Rio's in Addison (South American Cuisine)
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
My favorite place in Addison. Service is outstanding and the food is superb.
Really good food and service. The shrimp soup was fantastic!
Service was very attentive. There was a special for Wednesday night and it was special. The food was served at the proper temperature and was great.
The evening was a beautiful summers' evening. We got to sit outside. There was nobody in the restaurant at 7:15PM on a FRI evening. The wait staff was not very attentive and it took 15 minutes to get our drinks before dinner. The waitress was not all that familiar with the menu as we asked for suggestions. By 8:20PM we had our dinner. The Peruvian lasagna had the potential to be tasty as the flavors were complementary but unimaginative. My wife's noodle dish was also quite bland. The promised bread was forgotten. All of this would be understandable with a lower-rated restaurant (we used TripAdvisor and YELP) or one that had moderately-priced food, but not from a $20/plate average meal price. We live in the area and just will not go back.
Been there before- this time food was good but the service was very slow. Disappointed with visit
It was our first time there we were celebrating our GF'S Bday it literally took 25 minutes for someone to acknowledge us After I asked a server if he knew who was servicing our table. Food is good but not the greatest. Live music was awesome though.. I would give this place another try but not on the top of the list of places to go back to!
Servers were spread thin.
The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be returning. They had so many unique options and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection.
My husband and I have been to Rios several times now… Each time we go back the food is the same… Delicious. If you love South American food with a flare and authenticity I recommend Rios every time. They never let us down.
This restaurant is a real gem and I am glad my wife and I decided to try it. The ambiance is nice and the south American dishes are awesome and unique in this area. The dishes are significant and I've never had the room to try dessert, but look forward to that sometime. Oh and the free fried bread appetizer is delicious!
Really tadty food from a unique menu. Service was great too.
The food was excellent. The live music on Fridays really adds to the ambiance.
What a great place. Was in the mood for something different. Rios exceeded my expectations
So glad we took a chance. Amazing food and even better dessert! The atmosphere was quaint and the live music was a very nice touch.
Extremely friendly staff
Food is great! Environment is very inviting! Owner amazes me that he waits tables - love that guy, Tony! I go back often and have recommended it often. Everybody is always glad they went. And the live music makes it that much more fun! Looking forward to my next visit there.
Food was fantastic. Service was disappointing. Made reservations a week out via OpenTable, which is linked from their website. Arrived and was told they didn't have our reservation as OpenTable reservations weren't available at the moment, or they weren't accepting them - we were not provided a detailed explanation. However after the host/server walked away, we clearly saw our name and reservation (and my cell phone number which could have been used to contact me to tell me there was a problem...) there in their reservation book.
When I called this to the attention of the host/server, he didn't seem to care and snipped at us that our table was ready. In fairness, his priority was getting us a table, which it should have been, but I would have appreciated understanding what the problem was with our reservation, and there is definitely no reason to be hostile.
Ultimately they had a way of making us feel unwelcome - from our server walking away while we were asking questions (not deliberately, just not realizing we were talking), seeming unwilling to answer questions, having things cleared before we were done with them, and the issue with the reservation up front.
Because of this, while the food was fantastic (really some of the best ceviche I've ever had) - I don't really have any interest in returning.
Food is excellent with good service, we were there Friday night and they have live music, I really enjoy the ambiance.
Our server was amazing
The back wall has a gigantic mural of Machu Picchu and Rio de Janeiro, and that's what Rio's is all about: South American cuisine with a focus on Peru along with dishes from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and other countries.
Diners all get an order of fried bread made with tapioca flour (gluten free, if that's your jam) served with chimichurri sauce and a jalapeño sauce that's the right combination of spicy and creamy.
For appetizers, we went with a tamale and an order of wontons stuffed with steak, tomato, and onions. Peruvian tamales are different than their Mexican counterparts, but are every bit as delicious. For the main course, we went with cerviche and breast of chicken rolled in panko, filled with asparagus, roasted red peppers, spinach and provolone cheese, that's topped with algrarrobina sauce. The cerviche comes with sweet potatoes and dried plantains, which are an excellent counterpart to the tang of the cerviche. The chicken is paired with a Peruvian fried rice that's similar to what you know, but deliciously different.
