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El Rio BBQ-Bar

Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
+52 322 222 2510
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (157 reviews)
“half rack” (6 reviews)
Mexican, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We arrived shortly after they opened at 11:30 am and were able to sit at the railing next to the river. We could place our feet in the sand, look out at the river, and order some great drinks! On Tuesdays, they offer 2 for...More

Thank ksufan88
Reviewed 7 April 2018

As others have noted, you should go here for the setting and music, not necessarily for the food. We had planned to just have appetizers and drinks but the food smelled good and a regular told us the ribs were great. We obviously have different...More

Thank shiredawn
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We finally made it to enjoy the wonderful ribs and fun music. An interesting setting along the river. They do close early in the evening. Check their entertainment schedule online. There has been some confusion about whether the tip is included in the bill automatically....More

Thank LakeWashburn
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This place is fantastic, the ride through the village to get to the restaurant which is nestled in a jungle setting on the river was the start of an amazing evening! The live music was really great, the ribs are huge and very very good!...More

Thank dirkvacafam
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Life changing ribs. Citrus shrimp salad great too. Atmosphere? Outstanding. Value? Outstanding. Entertainment? Outstanding Heard two outstanding bands and enjoyed killer margaritas and world class ribs. Just drooled on the keyboard typing this.

Thank Kotara261
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view while you listen to old school music and smell the delish BBQ. Go put your feet is the river and watch the kids play

Thank irishfemme99
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time again this year at el Rio. We ordered ONE full rack between the 6 of us, and we couldn’t finish it! We also ordered a couple of plates of wings, OH MY GOD, the wings were AMAZING!! Lots of choices...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We go to this place every year. The staff is great and owner too. The ribs are huge and the odd time maybe a bit tough but still good. The setting and afternoon music is nice. The wings are very flavourful. A half rack will...More

Thank ehrmy
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went there on a Wednesday. We had 4 people and we ordered 1 rack of ribs. It was way more than the 4 of us could eat. They were delicious!! They had a fantastic band Sylvie and the Zippers plying that day. Definitely not...More

Thank jody654
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

200+ people for a charity do to benefit Mexican kids. Loud music, plenty to drink but less that good ribs and side dishes. I'm glad we did not go for the food as it was disappointing.

Thank Richard S
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23 February 2018|
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Response from Gordon G | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, I only paid in Pesos
15 December 2017|
Response from golfinguard | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a very ....."different"..... special kind of place. Very poor service, utter confusion and no leadership. But it is worth an evening because of the location and the music. Go on a Friday night if you enjoy... More
9 December 2017|
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Response from golfinguard | Reviewed this property |
As long as you do not have to go to the washroom.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Felipe Angeles 245 | Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta 48373, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 2510
  • E-mail
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