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“Tasty Menu but Some Not Available”
Review of Cafe Rio Aptos

Cafe Rio Aptos
Ranked #12 of 74 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Local Favorite! Amazing views of the Monterey Bay, this restaurant has food for everyone...including Gluten Free Pastas, Steaks, Fresh Seafood, House made Desserts. You can also bring your tail wagging friend because the spacious heated patio is Dog friendly.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My daughter, Grand baby and I dined at the Cafe Rio our first evening in Aptos. The Lamb Meatballs and Brussel Sprouts immediately caught our eye. Unfortunately they were out of both. We opted for Clam Linguine. The dish was flavorful with just the right amount of sauce and a generous portion of clams. Additionally, we ordered Brocolini in lieu of Brussel Sprouts. Our server was very attentive to us and our one year old baby. She made sure our dining and comfort needs were met. We would eat here again.

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1  Thank Dedi S
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Met family here for a birthday dinner. Had drinks before the bartenders were friendly and made a good drink. The dinner was really good had the sand dabs they were good, Good service. A little expensive but eating out is usually expensive! Would go back!

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2  Thank Constance S
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was where my son and daughter-in-law were married. There is a lovely patio, comfy inside tables, a nice bar, great service, and good food. It's right across the road from the beach. The staff did a great job setting up for the wedding, having good but inobtrusive service, and decorating for pretty but subtle atmosphere. About 100 people attended comfortably. The patio was a perfect frame for their vows.

Later that day we saw another party -- either a 50th birthday or 50th anniversary party. Clearly this is a great place for special gatherings!

3  Thank patsmor
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Great spot for a family get together including young children. Photographing the family at sunset on the beach across the road followed by a relaxed dinner and drinks on the patio was the perfect way to begin our celebration of the beginning of 2014. The temp was a tad on the 'chilly' side but the heaters made it very pleasant for we Canadians enjoying a break from winter. Also a dog friendly patio (or at least it was that night!)

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Nice restaurant across from the beach at Rio Del Mar. Nice atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Not too noisy. they need new detergent for the dishwasher. All the glassware had waterspots and film on them. Good service although it took awhile for our food to arrive. Limited menu. Good Calamari steak and fresh salmon. A bit pricey but you have to pay for location.

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2  Thank simon s
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