Cafe Rio Aptos

Aptos — Santa Cruz — Capitola


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Enjoy Fine Dining at Cafe Rio

Cafe Rio is a restaurant that has delighted customers for many years. Known for their fresh seafood, and delicious steaks, they will also wet your whistle with their tasty cocktail menu and full bar. You'll always find a friendly local crowd at Cafe Rio, that come to enjoy the consistency and quality that Cafe Rio delivers. Come join us for dinner, lunch, or just drinks. You can even bring your four legged friend and enjoy our open patio. We can't wait to see you at the original Cafe Rio in Aptos, California.

Restaurant Hours - Pick Up Only

4 PM - 8PM
4 PM - 8PM
4 PM - 8PM
4 PM - 8PM
4 PM - 8PM

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.

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23 hours ago

Cafe Rio Aptos

Join us on the patio at 3:00 today for cocktails and apps! 🍹🍴
Today’s Specials
Lemon Pepper Scallops $17
Ponzu, sesame oil, scallions, tobiko
Almond Crusted Pork Chop $26
Stuffed with apple and fennel, black bean plum sauce, creamy polenta, broccolini
Sole Dugléré $25
Roasted cherry tomatoes,lemon shallot brussels, creamy polenta

Mud Pie / Key Lime Pie / Raspberry Cheesecake / Triple Layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake

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2 days ago

Cafe Rio Aptos

Today’s Specials
Grilled Padron Peppers $9
Lemon zest, sea salt
Spinach Salad $16
Poached apple, pancetta, blue cheese, pickled veggies, heirloom tomatoes, pepita brittle, avocado
Cioppino $30
Bay scallops, prawns, green lil mussels, opah, salmon, garlic bread
Petrale Sole $25
Cornmeal crust, white hominy, cherry tomatoes, chipotle tarter sauce

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3 days ago

Cafe Rio Aptos

Happy Friday!! 🥂 Join us for patio and indoor seating! Call to make a reservation at831-688-8917 (:
Today’s Specials:
Poke Nachos (7) $17
Ahi, mango, avocado, jalapeño, pickled red onions, lime tofu, spicy mayo, Chile sauce, scallions
Tradition Rio Clams $18
White wine broth, grilled garlic bread
Salad Special $16
Pickles summer succotash on a bed of spinach, corn green beans, cucumbers heirloom tomatoes, grilled padron peppers, avocado crema
Seafood Pasta $28
Artichoke Ravioli, salmon, scallops, prawns arugula walnut pesto sauce
Macadamia Crusted Opah $28
Pluot hoisen reduction, wasabi mashed potatoes, ginger ponzu broccolini

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4 days ago

Cafe Rio Aptos

•Thursday Specials•
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho (5) $16
With grilled prawns, avocado, cilantro
Padron Peppers $9
Sauté with sea salt
Seafood Pasta $28
Albacore, green lip mussels, rock shrimp, mushrooms and spinach in a vodka tomato butter sauce
Smoke Gouda Mac n Cheese with Prawns $16

Mud Pie / Key Lime Pie / Pumpkin Pie / Raspberry Cheesecake

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7 days ago

Cafe Rio Aptos

HELLO Monday9/14 Specials

Stuffed Pork chop $24 with grilled peach whiskey beurre blanc, broccolini, grilled polenta

Seared Scallops $17 pancetta, mango carrot purée (2)

Ahi Mango Avocado won ton Tacos $17 with avocado crema, Chile sauce and tobiko

Poached Pear Salad $15with spinach, arugula, candid pecans, bacon, cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish

Mud Pie | Key lime Pie | Pumpkin Pie
Cookies & ice cream | Triple Chocolate salted caramel cake

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