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Pura Vida Cafe

14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
+1 970-884-2766
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We drove from Durango to Vallecito thinking it would be cool to see a lake with mountains. The drive there was pretty, but once we got there... we were very disappointed... hardly any water to look at and the only place it seemed to eat...More

Thank Josieryan
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I am not a complainer but this place deserves a statement. Talk fast because server has to keep moving. Not even busy, but even their menu has a statement not to talk to them, thereby hold up servers from duties. They take it literally because...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Great view of Vallecito Lake. Food and service also great. Had Chili Rellenos and they were great. Will definitely go back.

Thank wysteer
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to Pura Vida for my son’s 14th birthday while vacationing at Vallecito Lake. It has a fun atmosphere, great live music, and a stunning view of the lake. The service was friendly, and we all really enjoyed our meals. I eat a Ketogenic...More

1  Thank Nick d
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We eat here at least twice every time we are in the area! The food is amazing and lots of it very creative - unlike anything you've ever had before. The baked chicken fry is to die for! Try the Elvis Burger - you will...More

1  Thank Shelley L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife had the enchiladas with the Christmas Salsa. The salsa was wonderfully flavorful and not too hot, the enchilada was likewise memorable. I had the burger and it was cooked exactly as requested (maybe I am boring). For dessert we had the Bavarian Cream...More

1  Thank MtHermit
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A funky little place right on the lake. All the food I have tried has been good to great and about normal price-wise. Service was a tad slow, but if you have a drink it goes fast. Overall an enjoyable experience at Vallecito lake.

Thank zealot42
Reviewed June 19, 2018

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 June 18, 2018

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 May 31, 2018

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
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June 8, 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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