Home Page

Rio Grill



Make a Reservation

Powered by OpenTable
If the time you’d like is not available online give us a call at (831) 625-5436.
We are constantly fine tuning and we’ll do our best to slip you in.

Southwest flavors meet

Casual Elegance

Known for its big, bold flavors, Rio Grill has been part of local Carmel lore for over 32 years.  We turn up the flavor serving local, fresh eats with a southwestern flair in wonderfully unpredictable ways, earning distinguished culinary awards and impressing food critics near and far.

View The Full Menu

Make a Reservation

Our Story

Key ingredients:

Heart. Soul. Spice.

Go West!

Our Story

Opened in 1983 as a coastal counterpart to Mustard’s Grill and soon-to-be Fog City Diner, Rio Grill turned indie in 1988 and never looked back, winning numerous reader’s choice awards and inspiring food critics near and far. A permanent fixture on the Carmel food scene, Rio Grill is located at the gateway to one of the world’s most celebrated coast-hugging drives — Highway 1.




Make a Reservation

Add a little Spice

To Your Life

It's good to know

Where the locals go

 Rio Grill is known as the place for eating, drinking and carrying on. A high energy institution for locals, we’re on a first name basis with many customers and have become the “go to” place for birthdays and special ocassions — drop by and join the party!

Make a Reservation



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