Dessert was churros filled with caramel and paired with a chocolate dipping sauce, also delicious. The cocktails we had we fine, but nothing special.
For two adults ordering appetizers, main course, cocktails, and dessert, we got out for $80 before tip. We deemed that an excellent value for the quality and amount of food we got. If you're a fan of South American cuisine or are looking to treat your taste buds to something different, give it a shot. It was absolutely excellent.
We recently returned from a trip to South America (Chile, Argentina and Brazil) and we were desperately searching for a Caipirinha to remind us of our trip...Rio did not disappoint. They actually made it better by preparing a premium version with Champagne.
Beyond the drinks the food was exceptional. We tried the Peruvian sampler, chicken and regular ceviche. We will be going back to explore and sample the rest of the menu.
Our waiter was Danny and he was great with explaining the menu and in preparing the drinks.
Honestly this has become one of our favorite restaurants, we only wish we new about it earlier.
Chicken quinoa salad is amazing...
Our experience was wonderful. A great spot for a date, but also capable of accommodating a large crowd.
Lots to try on the menu- with images and helpful waitstaff to guide you.
Most importantly, the food was amazing. Already planning to go back!
We were there for dinner on Christmas Day and really enjoyed it. Wonderful food, great service. We will be returning to try some more menu items.
Food was amazing!!!
Ceviche wraps are AMAZING
Such a unique restaurant. Great food, beautiful decor, and friendly staff. The lamb chops were superb, highly recommended.
Very creative food full of wonderful flavors. Wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.
The food and service was fantastic! This was our first time having dinner at Rio's and it's now the best place we ever eaten at. We can't wait to return and try other delicious dish. Our server Lisa was amazing! She took the time to explain some of the dishes and was very attentive. She made our experience even better.
Me and a date were staying at Eaglewood Resort up the road and ran into some complications with the dining there. So I hopped on OpenTable and found Rio's. Reviews looked strong and pictures painted a decent picture. Didn't do it justice!
This place had an elegant and interesting décor, mom-and-daughter live music combination (we were here on a Friday night - probably a weekend thing), and a very knowledgeable server!
We ordered one of the authentic Peruvian appetizer samplers and were delighted with the quality; powerful, contrasting flavors all around. We split the steak platter, which features a Skirt, Tenderloin, and New York Strip. Ordered medium rare on all three and they came out perfect. The skirt left a lot to be desired, but the NY Strip and Tenderloin were top notch. Not the greatest steak I've ever had, but a great complement to the experience.
Overall, if you're in the area, this is a solid choice. As a city guy, however, I wouldn't say this would be worth a drive; you could find comparable food experiences in the city. But for the suburban foodie, this would be a welcomed restaurant in the rotation!
Rio's is a lovely restaurant for any occasion or great meal. We were celebrating a birthday but went for the food and live music. We had chicken and fish and really enjoyed the introductory appetizer. Service was great. We will definitely return; even for appetizers at the bar.
Absolutely perfect evening, delicious food great waitstaff very attentive. We were a party of six and loved every bite from appetizer to desert even the coffee was good!
Awesome. Been going here for years!!!
The soups are tasty and the appetizer salads are huge (enough for 3 people). I did not enjoy the dish I ordered, but I look forward to coming back and trying another one.
It's the most delicious South American food in the suburbs and possibly Chicago.
Food is authentic and delicious! Loved this place! Only thing is they had a live band Friday night and the music was insanely loud. Could barely hear each other at our table.
Overall enjoyed the food.Cerviche was very good. Restaurant only had three tables with customers (that had already been served) in the dining room (some tables outside filled) yet the server seemed to keep rushing us to order. There were plenty of other servers. The chef was on vacation we were told. With the outdoor dining the door to the restaurant was left open to the outside and I ended up with mosquito bites (I sat inside so not to be bitten as I have allergic reactions to bites). Before we finished our meal a different server (Steve) took over telling us Mike, our original server had to leave for a family situation/emergency. We left sooner than we would have as I kept getting bit by mosquitos and was uncomfortable. So overall the dining experience was okay, not stellar.
Great except music was too loud. Hard to have conversation.