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The River Cafe

C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
+34 972 22 82 45
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
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11 - 20 of 91 reviews

Reviewed August 29, 2017

We liked our meal and experience so much that we came here twice in one trip. Interesting that the theme of the restaurant is Bruce Springsteen/Native Americana while you are sitting in Spain, however the food was very, very good. The best part is the...More

Thank Ardnob
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Cane here for breakfast after being recommended by our host. We sat outside on the terrace. Food was very average, nothing special. We both had hot sandwiches, my one was the chicken burger which was literally just a grilled chicken breast on some ciabatta, but...More

Thank mdock16
Reviewed July 23, 2017

A nice setting between the river and the steps up to St. Filiu Church. An open cafe on the verge of the old town. Friendly staff and an average menu. Nice to watch the world go by.

Thank crawfie
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

The service was very poor, they were downright rude. The coffee we ordered tasted bad, they put a lot of stuff in it that wasn't said on the menu. As swedes we don't like our coffee that way with a lot of weird stuff in...More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We went there for quick lunch during our visit in girona. There was nice option for 3 different set menus, 11, 13 euro for 3 courses including drink, kids set menu 9 euros. Complimentary basket of fresh bread was a nice touch. Starers were big....More

Thank MiniMouse2014
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We discovered this quite by chance at lunch time. Several bicycles were lying on the stone wall and we figured that if cyclist were refuelling st this spot... it must be good. We were not disappointed. So we had lovely, fresh, generous salads for 9.20...More

Thank Micheline C
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited The River cafe and got peppers with cheese these were lovely The potatoes with cheese was not undercooked chips with cheese and bacon.my husband wanted to try the pigs trotters these was discussing all fat and tasted like chemicals. The worse food he...More

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This place was very busy but they fitted us in and served us in a friendly, efficient manner, despite being so busy. And Springsteen memorabilia too!

Thank 408DavidW
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great food. Located right in the old part of the town and the views to the cathedral and to the river is fantastic. Reasonable prices.

Thank Sílvia F
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We had lunch in the terrace of this bar/restaurant. The location is obviously very good at the foot of the cathedral and in the sun. The waiter, a young man, was very friendly, all smiles and we got served fast and in a correct manner....More

Thank JoyCauwenberghs
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Julie W
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Panathinaikos-13 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not eat this short of things. I have never tried them myself, however, a friend of mine loves it. The Spanish cousine has so many vegeterian dishes and a lot of Hamon of course !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona
  • Phone Number: +34 972 22 82 45
  • E-mail
We are a restaurant, with many dishes for coeliacs, cafeteria and pub, all in one, located in the Barri Vell of Girona, just below the beautiful church of Sant Feliu! We offer you a warm family atmosphere, inspired by Bruce Springsteen and the culture of Native Americans, amazing and unique. We have different environments: tables, bar and the famous Chester sofas, and a fantastic terrace, to enjoy the River at any time of the day. Pets are also welcome
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