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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch with 3 adults, 1 senior, and 1 child. The child was entertained by the stone and glass chess set in the foyer while we waited for our table. The wait was 5 minutes or so. The old architecture was really a cool factor to me. There were stone walls, and the front windows that opened to the outdoors.... More 

Thank rugweaver2015
Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice meal and nice atmosphere. I ordered the vegetarian enchilada. The ingredients sound like they would not go together, but they do. The margaritas was good and plenty strong for me. The decorations were cheery and the restaurant was clean. Has a good selection of entries.

Thank Abundance2
Minden, NV
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298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a busy day, we had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Cafe Del Rio tonight. Tried the carnitas as well as the enchiladas. We enjoyed it so much, it is a pity you cannot lick a plate clean in public! Dinner check for 2 entrees and 2 ice teas totaled $30. Very good price for the quality of the food,... More 

Thank Sharron G
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a large group of us enjoyed a variety of homemade tamales, fancy tostadas, chile rellenos, enchiladas and guacamole. the waitress, Simone was skilled and personable and that really helped the make party great. we will be back soon.

Thank Kerry F
Reno, Nevada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artie and Bryan have done a fine menu, awesome staff and great atmosphere. Need to try the Vegetable Enchilada, the Chicken fried chicken and the Empanada's. Pure heaven. Must place to eat lunch or dinner on the Comstock. Plus the view is outstanding.

Thank NNGHJeadene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not your average Mexican food. Good mix of traditional Mexican and healthy new twists. Non-Mexican alternatives too. We had 4 separate dishes and all were very delicious. The margaritas was tasty and refreshing but needed more tequila. Also a little removed from the crowds on end of town.

Thank Jenifer J
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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648 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the food you order here is awesome. We had delicious house salads, chips and salsa and avocado salsa. We also had a tamale and chilling rellenos. The dessert of cinnamon ice cream with nuts and Carmel sauce was fabulous too. Service was good too. The cafe is located in the south part of town in the historic Werrin building---formerly... More 

Thank Cherie P
Virginia City, Nevada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can never order anything at the del rio that isn't awesome . The Texas steak tacos are my favorite! And they have an amazing chocolate creme Brulee.

Thank Janette H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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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, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?