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“Good drinks, great view”
Review of Casa Vieja del Rio

Casa Vieja del Rio
Ranked #29 of 179 Restaurants in Campeche
Price range: $5 - $13
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The best view in the city
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Came here to watch the sunset on the church and had a nice drink and a couple of appetizers. I especially liked the fried chaya leaves, which were like potato chips that are good for you! The view at sunset is to die for!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Craig T
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by reception staff at our hotel and we were disappointed. The view over the square is good but the food needs work. The place appears to be mainly catering for large groups of tourists. I had grilled chicken breast which comes on four sad slices of tomato sauce soaked baguette. My wife had fish fillet on rice which she said was okay. Watch out for the service charge which makes the price too high for what is delivered.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank John H
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I only called in for a margarita so didn't sample the food, but it smelt divine!

The margarita was perfect, totally perfect. We sat outside on the balcony which was wonderful but indoors looked good too. Regretted not eating there it looked so good but I have no hesitation in recommending it as a place to go for a margarita.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Europeanonmove
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Went to Vieja one night for a happy hour drink ($58 Pesos margaritas are good) and the view of the central plaza. A second night we came for happy hour again and the rain hit so we had happy hour drinks starting on the veranda and then moved inside (small room, warmish) to finish and order dinner. Loved the oldies music being played (too loud) and the eclectic wall art. Ordered guacamole (lots but average) and the Chicken soup for starters. Soup was OK. For mains we tried the Crispy Fish (two thin pieces deep fried in cornflakes) with rice and veggies. The veggies were over cooked, the rice plain white, the fish a bit greasy but otherwise OK. There was also some salad on the plate, iceberg lettuce and three cherry tomato halves. The other order was the Spaghetti with Shrimp. Shrimp OK, the white sauce so-so. The location and view is great, the food average, the staff were doing a good job keeping up as a tour group (14) arrived just as we placed our food order. Credit cards OK, washrooms OK. Do go for a veranda happy hour drink. The restaurant - bar opens at 3:30 PM.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank V6A4B3
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

You go to Casa Vieja so you can have dinner or drinks on their very long balcony overlooking the Parque Central; we tend not to expect much when it's All About the View.
But we had an excellent bilingual waiter who answered our questions, recommended a fine local microbrew ale, and took good care of us. The cocoanut shrimp (Camarones de Coco) is the best I've had in Yucatan, and that says a lot.
(By the way, if you've had shrimp anywhere in southeastern Mecico, be assured it came from Campeche.)
The light show across the plaza starts at 8pm Friday thru Sunday, so schedule dinner before or after that so you can watch it from the ground.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank progresodave
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