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The River Cafe

C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
+34 972 22 82 45
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“salad” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had this restaurant recommended, so not sure what to expect it has a Themed Bruce Springsteen feeling which if you like his music it's great. I had some tapas and my wife had the Monkfish, the tapas was a bit disappointing for myself, however...More

Thank PhilliprWhite
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Right off the bridge where the busses drop Girona visitors at the foot of the cathedral. Average tapas at a modest price. Was nice to sit on the terrace.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed January 19, 2018

A fabulous long family summer lunch. With children and coeliac requirements, the staff were great. Lovely food and able to enjoy eating out without worrying. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank LPM74
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Located Next to the church. Very cosy place. Staff speaks good English but was very busy so not so friendly when we where there. Drink order took long but food was very fast!

Thank Ilona B
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

My brother cannot eat gluten or dairy, so this place was a real find! He was able to enjoy a meal out for the first time in ages, and myself and my mum (gluten eaters) found it very tasty as well. The Roquefort ravioli was...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The food was quite fare. Pink Cadillac and Empty Sky salads were nice. Waiters are not the best English speakers, so it created some misunderstanding.

Thank Genia S
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Nice restaurant beside the river (obviously) and the bridge. We had just a few drinks here but the food looked delicious. Good service!

Thank EeroOrri
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Was slightly disappointed in the food as it was all the same generic brown colour that comes from deep fried food. But apart from that cannot fault the friendly attentive staff, who even when rushed off their feet, made sure everyone was okay and was...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Called here on about four occasions, good beer at reasonable price and helpful friendly staff. Watched the football on the television, two screens.

Thank magnick
Reviewed September 21, 2017

It's claim to fame is Bruce Springsteen--allegedly, he wrote a song about this cafe. The interior has Springsteen memorabilia. The waitresses are rude, surly, snarky and don't want to do their job. It takes forever to get service. For a minute, you forget you are...More

1  Thank margaritasat5
miquel d, Recursos Humanos at The River Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Good Morning, We feel that your stay in our place is not to your liking, regarding the service we will take into account, daily we talk to the staff to improve our service, and just inform you that one of the waitresses is new this...More

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Julie W
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Panathinaikos-13 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not eat this short of things. I have never tried them myself, however, a friend of mine loves it. The Spanish cousine has so many vegeterian dishes and a lot of Hamon of course !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C.de la Barca, | 2,C. de la Barca en el barri vell, 17004 Girona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona
  • Phone Number: +34 972 22 82 45
  • E-mail
We are a restaurant, with many dishes for coeliacs, cafeteria and pub, all in one, located in the Barri Vell of Girona, just below the beautiful church of Sant Feliu! We offer you a warm family atmosphere, inspired by Bruce Springsteen and the culture of Native Americans, amazing and unique. We have different environments: tables, bar and the famous Chester sofas, and a fantastic terrace, to enjoy the River at any time of the day. Pets are also welcome
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