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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something local to do for lunch while visiting Virginia City. We finally decided to try the food at Cafe Del Rio and were pleasantly surprised by the food selections and the great service. We visited around 1 PM on a Friday in early October and did not have to wait for a table at all. The... More 

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White Deer, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the Lake Tahoe area and we were going to Virginia City. I looked on trip advisor for a good place to eat. We were meeting friends from Reno and it was a great place. The food ( gospel chicken and chocolate creme brûlée) was great. The service was awesome.

Thank Cheryl L
Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make a yearly trip to Virginia City and Cafe Del Rio is the "must do" thing on my list each year! The menu is full of interesting choices, the food is consistently wonderful and the portions are generous. It's a short walk up the main street, but you'll appreciate the walk afterward as it will justify your having completely... More 

Thank Leslie W
Park City, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great prime rib and fast/friendly service - even on a busy/sell-out Saturday night. We will be back!

Thank Chobby
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146 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The Caesar Salad with steak was quite possibly the very best I've ever eaten. Even the croutons were incredible. We were luck y and got there about 10 min. before opening so no wait but it filled up fast. Also, the house margaritas are delicious and large. Deserves to be #1! My friend had the Chili Relleno and it was... More 

Thank Ted L
South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Had a great lunch, tacos and enchiladas are amazing! It does get crowded, definitely go on early side. A little further down C street than the busier saloons,- but worth a little bit of a walk if you arrive on the V&T railroad

Thank SCtraveler84
Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner after spending the day in Virginia City. The food was off the charts! They had a special called Gospel Fried Chicken (because it's heavenly). Extremely good. We also had the ahi tacos which were great. A surprisingly delicious place at the edge of the town that is certainly deserving of a visit. I would definitely... More 

Thank lisa h
Fallon, Nevada
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The food is very good - it is not a very big menu, but it has all the favorites. We had a caesar salad with steak, it was very good. Their steak tacos are huge and also very good. Whatever you decide to have you will enjoy it. Service is excellent.

Thank sassytoo
La Mesa, CA
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270 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate here with friends while visiting Virginia City. Be sure to make a reservation as it's very popular and not really large. I had the BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with pesto, which was absolutely delicious! My husband had a beef and a shrimp enchilada, and the shrimp were amazingly large and fresh! Our friends had a salad and a burger,... More 

Thank Vacationers62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, 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?