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“Great location - food is average - but good to have some fun”
Review of Casa Vieja del Rio

Casa Vieja del Rio
Ranked #40 of 138 Restaurants in Campeche
Price range: $5 - $13
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The best view in the city
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were in Campeche for three nights. It's a nice town with some good food options. But some are a little further away or closed for dinner.
This place stays open late in an otherwise pretty quiet town. And it has a perfect location overlooking the Zocalo and the Cathedral. Your best bet is to sit on the balcony...there's room inside, but if the wheater allows sit outside.

The service here is pretty friendly and attentive. They do some decent - but not great - cocktails and have some good wine (try some Mexican Cab. Sauvignon - surprisingly good!). Or just go for a beer (Modelo is the best choice).
The food is pretty average here, but good enough to fill your stomach. We had the Arrachera (beef skirt steak), Fish Filet Veracruz and Chicken Fajitas. The beef was pretty good. Medium cooked - as ordered and tender. The fish wasn't that great....or that fresh. The Fajitas were pretty good on the other hand. Of course a little touristy, but fine.
But it's not much about the food here anyway. It's about the location, about the atmosphere. Just grab some drinks, have some food with and enjoy the night! And for that, this place is perfect!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

If you are in Campeche you should definitely go here for a drink or two. The view over the plaza, with the warm wind coming off the sea, is absolutely worth a visit. You really should go here.

However, DO NOT under any circumstances eat here. All the food we had here was horrible. We didn't eat even half of any dish we ordered. The flavor combinations were disgusting, and everything was far far too salty. Combine that with the fact that it was the most expensive meal we've had in Mexico, and you can imagine how disappointed we were. Musty do not eat here.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had dinner at the restaurant. The food was very tasty though it was a little bit pricy for Mexico. The best thing about this restaurant is the location. You sit in the first floor overlooking the Parque Principal (Zocalo) and the Cathedral which is beautifully lit in the evening. If you want a nice table in the front row and near the Cathedral it is better to make a reservation.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

food is not good and not cheap either and not specially clean either. this place is only a good place to have a drink overlooking the very nice plaza de armas of campeche.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We did not eat here but came for a pre-dinner drink and the view over the square at dusk. The view of the beautifully lit cathedral is excellent, the drinks variable: both were very small, the caipirinha was good, the pina colada was watery with a slightly odd taste.

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Thank herebedragons
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