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Pura Vida Cafe

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14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
+1 970-884-2766
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were warned that the service was very slow and not to be in a rush. Even given that low expectation, it was way worse than expected. The staff seemed bothered by our presence in the restaurant. When we got there, we were told to...More

Thank Hulsfeder
Reviewed 3 days ago

I attended a luncheon sponsored by a local social club. The food was better than the local fair and was prepared specifically for the club. Which made the monthly event better than the usual. Although the food was expertly prepared, the cook has since left;...More

Thank DilySalu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view beautiful and atmosphere is fun! Staff was very accommodating with our children and our 7 year old got a kick out of the décor. The food is A-mazing! I am a total foodie and was completely pleased by the end of the meal....More

Thank Sabrina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go here after a day at the lake to unwind before the drive home. The food is good, the drinks are great although a little spendy and the atmosphere is nice and laid back. The downside is that the service is verrrry slow....More

Thank wyomingbusdriverjj
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I'm a local. Pura Vida is fun, funky, charming, great food, lots of good stuff. They are also under the impression that everyone wants to spend 2 and a half hours having lunch. I'm not saying this just because they are incredibly slow. Management has...More

Thank TravelingMan3214
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re taking the back road between Bayfield and Durango, this little cafe is definitely worth taking a short detour for. I had breakfast (Huevos Rancheros) and dinner (Chile Rellenos) on two separate days and both meals were great! The chile rellenos were some of...More

1  Thank TB_ABQ
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My wife and I visited Pura Vida Cafe while staying in Bayfield RV Park. A couple of people recommended the Cafe for its Central American/Mexican food offerings. They were right!! First off, if you go there the soups are great tasting and great value. I...More

1  Thank ssmookler
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I stopped there for dinner on Memorial Day and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was a cross between Costa Rica and the Islands. The menu is nice with Costa Rican, Cajun, Mexican and American food. Good variety but not one of those...More

Thank Jaybirdrob
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Glad we gave this a shot. On Vallecito Lake within steps of the marina. Fun atmosphere. The menu offers a crazy variety of foods; can't quite figure out how the chef manages it all so well.

1  Thank Kimberleemcpike
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had the enchiladas and salmonwich and both were Delicious! The views were beautiful and our waitress was sweet and energetic! Would return in a heartbeat!

1  Thank BaileyS8414
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8 June 2016|
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Response from CECPeach | Property representative |
Yes. Most everything on our menu is or can be made gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: +1 970-884-2766
  • E-mail
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.
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