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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in VC for My husbands birthday week July 9th. Heard all the locals and visitors talk about gospel fried chicken so had to have it!! The absolute best chicken I have ever had! No bones only white meat battered in yum mines and fried to perfection, served with mashed potatoes , awesome gravy slaw and the sweetest corn off... More 

Thank Yolanda J
Reno NV
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the very south part of Virginia City, Cafe del Rio is located in the historic Werrin Building, formerly a grocery store and room house, and the main dining room features rock walls Their brunch menu, starting on Sunday's at 10 am, offers a dozen interesting dishes. Their enchiladas are excellent, and you can mix and match beef, chicken... More 

Thank Dave_in_Reno
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our early dinner at 4 after 2 hrs walking the boardwalk and before our drive back to Tahoe. Previous reviews spot on. Small dining surroundings & casual feel overlook a kitchen I usually see in a fine dining restaurant. Impressed with its cleanliness and the 2 chefs I observed working like a well oiled machine. The taste of our... More 

Thank Yigokid
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe was recommended by the owner of Virginia City Inn, just down the road, and suggested we get the Gospel Chicken ( It was a sunday evening). It was delicious and the atmosphere and decor was wonderful.

Reno, Nevada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Fathers Day lunch here! The atmosphere was fun, service good ( take in the fact it was FD and the place was full!), Food delicious!! We will definitely visit here again soon!

Thank 559akat
Battle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had good prime rib here,decent wine from Paso Roles,waitress very friendly in fact all the staff were very good,We ate there twice and had Enchaladas with beef a very popular place lots of locals eat there

Thank Dick C
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Three words Gospel Chicken Salad. Delicious and fresh. Also love the mahi mahi tostada. Was a little short staffed so service a little surly. And the margs way too weak. Other than that , delicious

Thank spiccolo
Sonoma, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We were extremely pleased at Cafe Del Rio. The service was excellent and you saw many locals there (including the sheriff) so that says something! Went for lunch based on previous comments. Was visiting Virginia city for the day. This place is a little outside the main action of the town (the entire town is in the middle of no... More 

Thank Wayne B
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Long walk to the top end of the main street, but worth it. We had lunch items - very tasty, some dishes spicy and fast, friendly service.

Thank Artie C
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at just about every high end place from Vegas to Reno and for what this place does, it doesn't get enough credit. Brian is an extremely talent chef. The kitchen staff executes to a T. The dishes are authentic, everything is so well balanced. It's worth the drive. I went on back to back days when I stayed... More 

Thank Dustin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
  • Phone Number: 775-847-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?