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Pura Vida Cafe

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Bayfield ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Cafe
14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
+1 970-884-2766
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (15 reviews)
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican
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14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate lunch there yesterday while on a four day visit to the area. Great food, wonderful service, awesome view of Lake Vallecita and interesting decor. Was recommended to us by another camper in Delores. Will be back!

Thank Martha B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camped out at the lake came in to have a bite. Saw good reviews and was not disappointed this place was awesome, great atmosphere too. My husband had a seafood special, granddaughter had kids quesadilla meal (fries were amazing) and I had the sirloin and...More

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on our way home to enjoy one of their famous "Choke Cherry" mojitos while we waited for our takeout order. Situated on the west shore of Vallecito Lake the food was delicious the service great and the views extraordinary, Don't miss this one

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge complicated menu. While choices are good the food lacks the necessary finish. I had the duck special, which was good, not great. Since the rest of the menu seemed a mixed up bag of ethnic influences with none clearly defined, I thought this would...More

Thank worldview2016
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered the chile relleno and chicken fried steak breakfast. Delish and high quality food. Wonderful!!

Thank Debbiefromokc
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We ate dinner here for the first time. I have to give it mixed reviews. My friend had the pork special of the night and I had the Mouthwater Burger. The pork was thick on one end and thin on the other so it was...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A group from Elk Point Lodge descended on the Pura Vida Café. The food was excellent. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful but the best part was the menu--it was eclectic but tremendous. Unusual items on every page.

Thank J David S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Right on the lake, great view, especially at sunset. Our food was good and reminded me of eating at Cabo. Vert authentic and we were not dissapointed. Gobs of food well prepared! Too full to try any deserts, maybe next time.

Thank LittleJackieWayne
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice view of lake...but our fish was very soft, mushy and greasy. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated...if you want Jimmy Buffett in southwestern Colorado. We won't be back.

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were in the area and wanted just an app and some beer. Server was very friendly. We had chili fries which were great. The view is awesome as it overlooks a marina on Vallacito lake. We'd go back.

Thank Kim G
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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
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 23
American, Southwestern, Cafe, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
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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