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El Rio BBQ-Bar

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Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 (322) 222-2510
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: https://www.facebook.com/EL.RIO.BBQ.BAR

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
visit was part of a fundraising for a local orphanage..

this location is amazing , from towering cliffs and the river flowing through, it is a magical place.Food was excellent, and service very good. Prices were hard to establish ,as this was a charity event, but I am assured that prices are reasonable on a regular basis. We went in a taxi, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Nastynev
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Scenic view
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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this location is amazing , from towering cliffs and the river flowing through, it is a magical place.Food was excellent, and service very good. Prices were hard to establish ,as this was a charity event, but I am assured that prices are reasonable on a regular basis. We went in a taxi, but accessible by bus or ,if you are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

we went for lunch yesterday, mainly to hear Bob and Gilberto who play every Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM. The ribs were as good as everyone has mentioned before and yes the portions are huge. The system for payment has changed from last year. Now you buy tickets. Each ticket is 30 pesos. A beer is one ticket,... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

These are some of the best smoked ribs I have ever eaten. The portions are HUGE! However not a place I would stay again to eat. Between the lady strumming her guitar and awful singing or the dog begging at the table I'm not sure what turned me off to this place. I will definitely go back to get some... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Five of us ate at El Rio BBQ-Bar last night and the food and presentation was amazing. We ordered a full rack of ribs for all of us and it was plenty with some side orders added (2 salads and some really good guacamole). The cook came to talk to us for about a half hour and he told us... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Take the #4 bus out to Paso Ancho for good food and a fun afternoon/evening. There is live music several nights a week. Be sure to check the schedule. Don't hesitate to try the ribs or the pulled pork.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You can't beat the overall experience. The Rio BBQ is right on the river, the ribs and all food are super delicious and reasonably priced. The entertainment was good and made for a lively atmosphere with everyone singing and dancing. I didn't love the ticket system for buying food and drinks. It wasn't explained at the entrance so it delayed... More 

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Osceola, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Highlight of our two weeks in PV! What a fun place. A little off the beaten path but we had no problem walking the two miles from our Romantic Zone condo to the heavenly setting along el rio. Food was super generous portions, music and atmosphere on a Friday night were awesome. Took us back forty years to the good... More 

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Arkie in the mtns.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A short taxi ride from town to get the best ribs in town. Reasonably priced and one big pile of tender smoked ribs. Many other things on the menu, but go for the ribs.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went about 2:30 as it does fill up when there is music which starts at 4:00. We ordered our food before it got busy since it is hard to get good service later on. The ribs are the best I've ever had! The bus ride on the R-04 bus is very interesting too.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Take the bus and walk the last block to a unique spot along the river. A fun way to spend the afternoon with friends. Delicious Margaritas and smoked ribs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 (322) 222-2510

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

https://www.facebook.com/EL.RIO.BBQ.BAR
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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