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El Rio BBQ-Bar

Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
+52 322 222 2510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (164 reviews)
“half rack” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this place by a friend. Short picturesque taxi ride up the river going through town. The El BBQ-Bar is overlooking the river making for a really cool outlook. The ribs did not disappoint. 1/2 order is enough for two people and they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GrandTour560084
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a great time here our last trip in October we decided to go back again. It is a great atmosphere with a beach like area with sand on the edge of river, live music, or seating in the palapa. We liked sitting under the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bezerk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the El Rio two years ago on our last visit to PV with a newly acquired group of friends and we had an incredible time. Today was very different. After coming to Mexico for over twenty years we brought our first time visiting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gregv707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to El Rio many times over the years but always on a Friday. This time we chose Tuesday. The group was Joker band. Mostly rock music with a twist. Very entertaining. The food was delicious! Most of our group had the ribs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TPaul548
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this place on November 27, 2018 with a group of people. Great location once you get inside, do not take it at face value driving up to the place. It truly is a hidden gem. Live music...loved the girl band. Food was awesome,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shelley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here several times and just love it. It's a rustic atmosphere with live music from 4-6 on most days ( Only open til 7) and is situated along a river and cliff. I love the cheese stuffed chilis wrapped in bacon and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took some new people to El Rio by bus. Had a great ride from PV and got to see more than by taxi. I love El Rio for the area and music. It’s friendly and fun. You can chose to dance or just watch. Doesn’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlbertaLovetravel
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Rio Rib Bbq is just a few minutes from PV. 100 pesos will get you thete from the romantic zone . 8 pesos will get you back on any bus thats going to centro . We were there early before the band started but i...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

El Rio BBQ - PV Went with friends, so two couples to spend an afternoon here. The atmosphere is nice with a palapa seating area or seating on sand close to river. It feels very tropical and like in the jungle. It was very humid...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank bezerk
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Outdoor restaurant with live music and dance floor located along the river. Absolutely the largest mouthwatering ribs I have ever had! The staff are warm and friendly, the entertainment a lot of fun, makes you get up and dance. The #4 bus (Paso Ancho) from...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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February 23, 2018|
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Response from WorldTravelStar | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Paid pesos
December 14, 2017|
Response from golfinguard | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a very ....."different"..... special kind of place. Very poor service, utter confusion and no leadership. But it is worth an evening because of the location and the music. Go on a Friday night if you enjoy... More
December 8, 2017|
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Response from golfinguard | Reviewed this property |
As long as you do not have to go to the washroom.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 2510
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