Planning a special occasion or a business meeting? From rehearsal dinners and baby showers to board meetings and team summits, Rio Grill has you covered. Located in The Crossroads Carmel Shopping Center, the gateway to the pastoral wine country of Carmel Valley and the rugged coastline of Big Sur, Rio Grill is perfect for business lunches, team trainings, birthday parties and wedding receptions.
Rio Grill offers creative American regional cuisine with vibrant flavors and Southwestern flair where the distinctive cuisine matches the ambiance of the restaurant. The unique desert decor flows throughout the restaurant with cactus sculptures, ranchero chandeliers and colorfully imaginative paintings.
Book your next business meeting in the Santa Fe Room. This spacious rooms seats up to 45 guests and can accommodate a standing reception for up to 80 guests. The Santa Fe Room has a 60” flat screen to display your presentation, video or the big game and the room features its own fully stocked cantina-style bar. Or, plan your next special event in The Barrel Room – a private dining room that seats up to 28 guests and features a wine barrel-themed ceiling with spectacular windows looking out towards Carmel Valley. The Barrel Room is adjacent to the Santa Fe room and when combined, both rooms seat up to 75 guests.
Rio Grill takes a full service approach when planning your special event. The event coordinator and kitchen team work together to design menus perfectly paired with craft cocktails, wines and just the right atmosphere. The Events Coordinator also ensures each event is seamlessly executed, from offering multiple napkin color choices to providing handwritten place cards, no detail is overlooked.
While the coordinator handles the details, the kitchen team prepares a meal to impress and satisfy from start to finish. Using quality ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen, Executive Chef Eduardo Coronel crafts a cornucopia of dishes that are sure to amaze. From caprese skewers and crispy baby artichokes to smoked brisket tacos and mustard-soy marinated skirt steak, there is something on the menu to please any palate.
The menu is supported by an impressive wine and bar program where the menu is stocked with local standouts and exotic varietals you wouldn’t normally find. The libations range from the best margarita you have ever had to barrel aged in house Rio Rye that is enjoyed by even the most discriminating connoisseur.
Rio Grill is the perfect place to innovate and celebrate. So plan a business meeting that your co-workers will look forward to attending or a special occasion that will become a fond family memory. You bring a reason to meet and the team at Rio Grill will handle the rest.