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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had lunch here after our Virgina an truckee train ride from Carson City. We picked it since it was a few blocks uphill from the main part of town and away from the tourists who overwhelm the place on weekends. We enjoyed our food and beer, and appreciated the historic ambiance of the dining room. I was not aware... More 

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Oxnard, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had lunch here with a group of 6 based on Trip-advisors reviews. It is a walk from the main area but worth it. The food was great! It wasn't very busy but I think that is because of the location. If you know where you're going you can park by the restaurant but we didn't so it was a hike.... More 

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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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