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“Best food at Vallecito.”
Review of Pura Vida Cafe

Pura Vida Cafe
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Bayfield
Price range: $3 - $23
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Costa Rican, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Funky Jimmy Buffet atmosphere breakfast(weekends only), lunch and dinner cafe on the edge of a mountain lake at 8000ft. Owned and operated by a Certified Executive Chef and his wonderful staff. Something for everyone with wide variety international menu. 7 Days May to October 1.
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Delicious, quality casual dining right on the shore of Vallecito Reservoir. Beautiful setting along the lake with the mountains as a backdrop. We especially like the Sunday morning Bloody Mary bar and Eggs Benedict specials. We live in Durango and go 1-2 Sundays per month. Heads-up they are open in the warm months only.

Thank rezlaw
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

After kayaking on the lake, we always enjoy dinner at Pura Vida. Friendly staff, excellent food, unbeatable views.

Thank Marie M
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Best place for sunset drinks,the food is very good,and there is a great selection of tiki drinks a great place after a day of hiking

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was better then I thought it was. Great chef, food was awesome. Great view too. Sit outside if you can

Thank robruffn
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband I just drove to the lake for dinner at Pura Vida. In a word-AWESOME! The beautiful lake, the sunset, the outdoor deck, the service, the food, everyone should try this one. I had beef enchilada's with green chili and it was the best Mexican food I've ever had (and I'm from NM). My husband had the chimichanga with pork and I ate a lot of his too. :) The rice and beans were excellent, as was the salsa. Too bad it shuts down for the winter, but we're definitely going back this weekend.

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Thank kanddDurango
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