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Rio California

, Latin, Spanish
1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1296
+1 510-834-2565
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 May 2017
“Hidden Gem”
26 Apr 2017
“Spot of Brazil in downtown Oakland”
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Brazilian, Latin, Spanish, South American
1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1296
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place to have lunch at that I've never visited. We were pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem! It's located in a Victorian style home. There is outdoor patio seating and seating on the inside. Customer service is great. The food is...More

1  Thank allaboutjuanita
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Friendly staff, consistent delicious fresh food. Great portions for the buck. Inside a picturesque Victorian, close to 12th street BART. Try a empanada with Guarana or cashew fruit juice

Thank Travelswithdog98
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The neighborhood is beautiful, the food is delicious, I love the green sauce on the salad, empanadas and chicken croquets are tasteful.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

They've probably been here awhile, but the staff seemed to have a little trouble handling the lunch crowd. Although I ordered early, I had to wait as nearly 10 people placed and received their order. The menu didn't distinguish between salads or sandwiches, so how...More

Thank Magdalena H
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This place....so yummy. And this owner doesn't stop! Consistent, on it, delicious, friendly, fresh. I can always count on it. For us regulars, you might start throwing in some new specials, there's got to be more national dishes to enjoy.

Thank Traveler94500
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended Rio California, and it was very nice! It is a Brazilian restaurant, located in Preservation Square in Oakland. It actually in one of the old Victorian houses. It's a small place, but the food was delicious! The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank mlowder500
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant is located in Downtown Oakland's preservation park area. They have tables inside and on the patio. The jerk chicken is my go-to dish. Perfectly seasoned, add extra hot sauce if you want it spicy. They also have several sandwiches, empanadas,...More

Thank anjelloe9
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nested inside the Preservation Park area of downtown Oakland, sits this nice, small Brazilian eatery. Great for lunches or a quick bite – hours are limited. I had the jerk chicken with rice and salad. It was a huge plate for a very good price....More

Thank BryanReese
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my friends visited Rio California in mid June. I eat Feijoada. Cooked good , worth for any penny . The Brazilian guy was so friendly and I will definitely going back again soon..

Thank Sashe S
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Amazing food for an excellent price. Always friendly service and beautiful outdoor eating area.I have to eat here every time I'm in Oakland's

Thank pkniessner11
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US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1296
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-834-2565
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