Rio Mar reviews?
My wife and I will be in town next week for anniversary and wanted to try two new spots (for us.)
Galatoire's is invariably one of our spots along with Clancy's or Brigsten's.
We are locked in with Stella one evening.
Rio Mar has peaked our interest for sometime and we have yet to visit.
Any opinions one way or another on recent experiences at Rio Mar?
Chef Adolfo and crew turn out consistent, delicious, well-prepared,resonably priced meals as well as anyone. My favorites are the ceviches, down-home dried cod (bacala), and the fish and olives/capers. Unassuming and sufficient wine selection, good service; lord, no wonder I like this place
definately for dinner and I prefer to sit at the bar ~ the dining room seems too close/crowded for me ~ plus the bar service is top notch
if the spanish style bbq shrimp are on the menu they are fantastic...the 5 hour pork is also great
I always go for lunch, it's too far to go for dinner (for me). I love the tuna empanadas and every dessert.
the ceviche is very good. the 4-variety sampler is a good indicator of what they can do.
i had the rubbed swordfish special w/ red wine reduction on fingerling potatoes and spinach. this was very good.
atmosphere is only Eh.. never understand why one chooses cheap, standard "home depot" type fixtures when designing an interior. if Adolfo were to customize it a bit, and get some nice hand-crafted tables & chairs, it would be a real slice of the Mediterranean.