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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Rio BBQ-Bar

El Rio BBQ-Bar
Ranked #97 of 998 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: https://www.facebook.com/EL.RIO.BBQ.BAR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Even though this restaurant only has been open since fall, it is developing a strong following. The barbecue is some of the best I have ever tasted, the serving staff is attentive, the bar keeps the drinks flowing, and the prices are more than reasonable. El Rio does an unbelievable Sunday buffet with great music. Friday and Saturday nights local bands also play, and El Rio has been known to have special music days. The venue is terrific -- right by the river with a beach and swimming area. This is not your normal tourist place; it is totally Mexico. In fact, I'd like to keep El Rio a secret so the crowds don't come!!!

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Best ribs in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

El Rio BBQ is as unique of an experience as you can find in PV.
Nestled up the River Quale in "Paso Ancho" a cute little village only 10-15 minutes bus ride from old town. The ribs are to dy for fall of the bone with sause on the side. the BBQ chicken is done to perfection. And those margaritas are so good. You can go and play in the river, swing from a rope and jump in while listening to some great live music by "Bob & Gilberto". Great spot to relax, enjoy the breeze while dancing in the sand...........

Visited April 2012
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Port Dover, Canada
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“Great way to spend Sunday afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Sunday buffet, in a great outdoor setting complete with Mariachi band, what could be nicer? Good food, price and service in an unusual setting on the river. Will return.

  • Visited March 2012
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Don't over order”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

We showed up after 6:30 and only one other table was taken. They were probably ready to close but they sat us and we chose under the palapa overlooking the river. The full rack of ribs was huge and could serve 3-4 adults.tender ,tasty fall off the bone huge ribs.the cole slaw and French fries were also good. Was going to go back a second time but just never made it. Now have to wait to next year.

  • Visited March 2012
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Huntley, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Job Kurt!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Have spent many years at Epoca so had to check out Kurt's new place. It is the place to go for great drinks, the best ribs in the area and music on Fri. and Sun....all this and a beach on the river to boot. Enjoy a swim or join the local boys by swinging from the cliff into the river. It is a great place to also just sit back, relax, and enjoy the day....oh yeah, no venders. Great job Kurt. See you in 2013.
Jean from Chicago area

  • Visited February 2012
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