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Located in Preservation Park, in a lovely Victorian home, is our restaurant, Rio California. As you might guess from the "Rio" part of our name, our food has a strong Brazilian influence. If you're not familiar with this sort of cuisine, joining us for a meal will be a wonderful introduction. Besides, we also serve food with international flavors, including Mexican and American favorites. You're sure to find something you'll love! When you enter, you'll receive a warm welcome, and someone will tell you about the daily specials. Find a seat in the dining room, or grab a table on the porch. Many of our customers prefer to sit on the grassy lawn or at the fountain, especially when the weather is nice.
Some of our clientele come here just for the hors d'oeuvres. Our most popular is the coxinhas, small balls of stewed chicken wrapped in mashed potatoes and fried. Something else you'll definitely want to try are our empanadas. All our sandwiches are inventive and delicious, with layers of traditional Brazilian & American fusion flavors. They include the sweet Samba (smoked turkey and pineapple), the Bossa-Nova (chicken, corn, and hearts of palm), the Copacabana (tuna, scallions, carrot, and dill), the Tradicional (smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, cheese, lettuce, and tomato), and more. We also offer vegetarian sandwiches made with sprouts, tofu, ricotta cheese, avocado, and pesto. Our focaccia specials can be ordered with teriyaki chicken or vegetables. We also serve popular deli-style sandwiches. Be sure to ask our servers for recommendations!