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Pura Vida Cafe

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Bayfield $$ - $$$ American, , International
14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
+1 970-884-2766
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
2 weeks ago
“Wonderful breakfast!”
3 weeks ago
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American, Southwestern, International, South American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
14810 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122-8714
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Debbiefromokc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 25 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
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are always great. There is a small kitchen, so if it's busy plan on waiting. If you go in expecting to get out in 45 minutes you'll be disappointed. It's never a problem for us because we just love to hang...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went here our last night at Lake Valecito. I had the ahi tuna tower, really good. Another had the chicken fried steak. Thought we were back in Texas. Green enchiladas good good! Wonderful view!

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is so good, yard eggs super fresh Tried going the next night but it was Monday only night there closed The guy loves Jimmy Buffet

Thank Lornasgrace
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Hi, do you have gluten-free options?
8 June 2016|
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Response from Patricia A | Reviewed this property |
They have an online menu, you might be able to find out there. There is also a phone number with the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
American, Southwestern, International, South American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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, 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 menu. Fri- Sun only from October to May. 7 Days May to October 1.
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