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394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great restaurant in Virginia City. I spent New Years Eve there, they had a great menu and delicious food. I was by myself and the owner kept me company! I eat here every time I visit VC. Virginia City is a great place to spend New Years Eve, plenty of entertainment and places to have a cocktail. The people are... More 

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Provo, Utah
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place has a great reputation, and I don't know what times of year they do it, but they used to have a weekly chicken lunch for the locals that was more affordable, call them and ask about it. A bit pricey but really great food, known to be the best place to eat on the Comstock. But Virginia City... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Is to die for. Had to have it, but was agonizing to choose, as everything sounded soooo good! I've had plenty of fried chicken restaurants claiming to be "the best", including The Screen Door in Portland Oregon, which is legendary, but the chicken at Cafe Del Rio is something to crow about. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). The sides were marvelous,... More 

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Mykonos, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Cafe Del Rio stands out in a town which is not noted for excellent restaurants. Despite being very busy on a Saturday evening, our service was very attentive. There are a number of interesting choices of Mexican food so don't expect stereotypical choices. In addition, two specials were offered: prime rib and salmon. We eat out frequently and this was... More 

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Virginia City, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In Virginia City and thinking Mexican food. I wasn't sure the town had any. There is one place and this is it. It has nice atmosphere and very clean. the staff is friendly and the food id very good. It's also reasonable in costs. You might miss it as it's located down on the South end of town. It is... More 

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Virginia City, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I headed into the Cafe Del Rio on Halloween anticipating the delicious chicken enchiladas I've grown accustomed to after several visits but was pleasantly surprised to accept my server's suggestion to try the BBQ ribs. With eyes bigger than my stomach, I launched myself upon a steaming plate of some of the most delicious and moist ribs I have ever... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent food from a good if limited menu. Good guitarist who played some lovely music. Have dinner here, you won't regret it.

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Provo, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is incredible in every way. We found the service to be kind and personable, the atmosphere was enjoyable and the food was absolutelt divine! I passed up all the other restaurants along the boardwalk because I wanted some Mexican food and boy was I right. My kids, husband and even my 1 year old had a great time... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place has terrific food and service. We had tacos, margaritas and a great cheesecake for dessert.

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Dayton, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Outrageous fried chicken. Cooked to order on Wednesdays and Sundays. More than enough excellent chicken, mashed potatoes and slaw. Not to be missed.

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Additional Information about Cafe Del Rio

Address: 394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
Phone Number: 775-847-5151
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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