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El Rio BBQ-Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Mexican, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music

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Reviewed June 21, 2019

This barbecue restaurant is set close to a river, which creates a relaxing environment. They have live bands perform frequently. Lots of grilled meat available!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bikerbabe22
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Arrived on Saturday at 4 to listen to Reggae band. The restaurant was not crowded and we enjoyed sitting by the river and watching the kids and families entertain themselves swimming. The service was good. We opted for a special plate that was being offered...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kolegas1
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We have visited P.V.since 1994 and on our 29th visit we heard about El Rio and said WHY NOT----O.M.G. what a GREAT place---we had such a great time--good music and food---reasonable prices and a really fun place for the over 50 crowd that wants to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JimG10-21
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place. The food was good and the live music was even better. The corn hole game is right there and lots of fun. Only drawback is that once busy season is over it gets quiet quick. Saturday and only 15 or...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank johnpV4713TS
Reviewed April 15, 2019

We came here for the BBQ. What a beautiful spot tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still so close. The BBQ was so tasty. The meat fell off the ribs. The sauce had a nice spice to it but not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DonandMaro
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

This is a must place to go if you want to listen to music and/or dance. It's in Mismaloya and you can take the bus or taxi. It's along the river where you can also swim. Every day 4-7 there is music. And the food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This out of the way bar restaurant is quite a gem. It is back up in the hills beside a little river where children play and swing from a rope and drop into the river. They have great bands play everyday they are open, and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DustyRose54
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

What a treat! Some of the best ribs ever and we did not go home hungry. We will definitely be going back. Right on the Cuale River. Good music, great food, awesome location with friends. Doesn’t get any better than this.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jhansonak
Reviewed March 25, 2019

Lovely setting on the river. Service is pretty bad. If you have a table of 8 they add a 16%tip which I believe is illegal in Mexico, the service does not warrant more than a 5% tip. Tourist pricing. My ribs were not fall off...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kevinkR7460ES
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We went with friends to this Texas meets Mexico BBQ happening. We showed up around 3. The huge outdoor space was fairly empty. We found a table near the little river and did a little wading watching the local kids swing from a rope. By...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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April 9, 2019|
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Response from Kat N | Reviewed this property |
No idea but as people have said check out their website or Facebook page
February 25, 2019|
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Response from sharpemitchell | Reviewed this property |
On their website you can find out who is playing. I beleive they finish playing at 5pm.
February 25, 2019|
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Response from Delsii | Reviewed this property |
Check out their web page and click on the "live music & events". It gives you details of who's playing and what days they play. 🙂
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