged $18.00 for water."
Dined on 3/17/2014
The restaurant was busy and
slightly loud. Service was good. Food was excellent."
Dined on 3/14/2014
Good food, but understaffed and
overwhelmed by traffic. Poor service and long waits in between servings"
Dined on 3/13/2014
Great place, great food, and great
service. We had a very nice experience. Would definitely recommend!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
The wait staff was so INCREDIBLE
rude that not only will I never return but I will tell all our friends to never go here. I'm in utter shock with how rude they were. Probably the worst in the entire city of New Orleans."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I have eaten at Rio Mar several
times and it has an interesting menu. However, on this particurlar trip, we were very disapponted with the way we were met upon arrival. We were about 10 minues early and the resturant was less than 50% full. We asked if we could be seated and were told no. When we challenged the hostess as to why not, it got confrontational. The last thing Rio Mar should want is a bad experience immediately upon enering the restaurant. Ruined the rest of the evening."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Haven't been to this restaurant in
quite a while. In the past it was difficult to find parking in the area, but no they have valet parking, albeit at $10, but that's acceptable. The food is quite different but quite good. My group enjoyed the Iberian Ham, Empanadas, Papusas as well as soup & salads. Waitress was very knowledgeable and very efficient. Look forward to a return visit."
Dined on 2/8/2014
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