What You'll Get
As the saying goes, one good turn deserves a Latin fusion feast followed by a backwards somersault, three jumping jacks, and a 50-yard shot put. Take a good turn with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Latin American fusion fare at Rio Cafe.
Rio Cafe blends Latin and North American cookery for a colorful array of epicuriosities. The brunch menu, voted best of Metromix, re-imagines traditional eggy fare and griddled eats with Latin American flourishes that heat up Sunday morning like a curling iron in a tub of petroleum jelly. Two poached eggs get the "Hidalgo" treatment, delivered to diners on handmade sopes with pepper jack, Canadian bacon, and pico de gallo ($9). For lunch or dinner, tackle a tasty team of appetizers such as Zarazoga bacon-wrapped dates ($6) and solomillo, tender beef skewers with blue cheese ($8). For the main course, dish on the Rio relleno, crispy poblano peppers engorged with mushrooms, corn, and zucchini ($12 for lunch, $15 for dinner), or the costilla de res, slow-roasted beef short ribs with poblano mashed potatoes ($24, dinner only).
Rio's crisp white tablecloths, fine china, and attentive service create a distinctive dining experience that radiates elegance as much as stomach-satiability. Nearly 30 wines are available by the glass or bottle, but galvanized steel washtubs of the stuff are no longer available, as they tend to harbor iron-jawed pioneer families.
This Groupon is not valid with happy hour or any other offer.
Metromix.com rated Rio Cafe the best brunch in Tucson, and TripAdvisors give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes. Five Google Mappers give the café a five-star average, and more than 80% of Urbanspooners like it.
- This is a hidden gem of a resturant in Tucson. The food was excellent and the price for the food was quite resonable [sic]. We really enjoyed the atmosphere (everyone there seems to know each other!) and service was very good. – crashnbigburn, TripAdvisor
- The food is amazing, the steak is always perfect. The seafood is delicious and all their sauces are genius. The staff is warm and you feel at home right away. – ahaskvitz, Google Maps
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. No cash back. Not valid with other offers or happy hour. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.