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Cafe Del Rio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-5151
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Reno, Nevada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere and food were great. The service was friendly, but slow After reading online reviews, we ordered the Gospel Fried Chicken and were not disappointed.

Thank R W
Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Del Rio. It's a really cute old building with high ceilings & old stone walls. The service was great even though they were really busy with a couple of large groups. The carnitas were so-oo tasty with delish beans and the house salad with pecans & cumin-lime vinaigrette. Hubby enjoyed the 'little pot' which... More 

Thank LindaLee50
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's heavenly. Seriously, it was the best fried chicken I've ever had. Can't wait to return to have it again.

Thank inishmuse
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Virginia City in Nevada was a 19th Century silver mining town. People still live there but it's now mostly a tourist town. A great place to eat there is Cafe Del Rio. It's amazing how much effort this restaurant puts into their food and service, given that most of their customers are probably one-time visitors. Especially recommended are the enchiladas... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
Virginia City, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cafe Del Rio is consistently excellent food. Specials most nights. Don't miss their Gospel Fried Chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn right of the cob.

Thank Robin C
Martinez, California
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Right next to our hotel, we had to try it out! I'm so glad we did! The best meal in all 4 days here!!! Ribs were awesome and the mac n cheese haunts my dreams! Will return and bring the Kids! It was a really nice evening just me and hubby. He really enjoyed his meal, but it's been 6... More 

Thank themermaidrach
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Café is very charming and waitress was with minimal help. Still she had a marvelous smile and took good care of our large group.

Thank para4uresearch
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Consistently good food for more than 10 years! Preparation is outstanding. If you are not into Mexican food, try their burger. Best in town.

Thank VoiDaVi
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you're lucky enough to be there on a day they have Gospel fried chicken you'll fall in love. Their enchiladas, tostada, BBQ quesadilla and burritos are excellent too.

Thank nankilian
El Dorado Hills, California
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576 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I took a day trip to Virginia City, a place we'd been to a number of times but not for maybe 10 years. On earlier visits, I don't recall it being exactly a gourmand's paradise, so of course I checked TA for lunch suggestions. Cafe del Rio came up as #2, and... More 

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 S C, Virginia City, NV 89440
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Virginia City
  • Phone Number: +1 775-847-5151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?