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Excellent service and food for a valentines dinner!
it's great for celebrity watching.. the artichoke appetizer was to die for.. the kitchen was able to serve the skirt steak that was off the menu. fabulous.. and the dessert..beautifully plated.
our waiter was the best.. it was a special meal.. and on valentines..
Rio Grill is always a great ! We had a fabulous time there during AT&T. Service is always impeccable and the selection of delicious items offered will allow anybody to find something to their liking! Well done!
Rio knows how to take care of you and their food is always so good!
While food was very good, it took a bit longer to get our food than expected.
Food was excellent and wait staff very attentive. Crowded that night so noise level was a bit high but overall a very nice meal.
The salmon was divine. Service very good. Atmosphere relaxed and inviting.
Celebrating 2 birthdays and an engagement. Had a great time. Chris the server was very good.
Food and service were exceptional. I like the half price wine night
Always reliable, whether lunch or dinner or happy hour. Service generally very good. excellent option for lunch, great salads, easy parking.
Not the menu they used to have. VERY limited selections, but overall good food. Heavy on beef dishes, very little seafood.
Great food and great service. Most of the party had the burgers and it was absolutely outstanding!
As always, really personable service and attention. Food always consistently yummy....
Great! Fantastic! Tasty! Fun!
Another great meal at the Rio, our favorite place to eat when we are in the area. We arrived early for our reservation but were still able to sit right away. Cocktails, server, and food were all great. Its a fun and lively dining area, but not so loud that we couldn’t hear each other. Rare these days. We love playing with the crayons too!
We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday we are a group of walking ladies cancer survivors. Jan. 12, 2018. Our food was good and the service was outstanding one of the best service I've ever received! Everyone was so friendly, warm and very welcoming to us!!! We will be back.
Enjoyed the ambiance.
Very fun and creative. A bit too cold however. They could have turned the heat up a bit.
Food good. Flavor combinations perhaps a bit strange or off . Too many unusual flavors combined -not so good . Tacos and beans both had too many mideastern flavors that did not jive with a traditional Mexican or southwestern flavor. One different spice might have been okay but this had several that set it waaaay off from 'Mexican' flavors anticipated.
Perhaps just not a nice blend of flavors. Too much garlic.
The brisket sliders were tasty. Could have been a bit juicier. Meat a bit dry. Wines very good.
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio - both nice.
Waters attentive and pleasant making the dining experience much nicer.
biggest issue that the restaurant was tooo cold.
The amount of food provided for the cost was conspicuously minimal. On the list of items for "bigger" kids on the kids' menu was a burger listed as 1/4 pound, for $8 - fair enough. What was delivered was a slider...the diameter of the burger was barely more than a Reese's peanut butter cup, and the burger must have weight about 2 oz. You just can't charge $8 for a basic burger that even a child can eat in 3 bites.
The adult meals were similarly poor values for the cost.
Always a great meal at Rio Grill. It’s been our go-to place when we are in the Monterey Bay Area for at least a few decades! We love the lively, warm and welcoming atmosphere, great artwork and Southwest theme, and reliably delicious food! We always recommend it to friends, family, and whoever asks.
Rio Grill holds a place dear to my heart when I get hungry for Adobe walls and chile. The wine list is overpriced IMHO, and I have enjoyed the empanadas for years. Their food is a good value and well presented.