About Cafe Rio

Just steps from the sand and waves of Rio Del Mar Beach are the tantalizing tastes of Cafe Rio. Known for it's amazing sunsets and breathtaking views, the fantastic food and exceptional service are the hallmark of Cafe Rio. Our Executive Chef, Jacob Wildman, is cultivated in fresh cuisine from his culinary experience in various well-known restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck’s prestigious Spago in Beverley Hills. He shops only for the best quality sustainable fish and local organic produce, often visiting the farmer’s market to find our incredible ingredients. “I like to cook very simply,” he says, “and to let fresh veggies shine. I treat them as gently as possible to bring out the best flavor. We are fortunate to have such wonderful produce in our area, and I’m happy to be working with local farms… We want people to try things they haven’t tried before.” Cafe Rio offers an extensive wine list that showcases many local wineries and the cocktails are always innovative with a complete list of organic drinks and fun concoctions like High Tide, the Rio's version of a Mai Tai. You can drop by the Cafe Rio after you've walked your dog and treat yourself, and your pooch to a treat. The dog friendly patio is worth a visit just for the house made organic dog treats.

Cafe Rio has long been a favorite destination among locals and visitors like. Situated on stunning Rio Del Mar beach, Cafe Rio has been serving fresh fish, prime steaks along with fine wines and tasty cocktails for over thirty years. In 2011 the restaurant was purchased and renovated by long time manager Jeanne Harrison. While keeping many of the Cafe Rio's secrets to success in place, like delicious food and exceptional service, Jeanne has added a few of her own, including a new organic cocktail list and an authentic welcome for your four legged friends on one of the only dog friendly patios in the area.

Try one of Cafe Rio's fabulous time tested best sellers such as; Pan Roasted Salmon with toasted farro, walnut pesto, or a perfectly cooked NY steak with baby wild arugula, roasted garlic, creme fraîche potato purée. Or be delighted with the nightly specials, each dish artfully crafted from the highest quality ingredients available. Make Cafe Rio the destination for your next special occasion or drop in anytime for a quick bite in our lounge.

Make Cafe Rio the destination for your next special occasion or drop in anytime for a quick bite in our lounge.

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