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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 good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (138 reviews)
“half rack” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had heard a lot about El Rio Barbecue so we decided to give it a try. From Puerto Vallartas OldTown you can take a Taxi, the number 4 bus or walk along the river to the restaurant. We decided to walk, about 2 miles...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fun way to spend a hot afternoon. Cool off in the river. A 10$ taxi will take you to this restaurant on the river. You will be greeted by young locals when you arrive bring coins or candy for these sweet things. There is...More

Thank familyofthreexyy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location, food and killer entertainment. Some of the best ribs I have eaten. This spot seems to have become so popular and busy that It has outpaced the ability of the waiter service’s ability to keep up. My recommendation is to order ALL your...More

Thank Umingmok
Reviewed 6 days ago

We caught the bus out to el Rio BBQ. What a bumpy ride! The waitress asked if, we reservations. I told her my name & she took us downstairs to the table stage center front. Great! I explained to her that I had bruises on...More

Thank Condu
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent location. El Rio is a cab or uber ride away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. The stage, dance floor and restaurant are down one level from the road. The tables are in the sand and the area is covered by umbrellas to keep the...More

1  Thank oakleywasagaming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place to visit. Unbeleiveable ribs and side dishes to enjoy. Music to dance, the drinks kept coming and as a group of 11, we had an amazing time!! Want to have good time? “Check it out”

Thank twannop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this unique event late Friday afternoon and it was packed with Canadians and Americans. An old hippie singer from Scotland and a Mexican guitarist perform music of the 70s to a packed crowd sitting outdoors at tables along the river and against...More

1  Thank yellowrose13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went Friday 26 Jan 2018. My husband and I went for the first time and quite enjoyed it. Friends at our hotel suggested we take a cab there and bus back. We arrived and were introduced to the ticket system. We bought 6 tickets and...More

Thank AlbertaLovetravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Rio BBQ is a go-to spot for my friends and I for a relaxing day drinking experience. Located right on the river, the laid-back chairs in the sand vibe is extremely comfortable. Better yet, they are dog friendly and I can bring my pups...More

Thank Derrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying with friends in La Cruz, they took us to their latest discover, the El Rio - somewhat hidden in the hills behind Puerto Vallarta ( a few minute drive down some interesting roads). We went around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon - fortunately had...More

Thank Billk54
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February 23, 2018|
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Response from twannop | Reviewed this property |
Cash only
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
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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