About Us

Rio City Café is situated in beautiful historic Old Sacramento, overlooking some of the most prominent landmarks in Sacramento. The Sacramento River runs by our spacious outdoor patio, with spectacular views of the historic Tower Bridge and the Ziggurat (pyramid) building.

Rio City Café opened its doors in May of 1994. The building, designed to replicate a steamship warehouse of the late 1800’s, is open, airy, and stylishly rustic. It adds an elegant touch while still maintaining the historic feel of Old Sacramento. We display a comfortably casual setting, with indoor and outdoor seating. We can accommodate large parties and banquets, as well as private parties in our banquet room for special occasions. Or just simply enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and the view in the outdoor cocktail area. During the colder months, enjoy the view from inside near our cozy fireplace.

The Chef’s approach will be to present fresh, wholesome (and whenever possible local) ingredients and combine them in a way that is attractive, tasteful and creative. We offer California Cuisine with influences from all over the world.

We offer an extensive well-rounded wine list featuring popular wines from Napa and other appellations of California.

Our best quality is our professional, but friendly and fun staff. Celebrities, athletes and politicians can be occasionally spotted enjoying the food service and atmosphere at Rio City Café