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Don’t be a stranger! We are open for:

Lunch Daily: Mon- Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dinner Nightly: 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Brunch: Sat-Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00-6:30 p.m.; Sunday 4:00-6:30 p.m.


We are located at the gateway to Point Lobos and Big Sur at the corner of Rio Road and Highway 1. Our sister restaurants Tarpy’s Roadhouse and Montrio Bistro can also be found on the map below.


Please contact us with questions or comments! 831.625.5436

Call 831.625.5437 for inquiries about private parties or events.

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Dear Friends,

At Rio Grill, Tarpy’s and Montrio, the health and well-being of our employees and guests are our first priorities. Our hearts go out to those who have been personally impacted.

As part of the hospitality industry and members of our amazing community, we’re committed to doing everything in our power to help prevent the spread of this virus.

We have temporarily closed our restaurants to ensure the safety of our teams and guests.
We will keep you apprised of our plans and look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

On behalf of all of us, I wish you peace, blessings and safety.

Tony Tollner and the entire Downtown Dining family

101 Crossroads Boulevard | Carmel | California | 93923 | (831) 625-5436